august 2005

Updates

MDI Security Systems' iTRUST Small Business Solution Named 2005 Security Technology of the Year by Secure Convergence Journal

Security Solutions, Inc. Deploys the Award-Winning iTRUST Software and DDCII IP - based Hardware for City of Raleigh Security Project

Updates

New Smart Card System to Coordinate First Responders in the National Capital Region

This card will "identify first responders and their qualification(s) at the site of an incident, so they may move rapidly into, out of, and within an area in a trusted and secure manner."

Updates

GenPrime, Inc. Signs Worldwide Distribution Agreement with Scott Health and Safety

Scott Health and Safety to sell GenPrime's Prime Alert Biodetection System to First Responder Market

Updates

TSA and U.S. Coast Guard Initiate Homeland Security Exercises for U.S. Seaports

The Port Security Training Exercises Program (PortSTEP) is focused on building links within and between the nation's Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committees.

Updates

Advanced Explosives Detection Technology to Be Tested

TSA, U.S. Coast Guard, and Golden Gate Ferry announce pilot to test explosives detection technology at ferry terminals. Thirty-day pilot to be conducted at Larkspur and San Francisco terminals.

Preparedness

Maritime FSOs: The New Breed of Homeland-Security Professionals

by Laurie Thomas -

The duties of the nation's new facility security officers are many and daunting, but also vitally important both to national security and to the U.S. economic well-being.

Resilience

CBRNE Attacks at Sea: Time to Revisit the Maritime SAR International

by Ashley Moore -

The next terrorist attacks might be against the U.S. system of ports and waterways, where the nation is most vulnerable.

Commentary

Justin Thomas Russell, Director for Port Security, Center for Security & Operations, Anteon Corporation

by John Morton -

His views on, among other important subjects, the need to balance security policies and programs against "the unfettered flow of commerce."

Commentary

The Coast Guard's Post 9/11 Deepwater Program: An Enduring Solution for U.S. Maritime Security

by Capt. Gordon Peterson -

USCG lives up to its Semper Paratus tradition in formulating plans for the multimission service's "fleet of the future."

Updates

Sceptor's New BioSim(TM) Simulates Biothreats for Safe Testing of Detection Systems

Non-Hazardous Material Closely Matches Physical and Genetic Properties of Disease Agents for Accurate Results

Updates

Ahura Receives Prestigious Homeland Security Award From Frost and Sullivan

First Defender rugged handheld chemical identification systems optimized to meet the needs of first responders.

Updates

SafetyTech International, Inc Announces Availability of the National Guard WMD Response Kit

FBI SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams use these powered air systems that are NIOSH-certified and have been the powered air choice for special operations units within the U.S. Military for several years.

Updates

ICOP Digital Announces Closing of its Public Offering and Dual Lists on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market and ArcaEx

"This is another important milestone for our company and further validates our position as a leader in this new and growing area of digital video surveillance," said David Owen, President and CEO of ICOP Digital.

Updates

LifeBarrier Expands ProSafetyGrip Distribution in Response to Growing Workplace Safety Concerns

By expanding distribution, the LifeBarrier ProSafetyGrip will be available to employers in all industries seeking to secure a higher level of workplace safety and productivity with low operating expenses.

Updates

MDI Security Systems Signs Business Agreement with PSA Security Network

World's Largest Security Cooperative to Offer MDI Products to its Nationwide Security Dealer Membership

Updates

U.S. Hails United Nations Antiterrorist Resolution

The United States has welcomed the adoption by the U.N. Security Council of an anti-terrorism resolution clarifying and strengthening international sanctions on Al-Qaida, the Taliban and their associates.

Updates

Energy Bill Provides For Enhanced Security at Commercial Nuclear Facilities

Under this legislation, the NRC will have regulatory authority for the first time over additional radioactive materials, including certain sources of radium-226 and materials produced in accelerators rather than in reactors.

Updates

iAccess Systems completes Phase-1 Biometric Airport Access Control Evaluation

Biometric Access Control System from iAccess Systems successfully completes Phase-I Evaluation Test for Airport access control.

