ATF Director Steven Dettelbach is presented with the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year Award, by Tammy Waitt, Editorial Director at AST (at center), and New York/Newark Port Director Tenable Thomas (at right), on behalf of the 2022 ‘Government Person of the Year, CBP OFO Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Diane Sabatino, at the 2023 'ASTORS' Homeland Security and Excellence in Public Safety Awards Ceremony in New York City.

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Honors Homeland Security & Public Safety (A – GL)

American Security Today's Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, now in its Eighth Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management...
American Security Today was delighted to honor Commissioner Bill Bratton with the Inaugural 2023 'ASTORS' Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his almost 50-year career in Public Safety and Homeland Security - to which he has dedicated his life and continues to drive thought leadership and innovation.

2023 ‘ASTORS’ a Hit in NYC: Honoring Champions in Public Safety (Gu-M)

In keeping with tradition, and in addition to Director Steven Dettelbach of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and Explosives, AST was honored to welcome Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton,...
American Security Today's Inaugural 2023 'ASTORS' Legends in Leadership Award Recognized Keechant Sewell, the 45th Police Commissioner of New York’s Finest, and the first woman to oversee the nation's largest police department, the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Commissioner Sewell joined here by Legendary Commissioner Bill Bratton, thanked American Security Today for the opportunity, and applauded AST's efforts to support our nation's first responders and government agencies, who 'show up and do the work each day' to safeguard our nation and citizens.

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Recognizes LEGENDS in Public Safety Leadership (N-Z)

American Security Today is pleased to Introduce our new Legends in Leadership Awards, which was created to acknowledge leaders who lead with purpose and empower those around them to do the...
Chief Frank Leeb, accepts a 2022 'Excellence in Public Safety Award at the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon. Additionally, he holds a BS degree in Fire Service Administration from SUNY and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).

Get Your Copy of ‘Cornerstones’ at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony

American Security Today (AST) is pleased to announce that registered attendees at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon will receive autographed copies of the New Best Seller...
Many public sector organizations still aren’t following recommendations made a decade ago, much less following current recommendations. Often if fortunate enough to have effective information technology/cybersecurity resources (and most public sector organizations, especially smaller agencies, do not) the requests made by these professionals often are rejected out of hand because those at the leadership level find them too bothersome or too expensive, or both.

The Top Five Scariest Public Sector Cybersecurity Trends

Guest Editorial by Richard Osborne and Jason Franks Cybersecurity for public-sector organizations — i.e., those in the public safety and justice communities — is a big, messy problem that is getting bigger...
Lt. Milton Resendez, a 27-year veteran of the San Benito Police Department was pronounced dead at a hospital after a bullet went through the door of his patrol car and struck him in the abdomen just below his body armor.

South Texas Hero Down: Police Officer Fatally Shot During Pursuit

October 18, 2023 – In Breaking News – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Texas police officer was fatally shot after joining a lengthy chase of two men who fled a traffic stop, switched...
Drawing on a record of success over 4 decades, Genasys Protect is built on proven technology that provides emergency managers a unified operating picture of events and granular control to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.

‘ASTORS’ Champ Genasys to Improve NH Public Safety Communications

Genasys, a global leader in protective communications solutions, and a Double Winner in the 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program Recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 'ASTORS' Program, has been...
Members of DRONERESPONDERS, including FDNY Robotics Captain Michael Leo (at right), accept the DRONERESPONDERS 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Award for Excellence in Public Safety and Disaster Response at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in NYC.

Last Call for 2023 Government ‘ASTORS’ Excellence Awards Entries

American Security, Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity,...
NEC and IBA hosted the 36th Annual User Conference in Chicago, IL, where participants attended a variety of panel sessions that provided a forum for biometric thought-leaders to share best practices and insights into how biometric and digital identity solutions are keeping our communities safe and are helping to solve crimes quicker. (Courtesy of NEC)

Global Law Enforcement Agencies Join Forces with NEC, at IBA 2023

NEC, whose whole owned subsidiary NEC National Security Systems (NSS), a Returning Multi-Platinum Awards Champion in the 2023 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, in partnership with the International Biometrics Association (IBA),...
The Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detectors (AVCAD) systems are a chemical detector designed to detect, identify, alarm and report the presence of traditional and advanced chemical threat vapors and aerosols, to support missions for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. (Courtesy of the DoD AVCAD program)

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Nominee 908 Devices Begins Work for DoD AVCAD Program

908 Devices Inc., a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop devices for chemical and biochemical analysis, and a Returning 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Champion from 2021, has entered the initial production...