The high-tech professionals entrusted to protect and preserve a company's - or country's - IT networks do not always recognize that their first operational priority should be the protection of their own equipment, specifically including detection and encryption systems and devices.
The United States faces a wide array of challenges to its security, and the White House must be organized to effectively and efficiently leverage the tremendous talent and expertise of the dedicated Americans who work within it.
It sounds like a mission impossible, but U.S. public health officials are determined to find a way to provide pandemic medications, within 48 hours, to everyone within a major metropolitan area endangered by pandemic influenza or a potentially lethal bioterrorism attack.
The murder of a police officer is both a community and personal tragedy. Better equipment and improved training are helping to improve survivability, but society's criminal element has access to the same equipment and the result has been an increase in law-enforcement fatalities.
The primary company product acquired by the Navy, the Ska-Pak AT respirator, features a patented automatic, hands-free air transfer from a remote air source to the portable air cylinder if the continuous air supply is interrupted.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is directing that approximately $1 billion in existing funds be used for clinical studies that will take place over the summer and for commercial-scale production of two potential vaccine ingredients for the pre-pandemic influenza stockpile.
Memex, Inc., the leading worldwide provider of intelligence management, data integration, search and analysis solutions, announced a new agreement with the Mountain Empire Criminal Justice Information Network (MECJIN) in Virginia.
The American National Standards Institutes Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) has published a Workshop Report on the need, during emergencies or natural disasters, for standards-based solutions to assist individuals with disabilities and special needs.
The fiscal year 2010 DHS budget will strengthen current efforts vital to the nation's security, bolster the department's ability to respond to emerging and evolving threats, & allow DHS to carry out new responsibilities designed to protect the nation.
Israel & India could be first in the line of fire if the resurgent terrorist group gains control of Islamabad's nuclear arsenal, but the United States would not be immune from attacks that could potentially evolve into a global nuclear holocaust.
First responders & emergency managers must make many difficult decisions. One of the most consequential involves choosing between the field testing of potential biological agents at the scene of an incident & the safer but slower option of waiting for verified lab results.
The New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN) is a high-speed, mobile data network representing the most aggressive commitment by any municipality in the United States to provide a next-generation public safety infrastructure.
These funds, made available through FEMA's Public Assistance Program, were appropriated to help support the Quick Start Initiative, launched following Hurricane Katrina to jump-start school construction in New Orleans.
Starting 18 May 2009, the CBP began requiring advance passenger and pilot information on private aircraft entering and departing the United States. This requirement seeks to ensure greater post-9/11 security on non-commercial flights.
NICE Inform is the world's first full-spectrum multimedia incident information-management solution for the security market. It provides ground-breaking capabilities for effectively managing incident information from various sources.
The LRAD system enables military and security forces to determine the intent of potential threats at safe distances, providing the time and distance needed to employ a scaled and measured response against a potential threat.
Cubic Defense reported more than $5 million in new orders from the U.S. Army & U.S. Navy for Cubic's AN/ARS-6 V12 Personnel Locator System (PLS), a compact and powerful receiver transmitter used to locate downed pilots during combat search and rescue operations.
The NASPO auditing/certification process provides independent, standards-based documentation that Gemalto fulfills contractual security requirements, applies a solid framework of security practices and procedures, and follows established best practices.
LPR systems are resented by drivers who are caught speeding and/or running stoplights. The same technology can be used, though, to quickly identify stolen cars and for other equally important law-enforcement tasks.
At one time it took 80 days to go around the world. It now takes only one day. The speed of person-to-person communications has dropped from several weeks to instantaneous. Unfortunately, medical capabilities have not moved forward at quite the same pace.
The expanded agreement will enable the RMSI (Radiation Measurement & Security Instruments)business to aggressively distribute a wider range of radiation detection solutions including multi-channel analyzers and next generation radionuclide identifier/pager systems.
The system's robust suite of capabilities will be used by Navy emergency-management personnel for all phases of an all-hazards approach to emergency management - including preparedness, response, and recovery operations.
Wi4Net, a division of CelPlan Technologies, Inc. and a leading provider of integrated wireless broadband and video surveillance solutions, announced the implementation of a wireless video surveillance network for the City of Modesto, California.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced initial awards of $50 million in ARRA funds for explosive-detection systems and advanced-technology X-ray units that will streamline baggage screening and enhance security capabilities at airports nationwide.
"We are very pleased to be working with Microbiology International in bringing our robust food-security solution to the United States food industry," said David Nielsen, Vice President of Product Development at ITI.
The sensor remotely detects intruders into a security zone by detecting the unique seismic signature they produce either on foot or by vehicles. The sensor can optimally be used for border protection or the physical security of a perimeter.
The AmbuBus is a retrofit kit that enables vehicles of opportunity such as school or transit buses to be temporarily converted into mass-casualty transport vehicles. The AmbuBus will be exhibiting at the Long Island/NYC Emergency Management Conference on May 27-28.
The Homeland Security Management Institute of Long Island University offers a fully accredited 36-credit Master of Science in Homeland Security Management degree and a 15-credit graduate-level Advanced Certificate course in Homeland Security Management.
Rescue Reel Inc., which produces a life-saving device that enables people to escape endangered buildings up to 100 stories tall, was named one of the best inventions of 2009 in Popular Science's Inventions of the Year Issue.
DHS has formally approved eight laboratories across the country as part of the Project 25-Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) - which will provide more than 60,000 emergency-response agencies nationwide with a consistent & traceable method to gather P25-compliance information on the products they buy.
Initiative is intended to develop surveillance and point-of-care sensor systems that will efficiently detect and identify the presence of a particular biological threat such as influenza virus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), or other illnesses.
The 2004 Chechen massacre of almost 400 students, parents, and teachers at Beslan School Number 1 shocked the entire world. The United States learned numerous lessons from that horrifying incident - but has yet to translate them into its own preparedness plans.
When a firefighter, hazmat specialist, or other responder reports for duty at a possibly contaminated mass-casualty scene, he or she must be properly dressed - in a well insulated space-age ensemble that keeps out toxic fumes and particulate matter.
"The entire Department is focused on streamlining operations and saving valuable resources," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. "These are simple steps that we can take to ensure taxpayer dollars are being used in the most efficient way possible."
The Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) has assembled recommendations for actions that can be implemented to protect ESS (Emergency Services Sector) personnel in their performance of duties.
Coordination among PSAPs (Public Safety Answering Points), the EMS system, healthcare facilities, and the public health system is important to develop an effective response to swine-origin influenza A (H1N1).
Twenty First Century Communications announces the availability of Inbound UCS (Universal Communications System) and CRISCOM (Crisis Communications System) to help cope with the H1N1 Swine Flu crisis and related pandemic events.