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Northrop Grumman Wins $95 Million Contract From DHS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $95 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to develop increments one and two of the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) system. Northrop Grumman will serve as systems developer and integrator for this 42-month effort. HART is the organization’s next-generation recognition program, replacing the Automated Biometric Identity System (IDENT) built in the 1990s.

Johnson Controls And DHS Sign Cooperative R&D Agreement On CyberSecurity

In an effort to improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a global leader in energy efficiency, integrated solutions and building controls, announces a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. The agreement will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent.

Taminco Chemicals Rely on Milestone Video for Employee Safety and Federal Regulation

Milestone Systems’ open platform IP video management technology is helping Taminco USA to manage employee safety and to uphold federal regulations for the production and transportation of hazardous materials. Taminco manufactures compounds and solutions for agricultural, personal and home care, energy and water treatment chemicals. The Department of Health, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation heavily monitor the shipping of these substances, so it is essential that a sophisticated surveillance system monitor every step of the process, from delivery of raw materials to the shipment of end products.

Viscount Awarded Contracts to Secure Sites for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Viscount Systems (OTCQB:VSYS), a leading provider of IT-based security software and services, today announced that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure U.S. Federal Government facilities in Washington, D.C., and Ohio for the Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Multi-Application Detection Equipment Expected To Address New Airport Security Threats

In its newest study on the market for explosives, weapons and contraband (EWC) detection equipment for airports, IHS found the market to be worth more than $740 million globally and to have a CAGR of 6% over the next four years. Due to new and evolving security threats to the aviation industry, in July 2014, […]

House Passes Bill To Improve Airport Security In Wake Of LAX Shooting

In the wake of November’s deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to tighten security at the nation’s airports. The measure, introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), is named in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Administration screener who was shot to death Nov. 1 […]

On Photography, Cops Need To Get A Clue

We can’t expect privacy in public, but neither should police officers and public employees. Security cameras operated by the Department of Homeland Security are installed in front of a federal building in New York. (Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP) Last week, Buzzfeed reporter Benny Johnson went to work on a list of the seven ugliest federal […]

Border Security: Why Obama’s $2B Border Crackdown Could Have High Political Costs

This, it is safe to say, is not what President Obama had in mind when it came to election year politics about immigration. On Monday, Mr. Obama will ask Congress for $2 billion to help his administration speed deportations of the tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America now flooding across […]

DHS Biometric Program Gets $250 Million From Senate

A Senate subcommittee recently approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on DHS green-lighted more than $47 billion to go towards the agency as part of a request made for funding in fiscal year […]

Biometric Identity Verification Is Coming To Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport

Biometrics assume certain human parts are unique; that the patterns of our fingerprints and irises vouch for who we are. Later this summer, screening at McCarran Airport will include an option using those measures “to speed travelers through airport security.” Called CLEAR, the service already operates at nine airports across the country, boasting more than […]