Department of Homeland Security News

U.S. Department of Homeland Security begins screening of airline passengers through the Secure Flight programme

The screening is done through the TSA's Secure Flight programmeU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that 100 percent of passengers flying domestically and internationally on U.S. airlines are now being checked against government watch lists through the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Secure Flight programme - the second major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation achieved recently. The announcement comes less t...

ASIS’ Standard for Organisational Resilience adopted by Department of Homeland Security

The standard has been adopted for DHS's Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep) ProgrammeThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced the adoption of the ASIS American National Standard for Organisational Resilience for the DHS's Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep) Programme.The ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009 Standard, titled "Organisational Resilience: Security, Preparedness and Continuity Management Systems - Requirements with Guidance for Use," provides a holistic approach to cost-e...

Airport security technology projects fund gets a boost from DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano

ARRA committed more than $3 billion for homeland security projects through DHS and the GSAUS Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced approximately $78 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security technology projects - designed to enhance the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) efforts to strengthen security at airports while creating jobs across the country."These state-of-the-art technologies will s...

DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano, continues efforts to enhance aviation security with a visit to UAE

The meeting marked the fifth in a series of major international summits intended to strengthen global aviation securityDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the invitation of UAE Minister of the Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to meet with her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security."Th...

More airports to benefit from enhanced security with deployment of AIT units

The Transportation Security Administration will deploy AIT units to 28 more airportsUS Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced deployments of advanced imaging technology (AIT) units purchased with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to 28 additional airports - strengthening security at airports throughout the country while boosting local economies."Deploying advanced imaging technology at these airports strengthens our ability to...

NAV's surveillance solution to deliver a sterling performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre

The Centre's existing analogue PTZ cameras will be replaced with an integrated system utilising IP camerasNorth American Video (NAV), the market leader in designing and delivering state-of-the-art integrated video surveillance and security solutions announced it has been awarded the contract to upgrade the video surveillance system at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre (NJPAC). The new system will include a hybrid video solution that will allow NJPAC to leverage their existing infrastructure...

CNi Expo highlights role of governments in enhancing security and resilience

Former Home Secretary, John Reid and Tara O'Toole from Department of Homeland Security will lead the debateAs natural and man-made disasters continue to dominate the headlines, the question whether countries should be doing more to ensure security and resilience will come under the spotlight in a debate led by former Home Secretary, Dr John Reid and Dr Tara O'Toole, Under Secretary of State, Science & Technology of the USA Department of Homeland Security. The debate will take place on t...

Aviation security reinforced with purchase of explosives trace detection units

The technology will strengthen security and streamline screening operationsDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the purchase of more than 1,200 explosives trace detection units using $35.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding - improving explosives detection capabilities at airports nationwide while infusing Recovery Act dollars into local economies."These state-of-the art technologies will strengthen security and streamline...

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, visits Barcelona to review security operations

CBP officials establish security criteria for identifying and screening high-risk containersDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano visited Barcelona, Spain, to tour Container Security Initiative (CSI) operations and meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at the Barcelona seaport to view firsthand CBP's close working partnerships with Spanish customs officials to efficiently protect high-risk U.S.-bound cargo against terrorist threats."The inte...

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary scheduled to visit Spain to discuss aviation security initiative

Secretary Napolitano will try to ensure resilient and secure commerce through the Container Security InitiativePress Secretary Clark Stevens said: "Secretary Napolitano will travel to Madrid, Spain, on April 8-10, to participate in the U.S.-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Troika meeting, where she will discuss international cooperation to protect against terrorism and trans-national crime. Secretary Napolitano will assess progress made on the joint declaration on strengt...

DHS Secretary and Mexican counterparts sign agreement to enhance border and aviation security

Napolitano travelled to Mexico to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security measures and standardsU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Janet Napolitano, joined with Mexican Interior Secretary, Fernando Francisco Gómez-Mont, to sign two arrangements to bolster aviation and border security between the United States and Mexico at the Mérida U.S.-Mexico High Level Consultative Group meeting - further expanding ongoing cooperative efforts to crack down on violent...

Homeland Security Secretary emphasises importance of economical security measures through statement

The Secretary stated that the Department of Homeland Security will redeploy $50 million of Recovery Act fundingJanet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, stated: "Not only do we have an obligation to secure our borders, we have a responsibility to do so in the most cost effective way possible. The system of sensors and cameras along the Southwest border known as SBInet has been plagued with cost overruns and missed deadlines. Effective immediately, the Department of Homel...