Government Security


Dedrone Integrates Axis Communications’ Camera to Deliver Multi-Sensor Airspace Security Solution

Dedrone recently announced that it has formed a partnership with Axis Communications to incorporate Axis network cameras into Dedrone’s counterdrone command and control (C2) platform, DedroneTracker.

Illinois Police Department Strengthens Investigations and Community Collaboration

Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the Naperville, Illinois Police Department (PD) is closing investigations more quickly and has strengthened community collaboration by modernizing its operations with Genetec Clearance™ and by launching a Community Camera Registration Program.

Metro Transit Authority Will Install Security Cameras in Every New York City Subway Car

Metro Transit Authority Will Install Security Cameras in Every New York City Subway Car

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit has received a $2 million award, through the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program, which will provide funding for the installation of cameras across the entire fleet of subway cars, enhancing security coverage, and, most importantly, increasing passenger confidence in mass transit safety.

New Jersey County Upgrades VMS to Better Manage 600 IP Cameras

Qognify, aprovider of video and enterprise incident management solutions, has announced Cape May County as one of the first organizations in the world to deploy Qognify VMS, a truly next generation open architecture enterprise-class VMS that delivers low total cost of ownership, business process support, advanced ecosystem integrations and cloud readiness.

DHS Awards $9.8 Million for Small Businesses to Develop Security Technology Prototypes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded a total of $9,782,624 million to small businesses to further develop technologies intended to support homeland security mission needs.

Adding Force Multipliers

Adding Force Multipliers

There are more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers in the United States. Impressive, but with a U.S. population of more than 330 million–and growing–they have their work cut out for them.

The Resurgence of LPR

The Resurgence of LPR

One noticeable trend on the ISC West show floor this year was the resurgence of License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems.

Reducing the Risk

Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020. And, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports that, as of September 2021, the year-to-date total number of data compromises related to cyberattacks was already 27% higher than for all of 2020. For the public sector, cybersecurity has become a top priority.



Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Authorities say the gunman barricaded himself with his victims in an elementary school classroom.

Biden Administration Releases Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan

The Biden Administration is releasing the first whole-of-government plan to address UAS threats in the Homeland.

Building Trust through Transparency

Building Trust through Transparency

With social media rapidly evolving, the call for transparency and accountability inside a law enforcement agency is now necessary to show the world what police do with every interaction.

Attivo Networks Wins DoD SBIR Contract for Unique Approach to Ransomware Mitigation

Attivo Networks® has announced it was awarded a Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract through AFWERX/AFVentures for its ransomware mitigation capabilities. The contract extends Attivo’s strategic support to the three major branches of the DoD – Air Force, Army and Navy.

Mostly Ignored Cybersecurity Collaboration is Becoming a Reality

Times have started changing for the better in the U.S. cybersecurity world. After years of minimal effort to get together to discuss cyberattacks and breaches and share some pertinent data, big companies and the federal government have finally started to collaborate on mitigating big cybersecurity issues.

Homeland Secretary, Top Cybersecurity Officials Meet with Silicon Valley Leaders to Stress Cybersecurity Priorities

Homeland Secretary, Top Cybersecurity Officials Meet with Silicon Valley Leaders to Stress Cybersecurity Priorities

Cybersecurity threats impact individuals, communities, and organizations of all sizes. Increasing nationwide cybersecurity resilience is a top priority for DHS and the Biden-Harris Administration

Rethinking City Living: The Challenges and Opportunities

Rethinking City Living: The Challenges and Opportunities

City populations are growing and our resources are under strain. That’s why we need to rethink city living – not tomorrow but now. Fortunately, many forward-thinking city authorities are showing us a way to address this, based on connected video technology.

The Body-worn Evolution

The Body-worn Evolution

What once began as technology typically reserved and embraced by law enforcement, wearable video continues to find applications and use-cases in a host of new verticals and industries.

Today’s “Eyes and Ears”

Today’s “Eyes and Ears”

Action movies like White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Like all action movies, they have a high degree of entertainment value, but what sets them apart is the setting.

DHS Selects Northeastern University to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks

DHS Selects Northeastern University to Lead Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the selection of Northeastern University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence for Engineering Secure Environments from Targeted Attacks (ESE).

DHS Takes Victim-Centered Approach on First Anniversary of Center for Countering Human Trafficking

DHS Takes Victim-Centered Approach on First Anniversary of Center for Countering Human Trafficking

Oct. 20 marks the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT).

