The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reported a 203% increase in illegal border crossings from March 2017 to March 2018, and a 37% increase from February 2018 to March 2018—the largest month-to-month increase since 2011.

Criminal Illegal Entry Zero-Tolerance & March Enforce Stats (Multi-Video)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has notified all U.S. Attorney’s Offices along the Southwest Border of a new “zero-tolerance policy” for offenses under 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a), which prohibits both attempted illegal entry...
Crenshanda Williams, 44, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation after a jury found her guilty of hanging up on Texas residents attempting to call 911. (Courtesy of the Houston Police Department)

911 Operator who Hung Up on Emergency Calls Sentenced to Jail

By Nicole Darrah, Fox News A former 911 operator who hung up the phone "thousands" of times on people attempting to call in emergencies in Harris County, Texas has been sentenced to...
The Aquanaut from Houston Mechatronics, is a multipurpose subsea robot which employs a patented shape-shifting transformation from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), removing the need for vessels and tethers.

Houston Mechatronics Unveils New ‘Transforming’ Underwater Robot

Houston Mechatronics has unveiled the company's revolutionary new subsea robot, Aquanaut. Aquanaut is a multipurpose subsea robot which employs a patented shape-shifting transformation from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to a Remotely...
The HARRIER GBSAA System to provide real-time beyond visual line-of-sight for unmanned aircraft and drone operations

DeTect HARRIER GBSAA Radar Chosen for Rozas Aerodrome in Spain

DeTect, has completed the commissioning of a HARRIER Ground Based Sense-and-Avoid (GBSAA) radar at the Rozas Aerodrome in Lugo, Spain. The system, supplied to Babcock Mission Critical Services España, will provide beyond...
Most Counter-UAS systems are still legally prohibited from operating in the national airspace, however, DHS and the Department of Justice are seeking new legal authorities from Congress to use this evolving technology as part of certain missions.

Countering Unmanned Aerial Systems in Urban Environs (Learn More, Video)

New technology can provide advances in the way we do things, expanding areas previously left unexplored and simplifying previously burdensome tasks. This is true with advancements in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or...
Howard County Executive Kittleman announces partnership to improve flood warning systems for Ellicott City

DHS S&T Partners with Communities to Improve Flood Resiliency (Videos)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with local communities to improve resilience to flood disasters. S&T's latest community partnership is with Howard County, Maryland and the National Weather...
Honoring the Lives Lost in the Parkland High School Shooting: Peter Wang, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Luke Hoyer, Alaina Petty, Jamie Guttenberg, Alex Schachter, Martin Duque, Alyssa Alhadeff, Helena Ramsay, Scott J. Beigel, Joaquin Oliver, Cara Loughran, Meadow Pollack, Gina Montalto, Chris Hixon and Carmen Marie Schentrup. (Courtesy of YouTube)

FL Shooter Described Plans on Video & ‘Active Shooter’ Game (Multi-Video)

By Dianne Gallagher, Meridith Edwards, Jamiel Lynch and Steve Almasy, CNN The former student who gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, recorded his plans on...
The symposium will be held on June 15, 2018, in Washington, DC, and is intended to bring together FRA’s PTC experts and all 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems. Discussion will focus on the requirements for the December 31, 2018, statutory deadline and answers to industry questions.

FRA to Host Rail Symposium on PTC’s Statutory Reqs (Learn More, Video)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced its first-ever positive train control (PTC) symposium. The symposium will be held on June 15, 2018, in Washington, DC, and...
Small businesses can now deduct the expense of installing a fire sprinkler system on their federal taxes. Under Section 179 of the tax code, fire sprinkler installation can be expensed up to $1 million for each year of the expense.

New Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives for Small Businesses (Multi-Video)

By the U.S. Fire Administration Fire service officials: Here’s some news that you can share with local small business owners to encourage them to install fire sprinklers. Recent federal tax reform legislation —...
Parma Heights Police Detective Luke Berry (Courtesy of the Parma Heights police)

Det’s Femur Shattered in Shootout that Left Suspect Dead (Multi-Video)

By Jen Steer, Fox 8 Cleveland The Parma Police Department released new details in a shooting that left a Parma Heights officer injured and a suspect dead. It happened during a traffic stop at the...