The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) helps the nation prepare for and respond to critical incidents, such as active shooters and terrorist attacks, by improving capabilities during all stages of response. The Forensic Video Exploitation and Analysis (FOVEA) tool helps first responders quickly analyze video to identify potential suspects by allowing users to tag a person to a left-behind item and reconstruct that individual’s path across multiple camera views.

DHS S&T Forensic Video Exploitation & Analysis Tool Competes in ‘ASTORS’

An action movie opens to a scene on the metro platform where a bag has been left unattended, raising suspicion in the metro’s security control room. Video cameras zero in and, through...
Tony Coulson, director of CSUSB testified that the nation is in a crisis situation of a 500,000 person shortage in the cyber workforce. “That’s an absurd number,” Coulson told members of the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Infrastructure Protection and Innovation. “If this was doctors and nurses, there would be a national outcry.”

U.S. in Crisis with Massive Shortfall of 500,000 Cyber Workforce Jobs

Tony Coulson, director of Cal State San Bernardino's Cybersecurity Center, testified before a congressional subcommittee on Thursday, to apprise all those in attendance that the nation is in a crisis situation of...
SIMS Software is a leading provider of industrial security information management software to the government and defense industries.

SIMS Software to Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

SIMS Software, which is widely recognized as the industry leader in security information management systems, with a track record spanning nearly four decades, is pleased to announce the company has been...

AST New 100% Mobile Friendly Magazine Now Live (Multi-Video)

American Security Today is pleased to announce their newest 100% mobile-friendly Digital Magazine is ready for viewing, and includes the following featured articles: Why CAMERAS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH (4 Things to...
Proven and secure cloud-based case management software empowers law enforcement agencies to investigate crime more efficiently and effectively.

New Smarter Case Management Helps Improve Crime Clearance Rates

ShotSpotter, a leader in precision policing technology solutions, and a Double 2020 'ASTORS' Award Winner recently nominated to compete in the 2021 'ASTORS' Awards Program, is pleased to introduce ShotSpotter Investigate™,...
Don’t let the little pest become a big problem. Here’s how to protect yourself and – should one happen to hop aboard your body – how to properly remove them (hint: ditch your momma’s “hot-match” technique).

2021’s Troublesome Tick Season: 8 Pro Tips to Properly Protect Yourself

Guest Editorial by Jeff Weinstein, a paramedic and a Medical Operations Supervisor for Global Rescue Wet year. Mild winter. Early spring. This combo creates ideal conditions for an engorged tick season in...
The majority of migrants attempting to get through the gate were men, according to a video recording posted to Twitter amid the commotion. A Border Patrol spokesman from the Del Rio region told The Post that the disorderly incident was brief and the rest of the encounter peaceful despite the early crush to get through the fence. (Courtesy of Twitter and YouTube)

See Hundreds of Migrants Try to Force Way Past Texas Border Agents

July 19, 2021 – In Breaking News – NEW YORK POST Hundreds of migrants in Mexico converged at a gate on the border in Del Rio, Texas, Monday morning, and tried to...
DHS has identified four critical priority areas for attention for the competitive grant program allocations: Cybersecurity, Soft Targets and Crowded Locations, Domestic Violent Extremism, and Emerging Threats. (Courtesy of DHS)

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for 2021 Preparedness Grants

The final allocations for $475 million for seven Fiscal Year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs have been announced by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Together with the almost $1.5 billion in...
The U.S. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

CBP Arrest 23 Fugitives, Nabs Cocaine, Fentanyl, Marijuana in Week

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which was recognized in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced that within the span of a single week CBP Officers at...
WVAACS, now with Temperature Screening that denies entry if the user’s body is above safe levels, has the right portal solutions to address high-risk government and military facility needs.

WVAACS Takes Platinum ‘ASTORS’ for Best Pedestrian Entrance Control

In these challenging times have you thought about what would happen if you could no longer purchase supplies required to keep your entrance control points operating because they are manufactured in Europe? This...