Safer Cities

Safer Cities

A lot has changed in cities around the globe in the last few years. According to the United States Census Bureau, population densities across the United States continue to shift from larger established metropolitan areas to smaller cities and into the suburbs. This is increasing the number of urban centers with sizeable populations.

Report: US Video Surveillance Market to Surpass $21.8 Billion by 2026

Report: US Video Surveillance Market to Surpass $21.8 Billion by 2026

The United States video surveillance system market was valued at $10.99 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach $21.86 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.2% during the period of 2021-2026.

9/11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

9/11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance

Later this week, our Nation will observe the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

 DHS, VA Announce Initiative to Support Noncitizen Service Members, Veterans, and Immediate Family Members

DHS, VA Announce Initiative to Support Noncitizen Service Members, Veterans, and Immediate Family Members

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough have announced a new initiative to support our Nation’s noncitizen service members, veterans, and the immediate family members of service members.

HSI El Paso-led Multi-agency Operation Results in Recovery of 24 Missing Children

HSI El Paso-led Multi-agency Operation Results in Recovery of 24 Missing Children

A multi-agency effort, led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), has resulted in the recovery of 24 missing and/or runaway children throughout El Paso County and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

SIA Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

SIA Opposes Reintroduction of Facial Recognition & Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced its strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act

CBP Seize 24 tons of Narcotics in Second Quarter in Fiscal 2021

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with federal authorities to disrupt smuggling of 24 tons of narcotics.

House Democrats Unveil $1.9 Billion Bill to Improve U.S. Capitol Security

House Democrats Unveil $1.9 Billion Bill to Improve U.S. Capitol Security

House Democrats unveiled on Friday a $1.9 billion bill to improve Capitol Hill security after the January 6 insurrection.

Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Almost $5 Million to Hackers

Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Almost $5 Million to Hackers

Colonial Pipeline paid the Eastern European hackers who attacked its network 75 Bitcoin, worth almost $5 million at the time of the ransom payment.

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Launches Internal Domestic Violent Extremism Review

DHS Secretary Mayorkas Launches Internal Domestic Violent Extremism Review

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has launched an internal probe "to address the threat of domestic violent extremism within the Department of Homeland Security," according to a letter he wrote to all DHS employees.

DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin

The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners.

Fortem Technologies Demonstrates Integration with Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control System

Fortem Technologies has announced that the Fortem DroneHunter® will seamlessly integrate with the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control system

A Capitol Breach

A Capitol Breach

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol security perimeter was breached and the nation watched as multiple levels of security failed.

Absolute Capitol Security

Here we go again, but this time security is prepared at the Capitol. Apparently, the chatter among extremists groups have been talking about possible plots of illicit activity in Washington, D.C.

High-tech Cameras Agree with Fort Worth, TX, Police Department

High-tech Cameras Agree with Fort Worth, TX, Police Department

If you have the technology, why not use it. The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) is focused on a new camera solution to track down violent criminals.

Intruder Caught at Joint Base Andrews

Intruder Caught at Joint Base Andrews

A distracted gate guard allowed an unauthorized man to illegally enter Joint Base Andrews, where he roamed for about five hours. He also climbed aboard a C-40 Clipper, an aircraft frequently used by senior government leaders.

Front Line Security at Risk

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Inauguration Security Gets a Second Hard Look

Things will be different on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. They better be considering the riotous events on Jan. 6, when protestors rushed the Capitol and broke into congressional chambers.

DC: All is Quiet: Today

DC: All is Quiet: Today

The U.S. Capitol and surrounding area is quiet this morning (Jan. 7); this coming after a late afternoon attack on the very fabric of the U.S. government, and supposed peaceful transfer of power in a presidency.

Protestors Storm Capitol; Woman Shot, Congress Evacuated

Protestors Storm Capitol; Woman Shot, Congress Evacuated

Protestors have swarmed the U.S. Capitol, bringing the appearance of mob violence and insurrections to the House and Senate chambers as lawmakers review President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

Nashville Bomber Relatively Unknown to Police

Nashville Bomber Relatively Unknown to Police

Anthony Warner lived a pretty squeaky clean life, until Christmas that is. For whatever reason, Warner drove an RV from his residence to downtown Nashville, played a message over a loudspeaker warning people to vacate the area then exploded the vehicle.

