The future USS Cooperstown is one of eight ships in various stages of construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine.

Team Freedom Lays Keel on Nation’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (Video)

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen...

MD Nat’l Guard Special Ops Triumph in Int’l Airborne Competition (Video)

Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote the camaraderie and Esprit de Corps of the Airborne Soldier...
President Donald Trump prepares to address the troops at Joint Base Andrews, Md., (Courtesy of Senior Airman Delano Scott, Air Force)

President Trump Signs FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (Video)

By Guy Eastman, senior analyst, Jane’s by IHS Markit President Donald Trump signed the US FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday, 13 August during an official visit to Fort Drum in...
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Stolen Plane in Seattle Crash Prompts Airport Security Concerns (Videos)

By Nichole Chavez, CNN A heist and deadly crash of a passenger plane in the Seattle area has left the family of the airport employee who stole the plane devastated and the...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...
Homeland security & public safety professionals have expressed concerns of a potential catastrophic UAS event with the possibility of mass casualties, wide-ranging hazmat contamination, and threats to critical infrastructure, nuclear power plants, chemical plants, utilities and airports, among others.

Fire Technology, Drones & the Need for Counter-Technology (Multi-Video)

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Public Safety Advisor & Chair, National Council on Public Safety UAS (NCPSU) Over the past year, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—aka drones—have demonstrated their value to public safety organizations worldwide...
Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, DISA’s New Chief of Staff

DISA’s New Chief of Staff Focused on Serving the Warfighter

Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, brings more than 25 years of cyber and information technology experience to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) chief of...

Geospace Acquires ‘ASTORS’ Winner Quantum Technology Sciences

Quantum Technology Sciences Inc. (Quantum or QTSI), a Florida-based tactical security and surveillance systems solutions provider, and a Gold Award Winner in the 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Perimeter Protection,...
Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) rescued five mariners in distress July 27 near Hawaii's westernmost inhabited island.

USS Carl Vinson Spearheads Hawaiian Fishing Boat Rescue

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) rescued five mariners in distress July 27 near Hawaii's westernmost inhabited island. The mariners issued a distress call after their 36-foot vessel ran aground...

Coast Guard Offloads More than 12,500 lbs of Seized Cocaine

More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton...