Government Security


House Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Carry Across State Lines

House Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Carry Across State Lines

The House approved a bill Wednesday that would allow gun owners with concealed carry permits from one state to carry their firearm in another state where it is also legal.

Senators Introduce Data Security and Breach Notification Act

Senators Introduce Data Security and Breach Notification Act

The bill comes in the wake of news that Uber handled a breach affecting as many as 57 million consumers by paying the hackers $100,000 in exchange for their silence.

Industry Focus

Crisis on the Sabbath Day

Should more parishioners carry guns in church? Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says yes, because as he sees it: “This is going to happen again.”

The New Era

The New Era

As video manufacturers have been driven to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, high-end surveillance technologies have become accessible to a much broader customer base. One technology of note is thermal imaging.

Trump Administration Releases VEP Charter to Increase Transparency

The Trump Administration released a new 14-page charter Wednesday detailing the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), which the federal government uses to determine if, how and when it tells private companies about zero-day security flaws.

Trump Account Deactivation Raises Twitter Security Questions

Trump Account Deactivation Raises Twitter Security Questions

The temporary deactivation Thursday of the personal Twitter account of President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump, by a customer support employee on their last day of employment has raised questions about Twitter’s internal security.

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New Airport Security Measures Go Into Effect

New "security interviews" to begin for fliers on U.S. bound flights.

DHS Demands Basic Email Security

DHS Demands Basic Email Security

DHS will issue a "binding directive" which will require the implementaion of security measures for email.



Border Wall Prototypes Stand Tall in San Diego

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Border Wall Prototypes Stand Tall in San Diego

Construction crews broke ground two weeks ago to build eight prototypes for the Trump Administration's Border Wall.

Editors Note

Engaging a Rapid Response

There is more than one reason why emergency vehicles have lights and sirens. Several years ago, there was a campaign by the Ohio state fire marshal which was, “Move right for lights and sirens.” This makes a lot of sense, allowing emergency response to get where they need to be with minimum interference.

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Doing business with the government—federal, state or even local—can be very difficult. The regulations, the paperwork, the unique needs and buying cycles are all tough requirements that have to be met. It can make for a complicated scene, but it’s also a vitally important business that can be financially rewarding despite the challenges.

Anti-ram Fencing

Vehicle ramming attacks are on the rise in the United States and abroad. Already in 2017, there have been no less than seven major attacks worldwide resulting in 24 people dead and another 153 injured.

Using the Cloud

Using the Cloud

Today, cloud applications are all the rage and for good reason. The cloud allows us to work and play in ways that are so much more productive and engaging.

A Better Defensive Line

A Better Defensive Line

In the United States, technology has become the essential force multiplier. With nearly 6,000 miles of border with the neighboring north and south, it would be impossible to hire enough border personnel to protect every mile.

Bridging the Gap

The mobile ID revolution is gathering pace, but not everyone has a smartphone today, and many citizens prefer to carry a physical card. How do government agencies manage this transition from physical to mobile, and ensure they can issue both cards and mobile ID at the same time?

Minimize Crime

Minimize Crime

The city of Hartford, Conn., first began expanding and upgrading its surveillance capabilities in 2013 with a new Public Safety Complex and police headquarters. The city enlisted Vulcan Security Technologies to implement a new IP video system that could expand to include hundreds of cameras.

Security Heightened As World Leaders Meet in New York

Security Heightened As World Leaders Meet in New York

"It is equivalent to the Super Bowl of security."

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Michigan Airport Receives $3.8 Million for Security Improvements

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has received a total of $3.8 million for security upgrades.

A Dirty Bomb

A Dirty Bomb

In big cities and even in smaller communities, the threat of radiation is real. The consequences of a “dirty bomb” explosion could be significant, for the crowd at the venue and for communities miles beyond.

Trump Lifts Military Gear Ban for Local Police

Trump Lifts Military Gear Ban for Local Police

The Trump administration will unveil a new plan to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of surplus military gear to police departments, rolling back an Obama administration executive order issued three years ago.

Courthouse Shooting Sparks Security Reviews

Courthouse Shooting Sparks Security Reviews

After an ambush shooting outside a courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, lands a judge in the hospital, neighboring Belmont County is rethinking security standards.

Terror in Charlottesville: Violent Clashes and Vehicle Attack Leave Country Reeling

Terror in Charlottesville: Violent Clashes and Vehicle Attack Leave Country Reeling

Over the weekend protesters and counter protesters clashed in Charlottesville, Virginia, leading to violent clashes and a deadly vehicle attack.

Secret Service to Test Drones for Additional Security

Secret Service to Test Drones for Additional Security

The Secret Service will be looking at whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be useful in the protection of the president.

Air Force Recruiting Office Rocked by Explosion

Air Force Recruiting Office Rocked by Explosion

Local and federal authorities in Brixby, Oklahoma are investigating an explosion at the entry way of an Air Force recruiting office.

The Dallas Ambush: One Year Later

The Dallas Ambush: One Year Later

Remembering the deadliest day for police since 9/11.

Thermal Cameras are Hot

Thermal Cameras are Hot

Network thermal cameras were first introduced to the security market in 2010 filling a critical detection gap in network video systems.

Government Websites Hacked with ISIS Messages

Government Websites Hacked with ISIS Messages

Government websites in Ohio, Maryland and New York were targeted.

Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Airport Officer Stabbing Being Investigated as Terrorism

Authorities believe the stabbing of an airport officer was an “act of terrorism.”

Congressional Security Questioned Following Attack

Congressional Security Questioned Following Attack

Members of Congress spoke out about needing more security following the shooting rampage that injured five people.

Shooter Open Fires on Congressional Baseball Practices, House Majority Whip among the Injured

Shooter Opens Fire on Congressional Baseball Practice, House Majority Whip among the Injured

A least two people were injured when someone open fired on a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Two Inmates on the Run After Killing Correctional Officers

Two Inmates on the Run After Killing Correctional Officers

A Georgia inmate shot and killed two correctional officers and now two prisoners are on the run.

Increased Security in UK for Britain’s General Election

Increased Security in UK for Britain's General Election

Security will be stepped up at polling stations during the general election in UK in light of the London terror attack.

President Trump Picks New FBI Director

President Trump Picks New FBI Director

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray to head the FBI.

Secure the Perimeters

Secure the Perimeters

The National Park Service has an extensive security protocol for its numerous locations nationwide, though they do stress an extensive layered approach.

Force Multiplier

Force Multiplier

Port Angeles, located on the U.S.-Canada border, is host to a thriving maritime port and a significant customs entry point into the United States.

Georgia Law Allows Guns at University Tailgate Events

Georgia Law Allows Guns at University Tailgate Events

A new Georgia law allows guns at public university tailgating events but not inside the sporting arenas.

New Orleans Removes Last Confederate Monument among Increased Security

New Orleans Removes Last Confederate Monument among Increased Security

The city of New Orleans will take down a prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The New Era of Cyber Risk Governance

The New Era of Cyber Risk Governance

What's next for agencies under the new executive order?

President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump has signed an executive order to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity.

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

Security Changes at Airports include Soft Target Protection, Electronics Ban

The Transportation Security Administration has laid out new framework to protect soft targets in airports as well as consider electronics ban on flights from Europe.

Trump Fires Comey in the Midst of Russia Investigation

Trump Fires Comey in the Midst of Russia Investigation

Last night, President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey.

Dallas EMT Shooting Raises Questions about Arming First Responders

Dallas EMT Shooting Raises Questions about Arming First Responders

Dallas PD and first responders received a call about a suicide; the shooting spree that unfolded leaves many questions to be answered.

All Too Common

All Too Common

On Dec.19, 2016, the news exploded with information about a vehicle attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 people and injured over 50 more.

Securing the “New” Higher Ground

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Securing the “New” Higher Ground

While these unmanned aircrafts are mostly used professionally and recreationally to add depth and intrigue to films and videos, security teams need to be aware of the threats they could pose on those below.

Eyes On You

Eyes On You

In the world of law enforcement, the subject of body-worn cameras has arguably become the biggest talking point.

Safer Cities

Safe City initiatives are a great way to build an efficient, proactive security posture to enhance safety and propel increased collaboration between city officials, security leaders, law enforcement and first responders.

We Secure the Government

One of the biggest verticals in the security industry is government. Naturally, the federal government comes to mind when this topic is mentioned; however, the government encompasses far more than the feds.

Grant Management

In Kaua’i County, Hawaii, grants management has long been an important part of local government operations. It’s also been handled using paper.

UK Police Foil Two Alleged Terror Plots in 24 Hours

UK Police Foil Two Alleged Terror Plots in 24 Hours

Police believe the incidents are unrelated.

Chipotle Reveals Potential Breach in Data Security

Chipotle Reveals Potential Breach in Data Security

Chipotle customers may have more to complain about than just an extra cost for guacamole.

1 Dead, 2 Wounded Following Shooting on Champs-Elysees

1 Dead, 2 Wounded Following Shooting on Champs-Elysees

Police in Paris say officers were intentionally gunned down on the popular Parisian avenue.

White House Security Expanded After Breaches

White House Security Expanded After Breaches

The Secret Service will enlarge the security perimeter around the White House.

Security Increased in France Ahead of Presidential Elections

Security Increased in France Ahead of Presidential Election

Security will be tight as the people of France elect their next president.

ISIS Linked Attacks around the Globe

ISIS Linked Attacks around the Globe

Over the weekend there were several terrorist attacks that were linked to ISIS.

Erratic Driver Causes Chaos on Capitol Hill

Erratic Driver Causes Chaos on Capitol Hill

Shots were fired when U.S. Capitol Police tried to stop an erratic driver on Wednesday morning.

Drone Proposal Includes Identification Transmit

Drone Proposal Suggests Identification Transmit

Drone manufacturer, DJI, proposes that drones continually transmit identification.

London Police Review Security, Search for Motive Following Attack

London Police Review Security, Search for Motive Following Attack

Britain police are looking to review security efforts around Parliament after a vehicle and knife attack that killed four people.

London Anticipated Terrorist Attack

London Anticipated Terrorist Attack

Current events around the world helped London to quickly stop a suspected terrorist attack.

British Parliament on Lockdown after Incident Outside

London: ISIS Claims Attack, Number Injured Rises, Suspect Identified

London police responded to a security incident outside the UK House of Commons.

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