The damage caused by wildfires in both California and Australia as well as the aftermath of the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico underscore the importance of this updated Policy. FEMA offers PA grants to eligible communities for debris removal, life-saving emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged publicly-owned facilities and infrastructure to respond and recover from major disasters. (Courtesy of FEMA)

FEMA Strengthens Construction Standards for Disaster Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released an update to its Recovery Interim Policy FP-104-009-11, Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance (Policy), Version 2.1, adding several International Codes...
Priority will be given to high-risk and high-need organizations. To qualify and apply for the grant, NSBA members must be a registered non-profit organization or a government entity such as a school, library, or public agency.

Apply Today for $75K K-12 Emerg School Grant from Alertus & NSBA

Alertus Technologies, a leader in emergency mass notification solutions, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is collaborating with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to provide...

KGH Founder & CEO Dr. Kathleen Kiernan Joins Lumina Advisory Board

Lumina has announced that Dr. Kathleen Kiernan has agreed to join the Lumina Advisory Board, effective immediately. Dr. Kiernan will serve alongside Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor; Michael Chertoff, former Department of...

Armor Express Most Advanced Personal Protection at SHOT Show

Armor Express, a Winner in the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, will demonstrate its latest innovations in ballistic systems, carrier designs, hard armor technology, and duty gear at the 2020...
As drug abuse among college students rises – most notably involving vaping, marijuana, and prescription drugs – DEA continues to provide the tools necessary to prevent drug misuse before it starts. Prevention with Purpose is DEA’s latest effort to support drug misuse prevention on college campuses and in surrounding communities.

New Guide from DEA on Preventing Drug Use by College Students

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was recognized for ‘Excellence in Public Safety,’ in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to provide institutions of higher education and their surrounding...
‘ASTORS’ Award Winning Aeroturn’s Integrated Modular Turnstile is a modular deployable turnstile system that can be redeployed into a modular turnstile platform.

Aeroturn Wins 2019 ‘ASTORS’ for Pedestrian Entrance Control Solution

Aeroturn’s mission over the past decade has been to educate schools and government facilities throughout the country on how to better secure their premises and improve security measures. When it comes to...
‘ASTORS’ Award Winning PlateSmart, cutting edge AI technology and analytic capabilities detect suspicious vehicle movement behavior, such as repeated parking for an extended prior, or frequently driving around a site without stopping, known as ‘circling behavior,’ for proactive intelligence that can prevent an attack from occurring rather than investigating after an attack has occurred.

Widespread Use of LPR Can Combat Lone Wolf Terrorism in the U.S. (Multi-Video)

By John Chigos, CEO, PlateSmart Technologies License plate recognition (LPR) is one of the most important yet most undervalued tools for combatting terrorism. LPR uses surveillance cameras to read license plates as vehicles...
"My thing is, I don't have to look far for my heroes, they're in my family," said Jeffery Stowe who celebrated his 30th anniversary as a firefighter on the same day his daughter, Daynese, graduated from the academy. "Most people, they're looking for the opportunity to meet their hero, I was raised by mine," said Daynese Stowe. They are the first African-American firefighting duo in Philadelphia Fire Department history. (Courtesy of Facebook and YouTube)

Father-Daughter Duo Make History as Philadelphia Firefighters (Video)

December 16, 2019 – 6ABC Engine 44 in West Philadelphia is nicknamed "The Pride of Mantua." No one is more proud to work there than Daynese Stowe. She's been waiting a lifetime to show...

Genasys Wins $1.4M in S CA Public Safety Mass Notification Orders

Genasys Inc. (formerly LRAD), a critical communications company which has been Recognized every year - in the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, recently received $1.4 million in new public safety mass...
Matthew Dingley, 28, allegedly beat a flight attendant, tried to enter the cockpit and injured several police in a violent outburst on Thursday.

Passenger Tried to Storm Cockpit, Arrested after Attacking Police

January 12, 2020 – In Breaking News – HUFFPOST New Jersey police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly attacked a flight attendant while attempting to storm the cockpit at the end of...