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Government Security News<br />

JUNE <strong>2016</strong> DIGITAL EDITION<br />

Why broadening U.S. – Mexico cooperation is good for America, by Walter Ewing,<br />

American Immigration Council – Page 8<br />

Also in this issue:<br />

Federal Court orders release of evidence blocked by Customs and Border Protection of deplorable conditions<br />

in Tucson facilities – Page 4<br />

Major scientific discovery: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder found to be caused by physical trauma, by <strong>GSN</strong><br />

Columnist George Lane – Page 14<br />

Disaster Preparedness Report, Articles and Tech from Apprio, Emergency Communications Network and<br />

Convy on Net-Centric Security – Pages 21-28<br />

Winners in Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards: Implant Sciences, Best Explosives Detection – Page 36;<br />

PureTech Systems, Best Video Analytics – Page 39

Winners in <strong>GSN</strong> <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport,<br />

Border Security Awards Program<br />

Editor’s Note: Based on the exceptionally high quality of winning entries in our <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border<br />

Security Awards Program, <strong>GSN</strong> will publish entries and interviews with a dozen Winners in the program. The<br />

first two will appear in this <strong>June</strong> <strong>Digital</strong> <strong>Edition</strong>, and the remaining Winning entries will be covered in upcoming<br />

editions of <strong>GSN</strong>’s Daily Insider and Airport, Seaport, Border Security Weekly. See pages 36 through 41.<br />

– Adrian Courtenay, CEO/Editorial Director<br />

PureTech Systems: Winner, Best Video Analytics Solutions<br />

By Adrian Courtenay<br />

<strong>June</strong> 24, <strong>2016</strong> – PureTech Systems describes itself on its website as follows: “Founded in March, 2005,<br />

PureTech Systems is an Arizona based computer vision software company that develops and markets its<br />

patented PureActiv video analytics surveillance software, which is used for perimeter protection of critical<br />

facilities and infrastructure. Current customers include large deployments in several seaports, airports,<br />

military bases, transit railways, and country borders.”<br />

As the company put the case in its entry into the <strong>GSN</strong> Awards Program, “PureActiv geospatial video<br />

analytics provide security professionals with accurate, real-time alarms and video of suspicious activity<br />

in outdoor and remote environments while minimizing nuisance alarm.” That’s a mouthful, but when you<br />

consider the company’s markets, it’s clear that every word in that sentence is appropriate. Read more on<br />

Page 39.<br />

Implant Sciences: Winner, Best Explosives Detection Solution<br />

By Adrian Courtenay<br />

<strong>June</strong> 24, <strong>2016</strong> – As airports and nations around the globe become more concerned with every new act of<br />

terrorism, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has<br />

committed tens of millions of dollars to an explosive trace detection (ETD) product: the Implant Sciences<br />

QS-B220.<br />

The TSA, considered the leading ETD evaluation agency in the world, qualified the QS-B220 for passenger<br />

and baggage screening in August of 2014. Shortly thereafter, the product became the first to pass<br />

Europe’s stringent laboratory testing protocol in October 2014. Since that time, the TSA has awarded Implant<br />

Sciences an exclusive ID/IQ (basically an open purchase order) for $162 million, followed by an order<br />

for 1,170 units. These units are being installed right now.<br />

In Europe, the QSB220 has been deployed at airports in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium,<br />

Norway, Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Cyprus and Poland. Read more on Page 36.<br />


<strong>GSN</strong> <strong>June</strong> <strong>2016</strong> <strong>Digital</strong> <strong>Edition</strong> Table of Contents<br />


Federal Court orders Customs & Border Protection<br />

to release evidence of deplorable conditions in<br />

Tucson detection facilities Page 4<br />

Hikvision honors children of first responders with<br />

ESA Youth Scholarship Page 5<br />

DOD’s “Immune System” strategy for Cyber<br />

Security Page 6<br />

Why broadening U.S.-Mexico cooperation is good<br />

for America, By Walter Ewing Page 8<br />

Pentagon announces end to transgender military<br />

ban on July 1st Page 10<br />

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) found to be<br />

caused by physical as well as physological trauma,<br />

By George Lane Page 14<br />

Campbell on Crypto: Big Data, Big Troubles Page 18<br />

Disaster Preparedness report: To be prepared is to<br />

be safe, by Mike Pena, Apprio Page 21<br />

Disaster Preparedness report: Emergency<br />

Communication Network offers enhanced safety options<br />

for emergency notification delivered by smart phone<br />

Page 24<br />

Convy on Net-Centric Security: New Mobile<br />

technologies for Disaster Response Page 26<br />

Six Tips for better unified IT monitoring in hybrid<br />

cloud environments, by Adelle Rydman Page 28<br />

Salient’s Laurence Rose discusses improving<br />

telemarketing programs through trusting work<br />

relationship Page 30<br />

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77th<br />

anniversary Page 31<br />

NUI Galway has received Horizon 2020 EU funding<br />

for ROCSAFE ITC using software and robots Page 32<br />

DHS announces Grant Allocations for fiscal year<br />

<strong>2016</strong> Preparedness Grants Page 34<br />

Call for Nominations: DHS requests nominations<br />

for <strong>2016</strong> National Seminar and Table Top Exercise<br />

(NITX) Page 35<br />

Winners Portraits – Implant Sciences, Winner,<br />

Best Explosives Detection Solution Page 36<br />

Winners Portraits – PureTech Systems, Winner,<br />

Best Video Analytics Page 39<br />


Federal court orders release of evidence blocked by<br />

Customs and Border Patrol of deplorable conditions<br />

in Tuscon detention facilities<br />

WASHINGTON D.C., <strong>June</strong> 27, <strong>2016</strong><br />

– Today, a federal district court unsealed<br />

some of the photographs central<br />

to ongoing litigation challenging<br />

deplorable and unconstitutional<br />

conditions in Border Patrol detention<br />

facilities in the agency’s Tucson<br />

Sector. The court also allowed the<br />

Arizona Republic newspaper to intervene<br />

in the case to argue for the<br />

release of the documents.<br />

The initial evidence released today<br />

is only a portion of the evidence<br />

submitted in support of a motion<br />

for preliminary injunction filed in<br />

December, with the government<br />

fighting the release of additional<br />

evidence remaining under seal. The<br />

injunction is based on compelling<br />

evidence of inhumane conditions<br />

in Tucson facilities—much of which<br />

was disclosed after the Court sanctioned<br />

Border Patrol for destroying<br />

video recordings from these facilities<br />

and failing to turn over other<br />

relevant documentation.<br />

“Border Patrol’s treatment of men,<br />

women and children in its custody<br />

is simply inexcusable and their lack<br />

of transparency shows their desire<br />

to avoid any public oversight or accountability,”<br />

said Mary Kenney, senior<br />

staff attorney for the American<br />

Immigration Council.<br />

“Every step the Government has<br />

taken in response to this lawsuit has<br />

been designed to delay this suit and<br />

hide the conditions present at these<br />

facilities,” said Louise Stoupe of<br />

Morrison & Foerster. “The Government<br />

should be using the resources<br />

4<br />

they are wasting in court to provide<br />

basic human necessities to those in<br />

its custody.”<br />

“Migrants detained in the Tucson<br />

sector have long suffered horrific<br />

conditions,” said Dan Pochoda, senior<br />

counsel for the ACLU of Arizona.<br />

“The Border Patrol continues<br />

to resist public transparency to en-<br />

More on page 42

Hikvision honors children of<br />

first responders with ESA Youth<br />

Scholarship<br />

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – <strong>June</strong> 6,<br />

<strong>2016</strong> – Hikvision® USA, the North<br />

American leader in innovative,<br />

award-winning CCTV and IP video<br />

surveillance products, is a proud<br />

supporter of the Electronic Security<br />

Association (ESA) Youth Scholarship.<br />

With co-contributors DMP<br />

and Monitronics, Hikvision is making<br />

it possible for ESA to provide<br />

college scholarships to two recent<br />

high school graduates whose parents<br />

are first responders.<br />

Since its creation in 1996, the ESA<br />

Youth Scholarship Program has<br />

awarded $621,500 in scholarship<br />

funds to children of police officers<br />

and firefighters. ESA, its affiliated<br />

chartered chapters, and sponsoring<br />

companies within the security industry<br />

make these scholarships possible<br />

and help young people achieve<br />

their goals of higher education.<br />

“The police officers and firefight-<br />

5<br />

ers that protect and serve our communities<br />

are true heroes and deserve<br />

our unwavering gratitude,” said<br />

ESA President Marshall Marinace.<br />

“These men and women put their<br />

lives on the line every day, and ESA<br />

on behalf of the electronic security<br />

industry is pleased to support these<br />

incredible families. Awarding scholarships<br />

to the first responders’ impressive<br />

children is one of the ways<br />

we can thank our deserving public<br />

safety partners and do our part to<br />

make their lives just a little easier.”<br />

Applicants were asked to write<br />

essays explaining what it meant to<br />

them to have their parent involved in<br />

securing the community. This year’s<br />

first-place winner was Katherine<br />

Waugh of Joel Barlow High School<br />

in Easton, CT. Her father, Steven<br />

Waugh, is chief at Easton Volunteer<br />

Fire Company #1 and was on the<br />

front line when Hurricane Sandy<br />

struck Connecticut. The secondplace<br />

winner, Trevor Carney, recently<br />

graduated from Irondequoit<br />

High School in Rochester, NY. His<br />

father, Patrick Carney, is a member<br />

of the Rochester Police Department.<br />

Both winners will be recognized at<br />

the Public Safety Luncheon at the<br />

Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in<br />

Fort Worth, TX on <strong>June</strong> 9.<br />

“Hikvision recognizes the invaluable<br />

contributions of first responders<br />

in keeping all of us safe,” com-<br />

More on page 43

DOD’s “Immune System” strategy for<br />

Cyber Security<br />

By Lloyd McCoy Jr.<br />

The Department of Defense (DOD)<br />

wants to combat cyber-attacks the<br />

same way the human body’s immune<br />

system uses layered defenses<br />

to protect key functions. The idea<br />

comes from the military principle<br />

that it’s harder for an adversary to<br />

overcome an intricate and multilayered<br />

defense than a single obstacle.<br />

This defense-in-depth strategy<br />

dominated the <strong>2016</strong> AFCEA Defensive<br />

Cyber Operations Symposium,<br />

held in Washington, DC this past<br />

April. Senior DOD leaders shared<br />

details about the programs and initiatives<br />

driving cyber requirements<br />

and shaping what the Department<br />

will need from industry.<br />

Understanding how this timehonored<br />

military doctrine applies<br />

to cyber security and how it all fits<br />

together to form a single security architecture<br />

is critical to anticipating<br />

where cybersecurity procurements<br />

will be concentrated.<br />

The Outer Layer<br />

The first layer, or outer layer, is how<br />

the DOD sees as perimeter defense<br />

of the DOD Information Network<br />

(DODIN).<br />

As the<br />

first line<br />

of defense<br />

for DOD<br />

against external<br />

attacks,<br />

cybersecurity<br />

capabilities Lloyd McCoy Jr.<br />

here have to<br />

be especially robust. The department<br />

will be looking for technology<br />

companies that have cross-domain<br />

and risk management solutions.<br />

The growing prevalence of cloud<br />

technology in the DOD enterprise<br />

applies here as well, especially when<br />

DOD data is hosted in a commercial<br />

cloud environment. Companies<br />

bringing a commercial cloud solution<br />

to DOD should be aware of the<br />

Cloud Access Points (CAP) since<br />

any sensitive data will need to traverse<br />

them before entering or leaving<br />

DOD’s network. Being aware of<br />

what the CAPs look like is important<br />

since they’ll require some customization.<br />

Plus IT solutions that<br />

work seamlessly with the CAPs will<br />

have a leg up on competitors that<br />

don’t.<br />

6<br />

The Middle Layer<br />

The second layer focuses on threats<br />

and vulnerabilities within the network<br />

itself. The most notable initiative<br />

within this layer is DOD’s Joint<br />

Regional Security Stacks, which are<br />

replacing what used to be localized<br />

security stacks. They cut down the<br />

number of threat vectors in the DO-<br />

DIN and improve its view of what’s<br />

happening inside, making it easier<br />

to identify a weakness and shore up<br />

boundary defenses for individual<br />

portions of the network. Analytics<br />

solutions are in big need here given<br />

the situational awareness that effective<br />

security at this level will bring<br />

to bear. Also, within this aspect of<br />

cyber defense, DOD will need to<br />

limit the ability for successful infiltrators<br />

to move around in DOD’s<br />

network so authentication tools will<br />

be in demand.<br />

The Inner Layer<br />

The last layer is synonymous with<br />

endpoint protection. These are<br />

desktop computers and mobile devices,<br />

numbering in the millions,<br />

operating within the Department.<br />

The requirements for endpoint protection<br />

will revolve around device

hardening, virtualization,<br />

workforce mobility, and<br />

lightweight, agile security<br />

tools that work on different<br />

operating systems and<br />

built on open standards.<br />

Clearly DOD cyber security<br />

spending, projected to be about $7<br />

billion in fiscal year 2017 according<br />

to budget documents, will continue<br />

to stay healthy for the foreseeable<br />

future. As cyber security strategies<br />

and procurement efforts become<br />

more formally structured around<br />

this layered defense approach, it’s<br />

important to remember that a single<br />

solution doesn’t exist<br />

in a bubble. With multiple<br />

layers involved (and<br />

even more vendors), the<br />

need for interoperability<br />

is here to stay and should be<br />

part and parcel a feature of any solution.<br />

Addressing local DOD security<br />

challenges is important of course,<br />

but any solution should also support<br />

and enhance DOD’s overarching<br />

defense-in-depth strategy. DOD<br />

C-level executives, along with the<br />

program managers controlling the<br />

dollars, don’t have it all figured out,<br />

so continual dialogue and engagement<br />

between industry and government<br />

is critical.<br />

Lloyd McCoy Jr. is a market intelligence<br />

consultant with immixGroup,<br />

an Arrow company that helps technology<br />

companies do business with<br />

the government. Lloyd focuses on Defense<br />

Department agencies, as well as<br />

public sector cyber security. He can<br />

be reached at Lloyd_McCoy@immixgroup.com<br />

or connect with him<br />

on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/<br />

in/lloydmccoy<br />

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Why broadening U.S.-Mexico cooperation is<br />

good for America<br />

By Walter Ewing<br />

The U.S.-Mexico border is not simply<br />

the dividing line between two<br />

separate nations. It is a vast expanse<br />

of communities that span both sides<br />

of the border, integrating the United<br />

States and Mexico economically<br />

and socially. In other words, it is<br />

impossible to capture the reality of<br />

El Paso without also including Ciudad<br />

Juarez, or to understand daily<br />

life in San Diego without considering<br />

Tijuana. Numerous families and<br />

businesses stretch across the international<br />

boundary, and the ease or<br />

difficulty that they encounter in trying<br />

to cross that boundary—often<br />

on a daily basis—has ramifications<br />

for the economic well-being and social<br />

harmony of both nations.<br />

The subtext to all this is that the<br />

border is not all about “security.” If<br />

we want to create a better future for<br />

either the United States or Mexico,<br />

we need to focus on how to build up<br />

the economies and infrastructures<br />

of border communities rather than<br />

building walls designed to cut those<br />

communities in half. And that was<br />

the top-line message of a <strong>June</strong> 15<br />

conference at the Wilson Center’s<br />

Mexico Institute—the third annual<br />

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“Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico<br />

