Tag: Homeland Security

TSA Hosts Training Event for Security Canines and Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Indiana Explosive Detection Canine Program recently hosted its sixth-annual Multi-Agency K9 Training Event. More than 50 handlers and their dogs representing TSA and law enforcement agencies participated in the training, which was held at Avon Middle School North in Avon, Ind., on Oct. 21. This year’s location offered new learning […]

Homeland Security Debuts First Fully Electric Law Enforcement Vehicle for Its Fleet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Cheltenham, Md. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Allocates Over $2B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced final allocations for $550 million for seven Fiscal Year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY 2022 to help prepare the nation against man-made […]

Invention Competition Gets Students’ Take on Preventing Targeted Violence, Terrorism

On June 21 and June 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3), in collaboration with EdVenture Partners and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, hosted the finalists for Invent2Prevent, a program that empowers university and high school students to develop innovative projects that help prevent targeted violence and terrorism. American University and Marysville High […]

5 Steps Public Venues Should Take When Evaluating Security Solutions

Several public venues, including facilities hosting sports, concerts, and other events, have begun to trade out traditional technologies for frictionless screening solutions. Providers of these solutions promise to increase the fan experience without reducing screening capabilities. The potential can be polarizing, increasing the need to understand the technology and evaluate the unique needs of your […]

Security, Law Enforcement Leaders Comment on Texas School Shooting

On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Law enforcement, including nearby U.S. Border Patrol agents, ultimately killed the mass shooter. The Uvalde massacre marks the deadliest U.S. school shooting since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces $1.6B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other hazards. This funding is in addition to the $405.1 […]

Feds Announce New Gender-Neutral Security Measures for Travelers

On March 31, International Trans Day of Visibility, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new measures designed to better serve all American travelers, regardless of their gender identity. Through technology updates, process changes, and expanded partnerships, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) are improving their screening procedures and […]

U.S. Dept. of Education Offers Grants to HBCUs Impacted by Bomb Threats

Following the recent spate of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced affected HBCUs are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) […]