By Jim Tibbs
In an April 2013 terrorist attack on the power grid in California, intruders entered underground facilities of a power station through manholes near a power station.
The University of Southern California (USC) has unveiled a new program geared toward emergency preparedness and safety entitled the USC Community Emergency Preparedness Project (USC-CEPP).
Irvine, CA-based Toshiba America Information Systems (TAIS) has introduced two new full HDTV mini-dome IP cameras featuring 110° horizontal viewing angles to capture up to 20 percent more area than cameras equipped with standard 93° angle lenses, resulting in the need for fewer IP cameras to purchase, install, and maintain.
New York-based Clear has introduced its fingerprint/iris biometric technology, meant to identify travelers and speed them through airport security, to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
The Transportation Security Administration has opened an office in Newark, NJ where applicants for its popular PreCheck expedited screening program can go to have their fingerprints and other information taken.
“Recently, governments have shifted their talking points from claiming they only use mass surveillance for “national security” purposes to the more nebulous “valid foreign intelligence purposes.” I suggest this committee consider that this rhetorical shift is a tacit acknowledgment by governments that they recognize they have crossed beyond the boundaries of justifiable activities.
Vincent Sandoval has been named Group President of CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, a Burlington, MA based company that offers products for the aerospace, defense, oil, and gas industries.
STOPit, a mobile app that allows students to anonymously report cyberbullying, has just signed up with seven schools in New Jersey and Florida to provide its platform.