These new resources complement the wide range of existing resources for U.S. citizen travelers, which include Travel Advisories with standardized levels of travel advice for every destination country around the world, and tailored information for many types of travelers, from cruise ship passengers to students to travelers with disabilities.

State Dept Improves Tourism Safety Messaging for US Travelers

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced several important updates to their Safety and Security Messaging for U.S. citizen travelers on October 24, 2019. The State Department has added...
The AeroVironment Puma 3 AE is a fully man-portable UAS is easy to transport, deploy and operate, and can be launched from anywhere, at any time, requiring no additional infrastructure, such as runways or launch devices. (Courtesy of AeroVironment)

AeroVironment Receives $5.25M Contract for US Border Patrol

AeroVironment has received a $5,254,912 firm fixed-price contract award for PumaTM 3 AE systems and support equipment on August 8, 2019 for the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), which has been nominated in the...
New Cubic Detector Design Delivers 360-Degree Coverage so Responders Can Locate and Measure Radioactive Sources with Confidence. (Courtesy of FLIR Systems)

FLIR Launches New identiFINDER R425, Next-Gen Handheld RID

FLIR Systems, an AST 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years and a Finalist in the 2019 'ASTORS', has announced the launch of the new FLIR identiFINDER® R425, the next-generation...
HSI and Border Patrol will continue to protect children from being smuggled, as well as aggressively target, identify and stop criminal organizations from generating false documents and exploiting innocent children (Courtesy of CBP by Jerry Glaser)

ICE HSI & USBP ID More than 200 ‘Fraudulent Families’ in Last 6 months

Unrelated illegal aliens, falsely posing as families from Central and South America, continue to fraudulently circumvent U.S. immigration laws so they will be quickly released into the United States after turning...
2019 'ASTORS' Finalist Smiths Detection, is opening new doors with integrated checkpoints using unique biometric identifiers to deliver risk-based screening at departure, transit and arrival airports to streamline the checkpoint journey to make it even safer and more efficient.

Smiths Detection Showcases Biometric Checkpoint Solutions

Smiths Detection, a global threat detection and security technologies company, and new competitor in the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, is showcasing an integrated checkpoint solution at inter airport Europe 2019,...
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday called on governments and industry to work together to make the best use of modern technology to put the passenger at the centre of the journey and to achieve greater efficiency from infrastructure. (Courtesy of IATA and Twitter)

More Control, Less Waiting: Top Priorities for Travelers (Multi-Video)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its 2019 Global Passenger Survey results, which highlights that passengers are looking to technology to improve their travel experience. Acting as the voice of...
Trump, after all the media ridicule, was correct in saying that potential terrorists have illegally crossed the United States' southern border. Abdulahi Hasan Sharif of Somalia did. And it could happen again. (Courtesy of the Edmonton Police Service)

First Illegal Border-Crossing Terrorist is On Trial, Did You Know (Multi-Video)

October 15, 2019 – In Breaking News – The Federalist Many who have professionally worried, as did former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, that violent jihadists might illegally cross the United...
Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten died in the line of duty last Sunday while attempting to locate a group of suspected illegal aliens who had tripped a border ground sensor.

Hero Down: Border Patrol Agent Dies Responding to AZ Border Sensor

October 7, 2019 – In Breaking News – AZ Central A U.S. Border Patrol agent died Sunday after responding to a triggered sensor at a remote part of the Arizona border east...
'ASTORS' Award-Winning SWORD - Mobile Based Security providing an IoT Level of Situational Awareness

SWORD Returns to Compete in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program (Videos)

With more and more so-called soft targets being attacked around the world, heightened security is needed virtually everywhere. With the ongoing threat of global terrorism or instances of mass shootings or other...

US Army Receives Real-Time Video Distribution Tech for WASP Aerostats

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized, tethered aerial monitoring and communications platforms serving national defense and homeland security customers, recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, and a...