Civil asset forfeiture laws are being applied in dogfighting cases to speed up the recovery of rescued dogs and position them to be legally adopted. (Courtesy of the Department of Justice)

Feds are Fighting for the Dogs – Rescued from Fighting Rings

By the FBI A New Mexico man’s long journey through the legal process for his extensive role in a dogfighting network — from his arrest in 2016 to his guilty plea last...
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking nominations for the Medal of Valor now through Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and AST is accepting Nominations  for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, which will be honored on November 20, 2019 at ISC East, held at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

Calling Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor & ‘ASTORS’ Govt Award Entries

Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect America’s citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, which created the...
Martin Gallo-Gallardo (at left, courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office), allegedly murdered his wife, and Francisco Carranza Ramirez (at right), Courtesy of the King County Sheriff’s Office), raped a wheelchair-bound Seattle woman for the third time, both of which were released from local jails despite ICE’s request for an immigration detainer & notification of release.

ICE Releases List of Accused Rapists, Murderers Shielded by Sanctuary Law

June 25, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in the Pacific Northwest are taking the unusual step of criticizing Washington state’s new sanctuary state law and giving detailed...
The SOS is the most cost-effective way for emergency responders to access a gated home, business, or public facility without stopping or leaving their vehicle to enter a code or to use a key.

SOS Launches New Lifesaving Emergency Gate Access Systems

Hot on the heels of securing the company's Second Platinum Award for Best Fire & Safety System in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program , Siren-Operated Sensor, or SOS, is...
The Summit is a unique networking and educational forum for representatives across the chemical and interconnected sectors—including communications, energy, transportation, and water—to learn, share perspectives, and engage in dialogue. Securing chemicals and chemical infrastructure in a growing and evolving threat environment requires cross collaboration between facility owners/operators, industry, law enforcement, community members, and all levels of government. (Courtesy of DHS)

DHS Chemical Sector Security Summit July 16-18 in New Orleans

The Chemical Sector Security Summit, cosponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), is the signature industry event for chemical security. The Summit is a unique...
The state-of-the-art SWFT facility is the first in New York dedicated to training fire, law enforcement and emergency services responders in techniques employed to conduct water rescues. (Courtesy of NYS DHSES)

NYS DHSES Swift Water & Flooding Training Facility in 2019 ‘ASTORS’

The New York State (NYS) Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is pleased to announce the Swift Water and Flooding Training Center (SWFT) Facility has been nominated to compete...
$500 drones are disrupting the $400B security industry as 3D threats render 2D solutions obsolete. Echodyne provides all-weather 3D situational awareness necessary to secure critical infrastructure, public spaces, smart cities, and countries from new and existing threats. (Courtesy of Echodyne Corp.)

The Challenge of Drone Use and Drone Security for Law Enforcement

Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echodyne, VP Marketing On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks in an...
Last week, the CDC announced the activation of an emergency operations center in an effort to help with the Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second-largest in history. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Border Patrol Agents Fall Prey to Illnesses Plaguing Migrant Centers

June 16, 2019 – In Breaking News – Washington Examiner Some Border Patrol agents in Texas are concerned about exposure to Ebola by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

FBI Foiles Church Bomb Plot, Arrests Syrian Refugee (Multi-Video)

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Wednesday based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources...
Examples of rapid maturation of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) progress, include comparing the tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombing in April 2013 to the recent crisis with Hurricane Florence in September 2018. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Quality Clouds Improve Citizen Safety

Why Investments in FedRAMP Authorizations are Valuable to Us All Guest OpEd by Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations 1901 Group, LLC Our nation’s digital citizen services, especially services relating to public safety, emergency...