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...
ATF Director Steven Dettelbach is presented with the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Government Leadership & Innovation Person of the Year Award, by Tammy Waitt, Editorial Director at AST (at center), and New York/Newark Port Director Tenable Thomas (at right), on behalf of the 2022 ‘Government Person of the Year, CBP OFO Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Diane Sabatino, at the 2023 'ASTORS' Homeland Security and Excellence in Public Safety Awards Ceremony in New York City.

2023 ‘ASTORS’ Honors Homeland Security & Public Safety (A – GL)

American Security Today's Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, now in its Eighth Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management...
Lt. Milton Resendez, a 27-year veteran of the San Benito Police Department was pronounced dead at a hospital after a bullet went through the door of his patrol car and struck him in the abdomen just below his body armor.

South Texas Hero Down: Police Officer Fatally Shot During Pursuit

October 18, 2023 – In Breaking News – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Texas police officer was fatally shot after joining a lengthy chase of two men who fled a traffic stop, switched...
Drawing on a record of success over 4 decades, Genasys Protect is built on proven technology that provides emergency managers a unified operating picture of events and granular control to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.

‘ASTORS’ Champ Genasys to Improve NH Public Safety Communications

Genasys, a global leader in protective communications solutions, and a Double Winner in the 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program Recently Nominated to Compete in the 2023 'ASTORS' Program, has been...
Members of DRONERESPONDERS, including FDNY Robotics Captain Michael Leo (at right), accept the DRONERESPONDERS 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Award for Excellence in Public Safety and Disaster Response at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon in NYC.

Last Call for 2023 Government ‘ASTORS’ Excellence Awards Entries

American Security, Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity,...
NEC and IBA hosted the 36th Annual User Conference in Chicago, IL, where participants attended a variety of panel sessions that provided a forum for biometric thought-leaders to share best practices and insights into how biometric and digital identity solutions are keeping our communities safe and are helping to solve crimes quicker. (Courtesy of NEC)

Global Law Enforcement Agencies Join Forces with NEC, at IBA 2023

NEC, whose whole owned subsidiary NEC National Security Systems (NSS), a Returning Multi-Platinum Awards Champion in the 2023 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, in partnership with the International Biometrics Association (IBA),...
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,...
The new Canon MS-500 is built to be used for specialist long distance monitoring under challenging conditions and can operate around the clock in temperatures ranging from -20oC to 45oC, day and night accurately. (Courtesy of Canon)

‘ASTORS’ Champ Canon USA New MS-500 for Long-Range Surveillance

Canon U.S.A., the Double 2022 Gold 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Champion for Best IT Access Control & Authentication and Best Device Visibility and Control Solutions, is introducing the Canon MS-500. The Canon...
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...