Border” conference.<br />

The Mexico Institute’s Deputy Director,<br />

Christopher Wilson, emphasized<br />

at the start of the conference<br />

that the United States and Mexico<br />

are deeply intertwined at many levels.<br />

For instance, more than one million<br />

people cross the U.S.-Mexico<br />

border every day. And Mexico is the<br />

third largest trading partner of the<br />

United States, with $583.6 billion<br />

worth of goods and services moving<br />

both ways across the border in<br />

2015. Yet political debates over the<br />

U.S.-Mexico border are usually onedimensional,<br />

focusing only on unauthorized<br />

migration (even though<br />

more Mexicans now leave the United<br />

States every year than arrive).<br />

In a related vein, Rep. Beto<br />

O’Rourke (D-TX) noted the irony<br />

in the fact that so many Americans<br />

envision the border region as a<br />

dangerous place, even though border<br />

communities have some of the<br />

lowest crime rates in the country.<br />

In fact, El Paso is the safest city in<br />

the nation. However, Rep. O’Rourke<br />

emphasized that people are not going<br />

to give up their belief in a violence-ridden<br />

border on the basis<br />

of facts and figures alone. Equally<br />

important are emotional stories of

the contributions and sacrifices that<br />

Mexicans in the border region make<br />

every day as they attempt to build<br />

better lives for themselves and their<br />

families in the United States and in<br />

Mexico. These are the stories that<br />

will serve as an antidote to the grim<br />

narratives spun by politicians like<br />

Donald Trump.<br />

As opposed to building walls, one<br />

particularly important means of<br />

bettering life along the border is to<br />

invest in education. Melissa Floca,<br />

Interim Director of the Center for<br />

U.S.-Mexico Studies at UC San Diego,<br />

and Rebecca Vargas, President<br />

and CEO of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation,<br />

both emphasized binational<br />

programs for children and college<br />

students of all ages, to train them<br />

in STEM (science, technology, engineering,<br />

and mathematics) and to<br />

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also emphasized the importance of<br />

addressing the educational needs of<br />

DREAMers who have been deported<br />

to Mexico and are having difficulty<br />

integrating into not only a new<br />

school system, but a new society as<br />

well. According to Floca, there are<br />

about a million of these deported<br />

DREAMers in Mexico.<br />

As the “Building a Competitive<br />

U.S.-Mexico Border” conference<br />

made clear, the border region is far<br />

more multi-faceted than nativist<br />

fear-mongers would have us believe.<br />

This is a vibrant bi-national economy,<br />

society, and culture with enormous<br />

untapped potential. It is in<br />

the best interests of both the United<br />

States and Mexico that this potential<br />

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Pentagon to announce end to transgender<br />

military ban on July 1st<br />

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the<br />

American Military Partner Association<br />

(AMPA), the nation’s largest organization<br />

of lesbian, gay, bisexual,<br />

and transgender (LGBT) military<br />

families, praised the news that the<br />

Pentagon is expected to make history<br />

on July 1st by announcing the<br />

much anticipated end to the military’s<br />

ban on open service by transgender<br />

people.<br />

“Our transgender service members<br />

and their families are breathing<br />

a huge sigh of relief,” said AMPA<br />

President Ashley Broadway-Mack.<br />

“Soon, anyone who is qualified will<br />

finally be able to serve our great nation,<br />

regardless of their gender identity.<br />

We are eagerly anticipating the<br />

details of this historic announcement,<br />

and we are incredibly grateful<br />

for the leadership Secretary Carter<br />

has shown in getting us to this critically<br />

important point for our military<br />

families.”<br />

In July of last year, Secretary Carter<br />

first announced that the DoD<br />

would finally update the outdated<br />

regulations that prevent open service<br />

by transgender service members<br />

and would take six months to<br />

assess the impact of the change and<br />

work out the details. The working<br />

group started with the presumption<br />

that “transgender persons can serve<br />

openly without adverse impact on<br />

military effectiveness and readiness,<br />

unless and except where objective,<br />

practical impediments are identified.”<br />

In <strong>June</strong> of 2015, the American<br />

Medical Association approved<br />

a resolution saying there is “no<br />

medically valid reason to exclude<br />

transgender individuals from service<br />

in the U.S. military.”<br />

In March of 2015, AMPA<br />

launched an unprecedented joint<br />

report with the Transgender<br />

American Veterans Association<br />

10<br />

(TAVA) highlighting the tremendous<br />

harm the outdated regulations<br />

inflict on military families. The report<br />

notes, “The outdated regulations<br />

serve no purpose and only dehumanize<br />

and prevent qualified and<br />

capable individuals from enlisting<br />

and serving. The ban perpetuates<br />

trauma to all those involved, both<br />

the service member and their family.”<br />

There are an estimated 15,500<br />

transgender service members currently<br />

serving.<br />

For more information about the<br />

American Military Partner Association<br />

and LGBT military families,<br />

please visit our home on the web at<br />

www.MilitaryPartners.org.<br />

The American Military Partner Association<br />

is the nation’s largest organization<br />

of LGBT military spouses,<br />

families, and allies. Based in Washington<br />

DC, AMPA is committed to<br />

education, advocacy, and support for<br />

our “modern military families.”

Hazmat Science and Public Policy with George Lane<br />

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)<br />

is Caused by Physical as well as<br />

Psychological Trauma<br />

By George Lane<br />

During World War 1, the psychological<br />

trauma of soldiers from<br />

concussions was attributed to the<br />

impact of exploding shells, causing<br />

“shell shock”, a term that first appeared<br />

in the British medical journal<br />

The Lancet in February 1915,<br />

only six months after the beginning<br />

of World War 1. “Shell shock” was<br />

characterized by “the dazed, disoriented<br />

state many soldiers experienced<br />

during combat or<br />

shortly thereafter”. 1 It<br />

was presumed that soldiers<br />

who experienced<br />

these symptoms were<br />

weak so treatment was<br />

brief with the “firm expectation<br />

that the soldier<br />

return to duty”. 2 However, even<br />

soldiers who were not exposed to<br />

exploding shells were experiencing<br />

similar symptoms.<br />

Because sixty-five percent of<br />

“shell-shocked” soldiers ultimately<br />

returned to the front lines, treatment<br />

was considered a success.<br />

However, another reason for this<br />

success was that if they didn’t return<br />

to the front, their own soldiers<br />

could kill them. Between 1914 and<br />

1918, the British Army identified<br />

80,000 men with what would now<br />

be defined as the symptoms of “shell<br />

shock”. Some who suffered from severe<br />

“shell shock” deserted. If caught<br />

they received a court martial and<br />

if sentenced to death were shot by<br />

a twelve-man firing squad. During<br />

In 2012, neuropathologist Dr. Daniel<br />

Perl was examining a slide of human<br />

brain tissue when he saw a distinctive<br />

pattern of tiny scars.<br />

14<br />

World War 1, 346 British and Commonwealth<br />

soldiers were executed<br />

for “desertion and cowardice”. 3<br />

The use of executions as a form<br />

of discipline during World War 1<br />

was summed up by British General<br />

Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien: “There<br />

is a serious prevalence of desertion<br />

to avoid duty in the trenches, especially<br />

in the<br />

8th Brigade,<br />

and I am sure<br />

that the only<br />

way to stop it is to carry out some<br />

death sentences”. As many as 700<br />

French soldiers were executed for<br />

similar offenses while only 48 of the<br />

150 German soldiers condemned<br />

by military courts were shot during<br />

World War 1. Paradoxically the<br />

abolition of flogging, one<br />

of the few progressive features<br />

of British reforms,<br />

contributed to the use of<br />

execution in World War<br />

1. 4 Until the conflict in<br />

Vietnam, psychiatrists<br />

believed that “shell shock” was the<br />

result of emotional problems rather<br />

than physical injury of the brain.<br />

However in 2012, neuropathologist<br />

Dr. Daniel Perl was examining<br />

a slide of human brain tissue when<br />

he saw a distinctive pattern of tiny<br />

scars. Perl had previously examined<br />

tissue from 20,000 brains for

Alzheimer’s and other degenerative<br />

disorders over four decades. He was<br />

an expert in the biology of brain disease,<br />

but this was unlike anything he<br />

had never seen.<br />

Perl had read a great deal about the<br />

men who suffered from “shell shock”<br />

during World War I and the doctors<br />

who struggled to treat them. He had<br />

seen a monument in central England<br />

called “Shot at Dawn,” dedicated to<br />

British and Commonwealth soldiers<br />

who were executed by a firing squad<br />

after being convicted of cowardice<br />

or desertion. 5 The monument is a<br />

stone figure of a blindfolded soldier<br />

in a military storm coat, with his<br />

hands bound behind him. Behind<br />

the monument are the names,<br />

ranks, ages, and dates of execution<br />

of all 346 soldiers. Perl believed<br />

some of these men probably<br />

had traumatic brain injuries<br />

from blasts and should not have<br />

been held responsible for their<br />

actions. He has begun looking<br />

into the possibility of obtaining<br />

brain samples of “shell-shocked”<br />

soldiers from that war, hoping to<br />

grant them the correct diagnoses<br />

they deserve.<br />

One brain Perl studied belonged<br />

to an American soldier<br />

who in 2009 had been five feet<br />

away when a suicide bomber<br />

detonated his explosives. The<br />

soldier survived the blast because of<br />

his body armor, but died two years<br />

later of a drug overdose after suffering<br />

effects familiar in the wars<br />

in Iraq and Afghanistan: memory<br />

loss, cognitive problems, inability<br />

to sleep, depression, and in many,<br />

suicide. Nearly 350,000 members<br />

of the military have been diagnosed<br />

with traumatic brain injury over the<br />

past 15 years, many from blast exposure.<br />

The real number is likely to<br />

be much higher, because so many<br />

are too proud to report an invisible<br />

wound.<br />

For years, many scientists have<br />

assumed that explosive blasts affect<br />

the brain in much the same way as<br />

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concussions from football or car accidents.<br />

Perl was a leading researcher<br />

on “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”,<br />

or C.T.E., which has caused<br />

dementia in N.F.L. players. Several<br />

veterans who died after suffering<br />

blast wounds have in fact developed<br />

C.T.E. But those veterans had other<br />

non-blast injuries too. No one had<br />

done a systematic post-mortem<br />

study of blast-injured troops. In<br />

2010 the Pentagon asked Dr. Perl<br />

to conduct what would become a<br />

landmark study. The military gave<br />

him access to the brains gathered<br />

for research. Perl left his position<br />

as Director of Neuropathology at<br />

the Mount Sinai Medical School to<br />

come to Washington.<br />

Perl immediately recognized<br />

that the injury that they were<br />

looking at was not concussion.<br />

C.T.E. involves an abnormal protein<br />

called “tau”, which builds<br />

up usually over years throughout<br />

the cerebral cortex, but especially<br />

in the temporal lobes,<br />

visible across the stained tissue<br />

appearing like brown mold. Perl<br />

found scarring at the border between<br />

gray matter and where<br />

synapses connect white matter<br />

in the brain. Perl examined<br />

several more brains of service<br />

members who died after their<br />

blast exposure and all of them

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had the same pattern of scarring in<br />

the same places, which appeared to<br />

correspond to the brain’s centers for<br />

sleep, cognition and other classic<br />

brain-injury trouble spots.<br />

Then Perl made an even more surprising<br />

discovery. He examined the<br />

brains of two veterans who died just<br />

days after their blast exposure and<br />

found embryonic versions of the<br />

same injury, in the same areas. The<br />

development of the injuries seemed<br />

to match the time elapsed since the<br />

blast event. Perl compared the damaged<br />

brains with those of people<br />

who suffered ordinary concussions<br />

with others who had drug addictions,<br />

which can also cause visible<br />

brain changes, and a control group<br />

with no injuries at all. None in control<br />

groups had the mold-like pattern.<br />

Perl’s findings were recently published<br />

in the scientific journal “The<br />

Lancet Neurology”. 6 His discovery<br />

may solve a medical mystery first<br />

observed in the trenches of World<br />

War I, first called “shell shock”, then<br />

“combat fatigue”, and now “Post-<br />

Traumatic Stress Disorder”, “PTSD”.<br />

In each case, it was considered psychic<br />

rather than a physical affliction.<br />

Only recently have neurologists,<br />

physicists, and senior officers<br />

pushed back at military generals<br />

that had told soldiers diagnosed<br />

with PTSD to “deal with it,” fed<br />

them pills, and then sent them back<br />

into battle untreated.<br />

If Perl’s discovery is confirmed by<br />

other scientists, and if short-term<br />

signatures caused by blast are confirmed<br />

to be a pattern of scarring in<br />

the brain, there could be significant<br />

implications for both the military<br />

and the medical community. Much<br />

of what has been described as emotional<br />

trauma may be reinterpreted,<br />

and many veterans may demand<br />

recognition of an injury that cannot<br />

be definitively diagnosed until after<br />

death. There will be calls for more<br />

research, drug trials, better helmets,<br />

and expanded veteran care. The disturbing<br />

message behind Perl’s discovery<br />

is that modern warfare destroys<br />

soldier’s brains.<br />

A blast wave generated by an explosion<br />

starts with a single pulse of<br />

increased air pressure that lasts a<br />

few milliseconds. Negative pressure,<br />

or suction, immediately follows the<br />

positive wave. The duration of the<br />

blast waves depends on the type of<br />

explosive and the distance from the<br />

point of detonation. The blast wave<br />

expands as a sphere of compressed<br />

gases, which displaces an equal volume<br />

of air at a high velocity. It compresses<br />

air and then falls rapidly to<br />

negative pressure in milliseconds,<br />

generated by the mass displacement<br />

of air by expanding gases. It may accelerate<br />

to hurricane force. The blast<br />

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wave is the main cause of blast injury.<br />

