While not being able to quickly access emails or social media posts can be annoying to a general consumer, wireless connectivity becomes critical when police and fire departments, security personnel and medical professionals need access to many types of data, video, images and more in in real-time. 2020 ’ASTORS’ Competitors Skywire Networks and Siklu, is uniquely qualified to bring immediate high-speed connection to highly congested conditions – in terms of the density of buildings in the end point areas (at an average of 30 stories) and in terms of a crowded and noisy radio transmissions environment.

Pandemic Response – How to Set up Temporary Gigabit Wireless Access Networks

Implementing a wireless network to establish or expand broadband communications services in emergency situations (health, weather, natural disaster related or other) can be a tricky endeavor. Requirements include replacing the capacity lost...
Pat-down procedures are used by TSA screeners to determine if prohibited items or other threats to transportation security are concealed on the person, however, in the post-COVID aviation environment, airports and airlines are embracing “contactless” travel procedures, including airport temperature checks and self-service biometrics.

Why is TSA Doing Pat Downs at U.S. Aviation Checkpoints During COVID?

By Mitchell Brown, former U.S. TSA Federal Security Director After months in which most Americans simply stopped flying due to COVID-19, there are encouraging signs that US air travel is recovering. Americans are...
The September 11th memorial display at ICE's Washington, D.C. headquarters is designed to honor those lost in the attacks and help strengthen the organization’s connection to the terrible events of that day. (Courtesy of ICE)

Why We Must ‘Never Forget’: An Agents Story of September 11th

In 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Public Affairs staff members began working in partnership with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City to receive...
The new award-winning features of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor include air quality monitoring, BACnet (a communication protocol for Building Automation and Control networks that leverage the ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard protocol) integration and cleaning chemical signature verification.

HALO Unveils New Features to Aid in Safe Return to Work and School

IPVideo Corporation, a 2019 'ASTORS' Multiple Award Winner, is proud to announce the HALO IOT 2.2 Smart Sensor, now includes sound alert incident management incorporates alerts for spoken key words, advanced gunshot...
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5 Common Accidental Sources of Data Leaks

In cybersecurity and infosec, it’s common to assume that criminals are behind all data breaches and major security events. Bad actors are easy to blame for information leaks or account takeovers,...
Massive fires continued to rage in California and Oregon with more than a dozen firefighters suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, and three were flown to a hospital in Fresno, where one was in critical condition. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown declared an emergency over an “unprecedented and significant fire event” in the state, prompting evacuations throughout the state. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Massive Wildfires Rage in California, Oregon (Learn More, Multi-Video)

September 9, 2020 – In Breaking News – Fox News More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military...
Mayor Lovely Warren stressed that Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary hadn’t been asked to hand in his resignation, saying “I do believe he is doing his best.” “The chief has felt that his career and integrity has been challenged,” Warren said.

Rochester Chief & Command Staff Retire Amid Daniel Prude Protests

September 8, 2020 – In Breaking News – New York Post The Rochester Police Department’s “entire command staff” announced their retirement on Tuesday, the mayor there said, amid raging protests over the death...

Everbridge Helps Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 for Safe Return to Work

Everbridge, a global leader in Critical Event Management (CEM), and a Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Three Consecutive Years, has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the...
The 39 child rescues were not made as a result of a single law enforcement action as has been falsely reported across social media platforms, but the culmination of months of planning and coordination between the USMS, NCMEC, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Georgia Office of the Attorney General, Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

How Did the U.S. Marshals Really Find 39 Missing Children in Georgia

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Missing Child Unit, working with the agency’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Georgia state and...
Kurt Cofano was arrested with 30 improvised bombs along with numerous weapons, homemade detonators and chemicals used in making explosives in his vehicle. According to his criminal complaint, Cofano was arrested for possession of homemade bombs and in connection to online threats which included threatening to “blow up” the Treasury Department in Harrisburg, PA, and to “go to the CIA headquarters in [Washington] D.C. and take out as many [expletives] as I can before I get gunned down,” according to Whitehall Borough Police, who assisted in the case.

ALPR Aids in Capture of Domestic Terrorist with 30 Improvised Bombs

Terrorism, both domestic and international, has become a menace of modern life in the United States; so much so that the 'Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), issued a brief...