With the increasing strain on public services in response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the professional firefighters, EMTs and emergency service professionals that make up High Rise Escape Systems, believe it is irresponsible to believe emergency services will be obtainable, timely and equipped to provide rescue from multi-story buildings, Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers or other critical infrastructure environments.

Access to Emergency Self-Evacuation is Critical for Multi-Story Buildings

First responder deaths related to COVID-19 are up this year, and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reports 22* confirmed on-duty firefighter deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it the leading cause of...
One thing I know for sure: there will be no going back to the old screening procedures. Why? Because three waves of change are combining to crest and crash down on the thresholds of their venues at the same time. The future of people screening will be quite different indeed, but it will be much, much better—at least for those who learn to adapt.

The RISE of the DIGITAL THRESHOLD

By Peter George, CEO, Evolv Technology The New Normal Throughout this global pandemic period I’ve had many conversations with leaders responsible for people screening at live sports and entertainment venues, workplaces, schools, houses of...
It’s important to counter companies such as DJI, a Chinese-owned drone behemoth headquartered in Shenzhen, China, which dominates the American drone market with nearly two-thirds share in the United States and Canada.

Chinese Drones Are Spying on Americans

December 20, 2020 – In Breaking News – Yahoo News The U.S. government at the federal, state, and local levels is using Chinese drones that the Chinese Communist Party is exploiting for espionage. That...
While the ongoing pandemic has severely disrupted much of our daily life, transnational criminal organizations continue to target the most vulnerable among us. ICE HSI is responding to these threats with Operation Stolen Promise to ensure the continued health and safety of the American public and the American economy. (Courtesy of ICE)

How to Combat COVID Vaccine Fraud and Stay Safe from Counterfeits

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal agency recognized in the '2020 'ASTORS' Awards for Excellence in Homeland Security', is preparing for a surge in anticipated fraud by criminal networks...
Online criminal investigations on the open, dark and deep webs that may have taken days or weeks or even months to be conducted can now be successfully completed in mere minutes with little more than a few clicks of a mouse thanks to the 'ASTORS' Award-Winning Cobwebs platform.

Cobwebs Launches Web Investigation Platform to Corporate Security Market

Cobwebs Technologies, a market-leading web intelligence company and 2020 'ASTORS' Platinum Award Winner for Best Web Intelligence Solution, has launched a fully automated web investigation platform capable of unified identity resolution...
Pictured here is some property left behind in the park. 10 arrests have been made for various offenses. (Courtesy of the Seattle Police Dept. and Twitter.)

Seattle Police Clearing Homeless Camp from Cal Anderson Park

December 18, 2020 – In Breaking News – KOMO NEWS Seattle police began clearing a large homeless camp from Cal Anderson Park early Friday morning after a judge declined to block authorities...
In a scheme that U.S. officials have linked to Russian intelligence, hackers had months of access to internal email accounts in at least a dozen U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury, Homeland Security and Commerce departments.

Russia’s Federal Cyber Attack on U.S.? What Are the Feds Doing?

Over the course of the past several days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)...
While not ostensibly targeting officials from any specific country, the new law would probably impact US agencies, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which maintains a robust presence in Mexico.

Mexico Strips Diplomatic Immunity from DEA Agents

December 14, 2020 – In Breaking News – The Guardian Mexico’s congress has approved a new national security law restricting the activities of foreign law enforcement officers, in a move which critics say will...
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Torrel Brown, or has information about the shooting, please call the FBI New York at 212-384-1000. (Courtesy of the FBI)

FBI/NYPD Seeks Suspected Gunman Torrell Brown: $5,000 Reward

The New York FBI/NYPD Metro Safe Streets Task Force is asking for help from the public in locating a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on July...
Hacking for Homeland Security (H4HS) an entrepreneurship course for undergraduate and graduate student teams to collaborate with local, state, and federal professionals, to create and deliver innovative solutions in response to the challenges regularly faced by FEMA ranging from predicting wildfire risk and overall forest health, to improving FEMA direct housing programs and finding ways to provide emergency microgrid power solutions.

DHS S&T Launches Hacking for Homeland Security to Drive Innovation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), which has been recognized with Multi-Platinum Awards in the 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Programs, is working to speed development of...