Updates

Telenor Satellite Services Gains Access to Brazilian Market

Telenor Wins Approval from Brazilian Telecommunications Regulator, ANATEL, to Offer Inmarsat Services throughout Brazil

Preparedness

USAWC's New Emphasis on Homeland Security

by Brent Bankus -

One of the world's most-renowned naval/military educational institutions revamps its curriculum to incorporate courses and research projects related to the global war on international terrorism.

Preparedness

NCRP 138: Reliable Guidance for Radiation Emergencies

by Rob Schnepp -

In an era when terrorist attachs involving weapons of mass destruction, including radiation weapons, represent a clear and present danger, decision makers are turning to a useful albeit bewhiskered document for guidance in formulating their what-if conti

Preparedness

Agitated Delirium: A Primer for EMS/Law-Enforcement Personnel

by Jay Kehoe -

The sudden death of anyone is a personal tragedy for his/her friends and next of kin - and creates a sometimes extremely complicated issue for police, EMS, and correctional personnel to deal with.

Commentary

Vayl Oxford, Acting Director of the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection

by John Morton -

His views on the office's mission, interfaces with other agencies, and the future development of a global nuclear-detection architecture.

Updates

DHS Announces Briefing on Two New IT Support Initiatives

"These programs, when fully in place, will satisfy the vast majority of DHS information task requirements, "said Scott Charbo, DHS Chief Information Officer.

Updates

Ten New Explosives Detection Canine Teams Join TSA to Protect Against Terrorism

Because canine teams combine excellent mobility with reliable detection rates, their use has evolved to include searching areas in response to bomb threats associated with airport terminals and aircraft, luggage, cargo and vehicles, as well as serving as

Updates

Draeger Safety Introduces New Telemetry/Accountability Monitoring System Adding Higher Dimension of Safety for Firemen and HAZMAT Responders

The Merlin takes the guesswork out of entry control and accountability procedures by bringing the information from inside the "Hot Zone" of each individual fire fighter or first responder to an area set up outside the event.

Updates

QuickSilver's newest products are the BiSKit, also designed by ECBC and the QS Molle Vest CB Sampling Kit

The BiSKit designed to sample surfaces for bacteria, viruses, toxins and DNA. The QS Molle Vest CB Sampling Kit was developed in-house and is equipped and designed for the war fighter.

Updates

DuPont(TM) Introduces the Tychem(R) CPF3 HD Garment; Giving First Responders the Freedom to Respond Faster

Saving seconds and providing the protection that can help save lives

Updates

RAE Systems Extends HazMat Leadership with HazRAE Handheld Wireless Decision Support System

Real Time Decision Support Application Runs on Handheld Devices

Updates

EAI Announces Emergency Medical Assessments, Training & Exercises (EMATEX)

A measurable system of emergency management and public health safety

Updates

Rapiscan Systems to Provide Security Screening Equipment at 10th Annual IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Rapiscan Systems will be deploying multiple security inspection solutions at this year's International Association of Athletics Federations ("IAAF") World Championships in Helsinki, Finland from August 6-14th.

Updates

Global Secure Safety Products Announces Rapid Deployment Underwater Rescue Apparatus Aims To Reduce Deaths By Drowning

Rescue - Not Recovery! On-scene and in-action in less than 60 seconds! New RESCUEPAC(tm) technology allows immediate water entry option for First Responders

Updates

Sceptor's Portable Aerosol Collector Equips First Responders, Environmental Managers With Homeland Security-Level Performance

Omni 3000 Uses SpinCon(R) Technology, Proven In Military Use, Homeland Biothreat Emergencies

Updates

Hummingbird Selects MDI to Provide Command and Control Platform for Integration of Video Surveillance and Airport Checkpoint Technologies

Government Pilot Programs Provide Foundation for Global Security Management Concept

Updates

Idaho Technology Inc. Presents A New Hand-Portable Device for Real-Time DNA Identification of Biological Agents

A new generation of hand-portable, real-time identifier called the RAZOR(TM) instrument to augment and improve upon the current bio-warfare (BW) defense capabilities available to inspectors, customs agents, first responders and war fighters.

