The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility apprehended two Mexican men after discovering packages of marijuana and cocaine in two separate incidents last week.
“Our officers have once again demonstrated great... Read More »
A coalition of financial trade associations, led by the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), made a push this week to encourage Congress to pass a data security bill that would protect consumers from data breaches.
Each group is pushing for the bipartisan Data Security Act of 2015, a bill that... Read More »
The International Criminal Police Organization’s (INTERPOL) Chemical and Explosives Terrorism Prevention Unit, in coordination with INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs), carried out exercises across southeast Asia last week.
Operation Chase II involved passenger and motor vehicle... Read More »
Avon Protection on Monday introduced new technology designed to combat chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats for first responders and other security-related officers.
One of the new products includes the Avon CSPARR, the newest generation of CBRN powered air purifying... Read More »
Tyco Integrated Security recently unveiled a high-tech security system at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to help prevent costly exit lane security breaches and increase operational efficiency.
“Airports will be able to save costs overall by using technology over manpower,”... Read More »
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ordered a bulk supply of Bavarian Nordic’s non-replicating smallpox vaccine Imvamune on Friday.
Imvamune is being developed as a smallpox vaccine for... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) named David Salazar as area port director for the Calexico ports of entry on Thursday.
Salazar is a career federal law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of experience involving international travelers and trade along the California-Calexico... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) introduced the Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act of 2016, H.R. 5253, on Thursday to enhance visa screening procedures at U.S. embassy outposts overseas.
The bill calls for the Department of Homeland Security to assign counterterrorism personnel and biometric... Read More »
Ahmet Uzumcu, director general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), addressed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Conference on Weapons of Mass Destruction Arms Control Disarmament in Slovenia on Wednesday regarding security challenges facing the OPCW.... Read More »
The Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled “Examining H.R. 3299, Strengthening Public Health Response Act” on Thursday to examine legislation meant to better prepare the U.S. to fight biological threats.
The Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response... Read More »
More than 200 bomb technicians and first responders from five states and Canada came together this week to participate in what has become the biggest explosive public safety bomb squad training exercise in the world.
Held in New York, the state with the highest risk of terrorism in the nation,... Read More »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Monday regarding critical infrastructure protection and federal efforts to address electromagnetic risks.
The report found that key agencies have taken various steps to address electromagnetic risks to the electric grid, with... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) called upon the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to take action on his bipartisan TSA PreCheck Expansion Act, H.R. 2843, in order to address long security lines affecting many of the nation’s airports.
The TSA PreCheck program is a risk-based security model that provides... Read More »
The 44th International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) European Regional Conference is being held this week, with participants discussing the challenges posed by record numbers of migrants traveling to Europe.
Following the publication of the joint Europol-INTERPOL report on migrant... Read More »
Many U.S. mid-cap companies are struggling to defend themselves against cyber attacks, begging the question of what is the appropriate role the federal government should play in getting the private sector cyber ready, according to Michael Balboni, president of RedLand Strategies, Inc., a business... Read More »