The effects of blast on the human<br />

body are complicated. People who<br />

have been exposed to blasts at close<br />

range describe it as overpowering.<br />

Many soldiers do not recall the moment<br />

of impact, lost in the flash of<br />

light, and the deafening sound or<br />

unconsciousness. Those who do remember<br />

it recall it as intensely violent.<br />

Trinitrotoluene, or TNT, was<br />

first used in artillery shells by the<br />

German Army in 1902. These weapons<br />

were used by all sides soon after<br />

the First World War started in 1914.<br />

TNT created a level of violence far<br />

beyond the cavalry charges of previous<br />

wars.<br />

British doctor Dr. Frederick Mott

elieved that “shell shock” was<br />

caused by a physical wound and<br />

proposed dissecting the brains of<br />

affected soldiers. He predicted the<br />

mechanism of blast effects in a paper<br />

published in The Lancet in February<br />

1916 in which he said blasts<br />

caused “physical or chemical change<br />

and a break in the links of the chain<br />

of neurons which serve a particular<br />

function.” 7<br />

Most other doctors saw “shell<br />

shock” as emotional trauma. Sigmund<br />

Freud and other psychologists<br />

began developing theories<br />

about how the mind responds to<br />

stress. Soldiers suffering from “shell<br />

shock” were often described as possessing<br />

“a neuropathic tendency” or<br />

even “a lack of manly vigor and patriotic<br />

spirit”. 8<br />

In 1980 “shell shock” became<br />

known as “post-traumatic stress disorder”<br />

(PTSD), reflecting the social<br />

and emotional strain of returning<br />

veterans of the war in Vietnam. It<br />

was known that blasts had powerful<br />

and mysterious effects on the body.<br />

Starting in 1951 the U.S. government<br />

established the “Blast Overpressure<br />

Program” to investigate the<br />

effects of large explosions, including<br />

atomic bombs, on living tissue.9 At<br />

that time, scientists believed blasts<br />

would mainly affect air pockets in<br />

the body, like the lungs, the digestive<br />

system, and the ears. However<br />

few asked about the effects on the<br />

brain.<br />

In the early 1990s, Dr. Ibolja Cernak,<br />

who grew up in what is now<br />

Serbia, was working as a doctor and<br />

researcher at a military hospital in<br />

Belgrade, treating large numbers of<br />

soldiers with blast trauma, usually<br />

from mortars and artillery fire. As<br />

in World War I, men often suffered<br />

mental impairment but few visible<br />

wounds. Dr. Cernak collected blood<br />

samples from soldiers around the<br />

battlefields of Bosnia and Serbia for<br />

several years, cataloging the neurological<br />

effects of blast on over 1,300<br />

soldiers. “The blast covers the entire<br />

body,” she said. “It has a squeezing<br />

effect. Ask soldiers what they felt: The<br />

first thing they say is that their ears<br />

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were popped out, they were gasping<br />

for air, like some huge fist is squeezing<br />

them. The entire body is involved<br />

in that interaction.” 10<br />

Cernak believed that blast ripples<br />

moved through the body like rings<br />

on the surface of a pond. The speed<br />

of the ripples changes when they<br />

encounter air pockets with different<br />

density at the borders between<br />

the gray and white matter of the<br />

brain, and inflict greater damage in<br />

those places. Physicists later theorized<br />

how blast damages the brain,<br />

including surges of blood from the<br />

chest, pressure on brain tissue, and<br />

the centripetal forces of the brain<br />

bouncing back and forth inside<br />

the skull as in concussions. Charles<br />

Needham, a renowned authority on<br />

blast physics, wrote that post-mortems<br />

on blast injuries supported<br />

these theories. 11<br />

More powerful roadside bombs,<br />

Improvised Explosive Devices, or<br />

IEDs, are being used in fighting in<br />

Iraq and Afghanistan, creating a<br />

growing number of blast injuries.<br />

Doctors have noticed that the blast<br />

reflect off hard surfaces and multiplies<br />

so that people who appear to be<br />

protected inside an enclosed space<br />

like a Humvee often suffer much<br />

worse brain injuries than those outside.<br />

Military and civilian researchers<br />

began focusing their work on<br />

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Campbell on Crypto<br />

Big Data, Big Troubles: Simple advice<br />

for encrypting data in motion<br />

By Shawn Campbell<br />

As Big Data becomes more prevalent<br />

in government – along with<br />

growing adoption of cloud services,<br />

and unprecedented volume<br />

of data moving across networks<br />

– there is an increasing<br />

threat to data in motion. With<br />

Big Data comes big data networks,<br />

big cloud computing and<br />

big datacenter services, which<br />

expose organizations to bigger<br />

threats including<br />

data theft,<br />

cyber-crime<br />

and malicious<br />

cyber-attacks.<br />

The moment<br />

data is transmitted<br />

from<br />

one location to<br />

another, it’s at<br />

risk. Encrypting data in motion<br />

doesn’t keep cyber-criminals<br />

from accessing the data network.<br />

Rather, it protects the data from<br />

unauthorized parties, making<br />

tampered encrypted data useless<br />

and harmless when it is decrypted<br />

at the time it is received.<br />

Of course, there are numerous<br />

ways to reduce the risk of data<br />

tampering. Your organization<br />

may have already implemented<br />

some of these ways. But at a minimum<br />

you should have regular<br />

system intrusion and penetration<br />

testing to review each of the<br />

following:<br />

• Intrusion detection systems<br />

(IDS) to detect hackers<br />

Organizations can spend a fortune on<br />

traditional data network security measures<br />

such as firewalls and anti-virus software,<br />

but still fail to protect their data while it’s<br />

moving through the network.<br />

• Intrusion Prevention Systems<br />

(IPS) to counter penetration<br />

attempts<br />

• Internal access controls based<br />

on passwords or identity keys<br />

• Encryption of all network<br />

traffic<br />

• Access control to prevent<br />

18<br />

unauthorized entry to secure<br />

areas<br />

• Measures to discourage tailgating<br />

• Motion detectors and/or<br />

CCTV monitoring to secure<br />

areas<br />

Defensive actions may seem<br />

equally obvious: Identify your<br />

most sensitive data and segment<br />

your IT infrastructure,<br />

increase the<br />

visibility of your<br />

network activity<br />

through analytics<br />

and forensics tools,<br />

and monitor your<br />

logs.<br />

The best advice,<br />

however, is to encrypt<br />

your data in the most effective<br />

and efficient way possible.<br />

Organizations can spend a fortune<br />

on traditional data network<br />

security measures such as firewalls<br />

and anti-virus software,<br />

but still fail to protect their data<br />

while it’s moving through the

network. Once the data leaves<br />

the building, it can be attacked<br />

and directly controlled from the<br />

outside.<br />

By encrypting sensitive data<br />

while in motion, you can rest<br />

easy that data accessed by unauthorized<br />

parties is useless in<br />

their hands.<br />

It’s a common misconception<br />

that any encryption of data in<br />

motion can lead to bandwidth<br />

losses, poor network performance<br />

and increased costs. But<br />

that doesn’t have to be the case.<br />

Data in motion can be protected<br />

at any level in the communication<br />

subsystem; where<br />

volumes are low, software encryption<br />

based on SSL/TLS may<br />

be enough.<br />

With greater demands on the<br />

network, you’ll need more efficient<br />

approaches, with encryption<br />

at either Layer 2 or Layer 3.<br />

As a refresher, Layer 2 devices<br />

such as network switches operate<br />

at the data link level (one<br />

above Layer 1, or the “physical<br />

layer”). Layer 3 is the next Layer<br />

up – also known as the Internet<br />

Layer, often made up of routers<br />

or “switch routers.”<br />

Layer 3 encryption is more<br />

commonly known as IPSec (Internet<br />

Protocol Security) encryption,<br />

is generally provided within<br />

the routers that are deployed<br />

throughout your data network.<br />

However, IPSec does affect the<br />

throughput performance of the<br />

data network. With Layer 3,<br />

overheads are typically 30-40%.<br />

While dedicated internal networks<br />

may be able to accommodate<br />

this, using Layer 3 encryption<br />

across public networks can<br />

be expensive.<br />

IPSec essentially imposes an<br />

encryption tax on your data.<br />

For that reason, in practice, the<br />

higher the network speed or the<br />

greater the bandwidth requirements,<br />

your more likely solution<br />

would be Layer 2 encryption.<br />

Layer 2 encryption can be applied<br />

in point-to-point, meshed,<br />

and VPN or MPLS networks.<br />

The most effective form of Layer<br />

2 encryption is provided by dedicated<br />

hardware systems that use<br />

the AES algorithm and encrypt<br />

with 256 bit keys. To ensure that<br />

these devices are secure you<br />

should always verify that they<br />

are appropriately accredited to<br />

international security standards.<br />

For federal agencies, that standard<br />

would be Federal Information<br />

Processing Standard Publication<br />

(FIPS) 140-2<br />

FIPS Publication 140-2 is a<br />

19<br />

U.S. government computer security<br />

standard used to accredit<br />

cryptographic modules. It is a<br />

joint effort mandated by both<br />

the United States and Canadian<br />

governments, and recognized by<br />

many other countries and institutions.<br />

Products that meet the security<br />

requirements of the FIPS 140-2<br />

Cryptographic Module demonstrate<br />

security and proficiency<br />

which both government and<br />

commercial customers can rely<br />

upon.<br />

When current best practice<br />

data encryption technology is<br />

implemented for data in motion<br />

and data at rest, the data gained<br />

by cyber-criminals is, of course,<br />

rendered completely useless assuring<br />

no risk of adverse consequences.<br />

Shawn Campbell is VP of Product<br />

Management, SafeNet Assured<br />

Technologies, LLC. He can<br />

be reached at Shawn.Campbell@<br />



ACT.<br />

10 ways<br />

you can improve<br />

your readiness<br />



It could be in a movie theater, in a classroom, at work, in a train station or<br />

airport, or as we recently saw in Orlando, Fla., having a night out with friends.<br />

When an emergency or disaster happens, we don’t usually see it coming.<br />

Even if you aren’t trained as an emergency responder, there are important<br />

steps you can take to prepare before the unthinkable strikes.<br />

Always Have a Plan. Preparation and planning reduce panic in an emergency<br />

situation. A plan provides a helpful structure in a chaotic situation. No matter where you<br />

1 are, always think about a plan.<br />

Be Alert and Observant. First signs of an impending disaster or emergency are often encountering something odd or out of place. If you<br />

see something, say something. Always trust your instincts. And make it a habit to observe your surroundings and know where exit doors are<br />

2 located no matter where you are.<br />

Have an Alternate Communications Plan. Telephone and Internet will be overwhelmed or no longer in-service. Use social media<br />

provided alternatives such as the Facebook emergency check-in feature or develop an emergency text group to have the ability to contact<br />

3 key people with one text. Having an out-of-state contact number to check-in sometimes may be easier to reach than a local number.<br />

6<br />

office.<br />

7<br />

8<br />

Learn<br />

4<br />

Maintain Basic Supplies. Personal phones are everyone’s lifeline. Keep a spare phone charger in your pocketbook, briefcase or<br />

Ensure you have a car charger for your phone in case of a loss in power.<br />

Don’t Be a Social Media Hound. During a disaster or<br />

emergency situation, don’t stop or delay your escape by taking a<br />

video, tweeting or Snapchatting. Protect yourself by leaving the<br />

danger area immediately. Seconds count.<br />

Basic First Aid and CPR. During<br />

an emergency, first responders may be<br />

delayed and hospitals may be swamped<br />

with the seriously injured. Knowing basic<br />

first aid can keep you and others alive<br />

until professional assistance can reach<br />

you. Learn the next level of first aid for<br />

how to control bleeding.<br />

Establish a Meeting Place.<br />

Choose a safe, familiar place for family<br />

members and friends to go in the event<br />

of an emergency. Even when out for the<br />

day or night with a group of family or<br />

friends, agree on a meeting location.<br />

9<br />

Stay Informed. Authoritative<br />

information will be critical during an<br />

emergency. Have a means to stay<br />

connected to a reliable, accurate<br />

information source so you can act<br />

accordingly. Be cautious of acting on<br />

rumors. Question non-professionals<br />

giving advice or direction.<br />

5<br />

Be Prepared to Evacuate. Always be<br />

prepared to evacuate your location with your<br />

car and house keys, wallet and phone. Always<br />

keep them accessible for a quick exit. Always<br />

train—take these items even during drills.<br />

Don’t find yourself stranded.<br />

10<br />

Stay Calm. Resist Panic.<br />

If an emergency comes up, take a<br />

quick moment and stop, assess and<br />

form a plan of action. Panic always<br />

makes a bad situation worse. You can<br />

act with urgency while not being in<br />

panic mode.<br />


Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response<br />

To be prepared is to be safe: How having<br />

a personal safety plan can keep you alive<br />

By Mike Pena, Apprio Inc.<br />

The threats that are unfortunately<br />

becoming common<br />

around the world are<br />

challenging us to be ever<br />

vigilant in our surroundings<br />

and to prepare for<br />

the fight that we often<br />

never see coming.<br />

You could be sitting<br />

in a movie theater, in Mike Pena<br />

a classroom, at work,<br />

in a train station or airport, or as<br />

we recently have seen in Orlando,<br />

Fla., having a night out with friends<br />

when the unthinkable happens. The<br />

nature of disasters, emergencies and<br />

even terrorist attacks is that they<br />

erupt unexpectedly and throw normal<br />

lives into chaos.<br />

As an emergency manager, you<br />

play a critical role in fortifying preparedness<br />

postures and mitigating<br />

potential damages for your organization<br />

and its employees. But the reality<br />

is that emergencies often happen<br />

outside of your organization’s<br />

boundaries, and one of the most<br />

important things you can do to keep<br />

everyone safe is to train them to<br />

think about security in their everyday<br />

lives. Even for people who are<br />

not trained as emergency responders,<br />

knowing how we prepare<br />

before an emergency<br />

strikes can make a critical<br />

difference in the magnitude<br />

of its impact.<br />

There are simple steps<br />

you can take now that will<br />

ensure that individuals are<br />

sufficiently prepared and<br />

able to respond in a way<br />

that will maximize their survivability<br />

and reduce the chance a bad situation<br />

will get worse. This article is a<br />

primer, as well as a call to action, to<br />

bolster your security stance by suggesting<br />

ways you can equip your<br />

staff, their families and friends with<br />

advance preparation techniques to<br />

help everyone stay as safe as possible.<br />

In addition to providing some<br />

basic pointers for promoting employee<br />

safety within this article, you<br />

can also download a short employee<br />

primer that you can make available<br />

to your staff in order to promote<br />

awareness and safety in everything<br />

they do.<br />

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Survivability Increases for<br />

