Homeland Security

Border Security Concerns Aren’t Limited to the South

Solving the southern border will affect security in other parts of the country, as well. Re-Locatable Video Surveillance Systems offer the kind of flexibility the U.S. Border Patrol needs to put resources wherever they’re most needed.

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Sensors and AI Will Reinforce Border Wall

The 50-foot border wall President Trump promised in the campaign will actually be a 2,000-mile technology project, combining walls and other barriers with radar, day and night cameras on poles and buildings, and artificial intelligence technology to help border agents stop terrorists, smugglers and migrants from illegally crossing into the United States.

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DHS Nurtures Wearable Tech for Responders

Ten startups will be working on EMERGE 2016, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s program supporting research and development of wearable technology for first responders. EMERGE 2016 expands on last year’s pilot that accelerated the delivery of the latest innovative wearable technologies for first responders by bringing startups, accelerators and strategic partners together in a common research and development effort.

Census Announces Test Plans for 2017, 2018

The Census Bureau will forge ahead with its plans to tally and mark addresses in fiscal 2017 and with its 2018 tests to ensure that new technologies and methodologies are ready for the decennial census in 2020.

Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need For New 911 Systems

A recent rash of disruptions in antiquated 911 emergency-response systems points up the urgent need for new technology to save lives in the wireless age. But few states or localities have the financial means to pay for it on their own.

IN-DEPTH: Border Wall ‘Pre-Solicitation’ Amended as CBP Indicates Possible Expansion of RVSS Program

On February 24, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a “Design-Build Structure” “presolicitation” out of its Indianapolis, Indiana office in advance of its intent to issue a formal “solicitation … on or about March 6, 2017 for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico” to cover the currently more than 1,250 unsecured miles of the US border.

On March 3, however, CPB amended its pre-solicitation notice to provide additional information to interested bidders and due to a revision in strategy based on input received after the original posting.

Can ICITE and JIE Work Together?

Without a doubt, technological advancements have been critical in getting information to commanders and troops to make clear decisions and execute missions. As the government writ large moves to more streamlined IT architectures, efforts within the intelligence community and the Defense Department seek to integrate and synchronize information while also hardening the defenses of information systems from outside – and inside – intrusions.