Homeland Security

Find the latest information about homeland and national security issues. This includes topics such as border security, seaport and airport security, CBRNE theats and countermeasures, disaster relief and preparedness, and anti-smuggling initiatives from the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Department of Homeland Security Explores Wearables

Contributor: Chuck Brooks
Posted: 4/20/2015

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are launching a program called “EMERGE” to explore opportunities to create and eventually procure wearable technologies that would benefit first responders and law enforcement doing the homeland security mission. The program was established in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy, DHS’s Center for Innovation, and the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT). CIT has also picked two business accelerators to participate in a training program competition in coordination with DHS to demonstrate their applications for wearables. Wearables are currently being integrated into military applications and it is logical that law enforcement and first responder applications also be part of that equation too.homeland security explores wearables To its credit, DHS is taking the initiative to pursue wearable technologies with programs like “EMERGE” and also with a robust research and development effort from DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S & T). Dr. Reggie Brothers, Under Secretary of DHS S& T sees wearables technologies such as sensors, communications, and visualization technologies where scientific innovation can provide direct benefits to first responders. His Directorate held an event in February where first responders and industry representatives participated in a conversation about the potential if wearable and communication technologies for real world challenges. Valuable discussions such as this kind event will only succeed with a strong public/private partnership. Dr. Robert Griffin, Deputy Under Secretary for DHS S & T in a March 10 press release stated: “First responders can benefit from these new emerging technologies, not only to ensure their personal safety, but to better save the lives of those they serve.” Department of Homeland Security Explores Wearables! Wearables will certainly have important application for DHS stakeholders. The future first responder will likely have headset systems with cameras for visual awareness with embedded, computers that will analyze visual data. They will have sensor technologies for sharing information in real-time with hospitals that will be invaluable for rescues in disasters. Such emerging technologies will positively impact on the ability of those first at the scene to better remedy challenging situations. Full Article »

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Highlights from the Homeland Security EXPO 2013

Contributor: IDGA Editorial Staff
Posted: 10/30/2013

Highlights from the Homeland Security EXPO 2013 - IDGA Editorial Staff

Over 1000 participants came together at IDGA's Homeland Security EXPO 2013 in Washington D.C. The event culminated over 4 days, with 2 workshops, 2 conferences, and 1 EXPO Hall - featuring the leading experts in homeland security policy, strategy, technology and law enforcement. This video contains highlights from the conference and the exhibition, with testimonials from our featured sponsors. Watch now... Full Video »

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'We are Surrounded By Our Threat' says ICE Special Agent

Contributor: Chris Archer
Posted: 7/26/2013

'We are Surrounded By Our Threat' says ICE Special Agent - Chris Archer

When asked 'what keeps you up at night'? Special Agent Alysa Erichs, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (Miami Region) explained that the large maritime envionment means 'we are surrounded by our threat'! The following interview is a highly interesting look into the ways in which ICE is implementing the President's TOC strategy, and how the 'Illicit Pathways Strategy' is winning the war on organized crime in the area. Listen up! Full Podcast »

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CBP Border Busts, Stats and Facts

Recently the Obama Administration’s decision to close nine CBP stations across four states in order to ‘reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border’ has people talking about whether or not this will make the U. Full Whitepaper »

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