Those Who Are Prepared and<br />

Have a Plan on How to React<br />

Luckily, every person reading this<br />

already has the most important tool<br />

for keeping them safe: your brain.<br />

But, your brain can also be a liability.<br />

How? There are two ways your<br />

brain can engage: by instinct or rationality.<br />

In the most literal sense, it<br />

is the difference between living and<br />

dying.<br />

In every emergency, panic ensues.<br />

Without preparation or a plan, the<br />

instinct to panic becomes the default<br />

behavior for people suddenly<br />

confronted by danger. Panic will<br />

always make a bad situation much<br />

worse.<br />

To reinforce that phenomena, research<br />

some of the past night club

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response<br />

fires. All injuries and most fatalities<br />

occur at the front door because individuals<br />

did not take a minute to<br />

identify where all exits were located.<br />

They had no plan. Forensic study<br />

has shown that people had passed<br />

by available and open exits trying<br />

to get to the front door because, in<br />

their panic, that was the only exit<br />

they could recall. Most, if not all, of<br />

the survivors of those catastrophes<br />

did know where the other emergency<br />

exits were.<br />

In the 2003 Station nightclub fire<br />

in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a<br />

stampede of people rushing to get<br />

out the front door created a crush<br />

of humanity in the narrow hallway<br />

that completely blocked the exit.<br />

More than 40 people perished in<br />

that space alone. Three other exits<br />

were used by survivors.<br />

The first step a person should take<br />

to prepare in advance for an emergency<br />

is to develop an emergency<br />

plan. There will be emergency situations<br />

where first responders may<br />

take some time to reach you. Ongoing<br />

threats, multiple site attacks,<br />

communications breakdowns,<br />

hazardous environments and overstretched<br />

resources are all possible<br />

reasons for delays in emergency response.<br />

The result is that your taking<br />

the initial action to protect yourself<br />

may save your life, and potentially<br />

the lives of others. For starters, be<br />

prepared to evacuate. Always be<br />

ready to leave your location with<br />

your car and house keys, wallet and<br />

phone easily accessible. Even keep<br />

spare phone chargers handy. Don’t<br />

find yourself stranded.<br />

Finding yourself thrust into the<br />

middle of an emergency is not the<br />

time to develop your strategy, which<br />

should also include an alternative<br />

communication plan since it’s likely<br />

that telephone and Internet service<br />

will be down. If you prepare a<br />

plan in advance, you’d be surprised<br />

how your instincts and what you<br />

have learned rise to the top of your<br />

thought process during an actual<br />

emergency. Know how to escape<br />

out a secondary exit. Know what<br />

to do in a workplace violence situation.<br />

Know your surroundings, and<br />

if you get that uncomfortable feeling<br />

that something doesn’t seem right, it<br />

usually isn’t. It may not prompt an<br />

action on your part but will prepare<br />

you to react if needed. The important<br />

elements here are self-reliance<br />

and preparation.<br />

Train, Train, Train<br />

Just as fire drills are common ways<br />

employers train staff for fire emergencies,<br />

emergency managers need<br />

to teach staff, via training, how to<br />

implement emergency plans. They<br />

22<br />

can set up mock scenarios or simply<br />

walk through the steps on a random,<br />

yet frequent basis, so that you and<br />

your staff have a great understanding<br />

of the plan and are comfortable<br />

with what to do in the event of an<br />

incident.<br />

Even if you’re not an emergency<br />

manager, it’s still critical that you<br />

familiarize yourself with your plan,<br />

and that you walk through it, step<br />

by step. An emergency or disaster is<br />

jolting enough, without the uncertainties<br />

of how to respond. You want<br />

to be assured that you know how to<br />

react, and this can only come from<br />

practice.<br />

Stay Alert. Be Aware to Stay Safe.<br />

Take Action to Stay Alive<br />

Not everyone can tell a firecracker<br />

from a gunshot. In either case, ev-

eryone will recognize an unfamiliar<br />

or extraordinary sound. It may not<br />

require an immediate response, but<br />

it will get your attention. This provides<br />

you with a moment to pause,<br />

think and recall your plan of action.<br />

Usually normalcy will return. If it<br />

doesn’t, you are already turning on<br />

your brain to be prepared for action.<br />

The above scenario could easily<br />

happen in your workplace. That<br />

loud crack will get your attention.<br />

Should you just ignore it, or should<br />

you start thinking of the “what if ’s.”<br />

If you smell something burning,<br />

does that get your attention? Start<br />

the “what if.” Your safety will depend<br />

on your preparation and how<br />

you react.<br />

If you begin thinking of the, “what<br />

if ’,” you are already one step ahead<br />

of everyone else in keeping yourself<br />

safe. Prepare, plan and react. These<br />

are things you need to train your<br />

brain on now.<br />

There are reasons why first responders,<br />

law enforcement and<br />

military are constantly training.<br />

They are learning how to respond<br />

in specific ways for different situations;<br />

achieving so-called “muscle<br />

memory.” You might often hear<br />

these professionals repeat the mantra,<br />

“Always revert to your training.”<br />

There is a good reason why.<br />

We, as civilians, are no different.<br />

We may not need to train to this<br />

high level, but the underlying objective<br />

of teaching our brains how<br />

to react in extreme situations is the<br />

same: a calm, rational, effective response.<br />

Stay Calm<br />

The sudden onset of confusion, fear,<br />

hysteria and chaos can be overwhelming.<br />

Not everyone will be<br />

prepared. As you think about this<br />

and have an opportunity to prepare<br />

yourself, be ready to lead those who<br />

are with you at that time. There will<br />

be times you will have to take on<br />

the role as leader to get everyone<br />

to a safe place. Those who are not<br />

trained or prepared will be in denial<br />

and confused that something dangerous<br />

is happening. They will be<br />

frantically looking for their protec-<br />

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tor. That protector may be you until<br />

first responders arrive.<br />

Emergency situations, either<br />

man-made or natural, can confront<br />

you with a clear and present danger.<br />

Preparation and planning can make<br />

the difference between becoming a<br />

victim, or emerging as a survivor.<br />

Mike Pena is Executive Vice President<br />

of Homeland Security for Apprio<br />

Inc. and has an extensive 35 year<br />

career in first response, emergency<br />

preparedness, homeland security and<br />

facility protection. Pena’s background<br />

includes first responder experience<br />

with the New York City Fire Department’s<br />

Special Operations Command<br />

and FEMA, as well as security and<br />

critical infrastructure protection experience<br />

with the Department of Energy’s<br />

(DOE) Brookhaven National<br />


Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response<br />

Emergency Communications Network offers enhanced<br />

safety options for emergency notifications delivered<br />

via smartphones<br />

ORMOND BEACH, FL – <strong>June</strong> 10,<br />

<strong>2016</strong> – Emergency Communications<br />

Network (ECN), North America’s<br />

largest provider of critical and<br />

mass notification systems, is pleased<br />

to announce the addition of a safe<br />

driver feature to its CodeRED Mobile<br />

Alert app aimed at improving<br />

the safe operation of motor vehicles<br />

across the country. Currently, 46<br />

states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and<br />

the U.S. Virgin Islands have banned<br />

text messaging while driving, while<br />

14 states prohibit drivers of all ages<br />

from using handheld cell phones in<br />

any fashion while operating a motor<br />

vehicle.<br />

Distracted driving is defined as<br />

any activity that could divert a person’s<br />

attention away from the safe<br />

operation of a vehicle, even if only<br />

for a second. “Every time you take<br />

your eyes off the road, or focus on<br />

anything other than the safe operation<br />

of your vehicle, it’s a distraction<br />

with potentially fatal consequences.<br />

Such distractions endanger not only<br />

drivers and their passengers, but<br />

also other motorists and bystanders,”<br />

said David DiGiacomo, CEO<br />

and President of ECN. “We are<br />

proud the CodeRED Mobile<br />

Alert app will now assist motorists<br />

with operating their vehicle<br />

in a safe, hands-free, law<br />

compliance mode where critical<br />

notifications<br />

received on<br />

their Android<br />

phones and<br />

tablets will automatically<br />

play<br />

audibly while in<br />

motion to help<br />

reduce distractions.”<br />

Currently, there are eight unique<br />

activities that are detected via cellphone<br />

accelerometers, which are<br />

designed to detect changes in the<br />

orientation and movement of such<br />

devices. These activities include<br />

walking, running, and tilting, to<br />

name a few. This enhancement to<br />

the industry’s most downloaded<br />

public safety app now integrates two<br />

different modes subscribers can select<br />

to receive audible notifications.<br />

The “Safe Driver Mode” delivers all<br />

notifications audibly when the individual’s<br />

device is determined to<br />

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be in motion, while the “Hands<br />

Free Auto Mode” will automatically<br />

deliver audible messages<br />

regardless of your motion or activity.<br />

“Safe driving is everyone’s responsibility<br />

as more and more vehicles<br />

appear on the road each and<br />

every day. It was reported by Distraction.gov<br />

that more than 3,179<br />

people were killed and 431,000 injured<br />

in motor vehicle accidents<br />

involving distracted drivers in 2014<br />

alone,” said Troy Harper, CodeRED<br />

Product Manager. “As society continues<br />

to be increasingly mobile and<br />

demand the use of smart devices to<br />

stay informed of emergencies and<br />

other time-sensitive information,<br />

it is important that we better utilize<br />

technology to further promote<br />

safety. With this in mind, ECN cre-

ated a self-aware safety mechanism<br />

where citizens may elect to remain<br />

safety-conscientious and help eliminate<br />

driving distractions.”<br />

This new feature is currently available<br />

for Android devices registered<br />

for the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.<br />

About Emergency<br />

Communications Network<br />

Headquartered in Ormond Beach,<br />

Florida, Emergency Communications<br />

Network (ECN) is an industryleading<br />

provider of SaaS-based critical<br />

communication and emergency<br />

notification systems across North<br />

America, managing nine customized<br />

statewide notification solutions<br />

– the most in the industry. Whether<br />

in the event of mission-critical business<br />

events, emergencies, or routine<br />

operational announcements, ECN<br />

provides the market with two core<br />

solutions: CodeRED is designed for<br />

state and local government entities<br />

to deliver emergency and general<br />

messages to residents in specific<br />

geographic areas, and SmartNotice<br />

focuses on employee and stakeholder<br />

notifications, serving as an essential<br />

tool for business continuity and<br />

disaster recovery. ECN’s technology<br />

solutions are used each day to effectively<br />

alert, inform, and affect lives.<br />

To learn more, visit ecnetwork.com.<br />

© <strong>2016</strong> Emergency Communications Network<br />


Convy on Net-Centric Security<br />

New Mobile Technology for<br />

Disaster Response<br />

By John Convy, Convy Associates, Washington, DC<br />

When disasters and conflicts take<br />

place, communications and power<br />

infrastructure can be severely damaged<br />

or rendered nonexistent, and<br />

must be restored as vital components<br />

for response and recovery. Government,<br />

aid agencies,<br />

and NGOs are increasingly<br />

depending on<br />

digital communications<br />

to deliver food,<br />

shelter, medical aid,<br />

and conduct searches<br />

and rescues.<br />

Surprisingly, some<br />

people displaced by disasters<br />

are initially more concerned<br />

with communicating with friends<br />

and family than receiving food or<br />

water. In our ultra-connected world,<br />

mobile connectivity has become a<br />

basic and essential human need.<br />

When disasters bring down critical<br />

infrastructure, first responders<br />

now rely on many new forms of<br />

mobile technology. Mobile seems to<br />

improve and advance on a monthly<br />

basis, along with a fast-growing demand<br />

for instant and accurate information<br />

for billions of people worldwide.<br />

The mobile industry is responding<br />

with a dramatic surge in new tools<br />

and inventions.<br />

One of these that I happened upon<br />

recently is a text messaging, contacts,<br />

calendaring, and task management<br />

With Gyst, an incident commander, first<br />

responder, or disaster service worker can<br />

communicate, collaborate, and coordinate<br />

with anyone, anywhere in the world who<br />

can receive SMS or MMS messages.<br />

app from a startup in Austin, Texas,<br />

founded by former Dell executive<br />

Bruce Kornfeld. Named Gyst, Inc.<br />

(gystapp.com), the company is funded<br />

by angel investors, including former<br />

BlackBerry board member Jim<br />

Estill.<br />

Kornfeld told me that<br />

Gyst is designed to be a<br />

powerful productivity tool<br />

for professional and organizational<br />

communications<br />

that he hopes will<br />

revolutionize in-the-field<br />

emergency and disaster<br />

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Bruce Kornfeld<br />

response, and make disaster service<br />

workers better connected and more<br />

effective.<br />

“There is a growing need for specialized<br />

text applications to help in<br />

disaster response situations, because<br />

it’s common for wireless<br />

voice communications<br />

to be down, but<br />

for data to still be up,”<br />

Kornfeld explained.<br />

“If voice calls are impossible,<br />

as long as an<br />

SMS or cellular data<br />

connection is available,<br />

Gyst can function<br />

optimally.”<br />

At its core, Gyst is a productivity<br />

and organizational tool. But, because<br />

of its unique capabilities, I think it<br />

may find a place among disaster response<br />

organizations, by positioning<br />

itself as a useful means of<br />

fast, global communications<br />

for both agencies and<br />

individual users.<br />

“Gyst has the ability to<br />

operate anywhere in the<br />

world, and connect with<br />

any user who has a cellular<br />

data connection. It helps

organize and unify groups of users,<br />

even those who are not using Gyst,<br />

because the app can communicate<br />

with anyone who can receive SMS<br />

or MMS messages. You can use it to<br />

manage and track texts with anyone<br />

for productivity-focused messaging<br />

on any mobile platform,” Kornfeld<br />

added.<br />

Gyst is fast and easy to install, with<br />

a lightweight footprint, and strong<br />

security for disaster operations, according<br />

to Kornfeld.<br />

“We follow industry standard<br />

encryption for any documents or<br />

videos flowing through our cloudbased<br />

servers, meaning that even<br />

non-Gyst-app users benefit from our<br />

data security filters,” he said. “When<br />

information is shared between two<br />

Gyst users (G2G), that information<br />

follows a fully encrypted communication<br />

path on a 4,096-bit channel.”<br />

With Gyst, an incident commander,<br />

first responder, or disaster service<br />

worker can communicate, collaborate,<br />

and coordinate with anyone,<br />

anywhere in the world who can receive<br />

SMS or MMS messages.<br />

Other Gyst highlights include message<br />

flagging for prioritization, text<br />

message inbox organization through<br />

labeling, calendar integration, and<br />

the ability to send any document or<br />

video over SMS text messaging via<br />

downloads from Gyst’s servers. It<br />

also supports the creation of communication<br />

groups, which allow<br />

people to communicate with each<br />

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other without a limit on the number<br />

of individuals in the group, and<br />

provides the ability to share locations<br />

displayed on Google Maps.<br />

The capability to send a series of<br />

videos or still photos in the aftermath<br />

of a disaster could help dispatchers<br />

assess a situation and deploy<br />

resources to the areas where<br />

they are needed most. The ability to<br />

pinpoint a user’s location, or to send<br />

instructions on where water, food,<br />

and aid should be delivered, is an obvious<br />

benefit in search, rescue, and<br />

recovery operations. These functions<br />

make Gyst something that should be<br />

evaluated by federal, state, and local<br />

governments, I believe.<br />

Kornfeld described the inspiration<br />

for the development of Gyst.<br />

“We recognized that smartphone<br />

users were increasingly preferring<br />

communications via the written<br />

word rather than voice calls. Email<br />

and text messaging represent a huge<br />

percentage of both personal and professional<br />

communications today, and<br />

while email technology maintained<br />

pace with this movement, text messaging<br />

has not always kept up. We<br />

developed Gyst as a tool to make text<br />

messaging more functional and effective.”<br />

It is easy to see opportunities for<br />

applications like Gyst in the converged<br />

security space. The power to<br />

connect public safety personnel and<br />

first responders with the general public,<br />

other involved agencies, and associated<br />

organizations for planning,<br />

early warning, and crisis response<br />

scenarios has obvious benefits.<br />

As mobile continues to establish<br />

itself as the first choice for disaster<br />

management and response communications,<br />

merging the roles of information<br />

and physical security can<br />

help unify organizational management,<br />

and create better prevention<br />

and response strategies for government<br />

agencies at all levels.<br />

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Cybersecurity Guest Expert<br />

