“These grants are important resources in the Department’s ongoing efforts to strengthen our Nation’s overall rail systems, deploy positive train control and improve highway-rail grade crossings,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said. 

DOT FRA: $73M Avail for Rail Capital Projects & Operating Assist

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects such as those that follow: Strengthening intercity passenger rail Supporting...

Navy Picks 5 Contenders for Next Generation Frigate FFG(X) Program

By Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein, USNI News Five ship designs will compete in the Navy’s bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship, the service announced on...
FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky (at left), and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel brief reporters about the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. on Feb. 15, 2018. (Image courtesy of YouTube and Facebook)

FBI Missed Tips in FL Shooting, FL Gov & DOJ Take Action (Multi-Videos)

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire...
New CDC analysis examines potential threat to markets and jobs

Is the US Export Economy at Risk from Global Infectious Outbreaks?

In addition to tragic loss of life, the next global infectious disease outbreak could harm the U.S. export economy and threaten U.S. jobs—even if the disease never reaches our shores. Two Centers...

These are the Heroes of the Florida School Shooting (Multi-Video)

By Nicole Chavez, CNN He died shielding students from gunfire. He captured the gunman. She hid students in a closet. Tales of heroism have emerged as survivors recall the moments after a gunman opened...
Brooklyn man pleads guilty to backing terrorist group: ‘I went to Yemen to join ISIS’ (Image courtesy of ISIS)

Yemen-Born NY Terrorist Backed Attack on Times Square (Multi-Video)

Mohamed Rafik Naji, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS),...
Built on the Unreal Engine, the new EDGE training platform allows responders of all disciplines, along with verified teachers and school staff to assume discipline-based avatars and train simultaneously using role-play complex response scenarios. 

DHS New EDGE School Active Shooter Responder & Staff Training (Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Four-Time Platinum 'Excellence in Homeland Security' Award Winner in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has rolled out a...

SolarWinds Goes for Hat Trick in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards (Multi-Video)

Threats to IT networks continue to accelerate and evolve. While enterprising hackers from external sources test the robustness of network security parameters, internal threats in the form of careless and malicious insiders...
As part of the DARPA Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform.

Northrop Seeks Parties for DARPA Swarm OFFSET Program (See Video)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. Northrop Grumman will launch its...
When it Comes to Cyberattacks, Half Protected is Half Not (Image courtesy of Centrify)

Centrify Recognized in 3 Research Reports by Forrester Research Inc.

Centrify, a leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, and Platinum Winner for Best Cyber Security for ID Mgmt & Access Control in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards, is...