According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "It would take a deliberate act to make ricin and use it to poison people."

‘Ricin Poison’ Packages Sent to Pentagon (Learn More, Multi-Video)

By BBC News Two packages containing a suspicious substance have been found at a Pentagon mail screening facility and sent to the FBI analysis, officials say. The envelopes, which contained the deadly poison...
Teresca King

Donald Fell Gets Life in Prison for 2000 Carjacking, Kidnapping & Murder

Donald Fell, 38, formerly residing in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty on Friday to murder, carjacking and kidnapping, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S....
FEMA emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday (Courtesy of FEMA)

FEMA Emerg Alert Test Set for Wednesday (Why? Learn Here, Video)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The WEA portion...
The sunrise ceremony kicked off a day of memorials, prayer services, blood drives and dedications to commemorate the lives lost in the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting. The giant casino marquees were set to go dark in unison Monday night with the names of the victims to be read shortly after. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Vegas Shooting Victims Remembered One Year Later (Learn More, Videos)

By Tim Stelloh, the Associated Press, and NBC News Hundreds gathered for a sunrise ceremony at an amphitheater in Las Vegas on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting that left...
Sayfullo Saipov (Image courtesy of the Charles County, MO, Dept of Corrections)

Seeking Death Penalty in NYC Bike Path Attack that Killed 8 (Multi-Video)

By the Associated Press A man charged with using a truck to kill eight people last year on a New York City bike path will face the death penalty at a trial...
PureActiv™ is an automated outdoor surveillance system that addresses critical security threats to safeguard lives, facilities, and other high-value assets.

PureActiv Video Analytics Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

PureTech Systems, a new competitor to the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is delighted to announce that PureActiv has been nominated to compete in the 2018 'ASTORS' Awards Program. PureActiv™ is...
DefCon hacking event shows how easy it is to hack voting systems, and advises officials to rethink their use of digital voting systems.

Hackers Warn Capitol Hill on Election Security Ahead of Midterms (Videos)

By Donie O'Sullivan and Sarah Mucha, CNN The vulnerabilities in America's voting systems are "staggering," a group representing hackers warned lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday -- just over a month before the midterm...
Brookhaven Police Departments Officer James White (at right), and Cpl. Zach Moak (at left) were killed in the line of duty on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Courtesy of the MS Dept. Public Safety)

Heroes Down: Mississippi Police Officers Killed in Morning Shootout

By Justin Vicory and Therese Apel, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Two Brookhaven police officers were killed in a shootout early Saturday morning, and the suspect, wounded and in custody, had a history of run-ins...
On April 12, 2017 Ryan Keith Taylor allegedly made and set off a chemical weapon in the Kisatchie National Forest, releasing chlorine gas which injured several investigators and started a fire.

Soldier Gets Prison for Manufacturing, Using a Chemical Weapon

Ryan Keith Taylor, 24, a soldier at Fort Polk, has been sentenced to 135 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for manufacturing, possessing and detonating...
When public safety is on the line, it is vital that school leadership, security staff, and other first responders have the ability to clearly communicate with large groups of people on a moment’s notice.

Make Schools Safer with Emerg Communication Equipment (Videos)

By Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems When emergencies arise in schools and other crowded areas, the first priority of administrators is to quickly move students and staff to places of...