Special Agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) search the vehicle of a service member who was caught buying a synthetic cannabinoid commonly known as “Spice” while NCIS was serving a search warrant at the business. (Courtesy of U.S. Navy by Ed Buice)

Naval Criminal Investigative Service Nominated in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Within the Department of the Navy, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is the civilian federal law enforcement agency uniquely responsible for investigating felony crime, preventing terrorism and protecting secrets for...
It’s the first time since World War II that the U.S. has not controlled the airspace. Our service men and women need 360 degree airspace awareness and protection with 3D perimeters vs. sliding behind a linear pile of dirt. (Courtesy of Fortem Technologies)

Drone Attacks Target U.S. forces in Iraq & Syria. What the DoD is Doing

Guest OpEd by Timothy Bean, CEO & Co-Founder of Fortem Technologies Already this year there have been over 25 reported rocket and drone attacks - with the latest including an attack on...
Todd Research is a leading supplier of conveyor x-ray scanners and baggage scanning systems, with image recognition technology that quickly and easily identifies the material composition of scanned objects and enables (TIP) Threat Image Projection; a virtual image management tool, which ensures that screening performance is always maximized.

Crucial Post-Lockdown Checks for X-ray Security Scanners

Guest OpEd by Jason Wakefield, the Sales Director at Todd Research The restrictions on movement and cancellation of many events caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus means that, in many...
Sandia National Laboratories researchers, from left, Yuan-Yu Jau, George Burns, Justin Christensen and Ed Bielejec plan to test a future neutron generator for an electric-field imaging system at Sandia’s Ion Beam Laboratory, pictured here. (Courtesy of Sandia Labs by Randy Montoya)

Sandia Imaging Tool for Concealed Detonators Nominated in ‘ASTORS’

At times overshadowed by its electrically charged siblings the proton and the electron, neutrons quietly play important roles in national security. They start nuclear reactions for weapons and power plants. They bombard...
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

How to Capture AI-Driven Insights Beyond the License Plate

In a world increasingly driven by big data, business decision makers can often feel as though they are drinking from a fire hose. There is no lack of information. What is missing,...
It is equally crucial for travelers to know that emergency rescue and evacuation membership services are not only for pandemics, rather it's essential for any traveler for any emergency, whether it's due to a natural disaster, civil unrest, or simply needing emergency help when you're traveling.

What The Pandemic Taught Travelers About Insurance (Multi-Video)

Guest OpEd by Jim Sano What did people learn about traveling during a pandemic? Their travel insurance did not provide the protection they expected. Travelers who assumed their trip insurance would reimburse COVID-19-related trip...
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) helps the nation prepare for and respond to critical incidents, such as active shooters and terrorist attacks, by improving capabilities during all stages of response. The Forensic Video Exploitation and Analysis (FOVEA) tool helps first responders quickly analyze video to identify potential suspects by allowing users to tag a person to a left-behind item and reconstruct that individual’s path across multiple camera views.

DHS S&T Forensic Video Exploitation & Analysis Tool Competes in ‘ASTORS’

An action movie opens to a scene on the metro platform where a bag has been left unattended, raising suspicion in the metro’s security control room. Video cameras zero in and, through...
David Pekoske, TSA Administrator, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary, and 26th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, is a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, and has been twice awarded the Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal.

TSA Administer Pekoske to Join 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in NYC

American Security Today is pleased to announce Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske, will join the organization as a featured speaker at the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon,...
Use of facial recognition technology has benefited Americans in countless but underpublicized ways – helping law enforcement find missing children, fight human trafficking, find dangerous criminals and bring sexual predators to justice. At the same time, the technology allows individuals to quickly and conveniently prove their identity to enter a venue, board a plane, perform online transactions and seamlessly access personalized experiences. (Courtesy of SIA)

Security Industry Association (SIA) Opposes US Biometric Legislation

The Security Industry Association (SIA) – a leading trade association representing security solutions providers stands in strong opposition to the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, originally introduced in 2020 and...
Evolv Technology is the world’s leading provider of AI touchless security screening systems to enhance safety without sacrificing the visitor, student and employee experience.

Evolv Added to Motorola Solutions to Alert Security of Hidden Weapons

Motorola Solutions has added Concealed Weapon Detection (CWD) to its video security and analytics portfolio, through an agreement with the 2020 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Best Weapons Detection Solution...