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Panamanian, Honduran Students Graduate from Elite Federal Training Program

Twenty-seven law enforcement officers and prosecutors from Panama and Honduras have joined the fight against transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) after graduating Friday from an elite training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Ga., the Department of Homeland Security announced. The International Taskforce Agent Training class, conducted by US Immigration and… Keep Reading

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International Student Enrollment Up 2% at US Schools, 75% of Students From Asia

As of April 1, almost 1.02 million international students were enrolled in nearly 9,000 US schools using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa, marking a two percent increase from January. Seventy-five percent of all international students were from Asia, with 29 percent from China. Saudi Arabia and India had the greatest percentage increase of… Keep Reading

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Fire Departments to Gain GIS Expertise for Developing Safety Programs

Esri and Alchemy Management have selected five of the nation’s leading fire rescue departments to take part in the 2014 National Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Leadership Program. As part of the program, Esri announced that it will train fire rescue staff on how to use mapping software to identify community risk, establish risk prevention programs… Keep Reading

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DHS Announces Two Funding Opportunities for Universities to Support Homeland Security R&D

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Office of University Programs announced two funding opportunities for US academic institutions to conduct homeland security research and education. The first opportunity is a cooperative agreement, up to $20 million over a five-year period, to fund the creation of a new DHS S&T Center… Keep Reading

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University of Central Florida wins 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

University of Central Florida bested nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), held April 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas. The competition pitted the top ten college and university teams from across the country against each other to keep a fictional business running while under constant cyber-attack. Raytheon… Keep Reading

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CyberPatriot Announces Winners of National Finals Competition

Last month, CyberPatriot announced the winners of the 2014 CyberPatriot National Finals Competition, a national high school cyber defense competition designed to expose students to the foundations of cybersecurity. On March 29, 2014 CyberPatriot VI concluded its week-long National Finals Competition at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Team "Azure"… Keep Reading

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Texas UAS Center Services Showcased for Aerospace Companies, State Agencies

Representatives from government, public safety and private aerospace companies learned more about the offerings of Texas’ only federally-designated test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) during the “Range-Users Roundup” at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on April 8 and 9. “The sky truly is the limit,” said Dr. Luis Cifuentes, vice president of research, commercialization and… Keep Reading

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Door Security System from Smarter Security Helps University Keep Students Safe

Austin, Texas-based Smarter Security, Inc., a provider of premium, innovative entrance control and outdoor security solutions, announced that a university in the Midwest ordered more than fifteen Door Detective CL units to help stop unauthorized access through dormitory exit doors. The company said that “prior experience and success with Fastlane optical turnstiles led to the… Keep Reading

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Mercyhurst University Names New Intelligence School after Tom Ridge

Mercyhurst University announced that it will name its new school in intelligence and information science after Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security and former 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania. The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science aims to prepare students for careers in national security, law enforcement and business. Mercyhurst’s… Keep Reading

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New Multimedia Communications Platform Links Schools, First Responders for Security, Safety

Tailored for schools, a new multimedia communications platform developed by Mutualink provides K-12 schools with the capability to establish a direct link with police, fire, EMS and other first responders in emergency situations. The all-in-one device acts as a gateway for real-time voice, video, data and text communications, giving first responders increased situational awareness and… Keep Reading

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