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New Hampshire IT Leader Program Provides Lessons in Info Sharing to Enhance Cybersecurity

States and localities can use New Hampshire’s IT Leader program that helps develop effective relationships between the state’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT) and state agency partners “as a model to improve coordination and information sharing to prevent and respond to cyber incidents,” the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) “Innovative… Keep Reading

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More Women Entering Cybersecurity Fields Aided by Industry Scholarship Program

Sherri Pearlman, a former Marine Corporal pursuing her master’s degree at National University — a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — is among 11 recipients of the Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) scholarship program which aims to increase the… Keep Reading

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Security Industry Veteran Joins the Smart Card Alliance as Director of Training Programs

Lars Suneborn, a 30-year security industry veteran, has joined the Smart Card Alliance as director of training programs. Suneborn will manage and expand the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) and the recently announced Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS Training and Certification Program (CSEIP) to help ramp-up the Alliance’s already successful efforts to educate the… Keep Reading

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Norfolk Southern Brings 40 Emergency Responders from Nine States to World-class Training Center for Crude-by-Rail Safety Class

First responders from nine states took part in a Norfolk Southern-sponsored crude-by-rail emergency response class at the Association of American Railroads’ Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colo. The event marked the latest in Norfolk Southern’s ongoing efforts to facilitate rail-focused training for emergency personnel across its operating system, the company said… Keep Reading

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DHS Selects Stevens Institute of Technology, Univ. of Alaska Anchorage for Maritime Research Center of Excellence

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate announced the selection of Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) and University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as co-leads for a new Center of Excellence for Maritime Research (CMR). DHS said S&T will provide each CMR partner with an initial $1 million cooperative agreement for operations… Keep Reading

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DHS Extends Deadline for $20 Million University Research Grant for Borders, Trade and Immigration

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), through its Office of University Programs (OUP), has extended its deadline for awarding a $20 million contract to an institution to lead a new DHS University Center of Excellence (COE) research program for borders, trade and immigration. “S&T is searching for potential partners to… Keep Reading

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TCOM Announces Establishment of New ‘Center of Excellence’ at North Carolina Testing Facility

Lighter-than-Air (LTA) persistent surveillance technology developer TCOM L.P. recently announced plans to further the development of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems with the launch of a “Persistent Surveillance Solutions Center of Excellence” (CoE) at the company’s manufacturing and flight-testing facility in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “After 40 years of pioneering new technologies in lighter than… Keep Reading

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Cautionary Tales: FEMA’s Library of Best Practices and Lessons Learned

In 2002, the Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) identified the need for an online, searchable database to facilitate the sharing of terrorism-related lessons learned and best practices among homeland security and emergency response communities. Supported initially by grants from the Department of Justice and subsequently the Department of Homeland Security… Keep Reading

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DHS Launches Enhanced Website for International Students, School Officials

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched an enhanced Study in the States website on the Drupal content management system Monday,” DHS announced. The site is managed by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is housed within US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). In 2012, DHS made the decision… Keep Reading

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University of New Hampshire Delivers Secure Emergency Alert Info to Mobile Devices

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and New Hampshire Department of Safety (NH DOS), has deployed a statewide public safety datacasting service based on an integrated technology solution from Triveni Digital. “Leveraging the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV standard, the Triveni Digital solution enables the NH DOS to… Keep Reading

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