Terrese Colston (Courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Carjacker Who Shot FL Police Officer Gets 30 Years in Federal Prison

Terrese Colston, 29, of Polk County, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for carjacking, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing...
Meggitt Training Systems, a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, is taking marksmanship to a new level, literally, by equipping the newly renovated two-story firing range at Parma Armory Firearms in Parma, Ohio, only the second indoor, double-decker shooting range in the country. (Courtesy of Meggitt Training Centers)

Meggitt Training Outfits Dual-Use & Two-Story Live-Fire Indoor Ranges

Meggitt Training Systems, a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, is taking marksmanship to the next level, literally, by...
Quickly and easily identify chemical hazards at the site of interest with the self-contained FLIR Griffin™ G510 portable gas chromatograph mass spectrometer (GC-MS). It complements presumptive detectors used during emergency missions, by enabling responders to analyze all phases of matter (liquid, solid, vapor) so they can take immediate action.

FLIR Adds Key Features to Griffin G510 Portable Chemical Detector

FLIR Systems, a recognized Winner in the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, for Three Consecutive Years, have made available multiple new enhancements to its Griffin™ G510 portable GC-MS chemical detector. The Griffin™ G510,...
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...