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Growing Use of Commercial Drones Creates Career Opportunities

The “nearly limitless growth potential in virtually every type of commercial market application” for drones has opened an entirely new field of education geared to certifying unmanned aerial vehicle pilots, unmanned systems engineers or unmanned systems project managers, according to John Minor, Provost of Phoenix, Arizona based Unmanned Vehicle University, the only university in the… Keep Reading

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School Safety Whitepaper Explores Role of Strategic Collaboration

Mutualink, a firm that specializes in interoperable communications for schools and public safety, has published a whitepaper addressing school safety and security, and presenting real-world solutions for strategic collaboration that can “achieve safer, more secure schools.” Authored in collaboration with Dr. William Toms, a faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a retired New Jersey… Keep Reading

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Law Enforcement’s Awareness of New Technologies and Practices Needs Improvement

As the law enforcement community continues to explore new technologies — from predictive analytics to social media — to assist in crime prevention and public safety efforts, a new report revealed a need to improve the law enforcement community’s knowledge of new technologies and practices for leveraging those technologies. The new study, High-Priority Information Technology… Keep Reading

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University of Phoenix, ASIS Partner to Award Security Degree-related Scholarships

The University of Phoenix and ASIS Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the security profession though academic scholarship and research, have partnered to award 10 full-tuition scholarships to prospective students to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree at University of Phoenix. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the relationship. The application… Keep Reading

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32 Earn Security Master’s Degrees from Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security

Thirty-two professionals were awarded a Master of Arts in Security Studies during a ceremony at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on March 27. The graduates comprise professionals from law enforcement, fire safety, homeland security, the military and public health. The first program in the nation of its kind, CHDS provides… Keep Reading

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Kentucky Airport, Purdue Partner to Measure Benefits of TSA PreCheck

With security issues plaguing the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck program under fire, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) announced it’s found new PreCheck procedures may decrease a passenger’s security screening by more than 11 minutes. Purdue University partnered with CVG to compare the standard and expedited wait time for airline passengers. The study results… Keep Reading

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Terrorism: The Rise of Homegrown Jihadists in Europe

A string of recent terror events including the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the attacks in Copenhagen at a free-speech event and synagogue, and the anti-terror raids in Belgium that brought down a potential plot to kill police officers illustrate the threat of homegrown jihadism in Europe. This threat has become an increasing concern for… Keep Reading

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Information Sharing Vital in Responding to the Threat of Chemical Terrorism

Just a day before the 20th anniversary of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway which killed 12 and injured more than 5,00 the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications held a hearing to examine the threat of chemical terrorism and the steps that are being taken at… Keep Reading

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Were Weak Passwords a Problem in Recent Data Breaches? Usernames May be a Bigger One

Researchers at the Dartmouth College’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) are exploring the weak links, vulnerabilities and economies of scale that have led to the data breach epidemic and are urging organizations to eliminate the use of vulnerable legacy identity schemes based on username and passwords combinations as a method of authenticating employees… Keep Reading

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Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition: Preparing the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

Although predictions indicate cybersecurity is going to be the fastest growing homeland security market, as positions in the cybersecurity field open up employers will find there is a major shortage of professionals with the skills necessary to fill the positions. To meet the demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies will… Keep Reading

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Brave New World: The Future of Cyberspace & Cybersecurity

“Since this is a challenge that we can only meet together, I’m announcing that next month we’ll convene a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection. It’s a White House summit where we’re not going to do it at the White House; we’re going to go to Stanford University. And it’s going to bring… Keep Reading

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New Global Framework Makes Health The Priority In Emergencies And Disasters

Government representatives from around the world have gathered in Sendai, Japan to negotiate a new framework for global action to reduce the risks of disasters. For the first time, protecting people’s health is at the center of such a framework. “Governments have increasingly recognized that healthy people are resilient people, and that resilient people recover… Keep Reading

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Israel, US Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence Conference to Elevate Collective Knowledge

During the annual Defensive Cyberspace Operations & Intelligence Conference on April 27th and 28th, the Israel Institute for National Security Studies and the Washington, DC-based Cyber Security Forum Initiative will bring together top cybersecurity leaders and authorities who will present new technologies, intelligence and cybersecurity information. The proceedingswill take place at the Ronald Reagan Building… Keep Reading

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Lone Star UAS CenterFlights Test Sense-and-Avoid Technology

A ground-based sense-and-avoid radar system designed to identify small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in a specific airspace was conducted by the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems research center (LSUASC) using SRC, Inc.’s RS-16 UAS. The flight operations took place on March 4 and 6. Bob Alger, director of business development… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity Issues Still Plague Fed Agencies, FISMA Report Says

During Fiscal Year 2014, US-CERT processed 67,196 cybersecurity incidents reported by CFO Act government agencies, up from the 57,971 incidents reported by CFO Act agencies in FY 2013. US-CERT receives computer security incident reports from the federal government, state and local governments, commercial enterprises, US citizens and international Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). “Although… Keep Reading

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FY ’15 DHS Funding Bill Passes With Immigration Family Detention Provisions

Tuesday afternoon, the House finally passed legislation that will fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the balance of this fiscal year. Backed by House Speaker John Boehner, the so-called “clean” DHS budget bill had stripped out of it the controversial amendments that would have defunded President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)… Keep Reading

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Aitech Applies Three Decades of Reliable Computing toIndustrial Marketplace

After 30 years serving the military computing market, Aitech Defense Systems Inc. is bringing its expertise in rugged, high performance embedded boards and systems to the industrial market. The new industrial line-up includes two 6U VME SBCs, one based on the Intel Haswell processor and one that is Freescale QorIQ-based. Doug Patterson, VP, Military &… Keep Reading

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New Project To Improve Preparedness For Zoonotic Diseases

Experts will be able to better track and detect animal diseases that could eventually be transmitted to humans as a result of a new EUR2.7 million International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project. Over 20 experts from 13 countries met in Uganda at the end of February to firm up plans to improve regional capacity for… Keep Reading

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Embry-Riddle, Stealth Software Partner to Securely Store, Share Critical Data, Files

New applications and storage methods to prevent the leakage of sensitive information in the commercial world as well as in government are being created through a partnership between Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Stealth Software of Scottsdale, Arizona. The agreement will allow Embry-Riddle’s College of Security and Intelligence (CSI) students and university researchers to work with… Keep Reading

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DHS S&T Launches Prize Competition for Tracking First Responders Indoors

The first crowdsourced prize competition in support of the nation’s first responder community was announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The “Indoor Tracking of the Next Generation First Responder” prize competition seeks innovative ideas for solving the challenges of real-time, accurate indoor tracking of first responders during an… Keep Reading

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