Robots are often used as the first line of defense in response to a bomb threat; learning how to use such an advanced tool is a primary training component at the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School, at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the only facility in the country that trains and certifies the nation’s public safety bomb technicians. (Courtesy of the FBI)

Where the Nation’s Bomb Techs Learn the Tools of the Trade (Multi-Video)

By the FBI The bomb threat at an Alabama strip mall was met by a robust response—bomb technicians from around the country armed with X-ray gear, robot technology, and the latest intelligence...
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ASC Sounds Alarm of Relying Exclusively on Mobile Device Alerts

American Signal Corporation (ASC), a Milwaukee-based company that develops a variety of sirens and emergency alert systems, and Two-Time Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is sounding the alarm...
Smiths Detection delivers cost-effective and efficient solutions for security professionals and first responders across the globe facing evolving threats in environments ranging transportation networks to government buildings, from schools to public spaces, by constantly investing in new technologies and solutions.

Think You Know Smiths Detection? Find Out More Here (Multi-Video)

Every minute of every day, detection and screening technology manufactured by Smiths Detection helps to protect people and infrastructure, making the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is a global authority on...
'ASTORS' Award Winning Carbyne, is a Next Generation Call Handling platform, supported by a full ecosystem, encompassing advanced IP based communication features, global infrastructure and caller solutions.

Carbyne & RapidSOS Emergency Response for First Responders

Carbyne, a global leader in public safety technology, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is partnering with RapidSOS, who was recognized as a Platinum Award Winner...
The rugged, pager-sized FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN SPRD is designed to detect and identify neutrons, in addition to gamma radiation, allowing front-line responders to quickly determine whether there is a true radiation threat for safe, informed decision making.

How to Develop a Radiation Detection Deployment Plan (Multi-Video)

By Kevin Buxton, Director of Business Development at FLIR Systems Radiation is one of the most dangerous threats to responders. You can’t see it, smell it or hear it. It could be...

EAGL – Wireless Gunshot Technology for Everyday Protection (See Video)

With the increasing incidents of gun violence and the horrific mass shootings of the last dozen years, many people asking more than ever, what can be done to protect those in...
Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were the two perpetrators of a terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, on December 2, 2015., which killed 14 people and injured 22 others. Both died in a shootout with police later that same day. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Finding Terrorists in Our Midst, by Author of ‘Family Terror Networks’

Guest OpEd by Dean C. Alexander, professor/director of the Homeland Security Research Program at Western Illinois University and author of the recent book Family Terror Networks (2019) Terrorists, whether inside or external to a...
The Trump administration has announced a new competition with interagency backing to reward private citizens who develop new tools and technologies t0 help identify illicit opioids trafficked through international mail. (Courtesy of YouTube)

DHS Launches $1.5M Challenge to Detect Illicit Opioids Entering the US

On Tuesday, the new Opioid Detection Challenge, which is a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with...
'ASTORS' Award-Winning Regroup empowers better mass communication to keep people safe and informed at all times.

Regroup Mass Notification Nominated in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program (Multi-Video)

Regroup Mass Notification, a recognized leader in the mass communications sector, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce the cloud-based mass communication platform...

Greenville PD to Use ‘Shotspotter’ to Reduce Gun Violence

The Greenville Police Department in North Carolina, along with Vidant Medical Center, East Carolina University, Greenville Housing Authority, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Greenville, and the Greenville District Attorney’s...