Pat-down procedures are used by TSA screeners to determine if prohibited items or other threats to transportation security are concealed on the person, however, in the post-COVID aviation environment, airports and airlines are embracing “contactless” travel procedures, including airport temperature checks and self-service biometrics.

Why is TSA Doing Pat Downs at U.S. Aviation Checkpoints During COVID?

By Mitchell Brown, former U.S. TSA Federal Security Director After months in which most Americans simply stopped flying due to COVID-19, there are encouraging signs that US air travel is recovering. Americans are...

Funding Op for ‘Cyber Solutions for Energy Infrastructure’

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy, and the Israel Innovation Authority are seeking Proposals from the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology...
The September 11th memorial display at ICE's Washington, D.C. headquarters is designed to honor those lost in the attacks and help strengthen the organization’s connection to the terrible events of that day. (Courtesy of ICE)

Why We Must ‘Never Forget’: An Agents Story of September 11th

In 2017, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Public Affairs staff members began working in partnership with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City to receive...
The new award-winning features of the HALO IOT Smart Sensor include air quality monitoring, BACnet (a communication protocol for Building Automation and Control networks that leverage the ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard protocol) integration and cleaning chemical signature verification.

HALO Unveils New Features to Aid in Safe Return to Work and School

IPVideo Corporation, a 2019 'ASTORS' Multiple Award Winner, is proud to announce the HALO IOT 2.2 Smart Sensor, now includes sound alert incident management incorporates alerts for spoken key words, advanced gunshot...
Some DHS operations are using blockchain and distributed technologies to issue and verify credentials using open standards. These systems use credentials that may be issued by DHS and held in a digital wallet. DHS is looking for a UI design that supports best practices for visual consistency, ensures security and privacy, is interoperable, and can be integrated with existing back-end processes.

DHS S&T Launches Prize Challenge for Digital Wallet User Interfaces

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), which was recognized with Three 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is challenging innovators to design a better user interface...
90% of ‘ASTORS’ Award Winners return to compete in the Annual ‘ASTORS‘ Homeland Security Awards Program, and 100% of ‘ASTORS’ Sponsors returned year to year to reap the benefits of their participation in the industry’s largest and most comprehensive Annual Awards Program.

Award Sponsors, the Jewels of the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today (AST) is pleased to announce it's Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards program has had 100% returning sponsors for Three, Four and Five years, such as ATI Systems, Attivo Networks, Automatic...
Available in 30cm (12in) or 46cm (18in), the lightweight, small-footprint terminals couple high transmit and receive performance and reliability, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft, rotary-wing platforms and business jets.

COMSAT Expands Hardware Footprint with Orbit Multi-Purpose Terminals

COMSAT, a global satellite connectivity solutions provider is further expanding its international terminal, hardware and service footprint following with a new distribution agreement with global provider of airborne and maritime satellite...
Massive fires continued to rage in California and Oregon with more than a dozen firefighters suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, and three were flown to a hospital in Fresno, where one was in critical condition. In Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown declared an emergency over an “unprecedented and significant fire event” in the state, prompting evacuations throughout the state. (Courtesy of YouTube)

Massive Wildfires Rage in California, Oregon (Learn More, Multi-Video)

September 9, 2020 – In Breaking News – Fox News More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military...
Mayor Lovely Warren stressed that Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary hadn’t been asked to hand in his resignation, saying “I do believe he is doing his best.” “The chief has felt that his career and integrity has been challenged,” Warren said.

Rochester Chief & Command Staff Retire Amid Daniel Prude Protests

September 8, 2020 – In Breaking News – New York Post The Rochester Police Department’s “entire command staff” announced their retirement on Tuesday, the mayor there said, amid raging protests over the death...

Everbridge Helps Mitigate Impact of COVID-19 for Safe Return to Work

Everbridge, a global leader in Critical Event Management (CEM), and a Winner in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for Three Consecutive Years, has achieved the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the...