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...
General David Petraeus is one of the most prominent and accomplished U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era.

General Petraeus Joins Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security

General David Petraeus, one of the most prominent modern-day US military figures has accepted the invitation of a three-year Honorary Professorship in the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the...
Follow along the twists and turns in a walking tour of the Edgar Experimental Mine with Dr. Timothy Chung, program manager for the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. (Courtesy of DARPAtv and YouTube)

DARPA ID’s Teams in 1st Scored SubT Challenge Featured in 2018 ‘ASTORS’

REVOLUTIONIZE HOW WE OPERATE IN THE UNDERGROUND DOMAIN Complex underground settings present significant challenges for military and civilian first responders. The hazards vary drastically across domains that can degrade or change over time...
The Chicago Police Department is the first agency to incorporate Axon's program into its current crisis intervention training curriculum. (Courtesy of Chicago PD)

Axon Partners with CPD for Virtual Reality (VR) Autism Empathy Training

Axon is partnering with the Chicago Police Department (Chicago PD, or CPD) to pilot Axon's new virtual reality (VR) empathy-based training. Chicago PD, a Major Cities Chiefs Association member, is the first...
New training modules for tactical combat casualty care will be developed for the US Army by MedCognition, in collaboration with Chenega Healthcare Services for the US Army. (Courtesy of MedCognition)

PerSim: A Breakthrough in Medical Simulation for the Battlefield (Video)

MedCognition, a Medtech startup has been contracted to develop military medical training modules for the United States Army using its PerSim augmented reality (AR) patient simulator system. MedCognition will utilize its PerSim...
A New York National Guard Soldier and Airman assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield keep an eye on the crowd coming and going in New York City's Pennsylvania Station Amtrak terminal on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. The two are part of the New York National Guard's 500-member State Active Duty force that assists the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department, the Bridge and Port Authority Police Department and the Amtrak Police at New York City's airports and key transit terminals. The uniformed National Guard members do not have arrest authority but provide additional eyes and assist police when requested. (Courtesy of National Guard by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Air National Guard Takes Over Penn Station for Official ANG Day 2019

The Air National Guard (ANG) is launching the largest media takeover in its history, at Pennsylvania Station, (New York Penn Station or Penn Station), the main intercity railroad station in New York City and the busiest in...
SAM® XT rises above other tourniquets as the preferred choice due to its rapid application using TRUFORCE™ technology, an auto-lock buckle that eliminates tourniquet slack by activating innovative baseline force control. Simply CLICK, TWIST and SECURE for a life-saving tourniquet application. (Courtesy of Sam Medical)

SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet Recommended by DoD CoTCCC

SAM Medical, a leader in the pre-hospital, trauma care market, is pleased to announce the SAM XT Extremity Tourniquet (SAM XT) has been recommended by the U.S. Department of Defense's Committee...
An effective Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) is the first step in developing a valuable school security program, identifying the security risks a particular school faces and ensures that a physical security program is designed to combat those risks, providing a roadmap that can be used to refine or develop a properly integrated safety and security program. 

The Value of Training – ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning True Security Design

By Joseph Pangaro, CPM, CSO True Security Design, recently recognized as the 2018 Gold Award Winner of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Risk Analysis Methodology, is a provider of...

DOJ Focuses on Nation’s LEO’s Mental Health: 11 Case Studies

"The mental well-being of the men and women who serve and protect our communities is every bit as important as their physical health and safety." "Our nation’s law enforcement officers—and their civilian...