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...
Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer, 25, was on duty stopping home to get a bite to eat at approximately 4:00 am Tuesday, when he was approached by a subject who opened fire on him outside of the building in the Selma Square Apartments where he lived. Officer Moorer suffered fatal gunshot wounds and his significant other was also wounded.

Hero Down: Ambushed Selma Officer Shot & Killed, Suspect in Custody

July 27, 2021 – In Breaking News – WVTM 13 A police officer in Selma, Alabama, was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning. Authorities said Selma Police...

NICE to Deliver Data-Driven Incident Reconstruction and Insights to 911

Double Platinum 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program Winner, NICE Public Safety, has announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with RapidSOS, also a former 'ASTORS' Award Winner, to deliver...
Kern County Deputy Sheriff Phillip Campas, 35, was a five-year veteran of the force and had served as a Marine in Afghanistan. (Courtesy of the Kern County Sheriff's Office)

Hero Down: 5 Dead in Wake of California Standoff (Multi-Video)

July 26, 2021 – In Breaking News – NBC News Five people were killed, including a sheriff's deputy, in the wake of a domestic violence call and standoff that turned deadly in rural...

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...
Prison photo of serial killer Rodney Alcala (Courtesy of the San Quentin State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and YouTube)

‘Dating Game Killer’ Dies Yet Police Still Seek ID’s of Women Photographs

July 10, 2021 – In Breaking News – CNN A convicted serial killer known as the "Dating Game Killer" died early Saturday morning at a hospital near Corcoran State Prison in central...
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™,...
the AXIS W100 easy-to-use, lightweight and robust  body worn camera that lets you store and manage video your way. It plugs right into your own Axis system or another system of your choice.

AXIS W100 Body Worn Camera Competes in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Axis Communications, a Triple 2020 'ASTORS' Award Winner, is pleased to announce the AXIS W100 is one of three products nominated to compete in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program. Launched...
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...