Department of Homeland Security News

Rajant and Dejero showcased their emergency communication systems to eliminate wildfire on the Gaviota coast

Rajant and Dejero’s Technology Springs into Action in the Battle Against a 420-Acre Wildfire on the Santa Barbara County Coast. A wind-driven brush fire triggered evacuations after breaking out along the Gaviota Coast in Santa Barbara County, California. On a sunny afternoon in mid-October 2019, the heat from the sun combined with winds gusting up to 40 mph through the quiet foothills of El Capitán Canyon, sparking a wind-whipped, vegetation brush fire in the overly dry desert hill...

SIA and SecureIDNews to honour the women who contributed to the biometrics and security industries

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and SecureIDNews have selected five distinguished biometrics and security experts as the 2020 winners of the Women in Biometrics Awards – a globally recognised program co-founded by SIA and SecureIDNews and co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA, Biometric Update and the SIA Women in Security Forum. The honourees will be recognised during the 2020 SIA GovSummit, SIA’s annual government security conference, which will be hosted as a free virtual eve...

Security Industry Association announces the agenda and speaker lineup for the virtual 2020 SIA GovSummit

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announces the agenda and speaker lineup for the 2020 SIA GovSummit, its annual public policy and government security technology conference, taking place June 1-4. Due to concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, SIA GovSummit will be held as a virtual event in 2020, and for the first time ever, the conference will be entirely free to all attendees from industry and government. Offering additional sessions “SIA GovSummit 2020 will explore how security...

Department of Homeland Security announces the winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announces the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail. IDSS will receive the grand pri...

GSX 2019 offers six days of education and networking for the global security community

The doors have closed on this year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX), held at Chicago’s McCormick Place this week. Presented by ASIS International, an association for security management professionals, the event offered six days filled with education and networking for the global security community. Attendance was strong with 20,000 registrants from more than 125 countries and 550+ exhibitors packing the convention centre. Security professionals also engaged in sessions around the wor...

DHS Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan signs agreements with ISA’s Nadav Argaman to address key issues

On Monday, July 22, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan hosted the Director of the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), Nadav Argaman, for a bilateral engagement to discuss the threats that the U.S. and Israel both face and the shared mission of their respective departments. Addressing key priorities for agencies During their meetings, Acting Secretary McAleenan and ISA Director Argaman signed cooperation agreements spanning across a multitude of fronts that will address key pri...

ASIS International announces that John F. Kelly will present a keynote address at the day 1 of GSX 2019

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces that General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (RET), will present a keynote address on Military & Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the 2019 Global Security Exchange (GSX). The presentation, titled Geopolitics and Security, will take place on Wednesday, 11 September from 8:30 – 10:00 AM and will be open to all all-access pass holders. Feature keynote presenters We always strive to feature keynote...

Connected Security Expo at ISC West addresses convergence of physical security & IT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and other trends drive the convergence of physical and information security, integrators and end users attending ISC West may be struggling to keep pace with new areas of responsibility and expanding roles in the larger security ecosystem. Help is here. The Connected Security Expo, co-locating with ISC West, focuses on building a holistic security strategy for the connected enterprise. Exhibitors will focus on how physical and information security can be used tog...

ISC West announces the lineup for its education sessions in collaboration with Security Industry Association

ISC West, the largest converged security event in the U.S., introduces the lineup for its 2019 education sessions, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA). In partnership with SIA, ISC West will be making educational sessions available during its 2019 ISC West show taking place April 9-12, 2019 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, with SIA Education@ISC kicking off the day prior to the exhibition on April 9. The comprehensive program includes 85+ accredi...

DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program successfully transitions three technologies to CBP

Three startups developing technologies with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) successfully transitioned their products to DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise in 2018. These three transitions are the first to come from SVIP, a program designed to connect DHS with startups and small businesses to seek innovative solutions for the most pressing threats facing the homeland security mission and to rapi...

A brief report on happenings at ISC East 2018

Thousands of security professionals gathered Nov. 14-15 at the Javits Center in New York City to explore new products, solutions and technologies, network with security luminaries and obtain high-quality industry education. ISC East, sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA), is the Northeast’s largest security industry event; more than 7,000 security professionals attended or exhibited at this year’s conference. Following day 1 of ISC East, SIA gathered industry luminar...

Databuoy ShotPoint shooter localisation system receives Safety Act Designation Protections from US DHS

ShotPoint is a unique sensor system that provides reliable shooter detection and localisation coverage for both indoor and outdoor areas Databuoy Corporation announces that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted Safety Act Designation Protections for their ShotPoint shooter localisation system. The SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) designation extends DHS liability protection for ShotPoint customers with regard to claims re...