TSA Administrator David Pekoske

2021 ‘ASTORS’ Government Innovator Confirmed by Senate for Second Term

President Joe Biden nominated David Pekoske in May  for a second term as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Seventh Administrator, and the U.S. Senate voted to confirm him on Thursday of...
I’m Katherine Schweit, an attorney, security consultant, and retired FBI special agent. I was tagged by the FBI to create their Active Shooter program after the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since then, I’ve devoted my energy to helping prevent more tragedies. My mission is to teach people their role in ending gun violence in their community. You can make a difference. Parents, educators, community leaders, policymakers, and security professionals can all help stop the killing. It starts with knowledge. You are part of the solution.

Kate Schweit’s ‘STOP THE KILLING’ at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon

Planning is underway for the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Presentation Banquet Luncheon taking place on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. American Security Today’s Annual...
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...
Mr. Breslin currently serves as the Director, Strategic Client Relationships, Public Safety for LexisNexis. Additionally, he is a retired federal law enforcement senior executive with twenty-four years of law enforcement and homeland security experience.  Most of Mr. Breslin’s career was spent with the United States Secret Service (USSS), where he served as Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Investigations, focusing on the integrated mission of investigations and protection. 

Michael Breslin Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

Michael Breslin serves as the Director, Strategic Client Relationships, Public Safety for LexisNexis, where in this role, he supports the LexisNexis Federal Government team by managing and establishing the executive relationships...
Layered on top of the schools’ existing security cameras, 2022 'ASTORS' Competitor ZeroEyes’ proprietary software will automatically identify guns the moment they become visible and alert school administrators and safety personnel within 3 to 5 seconds.

ZeroEyes to Prevent & Mitigate Active Shooter Events at Vassar Schools

ZeroEyes, the Newest Competitor in the 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has been chosen by Vassar Public Schools in Michigan to help protect students and faculty against gun-related violence. Layered on...
“After many years of dreaming of being in law enforcement, I can finally say I am officially following my dreams,” Weld County Sheriff’s deputy Alexis Hein-Nutz wrote in a 2018 Facebook post after graduating from the jail academy, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputy Hein-Nutz was killed in a hit and run by a man reportedly under the influence at the time of the crash. She was a week away from her 25th birthday. (Courtesy of the Weld County Sheriff's Office)

Illegal Man Arrested After Hit-and-Run that Killed Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy

September 20, 2022 – In Breaking News – FOX NEWS A suspect was arrested Monday in Colorado after allegedly killing a sheriff's deputy in a hit-and-run the day before, according to the Weld County...
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...
From tracking criminals to analyzing the flow of traffic in a parking lot to automating tasks, few technologies can be applied as widely as ALPR can, and PlateSmart Technologies has found a way to address virtually every application, from commercial to government use

PlateSmart’s New Mobile Defender Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

PlateSmart Technologies, a Recognized Winner in the Annual 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program for Six Consecutive Years, is pleased to announce its PlateSmart Mobile Defender has been Nominated to Compete in...
Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was struck by a construction worker operating a front-end loader at a roadwork site near, deputies said. (Courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Pinella’s County Deputy Killed, Hurricane Ian Continues to Intensify

September 23, 2022 – In Breaking News – FOX 13 The two men arrested in the death of Pinellas County Deputy Mike Hartwick were undocumented workers, both from Honduras. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said both of...
There has been an explosion in human and machine identities with the rapid acceleration of major initiatives such as digital transformation, cloud migration and more. While the attack paths from internal and external threats have not changed, the complexity of managing cyber risks has magnified. (Courtesy of CyberArk)

CyberArk Returns to Compete in Fifth Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Escalating numbers of high-profile breaches impacting federal entities and private organizations have revealed the depth and breadth of enterprises’ cybersecurity debt (a combination of expanding attack surfaces, rising numbers of identities,...