There have been at least 290* school shootings in America since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting claimed the lives of 20 children between six and seven years old, and six adult staff members. That’s nearly one every ten days. (Courtesy of YouTube and Twitter)

Addressing School Security Using Multi-Layered Advanced Technologies

Guest OpEd by Stephen Esposito, Vice President, Smiths Detection Inc. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans spend each day of the academic year in a school building. With such a large percentage of our...
From multinational cyber syndicates to foreign intelligence services, hacktivists, and insider threats, the FBI takes a multidisciplinary approach to combatting threats, explained FBI Director Christopher Wray at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, on March 5, 2019. (Courtesy of YouTube)

The FBI: At the Heart of Combating Cyberthreats (See Video Interview)

By the FBI With cyber threats to the United States and across globe reaching unprecedented levels, the FBI uses a full spectrum of expertise, technology, and partnerships to root out cyber criminals,...
'ASTORS' Award Winning Carbyne, is a Next Generation Call Handling platform, supported by a full ecosystem, encompassing advanced IP based communication features, global infrastructure and caller solutions.

Carbyne & RapidSOS Emergency Response for First Responders

Carbyne, a global leader in public safety technology, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is partnering with RapidSOS, who was recognized as a Platinum Award Winner...
Two US airlines fly the 737 MAX 8, the type of jet that crashed last year in Indonesia killing 189 people & on Sunday in Ethiopia killing all 157 on board, with victims from 35 countries, including eight Americans. (Courtesy of YouTube)

What US Airlines with 737 MAX 8 Are Doing to Keep Passengers Safe

March 11, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN Two US airlines fly the 737 MAX 8 -- the type of jet that crashed last year in Indonesia killing 189 people and...
Researchers designed a communication intervention strategy1 to increase post-fire decontamination behaviors in a group of firefighters. Here’s what happened. (Courtesy of the U.S. Fire Administration)

Firefighter Decon Challenges? Try a Communication Intervention (Videos)

By the U.S. Fire Administration Routine firefighting can expose firefighters to substantial cancer risk. A study in 2015 estimated that firefighters have a 14 percent increased lifetime cancer risk compared to the general public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFzP1rQJWSQ (See processes...
For missions that allow the operator little flexibility to pick the weather in which to fly, such as military and emergency response missions, an aerodynamically shaped aerostat will provide a much greater availability at mission altitude and provide greater safety to the aerostat, its crew, and payload across all weather conditions. (Pictured here, TCOM 12 Meter aerostat)

Surveilling Borders from Above: TCOM’s Lighter-Than-Air Aerostats Elevate ISR Solutions to a New Level

Providing intelligent and cost-effective solutions to surveil borders is essential to meeting our nation’s security needs. TCOM’s Tactical Aerostats, used by Homeland Security on the border with Mexico as well as international...
Mark43 and Carbyne are working together to launch the first entirely cloud-based incident response system in the U.S., bringing unprecedented flexibility to public safety processes. (Courtesy of Mark43)

Carbyne & Mark43 Entirely Cloud-Based Dispatch Solution

Carbyne, creators of an advanced NG911 ecosystem, and a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is partnering with Mark43, to build a fully integrated Computer Aided Dispatch...
A U.S. Coast Guard crew, a vital component of SARSAT, conducts ocean search and rescue training. (Courtesy of the USCG)

NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 340 People in 2018 (Learn More, Videos)

The pilot of the rowboat Alba had a noble goal – to raise awareness and funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. And he was going to row 3,400 nautical miles,...
The rugged, pager-sized FLIR identiFINDER R200-GN SPRD is designed to detect and identify neutrons, in addition to gamma radiation, allowing front-line responders to quickly determine whether there is a true radiation threat for safe, informed decision making.

How to Develop a Radiation Detection Deployment Plan (Multi-Video)

By Kevin Buxton, Director of Business Development at FLIR Systems Radiation is one of the most dangerous threats to responders. You can’t see it, smell it or hear it. It could be...

EAGL – Wireless Gunshot Technology for Everyday Protection (See Video)

With the increasing incidents of gun violence and the horrific mass shootings of the last dozen years, many people asking more than ever, what can be done to protect those in...