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Maryland Firearms TrainingAcademy Partners with Laura Burgess Marketing

Maryland Firearms Training Academy, LLC (MDFTA) has signed Laura Burgess Marketing as their agency of record to provide public relations, social media, advertising strategy and general marketing services for their up and coming high-end, indoor firearms training facility. MDFTA will be one of the largest of a growing number of state-of-the-art indoor ranges being built… Keep Reading

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Newly Discovered Antibiotic Kills Pathogens Without Resistance

Pathogens’ increasing resistance to antibiotics is causing a public health crisis, but Professor Kim Lewis and his colleagues at Northeastern University announced a newly discovered antibiotic that eliminates pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance. Such a finding challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating chronic infections like tuberculosis and those caused by… Keep Reading

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East Coast Airborne Sensor Begins Testing Near Washington, DC

On Friday, the US Northern Command will debut a tethered blimp as big as a football field. It’s the US Army’s Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, better known as JLENS. It’s the first test to monitor all aircraft, ships, trucks and cars within the range of its powerful sensors. But more… Keep Reading

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New York Governor Chooses Mutualink K12 Technology for Real-Time Communication between Schools and First Responders

Mutualink continues to expand its network of connected communities with a pilot program of Mutualink K12 at 20 schools in New York’s Oneida and Rockland counties. This follows the successful roll-out of the Mutualink system in Dartmouth, Massachusetts earlier this year. By joining the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network, these schools now have… Keep Reading

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DHS De-funds Essential InCOP Terror Awareness Training Program in Midst of So Much Questionable Spending

With federal, state and local law enforcement officials across the nation increasingly on edge because of the possibility of potentially calamitous attacks by home grown jihadists, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decided in September to board up the doors to the Oklahoma City-based Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT), where since 2006… Keep Reading

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DHS Announces the 2015 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

In response to the increasing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the launch of the 2015 Secretary’s Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative aimed at providing students with training in cybersecurity. Open to two and four-year college students, the program begins in the spring of 2015. More than… Keep Reading

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Emergency Preparedness Plans Must Involve Preparation for All Disasters, Including Cyber

In September 1989, South Carolina was wildly unprepared when Hurricane Hugo—a Category 4 storm with estimated winds of 135 miles per hour—hit South Carolina’s coast, claiming 49 lives, causing the equivalent of over $13 billion dollars in damage in 2014 dollars, and displacing 60,000 from their homes. In the wake of the 25th anniversary of… Keep Reading

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Technical Brief on Use, Testing of Personal Protective Gear for Ebola

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden said this week that the Ebola epidemic is "nowhere near over" in West Africa and that he is "very concerned" by the notion that the Ebola virus is ebbing, Aristatek, Inc., a leading providerof hazardous materials response solutions, has written a technical brief… Keep Reading

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DHS Seeks Information on Emerging Technologies for First Responders’ Capability Gaps

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting information on emerging technologies that address six identified “capability gaps” faced by the nation’s first responder community. According to the RFI, “only government developed technologies are anticipated to be demonstrated, but the potential exists for… Keep Reading

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New York State Launches School Security Program

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a new school safety pilot program, Mutualink K-12, which will roll out in 20 public schools in Oneida and Rockland counties later this month. Mutualink K-12 is a new technology designed to improve communications and information sharing between participating schools and local first responders during an emergency. It will… Keep Reading

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Industry-Government Partnerships Critical to Resiliency of US Electric Power Grid

With the nation’s dependence on the electric power grid for support across a number of critical infrastructure sectors—including oil and natural gas, water, transportation, telecommunications and financial sectors—it is becoming increasingly important for government and industry to partner together to strengthen and enhance the resiliency of the US electric power grid. Addressing Dynamic Threats to… Keep Reading

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Ebola: Rethinking Security

Ebola is more than a potential pandemic; it is a prime example of the importance of viewing “security” much more broadly than traditional definitions, which have focused on power, military might, and defensive and offensive capabilities. Human security pushes us to envision security as much more complicated and interconnected. As Derek S. Reveron and Kathleen… Keep Reading

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Well-trained Cybersecurity Workforce Key to Mitigating Insider Threat

The damaging leak of massive amounts of classified information by the notorious former US defense contractor Edward Snowden raised awareness of the gravity of the insider threat. Although malicious insiders like Snowden are a significant concern, a new survey by the Fort Meade Alliance found government agencies are even more worried about the unintentional insider… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity Set to be Fastest Growing Homeland Security Market, Report Says

Cybersecurity is predicted to be the fastest growing homeland security market as North America, Asia and Europe invest in cyber defenses, according to the new report, The Homeland Security Market Forecast 2014-2024, published by ASDReports. “The global homeland security market is currently going through tremendous change, with many countries transitioning from purely physical defensive capabilities,… Keep Reading

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New Radiation Detector ‘Shines’ in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

A unknown nuclear device hidden in a high-rise building in a major metropolitan area intelligence had narrowed to a particular city block, emergency responders were able to locate the device without having to perform a door-to-door search. Sandia National Laboratories’ newly developed mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER) located the device during an… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity Workforce Key to Combating Threats, Governors’ Association Says

A new report released Monday by the National Governors Association (NGA), The Cybersecurity Workforce: States’ Needs and Opportunities, states that, “A well-trained, stable cybersecurity workforce is critical to protecting states from the growing number of sophisticated cyber attacks.” The report “examines factors to consider when creating a comprehensive state strategy to improve cybersecurity,” NGA said… Keep Reading

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DHS S&T Directorate Unveils its ‘New Visionary Goals’

New visionary goals for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced Wednesday “will drive S&T’s strategic plan and serve as the directorate’s North Star,’” said Dr. Reginald Brothers, DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “As the primary research and development arm of DHS, S&T needs to look ahead –… Keep Reading

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Northrop Grumman Advances Cyber Research With University Of Colorado

Northrop Grumman Corporation has provided $70,000 to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) to conduct research on cyber protection. Under the nine-month pilot program, the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science will explore and develop technology for enhancing data security and resiliency applicable to Defense Department networks. "Cyber is an integral part of… Keep Reading

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Aurora Theater Shooting After Action Report Highlights First Response Lessons Learned

Communication and logistics failures hampered first responders in attempting to reach the victims of the tragic 2012 Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, according to an after-action report (AAR) released last week. Although the 188-page report commissioned by the city of Aurora and produced by the TriData division of System Planning Corp. praised the emergency response to… Keep Reading

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CDC Develops Ebola Modeling Tool While WHO Trains Health Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases over time in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Ebola Response modeling tool can construct scenarios to illustrate how control and prevention interventions can slow and eventually stop the Ebola epidemic. Importantly,… Keep Reading

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