The state-of-the-art SWFT facility is the first in New York dedicated to training fire, law enforcement and emergency services responders in techniques employed to conduct water rescues. (Courtesy of NYS DHSES)

NYS DHSES Swift Water & Flooding Training Facility in 2019 ‘ASTORS’

The New York State (NYS) Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) is pleased to announce the Swift Water and Flooding Training Center (SWFT) Facility has been nominated to compete...
$500 drones are disrupting the $400B security industry as 3D threats render 2D solutions obsolete. Echodyne provides all-weather 3D situational awareness necessary to secure critical infrastructure, public spaces, smart cities, and countries from new and existing threats. (Courtesy of Echodyne Corp.)

The Challenge of Drone Use and Drone Security for Law Enforcement

Guest Editorial by Leo McCloskey, Echodyne, VP Marketing On a drizzly day in November 2017, on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks in an...

FBI Foiles Church Bomb Plot, Arrests Syrian Refugee (Multi-Video)

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Wednesday based on a federal complaint charging him with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources...
Examples of rapid maturation of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) progress, include comparing the tragedy of the Boston Marathon Bombing in April 2013 to the recent crisis with Hurricane Florence in September 2018. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Quality Clouds Improve Citizen Safety

Why Investments in FedRAMP Authorizations are Valuable to Us All Guest OpEd by Brendan Walsh, SVP Partner Relations 1901 Group, LLC Our nation’s digital citizen services, especially services relating to public safety, emergency...
SWORD Mobile Based Security Platform provides an IoT level of situational awareness, detection and recognition by combining the latest in state-of-the-art technologies to identify concealed threats and known threat actors, soon to be incorporated in the Vuzix Blade AR smart glasses provide a wearable smart display.

SWORD™ Selects ‘Vuzix Blade’ for Smart Glasses Threat Detect Rollout

Eight time record-breaking 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner Royal Holdings, has selected Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses as the smart glasses rollout hardware for SWORD™, a mobile based security solution providing an...
26-year-old Sacramento Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan was shot & killed by a gunman with a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1995, while domestic violence call. Officer O’Sullivan had been on the police force for just six months.

Hero Down: Rookie Cop Shot & Killed in Ambush, Suspect Arrested (Video)

June 20, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News A police officer in Sacramento, Calif., died late Wednesday hours after a suspect opened fire on her and other officers while responding to a...
Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area of California, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million inhabitants as of 2018. The County had allowed more than 20% of its registered voters to become inactive without removing them from the voter list. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Lawsuit Spurs CA to Begin Massive 1.5M ‘Inactive’ Voter Roll Cleanup

Judicial Watch has been informed that Los Angeles County has sent notices to as many as 1.5 million inactive voters on its voter rolls, in a step toward removing the names...
The finalists’ technologies show tremendous promise to intercept illicit opioids without disrupting the flow of international mail. Their detection solutions range from machine learning to hyperspectral imaging to X-ray diffraction technologies. Following a 14-week accelerator, DHS will work closely with select teams to pilot and deploy the best tools in operational environments. (Courtesy of YouTube)

8 Finalists: $1.5M Challenge to Detect Illicit Opioids Entering US via Mail

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Winner, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has announced eight finalists in the first stage of the Opioid Detection Challenge. The...
Mediha Medy Salkicevic was part of a group of Bosnian immigrants who raised money for terrorists in Iraq and Syria. According to court documents, Salkicevic wanted to "bury unbelievers alive" and bring death to infidels.

IL Woman Sentenced for Plot to Provide Support to Terrorists

Mediha Medy Salkicevic, (also known as Medy Ummuluna, and Bosna Mexico), 39, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Salkicevic appeared on Tuesday...
The gunman, identified as Brian Isaack Clyde, was seen on video near the doors to the Earle Cabell Federal Building at about 8:50 a.m. before running across the street and into a parking lot, where he falls down. (Courtesy of The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, and YouTube)

Gunman Shot Dead after Opening Fire on Dallas Courthouse (Graphic Video)

June 17, 2019 – In Breaking News – Dallas News A bespectacled 22-year-old man clad in tactical gear opened fire with an assault rifle outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas on...