Six tips for better unified IT monitoring in<br />

hybrid cloud environments<br />

By Adelle Rydman<br />

As Big Data becomes more prevalent<br />

in government – along with<br />

growing adoption of cloud services,<br />

and unprecedented volume<br />

of data moving across networks<br />

– there Cloud technology<br />

and mobile devices are adding<br />

to infrastructure complexity for<br />

government agencies. This year<br />

will see a big push to federal hybrid<br />

cloud environments. The<br />

security requirements that go<br />

along with this approach place<br />

even greater demands on infrastructure<br />

managers to ensure the<br />

security and reliability of IT services.<br />

The OMB recently released a<br />

memo on changes to procurement<br />

requirements. Based on<br />

that memo, IT management and<br />

procurement professionals must<br />

show how their purchases help<br />

the agency transition to cloudbased<br />

solutions. Practically<br />

speaking, the IT infrastructure<br />

for all government agencies –<br />

both civilian and military – will<br />

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increasingly incorporate cloudbased<br />

technologies.<br />

The demands on IT infrastructure<br />

created by this ongoing<br />

move to cloud calls for new ways<br />

to understand IT performance<br />

across a growing variety of IT<br />

platforms. Unfortunately, most<br />

agencies still use legacy monitoring<br />

solutions.<br />

These systems were designed<br />

for physical infrastructures.<br />

They lack the capacity to look<br />

across hybrid infrastructures to<br />

dynamically depict the health<br />

and status of a unified platform.<br />

That inhibits the ability to quickly<br />

determine the root cause of<br />

outages – and most importantly,<br />

to determine which IT services<br />

may be at risk. Without that<br />

understanding it’s impossible to<br />

prioritize necessary corrective<br />

actions.<br />

The bottom line is that Federal<br />

agencies can no longer rely on a<br />

series of siloed monitoring solutions,<br />

each covering only segments<br />

of the entire infrastructure.<br />

For agency professionals who<br />

are responsible for monitoring<br />

hybrid environments, here are<br />

some tips:<br />

1. Understand your mission<br />

critical IT services and which<br />

infrastructure components<br />

they are dependent on. Not<br />

all IT services share the same<br />

level of criticality. It is important<br />

to identify and monitor<br />

your most critical IT services<br />

as more than just the individual<br />

components.<br />

2. Determine which of your<br />

critical IT services can be best<br />

supported by physical and or<br />

cloud solutions or in some<br />

combination. Not all IT Services<br />

are suited to be moved to<br />

the cloud.<br />

3. Understand how one component<br />

of your infrastructure

is impacted by other components.<br />

By working with tools<br />

that provide a common operating<br />

picture across your IT<br />

infrastructure as a whole, you<br />

will be able to quickly identify<br />

interdependencies. Without<br />

it, you have no insight on how<br />

something in your cloud environment<br />

(for example) may<br />

affect something within your<br />

physical infrastructure.<br />

4. Complete a “Cloud Ready<br />

Assessment.” A cloud ready<br />

assessment considers all aspects<br />

of moving to the cloud,<br />

including increased IT complexity,<br />

security, upgrade<br />

costs, consultancy costs, and<br />

new integrations required – as<br />

well as unified monitoring,<br />

training, increased agility to<br />

meet mission demands and<br />

any expected IT efficiency<br />

gains.<br />

5. Use tools, whether open<br />

source or commercial, for<br />

actionable intelligence to support<br />

your decisions on whether<br />

mission readiness is being<br />

compromised. Commercial<br />

tools that have been built on<br />

an open architecture typically<br />

provide the deepest levels of<br />

functionality, scalability and<br />

flexibility and will allow an<br />

agencies to more easily shift<br />

to support changing mission<br />

strategies and IT requirements<br />

without having to rip<br />

and replace.<br />

6. Determine whether your IT<br />

monitoring needs are best met<br />

by open source or commercial<br />

solutions. Open source solutions<br />

are a growing trend in<br />

monitoring. By working with<br />

tools based on open architecture,<br />

agencies aren’t locked<br />

into any particular vendor<br />

stack and can readily shift<br />

from one cloud provider to<br />

another. Unless your program<br />

requirements are extremely<br />

unusual, it seldom makes financial<br />

sense to develop what<br />

a commercial provider has<br />

previously developed, deployed<br />

and is able to support.<br />

Make your best choice of what<br />

works for your organization, but<br />

understand that there is an argument<br />

for both agencies and contractors<br />

to give up the traditional<br />

approach to managing IT infrastructures<br />

as they move to the<br />

cloud.<br />

Cloud era monitoring tools<br />

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provide the ability to monitor<br />

both physical and cloud from a<br />

single platform. And over time,<br />

you’ll need to show that your<br />

IT management plans take the<br />

cloud mandate into account<br />

while managing your agencies<br />

budgetary constraints. Adopting<br />

monitoring tools that can monitor<br />

both environments ensures<br />

you stay compliant with technology<br />

mandates.<br />

As agencies embrace cloud environments,<br />

unified monitoring<br />

is becoming even more essential.<br />

No matter what’s in your physical<br />

and cloud environments,<br />

monitoring can reduce the number<br />

and severity of impacts to the<br />

trusted services you offer both<br />

your personnel and the citizens<br />

of the United States.<br />

Adelle Rydman is Director Federal<br />

Business for Zenoss. She can<br />

be reached arydman@zenoss.com

Salient’s Laurence Rose discusses<br />

improving teleworking programs<br />

through trusting work relationships<br />

FAIRFAX, VA – <strong>June</strong> 15, <strong>2016</strong> – According<br />

to a Gallup poll published<br />

in August 2015, telecommuting in<br />

the United States has climbed to<br />

37%. This number is expected to<br />

continue rising, given the increase<br />

of millennials in the workforce and<br />

their focus on work-life balance.<br />

Ability to telework is also a recruiting<br />

incentive when companies are<br />

looking for professional employees.<br />

While teleworking saves time and<br />

reduces energy consumption, the<br />

downside can be seen in the loss<br />

of “the human touch.” Issues with<br />

trust, isolation, and presence are<br />

human perceptions that can have<br />

a negative impact, not only on the<br />

employee or a company team, but<br />

customers as well.<br />

Customers may feel isolated from<br />

a company’s employees, leading to<br />

concerns about a company’s dedication<br />

to a project. For example, an<br />

Agile development project requires<br />

frequent interaction between the<br />

customer and the software developers.<br />

For that close working relationship<br />

to be successful, trust is<br />

paramount. Without regular faceto-face<br />

meetings distrust can occur,<br />

isolation can be felt and a lack of<br />

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Dr. Laurence Rose<br />

real presence (commitment)<br />

can be challenged.<br />

In a recent published<br />

book, “The Human Side<br />

of Virtual Work”, executive<br />

expert Dr. Rose, Senior<br />

Vice President, Contracts<br />

and Procurement<br />

at Salient CRGT, takes a<br />

journey from the industrial<br />

revolution through a<br />

technology revolution known as the<br />

virtual work environment.<br />

Dr. Rose discusses methods for<br />

improving the success of companies’<br />

teleworking programs and increasing<br />

employee and customer<br />

satisfaction through trusting work<br />

relationships. He presents arguments<br />

and ideas on how to take action<br />

now to prevent the potential<br />

negative outcomes that could affect<br />

many working in the virtual work<br />

environment. Rework or redoing<br />

a deliverable often happens when<br />

there is a lack of effective communication<br />

through human interaction<br />

rather than just through technology.<br />

“We see the virtual work environment<br />

becoming more and more a<br />

way of doing business and the way<br />

leaders deal with the virtual worker<br />

is increasingly important,” said<br />

Tom Ferrando, President of Salient<br />

CRGT. “Ensuring that our customers<br />

are benefiting from the developments<br />

in technology and teleworking<br />

are incredibly valuable to<br />

improving our culture, delivering<br />

the right service, and reducing<br />

our costs.”<br />

“As a contracts professional,<br />

I hear from customers<br />

there is a need to<br />

talk more and address issues<br />

as they arise,” said<br />

Laurence Rose. “I have<br />

seen first-hand the importance<br />

of strong, trusting<br />

relationships. When<br />

communications are limited, it is<br />

important to provide humanistic<br />

management to avoid potential<br />

trust and isolation issues. Moving<br />

from a traditional to virtual work<br />

environment, there are new challenges<br />

all dealing with the aspects of<br />

trust, isolation, and work presence<br />

that we can focus on to ensure successful<br />

working relationships. The<br />

difference is we cannot take these<br />

perceptions for granted when delivering<br />

services to our clients.”<br />

Dr. Rose has been an executive<br />

leader for more than 14 years and<br />

has more than 30 years of government<br />

and commercial business<br />

and operational experience. He<br />

has coached and managed teams of<br />

multiple sizes and prides himself on<br />

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US Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 77th anniversary<br />

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast<br />

Guard’s all-volunteer service, the<br />

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, celebrates<br />

77 years of service to the<br />

United States Thursday.<br />

“For the last 77 years, the U.S.<br />

Coast Guard Auxiliary has answered<br />

the call to support our Coast<br />

Guard and our great nation on the<br />

water, in the air and ashore,” said<br />

Mark Simoni, national commodore<br />

of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.<br />

The auxiliary is made up of more<br />

than 28,000 uniformed civilian volunteers<br />

and provides trained crews<br />

and facilities to augment the U.S.<br />

Coast Guard and enhance the safety<br />

and security of our nation’s ports,<br />

waterways and coastal regions.<br />

“With our unwavering support of<br />

our primary mission of promoting<br />

and improving recreational boating<br />

safety, we have seen historic lows in<br />

the number of boating fatalities and<br />

a new record low in the number of<br />

injuries to recreational boaters,” said<br />

Simoni.<br />

Over the last five years alone auxiliarists<br />

have performed 583,500<br />

vessel safety checks, taught 320,000<br />

hours of boating<br />

safety courses,<br />

conducted 809,000<br />

hours of public<br />

outreach, gave<br />

2 million hours<br />

of administrative<br />

support, rescued<br />

$157 million<br />

in property, and<br />

saved 785 lives,<br />

while assisting 11,000 others.<br />

Auxiliary members also provide<br />

skill sets not often found in<br />

the Coast Guard. For example, the<br />

Auxiliary Interpreter Corps has 450<br />

trained volunteers with expertise in<br />

48 languages. The Interpreter Corps<br />

fills roles in support of international<br />

training exercises, forums and partner<br />

nation programs.<br />

“Our auxiliarists bring their valuable<br />

skills, across 64 competencies,<br />

to all our Coast Guard missions,”<br />

said Coast Guard Commandant<br />

Adm. Paul Zukunft. “Our missions<br />

are far too many and far too<br />

complex to accomplish with so few<br />

people. Today, we sustain mission<br />

excellence with our entire force of<br />

active, reserve, civilian<br />

and volunteer<br />

auxiliarists.”<br />

“Auxiliarists<br />

are accountants,<br />

lawyers, doctors,<br />

chefs, carpenters,<br />

welders, public<br />

relations specialists,<br />

teachers, musicians<br />

and even a<br />

nuclear engineer or two,” said Zukunft.<br />

“They bring master-level proficiency<br />

to our service.”<br />

Auxiliarists operate in all 50 states,<br />

Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands,<br />

America Samoa and Guam.<br />

The Coast Guard Auxiliary was<br />

authorized by an act of Congress<br />

in 1939, when the Coast Guard was<br />

given a legislative mandate to use<br />

civilians to promote safety on and<br />

over the high seas and the nation’s<br />

navigable waters.<br />

For more information on the auxiliary,<br />

please visit the U.S. Coast<br />

Guard Auxiliary website, or follow<br />

their official social media presence on<br />

Facebook and Twitter.<br />


NUI Galway has received Horizon 2020<br />

EU funding for ROCSAFE ITC using software<br />

and robots to gather evidence of chemical,<br />

biological or nuclear incidents<br />

<strong>June</strong> 20, <strong>2016</strong>: A team led by NUI<br />

Galway has been awarded €4.8<br />

Million in Horizon 2020 EU funding<br />

for their project ROCSAFE<br />

(Remotely Operated CBRNe<br />

Scene Assessment & Forensic<br />

Examination), which will use robotics<br />

and intelligent reasoning<br />

to gather forensic evidence in the<br />

event of a chemical, biological or<br />

nuclear incident.<br />

Led by Dr Michael Madden<br />

from the College of Engineering<br />

& Informatics at NUI Galway,<br />

the ROCSAFE project will focus<br />

on developing ICT and Security<br />

software to gather forensic intelligence<br />

in the event of a terrorist<br />

attack.<br />

ROCSAFE’s overall goal is<br />

to fundamentally change how<br />

CBRNe (chemical, biological,<br />

radiological and nuclear defense<br />

events) are assessed, and ensure<br />

the safety of crime scene investigators,<br />

by reducing the need for them<br />

to enter dangerous scenes to gather<br />

evidence.<br />

There are 13 SME and institutional<br />

partners in total involved in the<br />

NUI Galway Students<br />

ROCSAFE project across Ireland,<br />

Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany,<br />

along with a wider set of advisory<br />

board members. This includes Scorpion<br />

Networks Ltd. an SME responsible<br />

for a handheld CBNRE platform<br />

project success under the last<br />

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EU funding round FP7.<br />

CBRNe accidents or terrorist attacks<br />

are a low probability but of<br />

high consequence. In the aftermath<br />

of a CBRNe event, the principles<br />

that govern the response<br />

mission are:<br />

• Protection of Life<br />

• Elimination/Reduction of Threat<br />

• Protection of Property<br />

• Preservation of Evidence<br />

• Restoration of Normal Activities<br />

ROCSAFE focuses specifically on<br />

three of these principles: the protection<br />

of life, the elimination/<br />

reduction on of the threat, and<br />

the preservation of evidence. By<br />

building a mobile remotely operated<br />

system, ROCSAFE can protect<br />

personnel by removing the<br />

need for them to go on-scene to<br />

identify threats, detect the presence<br />

of forensic material, and collect forensic<br />

material.<br />

In order to safely respond to a<br />

threat, it must first be identified. To<br />

do this, the scientific team will adapt<br />

robotic air and ground vehicles to

carry cameras and innovative sensors<br />

for the identification of CBRNe<br />

materials. To preserve evidence,<br />

they will equip the vehicles with<br />

tools to enable the careful and methodical<br />

collection of forensic materials<br />

and will develop procedures<br />

that are appropriate to remotely operated<br />

vehicles (ROVs), to preserve<br />

the integrity of the evidence chain.<br />

Using robotic aerial vehicles<br />

(RAVs) that will be remotely managed<br />

and semi-autonomous, ROC-<br />

SAFE will quickly gain a visual<br />

overview of the scene and identify<br />

hotspots. This will enable responders<br />

to quickly set up a perimeter to<br />

protect bystanders and start managing<br />

the scene. The RAVs will be<br />

equipped with cameras (operating<br />

in the visible and infra-red ranges)<br />

and sensors for detection of radiation/nuclear,<br />

chemical and biological<br />

threats. Data from these will be<br />

relayed to a Central Decision Management<br />

unit in real-time.<br />

The Central Decision Management<br />

will provide data analytics and<br />

decision support software to ensure<br />

all available data is presented in the<br />

Command Centre, which will be<br />

located in a safe zone near the periphery<br />

of the incident, to the onscene<br />

commanders in an intuitive<br />

and easy to assimilate manner. The<br />

Central Decision Management will<br />

include an innovative approach,<br />

which will be able to adapt to the<br />

evolving situation over time as information<br />

arrives from sensors<br />

and cameras, and the people on the<br />

scene provide inputs.<br />

ROCSAFE will use state-of-theart<br />

ground vehicles that are specifically<br />

designed for hazardous scenes,<br />

and will include the development<br />

of tools and procedures for gathering<br />

forensic material and evidence.<br />

The challenges in forensic evidence<br />

collection are to remove the possibility<br />

of cross-contamination and to<br />

ensure the integrity of the evidence<br />

chain.<br />

This process will ensure that<br />

CBRNe scenes are assessed more<br />

rapidly and thoroughly than is currently<br />

possible, and that forensic evidence<br />

and material is collected in a<br />

manner that stands up in court, and<br />

all without sending personnel into<br />

zones of high risk.<br />

NUI Galway has recently established<br />

a National Centre for Security<br />

Research to draw together the<br />

multiple strands of security-related<br />

research in the University, and to<br />

facilitate growth of this activity into<br />

the future.<br />

For further information visit:<br />

http://www.nuigalway.ie/securesocieties/<br />

About Horizon 2020 EU Funding<br />

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Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research<br />

