U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently sworn in William Ferrara as the new director of field operations in Boston, Massachusetts.
CBP Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen led Ferrera in his reaffirmation.
“Bill brings a wealth of knowledge and experience... Read More »
The state of Florida recently entered into a $700 million contract with Harris Corporation to develop a statewide communications network to connect public safety responders, law enforcement, public schools and other government agencies.
The contract lasts seven years with seven one-year options... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) broke ground on its expansion of the Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California on Wednesday.
“AMOC’s mission to secure America is much more complex than ever given... Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan on Wednesday appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner Carla Provost as the organization’s new deputy chief, the first woman in that position in history.
Provost’s new role will have her responsible for daily operations, planning and directing nationwide... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson stressing the importance of information sharing between government agencies and critical infrastructure companies.
Thompson’s letter comes in the wake of a massive... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) on Tuesday requested information from three federal agencies on the tools the federal government has available, and the tools that might be necessary, to prevent cybercrime affecting consumer products such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Warner, founder of the... Read More »
Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Üzümcü recently spoke at Georgetown University in Doha, Qatar about the ongoing efforts to uphold the global ban on chemical weapons.
Üzümcü’s speech was part of a larger conference called the State... Read More »
The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) recently conducted a global counter-smuggling operation that resulted in the seizure of more than $460 million in cash and bearer negotiable instruments (BNIs) and approximately 300 weapons.
The... Read More »
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has appointed Dr. Emily Erbelding as the new director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID).
The division provides monetary and other resources for global... Read More »
The Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD) recently deployed a new interoperability response and preparedness system to provide a secure communication channel for officers working in the field during crowded events and emergencies.
The system, called Mutualink, allows law enforcement personnel... Read More »
According to a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), government agencies have sound procedures for managing nuclear material exchanges but an improvement in inventory monitoring is needed.
The GAO report found that from Oct. 1, 2003 to Nov. 30, 2015, there were a total... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Angus King (I-ME) recently urged the Obama administration via letter to work with Congress to strengthen the government’s ability to detect and repair cybersecurity vulnerabilities within U.S. networks.
The letter requested the president help in... Read More »
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stationed at the Richmond International Airport recently discovered what appeared to be a suicide vest, an incendiaries manual and two guns, which turned out to be props for a live-action role playing game.
The incident began when TSA... Read More »
More than 100 first responders in Chattanooga, Tennessee will board Norfolk Southern Corp.’s safety train this week, a state-of-the-art mobile classroom that prepares emergency workers to respond to potential rail incidents involving the shipment of hazardous materials.
The train is visiting... Read More »
The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) recently appointed Army Col. Thomas Saltysiak as the new military deputy director at ECBC.
Prior to his new appointment, Saltysiak served as a product manager for Battlespace Management Integration (BMI) under the Integrated Air and Missile Defense... Read More »