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Racing Against Time
2011-09-21 07:55:19

  Homeland Security has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete When the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2011, one of the most critical challenges that first responders faced was cutting through concrete to get to victims trapped under debris — a painful and tedious race against time when tragedy strikes. Breaching reinforced concrete has long been a losing race when relying on drills, saws, and jackhammers. The Department of...

2011-09-01 11:14:00

AAPA Concerned Federal Budget Cuts May Impact Port Security Progress ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Port and industry leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere will pause on Sunday, Sept. 11, as part of the 100th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) in Seattle (Sept. 11-15), to remember those tragically lost in the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil 10 years ago. Among those lost were 84 industry colleagues from the Port...

2011-08-25 07:30:00

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) announced today that its KNG P800 portable radio is Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)-validated on the infrastructure of four competitors, and has been included on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) website (WWW.RKB.US). The P25 CAP is a voluntary program that allows P25 equipment suppliers to formally demonstrate their products' compliance with a select group of P25...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

The Liquid Bomb Plot Presents Exclusive Interviews With CIA and Homeland Security Agents on the Chilling and Tense Global Surveillance Operation That Uncovered a Plot to Kill More Than 2,000 People The Liquid Bomb Plot Premieres This Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 9 P.M. EDT/PDT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the summer of 2006, as many as 18 conspirators planned to simultaneously blow up almost 10 airplanes by bringing hydrogen...

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2011-07-26 09:35:00

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) senior cyber security official abruptly resigned on Monday amid several high-profile attacks on government computer systems, reports Reuters. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a part of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. DHS declined to comment on either the attacks or the resignation of its top official as of Monday. Vickers' resignation was announced in an email to staff by Bobbie...

2011-07-20 15:14:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph®, the leading global provider of incident management solutions, in cooperation with, Augusta Systems, and the City of Richmond has developed a standards-based interface that enables two-way information sharing between subscribers. Designed to support the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) platform developed by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, this...

2011-06-09 00:00:31

TurningPoint Global Solutions, a software engineering and information technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected their proprietary software solution, Network Inventory and Optimization Solution (NiOS), to establish a centralized Telecommunications Infrastructure Information Repository (TIIR) that will establish, maintain, consolidate, and make available a central data warehouse of telecommunications and IT asset...

2011-06-07 07:30:00

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) announced today that its KNG Series mobile and portable radios are now Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)-validated on the infrastructure of four competitors, and have been included on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) website (WWW.RKB.US). The P25 CAP is a voluntary program that allows P25 equipment suppliers to formally demonstrate their products' compliance with a select...

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2011-05-30 05:35:00

One of the largest defense contractors for the US military, Lockheed Martin, became the target of a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack. Lockheed Martin, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor's information systems had come under attack by hackers. Lt. Col. April Cunningham, speaking for the Defense Department, told the Associated Press (AP) that the impact on the Pentagon "is minimal and we don't expect any adverse effect." Lockheed builds...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS Science and Technology Impact Award. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS...