The boat, being referred to as a new type of ‘narcosub’, is a battery operated watercraft capable of completely submerging for up to 12 hours, in order to evade law enforcement.

DEA Discovers New Type of Drug Running ‘Narcosub’ in Columbia

On November 5th, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was recognized for Excellence in Homeland Security in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, working with the Colombian military, discovered a new...
PureTech PureActiv

PureTech’s PureActiv a Multi-Award Finalist in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

PureTech Systems, a Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, delivers a fully integrated automated outdoor wide-area and perimeter protection system in PureActiv, with the highest probability...
Rolling Doors and Grilles Provide Trusted Protection Against Theft while Avoiding the Dreaded Broken Window Theory

Building Safety and Security in the Era of COVID-19

Guest OpEd by Adrienne Reitz, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, CornellCookson The effects of COVID-19 are transforming all aspects of life and business. As more and more shops, restaurants, bars and other hospitality and...
The new Trailer Anti-UAS Defense System (T-AUDS) Counter-UAS System, from Double Platinum 'ASTORS' Award Winner Liteye, Protect Convoys with Seamless Transition to Fixed Site.

Liteye Launches On-the-Move (OTM) Anti-UAS Defense Solution

Liteye Systems, a Double Platinum Award Winner in the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program for Best Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution and Best Intrusion Detection & Prevention Solution, is introducing the...
1st Detect produces TRACER 1000, the most capable field-deployed Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) and Narcotic Trace Detector (NTD) available for airport and port-of-entry use today.

1st Detect Corporation Newest Competitor in 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

1st Detect Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation, is pleased to announce the company's TRACER 1000 Mass Spectrometer Explosives Trace Detector (MS-ETD), has been nominated to compete in the 2020...
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...
Evolv Express™, powered by the Evolv Cortex AI Software Platform, delivers the frictionless high-speed smart firearm and bomb detection system that screens over 3600 people per hour (60 people per minute) and gets smarter over time.

Evolv Technology Returns to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Evolv Technology, a leader in free-flow smart threat detection, and a recognized Winner in the 2019 and 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce that Evolv Express™, has been nominated...
Detect and localize radiation sources generated by manmade devices such as nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices (INDs) or radiological dispersal devices (RDDs) with the Thermo Scientific™ RadEye™ PRD for border guards, customs agents, special forces and counter terrorism teams to outfit them with high-performance detection for any scenario.

Improved & Redesigned Wearable RAD Detectors for First Responders

For first responders across the nation, particularly those in the fields of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE), the ability to quickly assess a scene to determine if harmful elements,...
Allied Universal’s security team provided crucial intelligence to the U.S. Marshals, which led to the successful capture of Gerald Fitzgerald Hunter, 54, who was #1 on the Most Wanted of the DEA’s St. Louis Strike Force’s West Central Region, for his role in the illegal trafficking of Fentanyl. (Courtesy of the DEA)

Allied Universal Aids US Marshals in Capture of Most Wanted DEA Fugitive

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company in North America which was recognized in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program for the last Two Consecutive Years, is in receipt of...
AST July 2020

AST Latest *Fully Interactive* Magazine Now Live (Multi-Video)

AST is pleased to announce the newest Magazine is ready for viewing, and includes the following featured articles: DHS S&T Develops DIY Way to Clean N95 Masks A household appliance, which may be...