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The New York City Health and Hospitals Police, under the leadership of Chief Security Officer, Juan Checo, stood on the front lines of the city's public hospitals and led the quarantine/isolation effort. (Courtesy of NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS)

NYC Hospital Police Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Hospital police are specialized police agencies in the United States that provide critical law enforcement services and security to hospitals. As a result of increased violence in the healthcare field, patients with...
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...
Jon Gruen, Chairman Named New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Fortem Technologies

Fortem Announces Exec Leadership Growth with Jon Gruen Named CEO

Fortem Technologies, a leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense, and a Double 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced that Jon Gruen, the company's existing Executive Chairman will be...
The Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype (EI2P) solution, from 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner NEC National Security Systems (NSS), Supports live stream and still photo capture of finger, face, and iris biometric data in denied, degraded, intermittent, and low bandwidth (DDIL) environments, to enroll and/or identify foreign threat actors on the move. (Courtesy of NEC NSS)

NEC National Security Systems EI2P Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

NEC National Security Systems (NSS), the 2021 Platinum 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Federal Govt/DoD Access Control Management, is pleased to announce that its Marine Identity Intelligence Prototype is one...
Application platforms like Interplay – a low-code AI platform developed by Iterate.ai – make all of this easier. This new type of application platform marries middleware connectivity with built-in containerization (leveraging Docker and Kubernetes), data layer abstraction, and robust security at all layers to provide a new type of application server that provides an environment for quick development and integration while also continuing the benefits that came from containerization.

The Emergence of Application Servers is Increasing Application Security

Guest Editorial by Brian Sathianathan, Dave Jenkins, and Marek Suscak of Iterate.ai Application Servers are re-emerging in the enterprise, and they are classified by analysts as App Platforms. The demand for faster...
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...
Even the most reluctant employees will eventually come around to the idea of returning to their company workplace once they see and experience the benefits of new security entrances, safety, other workplace technology, and additional perks.

How to Attract Employees Back to Work – is Technology the Answer?

Guest Editorial by Frank Scala and Mike McGovern The return of employees to their company workplaces is beginning this Fall as corporate leaders, their HR managers, and facility & security directors plan...
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...
Konica Minolta’s FORXAI Video Security Solution provides a comprehensive end-to-end offering that helps organizations analyze processes, situations and behavior through features like motion/PPE detection, facial recognition, object tracking and two-way alerting.

Konica Minolta FORXAI Secure Access Nominated in 2022 ‘ASTORS’

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce its FORXAI Secure Access Intelligent Surveillance has been Nominated to Compete...
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...