Updates

Smiths Detection Announces First Deployment of Explosive Detection Walk-through Trace Portal Following Successful Pilot

Newark Liberty International Airport First of Three New York Metro-Area Airports to Receive Sentinel II for Deployment

Updates

Intelagard's Decontamination Escape Kit, Featuring EasyDECON DF200 Personal Incident Decontamination Spray

Keep yourself alive with Intelagard's Decontamination Escape Kit. Suit up and remain fully functional in the midst of a chemical/biological incident, whether accidental or man-made.

Updates

Telenor and Thuraya Ink Satellite Services Agreement

Telenor Now Offers Thuraya Satellite Communications Services Throughout Its Global Distribution Network. Thuraya's DSL Service Also Included as Telenor Further Expands Its Land Mobile Product Portfolio

Updates

LG IrisAccess 4000 system

LG IrisAccess 4000 delivers scalable security thresholds when threat levels change

Updates

Thales 25 Continues to Respond to the Needs of First Responders

The Thales 25 is the smallest profile, lightest, and most rugged Project 25-compliant portable digital radio available for law enforcement, public safety, land management, and homeland security.

Updates

Marlink's (A Subsidiary of Telenor Satellite Service) Online Account Management Tool Launches New Cost-Saving Features

MarlinkOnline Adds New Features to Help Businesses Better Manage Communications Budgets a Number of MarlinkOnline Users Grows to Well Beyond 900

Updates

The SEA Group Develops New NIOSH CBRN standard for Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Used by First Responders involved in Rescue and Recovery tasks or Medical Personal required to do lifting and carrying of patients, will also protect the user and the PAPR against aerosol as well as liquid chemical ware fare agents.

Updates

American Technology Corporations Announces America's Leading Police Departments Deploy Breakthrough Non-Lethal Technology

Long Range Acoustic Device from American Technology Produces Dramatic Results

Updates

Microsensor Systems Inc. Presents the CW Sentry 3G 24/7 Chemical Agent Detector now Offers a Remote Monitoring Interface

This new graphical user interface (GUI) provides a single, consolidated view of a multi-node network of CW SentryTM 3Gs into a graphical map of the facility being monitored.

Updates

Titan Presents Mobile Operations Center for Command, Control, Communications and Computing

Titan's line of mobile command and control vehicles answers the growing need for mobile interoperable voice and data communications during significant events.

Updates

Bulldog Technologies Announces the Release of the RB-600 RoadBOSS Security Solution

Combined Power of an Electronic Security Seal, GSM/GPRS Data and GPS Tracking Plugs the Black Hole in Supply Chain Monitoring and Security

Updates

MSA Releases Gas Detection Bulletin for Airport Facility Monitoring

MSA Instrument Division has published a four-page full-color brochure detailing its product offerings for airport facility monitoring, making it easy to select the right gas detection product

Updates

VistaScape Selected for Advanced Surveillance System at Logan Airport, Boston Harbor

Massport chooses VistaScape's SiteIQ(TM) software to secure vast area of Boston; ADT Security Services to integrate software and security infrastructure

Reports

OIG/DHS - Review of Controls Over the Export of Chemical and Biological Commodities

"We recommended that the Commissioner of CBP evaluate the Outbound program, including information requirements, staffing needs, and consistency of enforcement practices, and make adjustments necessary to ensure that all of CBP's enforcement responsibiliti

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Updates

Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff at the 2005 Excellence in Government Conference

Homeland Security Secretarty Michael Chertoff says more changes are ahead for the Department of Homeland Security. "We do not want to have a fortress state. We do not want to be a security nation. We want to be a secure nation."

Updates

USDA, FDA, DHS AND FBI JOIN STATES AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO PROTECT NATION'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SUPPLY FROM AGROTERRORISM

"Ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply is a top priority for President Bush and USDA," said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.

Updates

USDA, FDA, DHS AND FBI JOIN STATES AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO PROTECT NATION'S FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SUPPLY FROM AGROTERRORISM

"Ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply is a top priority for President Bush and USDA," said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.