Active shooter and other emergency situations are something the city prepares for, conducting practice drills every three to six months. One such drill recently provided an opportunity for staff to interact with local police and fire personnel who are most likely to respond during an incident. Public and private partnerships like this better prepare the City of Downey to assist its residents. (Courtesy of the Downey Police Dept and Facebook)

Shots Fired at Kaiser Hospital? Suspect in Custody (Multi-Video)

By Tracy Bloom, Chip Yost, Steve Kuzj and Mark Kono, KTLA5 A suspect has been arrested after allegedly firing shots in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Downey Tuesday, in an incident that...
Morpho OneLook Capturing two biometrics with only one look. Morpho OneLook by IDEMIA offers a new approach to capture and identify a person through a single, easy-to-use, at-a-distance biometric capture device.

IDEMIA Excels in S&T Biometric Tech Rally with OneLook Face/Iris System

Balancing speed and security at checkpoints, like airports, is essential to ensuring safe, reliable travel. Many of these checkpoints are increasingly using biometric technology to improve speed and reliability, and while recent...
Based on CT imaging technology, the DETECT™ 1000 is a powerful lens with which to see and identify smaller and more advanced threats than ever before, eliminating the burden of removing laptops and liquids from bags.

TSA Orders New CT Checkpoint Baggage Screening Systems (Video)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately $2.8 million under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program, to Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS). Under the option exercise,...
The Eagle MVSS from Tactical Micro, featuring PureActiv Video Analytics from PureTech, consists of a complete mobile surveillance platform to aid US Border Patrol agents to track and identify Items of Interest (IOI) along the US southwest border.

PureActiv Video Analytics to Aid CBP in Mobile Video Surveillance Solution

The Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is taking delivery of multiple mobile versions of the PureActiv wide area video surveillance software suite, from PureTech Systems, a competitor in the 2018...
The TSA 'Quiet Skies' Program has federal air marshals follow and observe certain travelers if their foreign travel histories and other factors raise red flags.

Undercover Air Marshal Explains Quiet Skies to NBC News (Multi-Video)

On Wednesday night, exclusively on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, NBC News correspondent Tom Costello spoke with an undercover Federal Air Marshal who works on the Quiet Skies program. Asked what...
The U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge invites you to submit a concept for a solution that helps make a person in the water easier to find. The best solutions will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational boaters. (Courtesy of the McMurdo Group, an Orolia company)

$255K Ready for Rescue Challenge to Develop New Boater Safety Solutions

As the nation’s maritime first responder, the U.S. Coast Guard is devoted to helping boaters in distress. Within this mission, one critical issue is finding people in the water. Towards that end, the...
Resolve’s through-barrier capability removes the need to open containers - hazards remain contained & evidence is preserved - enabling response teams to identify container contents early in an operation, prior to escalation.

UK Border Force Deploys Resolve Handheld HAZMAT Detection System

The UK Border Force is now using the Resolve handheld Raman system, a Gold Award Winner in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, from Agilent Technologies. Providing a revolutionary new capability...
Rickey White pilots and interceptor drone during the ThunderDrone Tech Expo at SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017. The expo provided an opportunity for industry, national laboratories and academia to discuss and promote new and innovative drone technology with the special operations community. (Courtesy of Barry Loo and the USAF)

SOCOM Seeking Technologies for War in a Post-Cyberpunk Era (Multi-Video)

By Kelsey Atherton, C4ISRNET The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for...
Learn More about how DHS S&T is working to develop advanced new screening technologies and tools that can find explosives in baggage & more, to improve threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked & carry on baggage systems.

DHS S&T to Improve X-Ray Detection with $3.5M in Awards (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a  Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding...
The IBAC 2 is a fully automated biological agent detector that provides 24/7 air monitoring.

FLIR Biological Agent Detectors to Support United States Forces Korea

FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is in receipt of an order for  FLIR IBAC 2 biological agent detector systems...