Automatic Systems America, is a Platinum Award Winner in their Third Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Competition, and a Proud Sponsor of the 2018 'ASTORS' Awards Presentation Luncheon.

How to Design Effective Pedestrian Entrance Control Systems

Automatic Systems has put together this comprehensive guide, suitable for beginners and experts alike, which addresses the critical issues for selection and design of pedestrian entrance control systems. By Mike McGovern, Regional Sales...
Raven's Challenge is a series of interoperability exercises that are designed to give Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians and Public Safety Bomb technicians the opportunity to merge their resources and perform Counter-IED operations together in a realistic environment.

EOD Save the Date: ATF 2019 Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR), in collaboration with the U.S. Army Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) G-38 –...
A slump in the number of special agent applicants—from a peak of 68,500 in 2009 to 11,500 in the year that ended in September—has forced the nation’s top law enforcement agency to overhaul its recruitment, increase its outreach, target women and minorities and relax some eligibility requirements, interviews and data show.

FBI’s Most Wanted: Seeks More Applicants for Special Agents

In Breaking News – The Wall Street Journal Few law enforcement jobs are more coveted than the FBI’s special agent positions, but the tightest labor market in decades is forcing the bureau...
Researchers designed a communication intervention strategy1 to increase post-fire decontamination behaviors in a group of firefighters. Here’s what happened. (Courtesy of the U.S. Fire Administration)

Firefighter Decon Challenges? Try a Communication Intervention (Videos)

By the U.S. Fire Administration Routine firefighting can expose firefighters to substantial cancer risk. A study in 2015 estimated that firefighters have a 14 percent increased lifetime cancer risk compared to the general public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFzP1rQJWSQ (See processes...
The rugged, pager-sized FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN SPRD is designed to detect and identify neutrons, in addition to gamma radiation, allowing front-line responders to quickly determine whether there is a true radiation threat for safe, informed decision making.

How to Develop a Radiation Detection Deployment Plan (Multi-Video)

By Kevin Buxton, Director of Business Development at FLIR Systems Radiation is one of the most dangerous threats to responders. You can’t see it, smell it or hear it. It could be...
Given the administration’s prioritization of terrorism prevention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted a comprehensive review of its terrorism prevention programs, both internally and with the assistance of an external review by the RAND Corporation. (Courtesy of Twitter and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)

Terrorism Prevention Programs Need to be Stronger to be Effective (Video)

National capabilities for terrorism prevention, meaning options other than traditional law-enforcement action to respond to the risk of individual radicalization to violence, are relatively limited, with most relying on local or...
DE-ESCALATE WITH CONFIDENCE New Rapid Arc technology outperforms all previous CEWs - even in instances of narrow probe spreads - and Adaptive Cross Connect enables full incapacitation even at close range. (Courtesy of AXON)

FL LEO’s Adopt New TASER 7 to Protect Their Communities (Video)

New significant orders were placed for TASER 7 Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) from Axon, a global leader in connected public safety technologies. The TASER 7 is the most effective TASER weapon yet,...
The Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created following the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to address continuing government-wide security for federal facilities.

FedRMPTP Takes Home the Gold in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Risk Management Process Training Program (FedRMPTP), has been selected as a 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award...
Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH) offers a variety of training opportunities and sessions which are metric-based, in compliance with national level standards and guidance and a suite of audit-ready analytic tools for use by training managers and HR professionals.

G.O.T. Preparedness? Active Threat Training to Improve Survival Outcome

By Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH) Today “active shooter” is top of mind for Americans - it is a threat that is real, pervasive, and debilitating, leaving countless lives encumbered by uncertainty and...
Police/SWAT, fire, HAZMAT, EMS, Bomb Squad (HDS/EOD) technicians, K9 teams, and specialized members of the military, can benefit from the BRAVO-3 conference being held in Daytona Beach, Fl., March 4-6, 2019, which will be taught by some of the most world prominent and highly respected authorities in their fields. (Courtesy of Tripwire Operations Group)

Tripwire to Host BRAVO-3 Training Conference in Daytona (Multi-Video)

Operating under the simple belief that the most highly trained professionals create a more secure America, Tripwire Operations Group, is a tactical security and training academy offering essential resources and instruction...