The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed the new advanced imaging technology (AIT) system at the Erie International Airport, providing an enhanced layer of security for passengers.
The “state-of-the-art” AIT machine combines new automated target recognition... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini Crossing at the Port of Nogales recently arrested a Mexican national after finding approximately $460,000 worth of heroin in the gas tank of his motorcycle.
The incident occurred as officers referred a 32-year... Read More »
The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) recently held a three-day exercise for cybercrime investigators to develop skills in combating real crimes in cyberspace.
The event, held Feb. 13-15 and hosted by the National Police Agency of Japan, saw participants from 10 countries... Read More »
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), along with the Moscow-based Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS), recently released a report highlighting 50 projects that advance key nuclear nonproliferation objectives for the United States and Russia across five thematic areas.
The report,... Read More »
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced last week the Stop Terrorists Operational Resources and Money (STORM) Act of 2017, which seeks to provide the president additional leverage in penalizing foreign governments that fail to stop terrorist financing.
The bill was authored by Sens.... Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Douglas Station in Arizona recently seized two bundles of marijuana after being catapulted across the border from Mexico.
The incident occurred on Feb. 10 as agents patrolling an area just east of the Douglas Port of Entry observed several individuals... Read More »
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report stating that the federal government needs to strengthen its capabilities regarding cybersecurity and protecting the privacy of personally-identifiable information.
GAO conducted the study to provide an overview of the... Read More »
FLIR Systems, Inc. was recently awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth approximately $50 million to provide marine electronics systems under the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program.
The contract covers a five-year... Read More »
A group of U.S. House members recently introduced the Department of Defense Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act, which aims to require the National Guard and Reserve forces to track their members cybersecurity skills.
The bill was authored by Reps. Jam Langevin (D-RI), Frank... Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector recently arrested a previously-deported aggravated felon who was convicted of homicide last week.
The incident began as agents observed two men walking north from the Calexico International Border Fence in an open desert area. Agents... Read More »
Andrew C. Teich, president and CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc., recently announced his plans to retire after 33 years in the industry.
Teich will continue to serve in his current role until a successor is appointed.
FLIR’s board of directors will now conduct a comprehensive search for its new... Read More »
Glagio do Brasil, a Brazilian manufacturer of protective equipment for several branches of Brazil’s law enforcement and military, recently chose Honeywell’s Gold Shield ballistic composite materials for use in ballistic protective vests for the country’s second-largest police force in Minas... Read More »
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the indictment of 12 current and former TSA and airport employees for smuggling approximately 20 tons of cocaine through TSA security systems at Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz International Airport between 1998 and 2016.
The... Read More »
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Joint Targeting Team - South in Eagle Pass, Texas recently discovered a stash house where 11 undocumented migrants were being hidden for human smuggling.
The discovery occurred on Feb. 7 as Border Patrol agents, with assistance from the Maverick County... Read More »
According to a recent report conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Departments of Defense (DOD), Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) should use existing coordination mechanisms to improve their response capabilities in the event of an outbreak of... Read More »