U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is warning its agents to "exercise extreme caution and should report any possible armed subjects approaching the border with possible explosive devices," after the Mexican military recently seized 10 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the border.

US Border Patrol Warned to be Safe, Vigilant After IEDs Found at Border

December 15, 2023 – In Breaking News – FOX BUSINESS U.S. Customs and Border Protection is warning agents to be on the lookout for explosive devices. A federal law-enforcement source shared with FOX Business Network...
The Aerosol and Vapor Chemical Agent Detectors (AVCAD) systems are a chemical detector designed to detect, identify, alarm and report the presence of traditional and advanced chemical threat vapors and aerosols, to support missions for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. (Courtesy of the DoD AVCAD program)

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Nominee 908 Devices Begins Work for DoD AVCAD Program

908 Devices Inc., a pioneer of purpose-built handheld and desktop devices for chemical and biochemical analysis, and a Returning 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Champion from 2021, has entered the initial production...
It is estimated that over 5000 public safety agencies have implemented drone programs, with more added every day. A recent research study revealed over 17 major use cases with numerous subcategories, and their efforts are greatly enhancing public safety and homeland security. (Courtesy of DRONERESPONDERS)

Drones: Public Safety, Homeland Security and Public Service

Guest Editorial by Charles Werner, Director – DRONERESPONDERS  Public Safety drone operations are now being used by every public safety discipline (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Correctional Officers, Emergency Management, Search and Rescue,...
Street scene showing open narcotic usage in Kensington, Philadelphia. CNN reports that nearly 70,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses that involved fentanyl in 2021, almost a four-fold increase over five years. The report states that fentanyl was involved in about 22 deaths per 100,000 people. (Courtesy of Rigaku)

‘ASTORS’ Nominee On Protecting the Homeland from Illicit Opiates

Guest Editorial By Michael Brown, Global Director of Counter-Narcotics Technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices Television dramas would have narcotic smugglers shipping tons of illicit drugs via air, sea, and road while avoiding...
“NEC understands its responsibility to support organizations on the front lines of caring for the communities we work and live in each day,” shared Ken Wilson, NEC & NEC Foundation of America Vice President. (Courtesy of NEC Foundation)

How NEC is Changing the World with $500K Health and Education Grants

NEC Foundation of America, the charitable giving fund of NEC Corporation of America (NEC), whose subsidiary NEC National Security Systems (NSS) is the Returning Platinum Industry Sponsor for the 2023 'ASTORS'...
Machine learning and advanced analytics enable mobile CCTV security systems to proactively thwart security threats while also driving operational efficiencies. (Courtesy of Stallion Infrastructure Services)

AI-Backed Security Monitoring Trailers Take on Broader, Proactive Approach

Guest Editorial by Cameron Simon, Senior Vice President of Industrials, Technology & Services for Stallion Infrastructure Services Last year, there was a 71% increase in physical attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, according...
The Teal 2 is the first sUAS equipped with the new Hadron 640R sensor from 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award Champion Teledyne FLIR, which provides end users with the highest resolution thermal imaging in a small form factor.

Red Cat Receives DoD Approval for New Teal 2 sUAS on Cleared List

Red Cat, a military technology company integrating robotic hardware and software to protect and support the warfighter, is pleased to announce its new military-grade sUAS, the Teal 2, has received clearance...
EnforceAir reaches new heights in enabling full control, safety, and continuity during rogue drone incidents. D-Fend introduces EnforceAir2, the next-generation high-performance cyber counter-UAS system with seamless operational flexibility. EnforceAir2 brings enhanced, expanded, and extended Counter-UAS capabilities, with even more POWER, PERFORMANCE, PORTABILITY, and RANGE, all in a COMPACT FOOTPRINT.

D-Fend Solutions Launches the All-New EnforceAir2

D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency (RF), cyber-based, non-kinetic, non-jamming, counter-drone takeover technology, and a Multiple Award Winner in the 2022 'ASTORS' Awards Program recently Nominated to Compete in the...
The HEXWAVE product from Liberty Defense screens for all types of concealed weapons and other threats using 3D imaging and Artificial Intelligence for enhanced security to process people quickly and effectively, in all types of venues both indoor and outdoor.

Liberty Defense Nominated to Compete in 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Liberty Defense Technologies, a leading technology provider of AI-based next generation detection solutions for concealed weapons, who took home a 2022 Gold 'ASTORS' Award for Best Metal/Weapons Detection Solution, is pleased...
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TeknoScan Systems Nominated to Compete in 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

Americans must renew our commitment and provide the first responders with the appropriate technologies to aid them in ending the drug overdose epidemic that has claimed nearly 850,000 lives over the...