U.S. Marshals Shot in Confrontation with Suspect in State Trooper Shooting

Two U.S. Marshals have been shot while assisting the locations and arrest of a suspect involved in the shooting of a Massachusetts state trooper. The suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation in the Bronx Friday morning.

Republican Security Experts Seek Congressional Support to Push Trump Concession

Republican Security Experts Seek Congressional Support to Push Trump Concession

More than 100 Republican national security experts on Monday called on GOP congressional leaders to push President Donald Trump to concede the election to President-elect Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post. In a signed letter, the experts urged current GOP officeholders and Trump to prioritize the country's national security interests above politics.

Smart Imaging Systems Announces the First Portable Vehicle Scanning Technology with $3.5 Million Initial Order from Customs and Border Protection

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a $3.5 million purchase order for new compact, portable X-ray technology developed by Smart Imaging Systems, to safely scan for contraband and explosives in vehicles.

Election Security Separating Rumor from Reality

Election Security: Separating Rumor from Reality

Here is a Q&A that answers questions about spoofing the voter. The answers come from Chris Krebbs, CISA director.

Voting Security: Did Your Vote Count?

Voting Security: Did Your Vote Count?

The most recent elections is the most secure in the nation’s history. Or, is it? Government officials say it is the most secure ever.

ACPI Launches Police-Community Engagement Program to Help Improve Public Support for Law Enforcement

ACPI Launches Police-Community Engagement Program to Help Improve Public Support for Law Enforcement

The American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) has developed a comprehensive training and education program designed as a vital step in strengthening community trust and respect for law enforcement.

Medina County Implements Checkups Version 2 to Further Boost Criminal Justice System Remote Monitoring Efforts

County has worked with San Antonio-based tech company for nearly two years to check in with offenders using an innovative mobile app, now adds more customized features

All States Now Compliant Ahead of REAL ID Deadline

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing that after more than 15 years since Congress passed the REAL ID Act, all 50 states are now in full compliance issuing these cards, with most states becoming compliant in the last four years.

Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Richmond TSA Officer Recalls His Role at the World Trade Center After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

As he reflected back to 2001, Mitchell said he thinks back to the men and women who he worked alongside at Ground Zero.

AF Looks to Facial Recognition to Secure Facilities

AF Looks to Facial Recognition to Secure Facilities

The Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm is investing in real-time facial recognition to secure base perimeters and enhance situational awareness for Air Force security staff.

Air Force One Nearly Hit by Drone

Air Force One Nearly Hit by Drone

As Air Force One was descending to an air base near Washington, D.C. recently, it nearly collided with a small drone, according to several people on board the aircraft. President Trump was aboard the modified Boeing Co. 757 aircraft.

Senior DHS Officials Improperly Appointed

Senior DHS Officials Improperly Appointed

The Government Accounting Office (GAO) is now saying that acting DHS Chad Wolf and his active deputy, Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible to govern the agency to which they were appointed by the Trump administration.

Backbone Support

Backbone Support

Our nation’s critical infrastructure serves as the backbone supporting activities at manufacturing plants to elementary schools.

Precise Analysis

In the war on illicit drug trafficking today, a law enforcement professional’s greatest allies are speed and accuracy.

Applications for Body Cameras Expand Well Beyond Law Enforcement

Applications for Body Cameras Expand Well Beyond Law Enforcement

Weeks of protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd have placed renewed attention on police body-worn cameras, whose two largest U.S. manufacturers have a significant Seattle presence.

Florida Governor Announces Over $722,000 in Grants to Protect Florida Military Installations

Florida Governor Announces Over $722,000 in Grants to Protect Florida Military Installations

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that $722,400 was awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF) Grant Program to three projects to protect military installations across the state.

Solving the Challenges

Security managers, CSOs and other personnel tasked with mitigating risk at an organization are the first link in a long and vitally important chain.

DOD looks for extension on Huawei ban

The 2021 must-pass defense policy bill could be a prime vehicle to give the Defense Department and its contractors more time to comply with a governmentwide ban on Huawei and other China-made telecommunications equipment.

Finding Flexible Systems In The Age of Converged Security

While access control is an essential consideration for any business, nowhere is it more necessary to maintain real-time oversight of who is on-premise than in a governmental facility — whether at the federal, state or local level.

Implementing a Video Plan

There’s a specific paradigm shift in the world of video that might be bigger than the transition from analog to IP more than 15 years ago.

  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

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