A multi-purpose canine handler with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, controls a laceration on a realistic canine mannequin during MPC medical training at Stone Bay on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Dec. 1, 2017. During this training, MPC handlers practice applying canine medical aid on the new “robot dog” for the first time, which is in its final stages of testing and development. (Image courtesy of the US Marine Corp)

Robot Dog Improves SOF Medical Practices (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By Cpl. Bryann K. Whitley, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command Multi-purpose canine handlers with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, used a robotic canine training dummy for the first time,...
Michael Madsen, Publisher of American Security Today, Welcomes the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winners to the 'ASTORS' Awards Luncheon at ISC East in New York City at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Sponsored by ATI Systems, Sharp Electronics, Automatic Systems America and Robotic Assistance Devices! American Security Today’s 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East was an overwhelming success, with...
On Dec 13, Elaine Duke, Deputy DHS Secretary will deliver remarks about DHS’s contributions to combating terrorism, the prevention of the use of WMD and the creation of the Department’s new Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. Ms. Duke will also participate in a moderated discussion with Jim McDonnell, who will lead the new CWMD Office, and John Walters, Chief Operation Officer of Hudson institute. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

DHS on Countering WMD Office & Combating CBRNE Threats (Videos)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has announced the establishment of the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. The CWMD Office will elevate and streamline DHS efforts to prevent...
Retired Navy SEAL Jim Woods, aof the U.S. Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, presents our nation's flag as he prepares to land during a parachute demonstration as part of Navy Week Fort Worth 2017. Navy Week programs serve as the Navy's principal outreach effort in areas of the country without a significant Navy presence. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danny Kelley)

Navy Announces 2018 Navy Week Schedule (Learn More, Multi-Video)

From Springfield, Massachusetts to Sacramento, California, to Bossier City, Louisiana, America's Navy will sail into 14 cities across the country in 2018 as part of the Navy Week outreach program. Navy Weeks,...
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News on Superconducting Computing Tech for Intel Community (Learn…)

A Raytheon BBN Technologies-led team is developing prototype cryogenic memory arrays and a scalable control architecture under an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3)...
If you get only one thing from this, please get this. Inside the mind of a suicidal person – it is war. It is bloody, it is violent, and it is ugly. There are battles being fought in this war every minute of every day. Some days, I am withdrawn, quiet, and wanting to be left alone. I’m not in a bad mood. I’m in a dark place. I lost a battle, and I am trying to regroup my army. 

Diary of a Suicidal Cop: ‘Inside it’s a War’ (Important: Please Read & Share)

By Law Enforcement Today Before I begin, let me state a few facts. Yes, I am suicidal. By that I mean I often think about how I could kill myself, wonder how...
CBP's Air and Marine Operations mission is to serve and protect the American people. (Image courtesy of CBP)

CBP Hires Student Pilots as Solution to Current Pilot Shortage (Multi-Video)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) has launched a new program to recruit students exclusively from the University of North Dakota (UND) for careers as airborne...
John Rossiter, Security Administrator, Security and Exchange Commission, Michael Madsen, AST Publisher presenting an award, Janet White, Education Program Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Kevin McCombs, Security Specialist, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and Reid Hilliard, of the Department of Justice

U.S. Office of Personnel Mngmt Honored with ‘ASTORS’ at ISC East

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), was recognized at ISC East, with two 'ASTORS' Platinum Awards for 'Excellence in Homeland Security' in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program. American Security Today...
Article highlights a recent study on the implementation of a risk management approach to mitigate firefighter injury risk. (Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association)

Using a Risk Mngmt Approach to Reduce Firefighter Injuries (More)

Firefighting is an occupation that poses many hazards. In 2016, over 62,000 firefighters were injured while on duty. Thirty-nine percent of those injuries occurred on the fireground.1 Risk management is increasingly seen in many...
DHS S&T’s REDOPS fosters collaboration among the country’s leading experts, including the FBI, the DoD, the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board & boots-on-the-ground bomb techs at every level of government.

REDOPS Highlight Key Collaborations for Bomb Squad Response (Video)

Every day, state and local bomb squads place themselves in harm’s way in order to shield citizens and property from potential catastrophe. Many of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) they face are...