“National Preparedness Month is a time which brings emotional memories of the anniversary of 9/11 and reminders of how much we havechanged as a Country in the last 21 years,” shares Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement and the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Extraordinary Industry Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year. “We (PWPORG.org) as always honor those on the frontlines in uniforms of all types from law enforcement, military, firefighting, medical and emergency management and those who both support and educate these communities of heroes.”

‘1st Responders to 1st Responders’ in PWPORG Preparedness Month Edition

By Heather Issvoran, Director, Strategic Communications, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Post Graduate School Cops, soldiers, fire personnel, emergency managers, and other first responders run toward the danger. The adrenaline...
The real-time detection of concealed threats is critical for protecting public transportation, sports arenas, and other open, difficult-to-secure environments. New sensing technologies, such as standoff active-RF imaging with the HIVE algorithmic framework, can help security personnel screen customers and bags quickly without affecting the flow of traffic. (Courtesy of DHS S&T)

S&T Office of Mission Capabilities & Support Competes in 2022 ‘ASTORS’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, which has been Recognized in AST's Annual 'ASTORS' Awards Program for Five Consecutive Years, is pleased to announce the HIVE...
Jon Gruen, Chairman Named New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Fortem Technologies

Fortem Announces Exec Leadership Growth with Jon Gruen Named CEO

Fortem Technologies, a leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense, and a Double 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced that Jon Gruen, the company's existing Executive Chairman will be...
SolarWinds

SolarWinds Worldwide Nominated in 7th Consecutive ‘ASTORS’ Awards

The job of the technology professional is hard. Technology is pervasive, complex and always changing. End users can be demanding, and businesses need constant access to an ever-expanding ecosystem of applications and infrastructure. The...
“Sanibel is destruction,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news conference Thursday afternoon, adding the area was hit with a “biblical storm surge.” “It washed away roads, it washed away structures that were not new and could withstand that,” he said, adding that while many people evacuated, some people had been brought off the island safely. (Courtesy of Lee County Sheriff's Office via Facebook)

Rescue Efforts Underway in Wake of Ian’s ‘Biblical’ Storm (Multi-Video)

September 29, 2022 – In Breaking News – CNN At least three sections of the Sanibel Causeway were washed away by storm surge from Hurricane Ian, according to video from CNN affiliates WBBH and WPLG,...
The Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype (EI2P) solution, from 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner NEC National Security Systems (NSS), Supports live stream and still photo capture of finger, face, and iris biometric data in denied, degraded, intermittent, and low bandwidth (DDIL) environments, to enroll and/or identify foreign threat actors on the move. (Courtesy of NEC NSS)

NEC National Security Systems EI2P Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

NEC National Security Systems (NSS), the 2021 Platinum 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Federal Govt/DoD Access Control Management, is pleased to announce that its Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype is one...
For those transitioning out of military life, obtaining a high-paying tech job is a very real possibility. They bring sought-after skills, including mental toughness, dedication, and grit, that are not readily found among those whose training is limited to the world of technology.

Helping Heroes Get Hired – Building Up Military Resumes for Tech Careers

Guest Editorial by Michael Gibbs, CEO of Go Cloud Careers Veterans and military personnel who are preparing for the transition to civilian life are exceptionally positioned to step into high-paying technology careers. Their integrity,...
The Peregrine LTE, which is interoperable with all Rajant BreadCrumb nodes, is part of Rajant’s initiative to develop deeply integrated solutions that securely combine data from connected people, vehicles, machines, and sensors, with machine learning (ML).

Rajant Corporation Returns to Compete in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner, is pleased to announce Rajant's Peregrine LTE BreadCrumb has been Nominated...
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Subcommittee Chair Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced legislation that would reauthorize the Coast Guard for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 on September 8, 2022.  (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard by PAC Tom Sperduto, and Wikipedia)

Cybersecurity is Front and Center in Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill

September 12, 2022 – In Breaking News – FCW A new bill to reauthorize the Coast Guard service through fiscal year 2023 would task the military branch with developing Artificial Intelligence and...
NYPD Captain Janelle Sanders, who was assigned to the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, joined the department in 2000 and was promoted to captain in 2021, is survived by her two young daughters, her dog Hunter and her loving family. (Courtesy of NYPD Chaplains Unit and Twitter)

NYPD Hero Dies of 9/11-Related Illness on 21st Anniversary of Attacks

September 12, 2022 – In Breaking News – New York Daily News A veteran NYPD captain died of a 9/11-related illness on the 21st anniversary of the terrorist strikes Sunday, according to...