Government Security


Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Three Dead, Three Wounded in Maryland Workplace Shooting

Deputies were dispatched at 9:09 a.m. and arrived on the scene in five minutes, Gahler said. No shots were fired by law enforcement, and the woman died at a hospital nearby after shooting herself, he said.

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customers

Government Website Vulnerability Exposes Over 14 Million Customer Records

U.S. government payment site GovPayNow.com had poor security measures risking data leaks as far back as 2012

FEMA Testing Presidential Alert System

FEMA Testing "Presidential Alert" System

FEMA is testing an Emergency Alert System that would allow the President access to 99 percent of U.S. cell phones.

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Popular Social Media Platform is More Secure than State Department Emails

Four U.S. senators are asking for enhanced security for email.

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

Patrol Wants Increased Security to Remain in North Dakota Capitol

The North Dakota Highway Patrol wants to keep security measures the same following protests of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Airports Increase Security for 9/11 Anniversary

Florida officials are boosting security at and around airports for the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Remembering 9/11

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston to get 400 Body Cams After Pilot Program Finds Benefits

Boston Police Department is looking to phase in 400 body cameras after a yearlong pilot program showed benefits of the tech.



New DHS Cybersecurity Command to Protect U.S. from Cyber Attacks

New DHS Cybersecurity Command to Protect U.S. from Cyber Attacks

Homeland Security has created a new command to help aid the U.S. in cybersecurity efforts.

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP Turns Away Ukraine and Lithuanian Travelers at PIT Airport for Violating US Immigration Laws

CBP urges all international visitors to ensure they possess the appropriate U.S. travel visa for the purpose of their visit

DHS to Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

DHS to Strengthen Northern Border Strategy

The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats

Police Are Training Canines to Sniff Out Electronics

Police Are Training Canines to Sniff Out Electronics

Strong nosed K-9s help police sniff out electronics.

Government Presents Federal Policy

Federal Policy, Technology Standards for Shaping Secure Identity and Access

The impact of updates to policy and specifications for the expanded use of standards-based technologies on securing identity and access in government was a leading theme throughout the two-day event.

Pentagon to Conduct All Federal Security Checks

Pentagon to Conduct All Federal Security Checks

Pentagon officials said that over the next three years it will be responsible for background investigations for military and civilian employees and contractors.

House of Representatives Passes Bill Banning Government use of Chinese Surveillance Gear

House of Representatives Passes Bill Banning Government Use of Chinese Surveillance Gear

The $717 billion defense-policy bill is the latest move against Chinese technology on the basis of national security concerns.

Video Surveillance Market to Reach $43.8 Billion by 2025

Video Surveillance Market to Reach $43.8 Billion by 2025

The recently released research attributes the large jump to the addition of artificial intelligence and analytics to video surveillance cameras and systems.

New Uber Security Feature Connects You with 911 in the Event of an Emergency

New Uber Security Feature Connects You with 911 in the Event of an Emergency

Uber is adding security and safety features to its mobile app to help users feel safe while ride-sharing.

Secure the Shore: New Jersey Homeland Security to Ramp Up Efforts this Summer

Secure the Shore: New Jersey Homeland Security to Ramp Up Efforts this Summer

New Jersey is beefing up security across the state, including a focus on the seaside area.

Homeland Security Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

Homeland Security Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy

DHS works to create cybersecurity plan that encompasses all data.

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Cut & Paste to Digitally Streamlined Credentials

Using a robust, web-based ID software to create credentials with high-security features for a community’s public employees

Leading the Way

With society facing new challenges, such as the changing nature of crime and pressure on police time, our cities are being forced to update their security responses to ensure they remain safe.

Intelligence Driven

Intelligence Driven

Whether you’re a government, corporate or nonprofit organization the enemy of security operation is surprise. Surprise causes losses: losses in revenue, losses in operational agility and even loss of life.

Smartphone Popularity

Smartphones fulfill many needs, including telephone, camera, navigation, music, video, clock, news, calculator, email, internet, gaming, contacts, and more.

Safer Cities

Safer Cities

In Sinaloa, Mexico, the state’s government views enhancing public safety and security as priority number one. Sinaloa’s climate and terrain are perfect for supporting its booming agricultural and industrial economy, and this prosperity is dependent on effective law enforcement efforts that combat the influence of powerful drug cartels entrenched within the region.

Security on a Grand Scale

When we talk about government security, the first thoughts are of the federal government. It is true that the federal government is bloated and somewhat mismanaged, but let’s talk about security on the grander scale; safe cities and even safer schools.

Forensic Analysis and Security

Forensic Analysis and Security

Connected or smart devices in or on buildings, vehicles, and even people include software, mobile apps, sensors, and network connectivity used to collect and exchange data.

The New Reality

Technology marches ever forward, lockstep with ‘Moore’s Law.’ However, the influx of technological change affects different industries in different ways.

Package Bombs Have Killed Two in Linked Attacks

UPDATE: Fourth Exploding Package Plagues Austin, Texas

Package bombs left on porches in Texas have killed two people and wounded two more.

POTUS Nominates Gina Haspel as First Woman CIA Director

POTUS Nominates Gina Haspel as First Woman CIA Director

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Gina Haspel would be taking the place of Mike Pompeo.

The New Reality

Technology marches ever forward, lockstep with ‘Moore’s Law.’ However, the influx of technological change affects different industries in different ways.

White House Outlines Plans for Gun Control, School Safety

White House Outlines Plans for Gun Control, School Safety

President Trump unveiled a school safety plan on Sunday.

A Digital Defense Against W-2 Theft

A Digital Defense Against W-2 Theft

The FBI gives basic steps to mitigate the threat of W-2 theft.

At Least One Injured Following Shooting at NSA HQ

An NSA spokesman said the incident is under control.

Washington State Cannabis Tracking System Hacked

Washington State Cannabis Tracking System Hacked

Washington state’s new cannabis-tracking system was hacked the weekend of Feb. 3, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). Among other information, the hacker stole route information associated with four days of marijuana deliveries.

Winter Olympic Security Includes Drones that Catch Drones

Winter Olympic Security Includes Drones that Catch Drones

Security personnel will be on the lookout for suspicious drones during the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Two Improvised Explosive Devices Detonate at Florida Mall

Two Improvised Explosive Devices Detonated at Florida Mall

Two IEDs detonated at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida.

Hawaii

Hawaii's False Alarm Leads to Changes in Emergency Communication Systems

On Saturday, people in Hawaii received an emergency notification warning of an imminent nuclear missile attack.

White House Bans Personal Cell Phone Use in West Wing

White House Bans Personal Cell Phone Use in West Wing

Use of personal cellphones by White House staffers and guests will be banned in the West Wing, the Trump Administration said Thursday.

White House Blames North Korea for WannaCry Attacks

White House Blames North Korea for WannaCry Attacks

The White House has publicly blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year that locked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

President Trump Outlines New National Security Strategy

President Trump Outlines New National Security Strategy

President Trump declared a new national security strategy in a document and speech on Monday, focusing on “America First.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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