For missions that allow the operator little flexibility to pick the weather in which to fly, such as military and emergency response missions, an aerodynamically shaped aerostat will provide a much greater availability at mission altitude and provide greater safety to the aerostat, its crew, and payload across all weather conditions. (Pictured here, TCOM 12 Meter aerostat)

Surveilling Borders from Above: TCOM’s Lighter-Than-Air Aerostats Elevate ISR Solutions to a New Level

Providing intelligent and cost-effective solutions to surveil borders is essential to meeting our nation’s security needs. TCOM’s Tactical Aerostats, used by Homeland Security on the border with Mexico as well as international...
Establish or hone your inclement weather plan to avoid employee frustration and hazardous situations. A well-devised inclement weather plan can also save your business from potential consequences that vary from low employee morale to injuries and lawsuits.

3 Ways to Assess Your Severe Weather Risk. Are You Ready?

The United States recently experienced a once-in-a-lifetime weather event, when temperatures dropped drastically to record lows. The National Weather Service in Chicago predicted it would be the chilliest Arctic outbreak since records...
Mark43 and Carbyne are working together to launch the first entirely cloud-based incident response system in the U.S., bringing unprecedented flexibility to public safety processes. (Courtesy of Mark43)

Carbyne & Mark43 Entirely Cloud-Based Dispatch Solution

Carbyne, creators of an advanced NG911 ecosystem, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is partnering with Mark43, to build a fully integrated Computer Aided Dispatch...
Everbridge report finds that despite increase in awareness and concern around active shooters, half of organizations don’t have a communications plan in place, and 62% never run drills.

Active Shooters Rank Top Threat, But Most Firms Lack Safety Measures

Over three quarters of organizations list an active shooter situation as their top safety threat, according to Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety applications, and a Two Time...
A U.S. Coast Guard crew, a vital component of SARSAT, conducts ocean search and rescue training. (Courtesy of the USCG)

NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 340 People in 2018 (Learn More, Videos)

The pilot of the rowboat Alba had a noble goal – to raise awareness and funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. And he was going to row 3,400 nautical miles,...
HEXWAVE from Liberty Defense, uses a form of low power radar energy that creates 3D images in real-time to detect weapons through clothing and hand-held baggage (backpacks, handbags, etc.).

Will Train Stations and Airports of the Future be Patrolled by AI?

Incidents of terrorism are on the rise, and with concern for public safety at an all-time high, Liberty Defense, through an exclusive license from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, offers  HEXWAVE, enabling discrete, modular, layered...
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...