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...
In 2015, Leonard Nimoy died from COPD. Through his family’s endorsement, Leonard’s story lives on as part of the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. (Courtesy of CDC)

8th ‘Tips from Former Smokers’ Returns for April (Multi-Video)

New emotionally powerful ads have kicked off the eighth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign which share personal stories of Americans suffering from...
The updated AMBER Alert Program Best Practices resource guide provides a “what works” approach based on input of those who lead and oversee AMBER Alerts as part of larger missing persons and child protection programs at the state and regional levels. (Courtesy of the National Criminal Justice Training Center)

New Updated AMBER ALERT Best Practice Guide Now Available

The Department of Justice has released new updated guidelines to help states and regional offices recover abducted children through America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts. The updated AMBER Alert Program Best...
Nanotechnology, manufactured at scale and low cost while posing minimal health risks, may point to a future with fewer fires that are less lethal and less damaging.(Courtesy of U.S. Air National Guard by Airman 1st Class Amber Powell)

USFA: Using Nanotechnology to Minimize Fire Damage

April 10, 2019 - Breaking News - U.S. Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration reported over 1.3 million structure fires in 2017 causing an estimated 3,400 deaths, 14,670 injuries and $23 billion...
The CAIRA from Haines Security Solutions is designed to identify and quantify vulnerabilities and risks associated with applicable Critical Infrastructure (CI) systems being subjected to various natural and manmade threats. This information empowers decision makers in making informed decisions, setting priorities, and developing future plans, projects, and programs needed to remediate, mitigate, or accepting the risk, and identifies cost-effective solutions to mitigate risk and assists in the development of projects to correct noted deficiencies.

HEY BOSS, IT’S TIME FOR YOUR ‘SECURITY’ COLONSCOPY

Quantifying Asset Values, Threats, Vulnerabilities and Risks Guest Editorial by Doug Haines Every year or so, I get a medical check-up and every year the doc says, “Why don’t we schedule that colonoscopy...

NICE & FBINAA Partner for Global Educational & Research Initiatives

Every police investigation is a race against time. The first 48 to 72 hours are critical. The longer it takes to develop a lead, identify a suspect or make an arrest, the...
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...