PureActiv™ is an automated outdoor surveillance system that addresses critical security threats to safeguard lives, facilities, and other high-value assets.

PureActiv AI Deep Learning Video Analytics Compete in 2021 ‘ASTORS’

PureActiv AI Deep Learning Geo-spatial Video Analytics from PureTech Systems, a 2020 Multi-'ASTORS' Award Winner, has been Nominated in Six categories in the 2021 'ASTORS' Awards Program. PureTech Systems delivers a fully integrated...
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...
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...
ICE HSI and local law enforcement routinely partner to conduct operations in a continuous effort to reduce the demand that fuels sex trafficking and exploitation of children in our communities. (Courtesy of ICE)

Multi-Agency Mesa Ops Result in 18 Arrested on Prostitutions and More

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which has been Nominated in the 2021 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, joined the East Valley Human Trafficking...
Approximately 61,130 pounds of seized contraband is staged to be offloaded on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James at Port Everglades, Florida, Aug. 5, 2021. The James is homeported in Charleston, South Carolina. (Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Estrada)

Coast Guard Offloads $1.4B in Cocaine, Marijuana at Florida Port

Coast Guard Cutter James' crew offloaded approximately 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.4 billion last week, at Port Everglades, which is the largest offload...
Sarah Greenert McNichol, Matron of Honor for the pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), christens the ship during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., July 31, 2021. (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten.)

U.S. Navy Christens Newest Attack Submarine, USS Hyman G. Rickover

The Navy christened one of its newest Virginia-class attack submarines, the future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), in honor of the “Father of the Nuclear Navy" on Saturday, July 31,...
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Stranded Dogs Unite Republicans and Democrats to Lift CDC Canine Ban

By Dana Gentry, Nevada Current A measure designed to shorten the wait for dogs currently banned from entering the U.S. passed the House of Representatives Tuesday night on a bipartisan voice vote....
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...