DHS Announces $1.6 Billion in Preparedness Grants

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today 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 Read More …

TSA Checkpoints Begin Using 3D Checkpoint Scanners to Improve Explosives Detection

On April 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it has installed computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners that provide 3D imaging at TSA checkpoints at Frederick Douglass Grater Rochester International Airport (ROC), Rochester, New York. Six CT X-ray units Read More …

DHS OIG: The Office for Bombing Prevention Needs to Improve Its Management and Assessment of Capabilities to Counter Improvised Explosive Devices

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) needs to improve its management of the Department of Homeland Security’s counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED) efforts, as well as its assessment of national, regional, and state C-IED capabilities. Read More …

How TSA bomb-sniffing dogs are trained

The Transportation Security Administration – or TSA – employs more than 1,000 explosives detection canine teams at any given time. But before they’re deployed to one of the many mass-transit sites across the United States, they must graduate from the Read More …

DHS CWMD and Seattle Conduct a Biological Threat Preparedness Exercise

WASHINGTON – On January 25, 2022, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD), Seattle area emergency managers, public health officials, lab officials, and first responders conducted a virtual tabletop exercise of the BioWatch program. Participants discussed how they Read More …

DHS S&T Posts 17 R&D Needs in Annual Long Range Broad Agency Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) posted the annual release of the Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA), an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address Read More …

Electric grid is ‘attractive target’ for domestic violent extremists in US, intel brief says

Domestic violent extremists will “likely continue” to plot and encourage physical attacks against electrical infrastructure in the United States, according to a recent Department of Homeland Security intelligence briefing obtained by CNN. Since at least 2020, domestic extremists have developed Read More …

U.S. officials warn threat from homemade bombs is skyrocketing

With domestic extremism on the rise, U.S. officials say the threat from homemade bombs is also surging. There were more than 400 bombing incidents in 2020, up 70 percent from the year before. The FBI and DHS’s CISA are now Read More …

MILIPOL PARIS 2021, 22nd edition – The leading event for homeland security and safety – Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre from October 19 to 22, 2021

For several decades now, Milipol Paris has been the world’s top event dedicated to safety and security professionals. It is the place where technological innovations are presented as an effective response to the sector’s needs and the major threats. Organised Read More …

Fort Sill EOD does more than explosive disposal

Fort Sill’s 741st Explosive Ordinance Company does more than keep soldiers safe on the post and assist local law enforcement. The company also has a secondary mission that most may not be aware of. Explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) specialists are Read More …