The New York City Health and Hospitals Police, under the leadership of Chief Security Officer, Juan Checo, stood on the front lines of the city's public hospitals and led the quarantine/isolation effort. (Courtesy of NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS)

NYC Hospital Police Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Hospital police are specialized police agencies in the United States that provide critical law enforcement services and security to hospitals. As a result of increased violence in the healthcare field, patients with...
“National Preparedness Month is a time which brings emotional memories of the anniversary of 9/11 and reminders of how much we havechanged as a Country in the last 21 years,” shares Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year. “We (PWPORG.org) as always honor those on the frontlines in uniforms of all types from law enforcement, military, firefighting, medical and emergency management and those who both support and educate these communities of heroes.”

‘1st Responders to 1st Responders’ in PWPORG Preparedness Month Edition

By Heather Issvoran, Director, Strategic Communications, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Post Graduate School Cops, soldiers, fire personnel, emergency managers, and other first responders run toward the danger. The adrenaline...
The real-time detection of concealed threats is critical for protecting public transportation, sports arenas, and other open, difficult-to-secure environments. New sensing technologies, such as standoff active-RF imaging with the HIVE algorithmic framework, can help security personnel screen customers and bags quickly without affecting the flow of traffic. (Courtesy of DHS S&T)

S&T Office of Mission Capabilities & Support Competes in 2022 ‘ASTORS’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, which has been Recognized in AST's Annual 'ASTORS' Awards Program for Five Consecutive Years, is pleased to announce the HIVE...
Please Join Us to aid the children from around the world impacted by hardships, at this Star-Studded Philadelphia City Winery Event November 8th , 6pm to 10pm EST!

Rajant World Music Gala for UNICEF to Aid Kids Worldwide (Multi-Video)

Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Program and Nominated in the 2022 'ASTORS' Program, is proud...
Jon Gruen, Chairman Named New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Fortem Technologies

Fortem Announces Exec Leadership Growth with Jon Gruen Named CEO

Fortem Technologies, a leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense, and a Double 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced that Jon Gruen, the company's existing Executive Chairman will be...
“Sanibel is destruction,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference Thursday afternoon, adding the area was hit with a “biblical storm surge.” “It washed away roads, it washed away structures that were not new and could withstand that,” he said, adding that while many people evacuated, some people had been brought off the island safely. (Courtesy of Lee County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

Rescue Efforts Underway in Wake of Ian’s ‘Biblical’ Storm (Multi-Video)

September 29, 2022 – In Breaking News – CNN At least three sections of the Sanibel Causeway were washed away by storm surge from Hurricane Ian, according to video from CNN affiliates WBBH and WPLG,...
The Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype (EI2P) solution, from 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner NEC National Security Systems (NSS), Supports live stream and still photo capture of finger, face, and iris biometric data in denied, degraded, intermittent, and low bandwidth (DDIL) environments, to enroll and/or identify foreign threat actors on the move. (Courtesy of NEC NSS)

NEC National Security Systems EI2P Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

NEC National Security Systems (NSS), the 2021 Platinum 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Federal Govt/DoD Access Control Management, is pleased to announce that its Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype is one...
Mr. Breslin currently serves as the Director, Strategic Client Relationships, Public Safety for LexisNexis. Additionally, he is a retired federal law enforcement senior executive with twenty-four years of law enforcement and homeland security experience.  Most of Mr. Breslin’s career was spent with the United States Secret Service (USSS), where he served as Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Investigations, focusing on the integrated mission of investigations and protection. 

Michael Breslin Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Michael Breslin serves as the Director, Strategic Client Relationships, Public Safety for LexisNexis, where in this role, he supports the LexisNexis Federal Government team by managing and establishing the executive relationships...
Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was struck by a construction worker operating a front-end loader at a roadwork site near, deputies said. (Courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Pinella’s County Deputy Killed, Hurricane Ian Continues to Intensify

September 23, 2022 – In Breaking News – FOX 13 The two men arrested in the death of Pinellas County Deputy Mike Hartwick were undocumented workers, both from Honduras. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said both of...
I’m Katherine Schweit, an attorney, security consultant, and retired FBI special agent. I was tagged by the FBI to create their Active Shooter program after the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, I’ve devoted my energy to helping prevent more tragedies. My mission is to teach people their role in ending gun violence in their community. You can make a difference. Parents, educators, community leaders, policymakers, and security professionals can all help stop the killing. It starts with knowledge. You are part of the solution.

Kate Schweit’s ‘STOP THE KILLING’ at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon

Planning is underway for the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Presentation Banquet Luncheon taking place on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. American Security Today’s Annual...