and Innovation programme<br />

ever with nearly €80 billion of funding<br />

available over 7 years (2014 to<br />

2020) – in addition to the private<br />

investment that this money will<br />

attract. It promises more breakthroughs,<br />

discoveries and worldfirsts<br />

by taking great ideas from the<br />

lab to the market.<br />

Seen as a means to drive economic<br />

growth and create jobs, Horizon<br />

2020 has the political backing of<br />

Europe’s leaders and the Members<br />

of the European Parliament. They<br />

agreed that research is an investment<br />

in the future and so put it at<br />

the heart of the EU’s blueprint for<br />

smart, sustainable and inclusive<br />

growth and jobs.<br />

By coupling research and innovation,<br />

Horizon 2020 is helping to<br />

achieve this with its emphasis on<br />

excellent science, industrial leadership<br />

and tackling societal challenges.<br />

The goal is to ensure Europe produces<br />

world-class science, removes<br />

barriers to innovation and makes it<br />

easier for the public and private sectors<br />

to work together in delivering<br />

innovation while cooperating with<br />

its international counterparts outside<br />

of the EU.<br />


DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year<br />

<strong>2016</strong> Preparedness Grants<br />

<strong>June</strong> 29, <strong>2016</strong> - As part of the U.S.<br />

Department of Homeland Security’s<br />

(DHS) ongoing efforts to support<br />

state, local, tribal, and territorial<br />

partners, Secretary Jeh Johnson today<br />

announced<br />

final allocations<br />

of $275 million<br />

for six Fiscal<br />

Year (FY) <strong>2016</strong><br />

DHS competitive<br />

preparedness<br />

grant programs.<br />

These<br />

DHS Secretary<br />

Jeh Johnson<br />

allocations, in addition to the more<br />

than $1.3 billion in non-competitive<br />

grant funding announced by Secretary<br />

Johnson in February, total<br />

more than $1.6 billion in FY <strong>2016</strong> to<br />

assist states, urban areas, tribal and<br />

territorial governments, nonprofit<br />

agencies, and the private sector with<br />

their preparedness efforts.<br />

“In an ever-changing threat environment,<br />

our homeland security<br />

grants demonstrate the Department’s<br />

continued commitment to<br />

strengthening the nation’s preparedness<br />

and ability to respond to a wide<br />

variety of emergencies,” said Secretary<br />

Johnson. “These <strong>2016</strong> homeland<br />

security grant allocations will<br />

support our partners at all levels of<br />

government and the private sector,<br />

ensuring we remain vigilant and<br />

keep the homeland secure.”<br />

Together with previous grant<br />

funding awarded since 2002, DHS<br />

has awarded more than $47 billion<br />

to these partners. Preparedness<br />

grants strengthen our nation’s ability<br />

to prevent, protect against, mitigate,<br />

respond to, and recover from<br />

terrorist attacks, major disasters,<br />

and other emergencies in support of<br />

the National Preparedness Goal and<br />

the National Preparedness System.<br />

The FY <strong>2016</strong> grants focus on the<br />

nation’s highest risk areas, including<br />

urban areas that continue to face<br />

the most significant threats. Consistent<br />

with previous grant guidance,<br />

dedicated funding is provided<br />

for law enforcement and terrorism<br />

prevention activities throughout the<br />

country to prepare for, prevent, and<br />

respond to pre-operational activity<br />

and other crimes that are precursors<br />

or indicators of terrorist activity.<br />

Competitive Grant Program<br />

Allocations for Fiscal Year <strong>2016</strong>:<br />

Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)<br />

— a competitive grant that provides<br />

$100 million to help protect critical<br />

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port infrastructure from terrorism,<br />

enhance maritime domain awareness,<br />

improve port-wide maritime<br />

security risk management, and<br />

maintain or reestablish maritime<br />

security mitigation protocols that<br />

support port recovery and resiliency<br />

capabilities.<br />

Transit Security Grant Program<br />

(TSGP) — a competitive grant that<br />

provides $87 million to owners and<br />

operators of transit systems to protect<br />

critical surface transportation<br />

and the traveling public from acts of<br />

terrorism and to increase the resilience<br />

of transit infrastructure.<br />

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)—<br />

a competitive grant that provides<br />

$55 million to enhance cooperation<br />

and coordination among local,<br />

tribal, territorial, state, and federal<br />

law enforcement agencies to jointly<br />

enhance security along the United<br />

States’ land and water borders where<br />

there are ongoing Customs and Border<br />

Protection missions.<br />

Nonprofit Security Grant Program<br />

(NSGP) — a competitive grant that<br />

provides $20 million to support target<br />

hardening and other physical se-<br />

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Call for Nominations: DHS requests nominations for<br />

<strong>2016</strong> National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NITX)<br />

The U.S. Department of Homeland<br />

Security (DHS) requests topic/exercise<br />

scenario nominations<br />

for the <strong>2016</strong> National Seminar<br />

and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX)<br />

for Institutions of Higher Education.<br />

The <strong>2016</strong> NTTX will engage college<br />

and university representatives<br />

in workshop sessions and a tabletop<br />

exercise designed to help prepare<br />

participants to respond to a<br />

campus emergency. The tabletop<br />

exercise will engage team members<br />

and get the participants to work together<br />

to manage the response to a<br />

hypothetical incident. The overall<br />

event seeks to enhance knowledge<br />

of emergency operations planning,<br />

allow participants to improve their<br />

own performance and identify opportunities<br />

to improve capabilities<br />

to respond to real events.<br />

The DHS Office of Academic Engagement<br />

(OAE), in collaboration<br />

with the Federal Emergency Management<br />

Agency (FEMA) would<br />

like input on topics/exercise scenarios<br />

from the higher education<br />

and emergency management communities<br />

given their equities to<br />

and expertise in campus resilience<br />

emerging issues and trends impacting<br />

colleges and universities. The<br />

<strong>2016</strong> NTTX will take place in late<br />

October or early November.<br />

Topic/exercise scenario nominations<br />

must be received by <strong>June</strong> 17,<br />

<strong>2016</strong>.<br />

About the NTTX<br />

The NTTX is a series of campusbased<br />

events to test and promote<br />

campus resilience. Each event in<br />

the series includes workshops and<br />

an exercise scenario focused on<br />

a specific resilience-related topic<br />

impacting the higher education<br />

community. DHS launched the inaugural<br />

event in October 2014 at<br />

Northeastern University, providing<br />

insight into common planning,<br />

preparedness, and resilience best<br />

practices and challenges of the academic<br />

community when faced with<br />

an infectious disease outbreak. The<br />

second event in the series occurred<br />

in October 2015 at Indiana University<br />

and focused on the cyber threat<br />

landscape across the U.S. higher education<br />

community.<br />

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Selection Criteria<br />

Nominated topics/exercise scenarios<br />

should reflect campus resilience<br />

issues or trends that impact<br />

the college and university<br />

community. Topics/exercise scenarios<br />

should also align with DHS core<br />

missions:<br />

1. Prevent terrorism and enhancing<br />

security;<br />

2. Secure and manage our borders;<br />

3. Enforce and administer our immigration<br />

laws;<br />

4. Safeguard and secure cyberspace;<br />

and<br />

5. Ensure resilience to disasters.<br />

Please submit your recommended<br />

topic/exercise scenario nominations<br />

in order of priority. OAE will review<br />

topic/exercise scenario recommendations<br />

in coordination with FEMA<br />

to select the topic for the <strong>2016</strong><br />

NTTX. Upon selection of the topic/<br />

exercise scenario, OAE will begin<br />

outreach in July for participation in<br />

the fall event.<br />

Nomination Process<br />

Please send topic/exercise scenario<br />

nominations via email directly to<br />

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Winners’ Portraits: <strong>GSN</strong> <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awa<br />

Implant Sciences:<br />

<strong>2016</strong> Winner, Best Explosives Detection Solution<br />

By Adrian Courtenay<br />

<strong>June</strong> 24, <strong>2016</strong> – As airports and<br />

nations around the globe become<br />

more concerned with every new act<br />

of terrorism, the U.S. Department<br />

of Homeland Security’s Transportation<br />

Security Administration (TSA)<br />

has committed tens of millions of<br />

dollars to an explosive trace detection<br />

(ETD) product: the Implant<br />

Sciences QS-B220.<br />

The TSA, considered the leading<br />

ETD evaluation agency in the<br />

world, qualified the QS-B220 for<br />

passenger and baggage screening in<br />

August of 2014. Shortly thereafter,<br />

the product became the first to pass<br />

Europeas stringent laboratory testing<br />

protocol in October 2014. Since<br />

that time, the TSA has awarded Implant<br />

Sciences an exclusive ID/IQ<br />

(basically an open purchase order)<br />

for $162 million, followed by an order<br />

for 1,170 units. These units are<br />

being installed right now.<br />

In Europe, the QSB220 has been<br />

deployed at airports in The Netherlands,<br />

France, Germany, Belgium,<br />

Norway, Austria, the Czech Republic,<br />

Romania, Cyprus and Poland.<br />

Among the many reasons for this<br />

overwhelming leadership, according<br />

to Dr. Darryl Jones, Executive<br />

Vice President of Implant Sciences,<br />

“the QS-B220 provides fast, accurate<br />

real-time detection of trace amounts<br />

of a wide variety of military, commercial<br />

and homemade explosives,<br />

as well as drugs. Featuring a low total<br />

cost of ownership , the system is<br />

easy to use, with intuitive controls<br />

that eliminate or reduce training requirements.<br />

“A patented automatic internal<br />

calibration system simplifies operations<br />

of the system and minimizes<br />

the need for manual calibration<br />

using costly consumables – and<br />

its small footprint is well suited to<br />

crowded security checkpoints. Unlike<br />

some competing systems, its<br />

low false alarm rate keeps airport<br />

operators on track. Furthermore,<br />

fewer false alarms means faster passenger<br />

through-put at checkpoints<br />

and fewer distractions for screening<br />

personnel. “<br />

According to President Robert<br />

Liscouski, a regular commentator<br />

on CNN, Fox News and other business<br />

and security media, who was<br />

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appointed by President George W.<br />

Bush as the first Assistant Secretary<br />

for Infrastructure Protection at the<br />

U.S. Department of Homeland Security,<br />

“Implant Sciences continues<br />

to innovate, earning its 19th patent,<br />

which significantly enhances the<br />

company’s non-contact sampling<br />

capability, making it an ideal tool<br />

for next generation ETD technology.<br />

In fact,” said Liscouski, “we have<br />

been awarded a developmental contract<br />

worth up to $2 million by the<br />

Department of Homeland Security<br />

to develop advanced ETD solutions.<br />

That contract is set to commence<br />

shortly.”<br />

Implant Sciences Markets<br />

As a leading manufacturer of explosive<br />

trace detection (ETD) and<br />

drugs trade detection solutions for<br />

homeland security applications, Implant<br />

Sciences products meet the<br />

needs of a wide variety of security<br />

venues:<br />


The QS-B220 desktop ETD is the<br />

first product of its kind without radioactive<br />

materials to pass testing<br />

with both Transportation Security

ds Program<br />

Administration (TSA) and the European<br />

Civil Aviation Conference<br />

(ECAC), and has been selected for<br />

deployment in a number of major<br />

international airports globally. The<br />

company is dedicated to improving<br />

overall passenger experience while<br />

increasing screening efficiency and<br />

augmenting security.<br />

CARGO<br />

The QS-B220 is on the Qualified<br />

Products list in the TSA’s Air Cargo<br />

Screening Technology List (ACSTL)<br />

and was the first system to pass the<br />

ECAC Common Evaluation Process<br />

(CEP) for cargo. With sample results<br />

in 10 seconds more or less and<br />

a fast clear-down, the system allows<br />

freight forwarders and cargo screeners<br />

to clear shipments more quickly.<br />


A wide range of critical infrastructure<br />

facilities rely on Implant Sciences<br />

to help protect them against<br />

terrorist attacks. Installations include<br />

nuclear power plants, oil and<br />

gas facilities, banks, embassies and<br />

other high-threat infrastructure.<br />


Able to detect a wide variety of illegal<br />

drugs, including synthetics<br />

such as Spice and Molly, as well as<br />

explosives, the desktop QS-B220 is<br />

an excellent tool for customs and<br />

borders.<br />



Working in the even the most challenging<br />

of environments, the portable<br />

QS-H150 delivers performance<br />

and increases safety for those on<br />

the front lines. With one handed<br />

operation and minimal supply requirements,<br />

the system is extremely<br />

well-suited to field operations. For<br />

checkpoint applications, the TSAqualified<br />

QS-B220 provides the<br />

highest levels of detection.<br />

Here are the bios of four of the company<br />

leaders and management team<br />

who have contributed mightily to<br />

the company’s ongoing and growing<br />

success:<br />

DR. BILL McGANN,<br />


Dr. McGann,<br />

one of the original<br />

developers of<br />

commercial ion<br />

mobility spectrometry<br />

technology<br />

for explosives<br />

trace<br />

detection (ETD), joined Implant<br />

Sciences in April, 2012. He has authored<br />

over 70 research proposals<br />

to the U.S. Government, 20-plus<br />

37<br />

scientific publications and over<br />

25 patents in the areas of nuclear,<br />

chemical and biological detection<br />

technologies. He played a key role<br />

in creating an industry around ETD<br />

science and technology at Ion Track<br />

Instruments, which was acquired by<br />

General Electric. After the acquisition,<br />

Dr. McCann served as Vice-<br />

President, R&D at GE Ion Track<br />

and went on to become Chief Technology<br />

Officer of GE Security. Immediately<br />

prior to joining Implant<br />

Sciences, he was VP Engineering<br />

for Global Fire Products and United<br />

Technologies.<br />



Mr. Liscouski is a<br />

recognized security<br />

and counterterrorism<br />

expert<br />

with more than<br />

30 years of experience<br />

as a senior<br />

government official,<br />

business leader, entrepreneur,<br />

special agent and law enforcement<br />

officer. After his appointment by<br />

President George W. Bush in 2003<br />

as first Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure<br />

Protection at the U.S.<br />

Department of Homeland Security,<br />

he worked closely with the White<br />

House and other federal agencies

Winners’ Portraits: <strong>GSN</strong> <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awa<br />

to design, develop and implement<br />

the framework to protect the nation’s<br />

critical infrastructure following<br />

9/11. Early in his career, Mr. Liscouski<br />

worked in law enforcement<br />

as a homicide and undercover investigator<br />

and special agent for the<br />

Diplomatic Security Service before<br />

joining a Fortune 500 to develop<br />

security systems to protect information<br />

technology and intellectual<br />

property.<br />



Mr. Silvestri<br />

joined Implant<br />

Sciences in September,<br />

2008 as<br />

Vice President,<br />

Technology and<br />

Product Development<br />

to lead<br />

the Company’s product development<br />

and certification process.<br />

Under his leadership, the QS-B220<br />

was successfully launched in 2010<br />

and has been certified by the TSA,<br />

ECAC, CAAC and other worldwide<br />

organizations. Mr. Silvestri was promoted<br />

to Chief Operating Officer<br />

in October, 2015. He holds a Masters<br />

Degree in Business from the<br />

Kellogg School of Management at<br />

Northwestern University, as well as<br />

a BS in Chemical Engineering from<br />

Clarkson University.<br />



Joining Implant<br />

Sciences in May,<br />

2012, Dr. Jones<br />

brings significant<br />

homeland<br />

security industry<br />

experience to<br />

the Company’s<br />

sales and marketing efforts. He was<br />

previously Vice President of Global<br />

Product Management at Safran’s<br />

Morpho Detection, where he managed<br />

one of the largest ETD and EDS<br />

product portfolios in the industry,<br />

and helped launch the X-ray and<br />

Raman spectroscopy product lines.<br />

Prior to GE Security’s sale to Safran,<br />

Dr. Jones was General Manager of<br />

Global Security Sales at GE Secu-<br />

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rity, where he recruited and developed<br />

a glob al sales team focused on<br />

six key markets and achieved yearover-year<br />

top line growth. Dr. Jones<br />

has been issued a patent, authored<br />

six papers in scientific publications,<br />

and delivered nine presentations.<br />

He received his PHD in Optical Science<br />

and Engineering from the University<br />

of Alabama, and a Master of<br />

Arts in Physics from Fisk University.<br />

The staff of Government Security<br />

News, Lead Sponsor HID GLOBAL<br />

and Lead Judge Chuck Brooks congratulate<br />

Implant Sciences as <strong>2016</strong><br />

Winner in the category of “Best Explosives<br />

Detection System” in the<br />

<strong>GSN</strong> <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border<br />

Security Awards Program and wishes<br />

the company many more years of<br />

brilliant technological success!

ds Program<br />

PureTech Systems:<br />

<strong>2016</strong> Winner, Best Video Analytics Solutions<br />

By Adrian Courtenay<br />

<strong>June</strong> 24, <strong>2016</strong> – PureTech Systems<br />

describes itself on its website as follows:<br />

“Founded in March, 2005,<br />

PureTech Systems is an Arizona<br />

based computer vision software<br />

company that develops and markets<br />

its patented PureActiv video analytics<br />

surveillance software, which<br />

is used for perimeter protection of<br />

critical facilities and infrastructure.<br />

Current customers include large<br />

deployments in several seaports,<br />

airports, military bases, transit railways,<br />

and country borders.”<br />

The company’s performance in<br />

the <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border<br />

Security Awards Program certainly<br />

supports this description, and a<br />

<strong>GSN</strong> Interview with Larry J. Bowe,<br />

Jr, Founder and President and Eric<br />

Olson, Vice President of Marketing,<br />

provided lots of further examples of<br />

PureTech’s activities that confirmed<br />

the claims.<br />

As the company put the case in<br />

its entry into the <strong>GSN</strong> Awards Program,<br />

“PureActiv geospatial video<br />

analytics provide security professionals<br />

with accurate, real-time<br />

alarms and video of suspicious activity<br />

in outdoor and remote environments<br />

while minimizing nuisance<br />

alarm.” That’s a mouthful, but<br />

when you consider the company’s<br />

markets, it’s clear that every word in<br />

that sentence is appropriate.<br />

One of the company’s large deployments<br />

is along the Southern<br />

Border of the U.S, where PureTech<br />

Systems is a technology supplier<br />

to General Dynamics Information<br />

Technology (GDIT), providing<br />

all video technology including:<br />

1) “Full motion video” (i.e. streams<br />

full frame rate and full quality video<br />

to the agents), 2) geospatial mapbased<br />

camera control, and 3) longrange<br />

video analytics including PTZ<br />

Auto-tracking. The border deployment,<br />

referred to as RVSS (Remote<br />

Video Surveillance System) is currently<br />

deployed at the Arizona border<br />

and is scheduled for deployment<br />

along the Texas border.<br />

Detecting and computing the locations<br />

of intruders and left behind<br />

objects is a very important capability<br />

of the software. – Security personnel<br />

need to know where the intruders<br />

are, where they have been,<br />

39<br />

and where they may have dropped<br />

a package. Knowing this information<br />

then enables automated control<br />

of PTZ cameras equipped with<br />

PureTech’s Auto-tracking capability<br />

and deterrent sensors, such as,<br />

an acoustic loud hailers like those<br />

provided by the LRAD Corporation<br />

(another Winner in this year’s<br />

Airport, Seaport, Border Security<br />

Awards). In this environment, Larry<br />

Bowe explained, the PureActiv<br />

technology can be thought of as<br />

turning surveillance cameras into<br />

“passive radars.” While radar emits a<br />

signal and expects a return, cameras<br />

do not have active return signals.<br />

When cameras are integrated with<br />

PureTech’s powerful geo-referencing<br />

software, in addition to pointing<br />

PTZ cameras and deterrent devices,<br />

security personnel are provided<br />

with the location of security targets,<br />

which they can use to orchestrate<br />

apprehensions.<br />

Water and electric utilities are<br />

another logical client for PureTech<br />

Systems, for the simple reason that<br />

oftentimes first responders may not<br />

be able to arrive at a remote substation<br />

for several minutes after being

Winners’ Portraits: <strong>GSN</strong> <strong>2016</strong> Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awa<br />

contacted, due to the distance they<br />

must travel. Once again, PureTech’s<br />

technology enables early detection<br />

of suspicious activity, which affords<br />

security personnel the opportunity<br />

to 1) deter the intruder through the<br />

use of non-lethal loud hailers and<br />

strobe-lights, 2) automatically lock<br />

down critical access and equipment,<br />

and 3) notify law enforcement as<br />

early as possible.<br />

Transportation is another important<br />

market for PureTech Systems,<br />

which works with a number<br />

of Seaports including the Ports of<br />

Charleston, Seattle, and Tacoma.<br />

The company’s technology is also<br />

well suited to safeguard critical infrastructure<br />

including public transit<br />

railways and tunnels. Operating<br />

effectively in these environments is<br />

quite challenging since the system<br />

must cope with normal traffic while<br />

still detecting abnormal activities.<br />

Detecting persons who have fallen<br />

off a cruise ship is something else<br />

that PureTech Systems can handle,<br />

and in fact, the company was Winner<br />

in the Man-over board rescue<br />

category in <strong>GSN</strong>’s 2015 program.<br />

Protection of transit, railroad, utility,<br />

and bridge infrastructures are all<br />

logical applications for the Pure-<br />

Activ package, along with Coastal<br />

applications that include determining<br />

whether an incoming ship fits<br />

the expected profile or could pose<br />

a threat. The company also addresses<br />

safety applications such as<br />

one example that keeps people out<br />

of harm’s way of nearby moving machinery.<br />

To sum up (some of what we<br />

learned), PureTech Systems focus<br />

is on the creation of computer vision<br />

software. They specialize in<br />

long range applications, applying<br />

their patented video analytics and<br />

integrating with other surveillance<br />

sensors such as radar, gun-shot detection,<br />

fence sensors, and drone<br />

detection, as needed, to address a<br />

variety of surveillance and safety applications.<br />

Here are the bios of four<br />

of the company leaders who have<br />

contributed mightily to the company’s<br />

ongoing and growing success:<br />

LARRY J. BOWE, JR,<br />


40<br />

Larry founded<br />

PureTech in<br />

March 2005. Prior<br />

to PureTech,<br />

Larry was Vice<br />

President of Business<br />

Development<br />

for Verint<br />

Video Systems, from 2001 to March<br />

2005. In this role, Larry had overall<br />

responsibility for Product Management,<br />

technology licensing, acquisitions<br />

and their mobile digital video<br />

business. Prior to joining Verint,<br />

Larry had a 17 year career at Honeywell,<br />

where he held several technical<br />

leadership positions in both their<br />

Homes and Buildings and Avionics<br />

SBUs. Larry shared global responsibility<br />

for technology planning<br />

and budgeting for their billion dollar<br />

Homes and Buildings Solutions<br />

SBU. Larry was one of a select few to<br />

be nominated to participate in Honeywell’s<br />

2-year Leadership training<br />

program, which he completed. Prior<br />

to joining Honeywell, Larry worked<br />

for Motorola’s government electronics<br />

group, whose focus was the<br />

manufacturing of satellite electronic<br />

systems. Larry holds a BS in Computer<br />

Science from Arizona State<br />

University School of Engineering<br />

and an MBA from the University of<br />

Phoenix.<br />



Fereydoun Maali,<br />

who joined<br />

PureTech Systems<br />

in March<br />

2005, has worked<br />

in image processing<br />

and related<br />

areas addressing<br />

applications in robotic vision (2D<br />

& 3D) biometrical, automotive, de-

ds Program<br />

fense, electronics, semiconductor<br />

and analytics of surveillance since<br />

1983. From 1985-1991 he was a Senior<br />

R&D Engineer at Robotic Vision<br />

Systems, Long Island, NY. He<br />

has a DIC, MSc, PHD from Imperial<br />

College U.K., where his doctoral<br />

focus was “Image Processing and<br />

Pattern Recognition for Industrial<br />

Robotic Vision.” He is a Chartered<br />

Electrical Engineer (CEng) and a<br />

senior member of IEEE. He has received<br />

18 US patents in image processing<br />

and related areas, with additional<br />

patents pending.<br />





Wade Barnes,<br />

who joined<br />

PureTech in September<br />

2006, has<br />

been in the information<br />

technology<br />

industry<br />

since 1977, having<br />

worked in the areas of distributed<br />

computing, large systems design<br />

and computer applications in<br />

diverse fields, including security,<br />

health care, financial and minerals<br />

industry. He is a winner of the<br />

3M Technical Circle of Excellence<br />

Award and the Oblad Award from<br />

the University of Utah. Mr. Barnes<br />

has B.S. and M.S. degrees in mining<br />

engineering and an M.S. degree in<br />

computer sciences.<br />



Eric Olson joined<br />

PureTech in<br />

March 2006. Eric<br />

leads the marketing<br />

organization,<br />

with accountability<br />

for product<br />

positioning,<br />

media relations, trade shows and<br />

social media. Prior to joining the<br />

company, he spent over 18 years in<br />

the aerospace market, initially as an<br />

electrical engineer responsible for<br />

design, specification and test of critical<br />

flight systems, and later secur-<br />

41<br />

ing leadership roles in alliance management,<br />

competitive intelligence,<br />

program management and product<br />

management. Olson is a certified<br />

Six Sigma Black Belt, trained and<br />

certified in the development of sales<br />

and marketing processes. He holds<br />

a B.S. in Electrical and Computer<br />

Engineering from the University of<br />

Iowa, an MBA from Arizona State<br />

University and a Global Leadership<br />

Certificate from Thunderbird<br />

Graduate School of International<br />

Management.<br />

Govermment Security News congratulates<br />

PureTech Systems as <strong>2016</strong><br />

Winner in he category the Best Video<br />

Analytics Awards and wishes the<br />

company many more years of brilliant<br />


Russelelectric appoints Dorian<br />

Alexandrescue as President/CEO<br />

HINGHAM, MA — John Russell,<br />

Chairman of the Board of Russelectric<br />

Inc., recently announced the appointment<br />

of Dorian Alexandrescu as the<br />

company’s new President and CEO.<br />

Mr. Alexandrescu has over<br />

20 years of extensive management<br />

experience across<br />

industry segments ranging<br />

from electrical equipment,<br />

energy management, and<br />

clean energy to automotive,<br />

industrial automation,<br />

packaging, and consumer Dorian Alexandrescue<br />

goods. Most recently, he<br />

served as President and CEO of RESA<br />

Power Solutions, a market leader in<br />

life extension products and services<br />

for electric power transmission,<br />

distribution, and circuit protection<br />

equipment. Prior to that, he was Vice<br />

President and General Manager of<br />

Eaton Corporation/Power Distribution<br />

Operations’ Latin America and<br />

Caribbean Division. Alexandrescu<br />

has an International Baccalaureate in<br />

Electromechanical Engineering, the<br />

equivalent of an MS in Theoretical<br />

Physics and Technology Applications<br />

from the University of Bucharest, and<br />

is a graduate of the Executive Development<br />

Program of Dartmouth College’s<br />

Amos Tuck Business School.<br />

Mr. Alexandrescu takes over for<br />

George Whittaker, who is retiring<br />

after 48 years of service. Whittaker<br />

succeeded Raymond G. Russell, Russelectric’s<br />

founder and owner. Chairman<br />

John Russell commented, “We<br />

want to thank George for his wise<br />

stewardship. We also want<br />

to welcome Dorian, who is<br />

committed to running and<br />

growing the company in<br />

the spirit my father — independently-owned,<br />

innovative,<br />

and uncompromising<br />

on quality.”<br />

Founded in 1955, Russelectric<br />

Inc. designs and<br />

manufactures integrated emergency<br />

and standby power control systems<br />

for mission critical facilities. Manufactured<br />

at facilities in Hingham,<br />

Massachusetts, and Broken Arrow,<br />

Oklahoma, the company’s sophisticated<br />

power control systems, transfer<br />

switches, and bypass/isolation<br />

switches are widely used in advanced<br />

data centers, banks, hospitals, and<br />

other vital installations.<br />

For more information, contact John<br />

A. Meuleman, Vice President, Sales &<br />

Marketing, Russelectric, South Shore<br />

Park, Hingham, MA 02043-4387,<br />

TEL: (781) 749-6000, FAX: (781) 749-<br />

4205, www.russelectric.com, e-mail:<br />

info@russelectric.com.<br />

42<br />

Federal court orders release of<br />

evidence blocked by Customs and<br />

Border Patrol<br />

Continued from page 4<br />

able continuation of detention operations<br />

that knowingly violate U.S.<br />

and international law as well as its<br />

own standards.”<br />

“The images unsealed by the court<br />

are just the tip of the iceberg,” said<br />

Nora Preciado, staff attorney with<br />

the National Immigration Law Center.<br />

“These abuses have been kept<br />

hidden for too long. As these initial<br />

images begin to reveal, we can no<br />

longer wait for meaningful and lasting<br />

reforms; the time is now.”<br />

Jane Doe, et al. v. Johnson, et al.<br />

was filed in the U.S. District Court<br />

for the District of Arizona. Attorneys<br />

on the case include Harold J.<br />

McElhinny, Colette Reiner Mayer,<br />

Louise C. Stoupe, Kevin M. Coles,<br />

Pieter S. de Ganon, and Elizabeth<br />

Balassone of Morrison & Foerster<br />

LLP; Nora Preciado, Linton Joaquin,<br />

and Karen C. Tumlin of the<br />

National Immigration Law Center;<br />

Mary Kenney, and Melissa Crow of<br />

the American Immigration Council;<br />

Travis Silva of the Lawyers’<br />

Committee for Civil Rights of the<br />

San Francisco Bay Area; and James<br />

Lyall and Dan Pochoda of ACLU of<br />

Arizona.<br />

For additional links to complaint,<br />

FAQ, Fact Sheet on FOIA Data and<br />

more, click here.

Hikvision honors children of first<br />

responders with Youth Scholarship<br />

Continued from page 5<br />

mented Jeffrey He, president of<br />

Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada.<br />

“It is our honor to support the<br />

children of first responders, and we<br />

wish these young people the greatest<br />

success in their future endeavors.”<br />

To learn about Hikvision’s comprehensive<br />

product suite of video<br />

surveillance solutions, see them in<br />

person at ESX, booth 311, <strong>June</strong> 8-10.<br />

About Hikvision<br />

Hikvision is the world’s leading supplier<br />

of video surveillance solutions.<br />

Featuring the industry’s strongest<br />

R&D workforce, Hikvision designs,<br />

develops, and manufactures standard-<br />

and high-definition cameras,<br />

including a variety of IP cameras,<br />

analog cameras, and cameras featuring<br />

the latest in high-definition<br />

analog technology. Hikvision’s<br />

product suite also includes digital<br />

video servers, hybrid and standalone<br />

DVRs, NVRs, and other elements<br />

of sophisticated security systems<br />

for both indoor and outdoor<br />

use.<br />

Rose: Improving teleworking<br />

programs through trusting work<br />

relationships<br />

Continued from page 30<br />

their success. He taught classes at<br />

the business level in topics of contracts<br />

management, negotiations,<br />

and program management and has<br />

been recognized for his outstanding<br />

presentation style and approach to<br />

teaching. Dr. Rose received his BS in<br />

administration of justice at the Virginia<br />

Commonwealth University,<br />

his MS in administration of justice<br />

from American University, and his<br />

PhD in management and organization<br />

leadership from Cappella University.<br />

About Salient CRGT<br />

43<br />

Convy: New Mobile Technology for<br />

Disaster Response<br />

Continued from page 27<br />

Right now, Gyst is a free application<br />

(gystapp.com), that can be used<br />

by any government or commercial<br />

organization. As the company becomes<br />

more established, it will implement<br />

a pricing model to assure its<br />

own sustainability.<br />

I will be watching the progress of<br />

Gyst and similar mobile messaging<br />

app developers over the coming<br />

months and years, and I suspect that<br />

we will be hearing a lot more about<br />

the development and implementation<br />

of the rapidly growing mobile<br />

segment.<br />

John Convy and Convy Associates<br />

provide strategic alliance, A&E consultant,<br />

technology ecosystem, and<br />

lead generation programs to monetize<br />

relationships and accelerate demand<br />

for leading security industry manufacturers.<br />

John is the Founder and<br />

Managing Director of the Open Standards<br />

Security Alliance and the IP<br />

Security Academy, and a speaker at<br />

many global industry events. Email:<br />

John@ConvyAssociates.com<br />

Salient CRGT provides Agile software<br />

development, data analytics,<br />

mobility, cyber security and infrastructure<br />

solutions. We support<br />

these core capabilities with full lifecycle<br />

IT services and training—to<br />

help our customers meet critical<br />

goals for pivotal missions. We are<br />

purpose built for IT transformation<br />

supporting federal civilian, defense,<br />

homeland, and intelligence agencies,<br />

as well as Fortune 1000 companies.<br />

We use the most innovative<br />

talent delivery model in the industry,<br />

scientifically providing exactly<br />

the right people for the customers’<br />

most pressing requirements. Salient<br />

CRGT has earned a record of success<br />

with integration and operations<br />

of large‐scale, high‐volume solutions.<br />

On September 15, 2015, Salient<br />

and CRGT announced closing<br />

of the merger transactions – visit<br />

newsroom. For additional information<br />

on Salient and CRGT, visit<br />


George Lane: Post-Traumatic Stress<br />

Disorder is Caused by Physical as<br />

well as Psychological Trauma<br />

Continued from page 17<br />

brain injury across the entire military.<br />

They were called the “Gray<br />

Team”, named partly for gray matter<br />

and partly because the men’s hair<br />

was going gray. They were mostly<br />

military officers, all of them had<br />

advanced degrees in medicine or<br />

science, and almost all of them had<br />

seen combat. The “Gray Team” bethe<br />

brain rather than just the body.<br />

But it was still very difficult to isolate<br />

blast from all the other physical<br />

and mental effects of being exposed<br />

to an explosion in a combat zone.<br />

A major advance came in 2007<br />

when an engineering firm called<br />

Applied Research Associates received<br />

a call from the SWAT team of<br />

the Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office<br />

in Colorado. The officers were<br />

worried about possible neurological<br />

effects from “breaching”, the practice<br />

of blowing open doors with small<br />

explosive charges. Almost every<br />

major city in the United States has<br />

“breacher” teams. The Applied Research<br />

team quickly recognized that<br />

monitoring “breachers” would allow<br />

them to observe blast in its pure<br />

form because the charges are too<br />

small to knock soldiers over or give<br />

them concussions. They are subject<br />

only to the blast wave. Their report<br />

found a small but distinct decline in<br />

performance among the instructors,<br />

who are exposed to far more blasts<br />

than students. 12<br />

Some senior officers were frustrated<br />

because they had seen too many<br />

soldiers discharged for disciplinary<br />

issues that were actually related to<br />

brain injury. Several other experts<br />

joined to monitor the treatment of<br />

Monument in central England called “Shot at Dawn”<br />

lieved that a blast wave’s effects on<br />

the body were far more extreme and<br />

more complex than the concussion<br />

model could account for. But their<br />

main task was to take brain injury<br />

more seriously.<br />

The distinction between organic<br />

and emotional injury can be very<br />

blurry. Trauma changes neuronal<br />

George Lane has 25 years of experience in the development of chemical security<br />

systems, conducting research as a NASA Fellow at the Stennis Space<br />

Center and as a NSF Fellow. Lane was air quality SME for the University<br />

of California at Berkeley Center for Catastrophic Risk Management during<br />

the BP Oil Spill. Lane is currently chemical security SME for the Naval<br />

Postgraduate School Maritime Interdiction Operations in the Center for<br />

Network Innovation and Experimentation.<br />


patterns, and therapy can alter a<br />

brain that has been physically damaged.<br />

Dr. David Brody, a neurologist<br />

who has worked extensively with<br />

the military, said “Everything we<br />

know suggests that people with structural<br />

lesion will also respond to pharmacological<br />

and psychological treatment,”.<br />

13 Dr. Perl is continuing to<br />

examine the brains of blast-injured<br />

soldiers. After five years of working<br />

with the military, he feels sure that<br />

many blast injuries have not been<br />

identified. He said recently “We<br />

could be talking many thousands<br />

of types of brain injuries. And what<br />

scares me is that what we’re seeing<br />

now might just be the first round. If<br />

they survive the initial injuries, many<br />

of them may develop C.T.E. years or<br />

decades later.” 14<br />

References<br />

1. Bentley, S., “Short history of PTSD: From<br />

Thermopylae to Hue soldiers have always had a<br />

disturbing reaction to war”. Vietnam Veterans<br />

of America: The Veteran, 2005; www.vva.org/<br />

archive/TheVeteran/2005_03/feature_HistoryPTSD.htm<br />

2. Caroline Alexander, “World War I: 100<br />

Years Later - The Shock of War”, Smithsonian<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>, September 2010; http://www.smith-<br />

sonianmag.com/history/the-shock-of-war-<br />

55376701/?no-ist<br />

3. C.N. Trueman “World War One executions”,<br />

The History Learning Site, March 3, <strong>2016</strong>; www.<br />

historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/thewestern-front-in-world-war-one/world-warone-executions/<br />

4. Gerard Oram, “Desertion and deserters”,<br />

British Military Law and the Death Penalty<br />

(1868-1918), Crime, History, & Societies; Vol. 5,<br />

no.1, 2001; https://chs.revues.org/782<br />

5. Peter Taylor-Whiffen, “Shot at Dawn: Cowards,<br />

Traitors or Victims?” March 3, 2011; www.<br />

bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwone/shot_<br />

at_dawn_01.shtm<br />

6. Daniel Perl, “Characterization of interface<br />

astroglial scarring in the human brain after blast<br />

exposure: a post-mortem case series”, The Lancet<br />

Neurology, <strong>June</strong> 9, <strong>2016</strong>; www.thelancet.com/<br />

pdfs/journals/laneur/PIIS1474-4422(16)30057-<br />

6.pdf<br />

7. McLeod, S. A. (2010). “What is the Stress<br />

Response?” www.simplypsychology.org/stressbiology.html<br />

8. Edgar Jones, PhD, “Battle for the mind:<br />

World War 1 and the birth of military psychiatry”,<br />

The Lancet, Volume 384, No. 9955, p1708–1714,<br />

November 8, 2014; http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)61260-5/<br />

fulltext<br />

9. Berlinda S. Martinez, “A Health Hazard<br />

Assessment for Blast Overpressure Exposures<br />

Subtitle - Citation Database - Version 1”, www.<br />

researchgate.net/publication/235121426_A_<br />

Health_Hazard_Assessment_for_Blast_Overpressure_Exposures_Subtitle_-_Citation_Database_-_Version_1<br />

10. Amy Courtney, ”The Complexity of Causing<br />

Primary Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury:<br />

A Review of Potential Mechanisms”, Front<br />

Neurol. 2015; 6: 221.<br />

11. Charles Needham, “Blast Waves”, 2010;<br />

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642052873<br />

12. “Study Suggests a Link Between Head Injury<br />

and PTSD”, Department of Defense Blast<br />

Injury Research Program; blastinjuryresearch.<br />

amedd.army.mil/index.cfm?f=application.<br />

accomplishments&yr=2007<br />

13. Dr. David Brody, “Blast-Related Brain Injury:<br />

Imaging for Clinical and Research Applications:<br />

Report of the 2008 St. Louis Workshop”, J.<br />

Neurotrauma. Dec; 26(12): 2127–2144. 2009<br />

14. Dr. Daniel Perl, “What if PTSD is more<br />

physical than psychological”, New York Times,<br />

www.nytimes.com/<strong>2016</strong>/06/12/magazine/whatif-ptsd-is-more-physical-than-psychological.<br />

html?emc=edit_au_<strong>2016</strong>0610&nl=afternoonup<br />

date&nlid=57532744<br />

DHS requests nominations for <strong>2016</strong><br />

National Seminar and Tabletop<br />

Exercise (NITX)<br />

Continued from page 35<br />

OAE at: AcademicEngagement@<br />

hq.dhs.gov. Please include the following<br />

subject line in your message:<br />

<strong>2016</strong> NTTX Topic Nomination<br />

Additional Opportunity: Join the<br />

NTTX Planning Team<br />

In addition to the contribution of<br />

potential topics/exercise scenarios,<br />

DHS is actively looking for representatives<br />

from colleges and universities<br />

to join the NTTX planning<br />

team. The NTTX planning team,<br />

which helps inform and develop<br />

materials for the event, convenes<br />

monthly via teleconference (in-person<br />

available) in advance of the fall<br />

<strong>2016</strong> event.<br />

To participate in the planning<br />

team process and for additional details,<br />

please contact the Office of Academic<br />

Engagement at: AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov.<br />

Please<br />

include the following subject line<br />

in your message: <strong>2016</strong> NTTX Planning<br />

Team<br />

Any additional questions on the<br />

<strong>2016</strong> NTTX can also be directed<br />

to OAE: AcademicEngagement@<br />

hq.dhs.gov.<br />


DHS Announces Grant Allocations<br />

for Fiscal Year <strong>2016</strong> Preparedness<br />

Grants<br />

Continued from page 34<br />

Awards made to the states and urban<br />

areas for HSGP carry pass-through<br />

requirements. Pass-through is decurity<br />

enhancements for nonprofit<br />

organizations that are at high risk of<br />

a terrorist attack and located within<br />

one of the 29 Fiscal Year <strong>2016</strong> UASIeligible<br />

urban areas.<br />

Tribal Homeland Security Grant<br />

Program (THSGP) — a competitive<br />

grant that provides $10 million to<br />

eligible tribal nations to implement<br />

preparedness initiatives to help<br />

strengthen the nation against risk<br />

associated with potential terrorist<br />

attacks and other hazards.<br />

Intercity Bus Security Grant Program<br />

(IBSGP) — a competitive<br />

grant that provides $3 million to<br />

assist operators of fixed-route intercity<br />

and charter bus services within<br />

high-threat urban areas to protect<br />

bus systems and the traveling public<br />

from acts of terrorism, major disasters<br />

and other emergencies.<br />

In addition to the competitive grants<br />

announced today, in February <strong>2016</strong>,<br />

Secretary Johnson announced more<br />

than $1.3 billion in preparedness<br />

grant program funding.<br />

Non-Competitive Grant Program<br />

Allocations for Fiscal Year <strong>2016</strong>:<br />

vides more than $350 million to<br />

assist local, tribal, territorial, and<br />

state governments in enhancing and<br />

sustaining all-hazards emergency<br />

management capabilities.<br />

Intercity Passenger Rail - Amtrak<br />

(IPR) Program — a non-competitive<br />

grant that provides $10 million to<br />

protect critical surface transportation<br />

infrastructure and the traveling<br />

public from acts of terrorism and<br />

increase the resilience of the Amtrak<br />

rail system.<br />

Homeland Security Grant Program<br />

(HSGP) — provides more than $1<br />

billion for states and urban areas to<br />

prevent, protect against, mitigate,<br />

respond to, and recover from acts<br />

of terrorism and other threats. The<br />

HSGP grants are:<br />

• State Homeland Security Program<br />

(SHSP) — a non-competitive<br />

grant that provides $402 million<br />

to support the implementation of<br />

the National Preparedness System<br />

to build and strengthen preparedness<br />

capabilities at all levels.<br />

• Urban Areas Security Initiative<br />

(UASI) — a non-competitive<br />

grant that provides $580 million<br />

to enhance regional preparedness<br />

and capabilities in 29 high-threat,<br />

high-density areas.<br />

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Emergency Management Performance<br />

Grant (EMPG) Program — a<br />

non-competitive grant that profined<br />

as an obligation on the part<br />

of the State Administrative Agency<br />

(SAA) to make funds available to<br />

local units of government, combinations<br />

of local units, tribal governments,<br />

or other specific groups<br />

or organizations. The SAA must<br />

obligate at least 80 percent (80%) of<br />

the funds awarded under SHSP and<br />

UASI to local or tribal units of government.<br />

Per section 2006 of the Homeland<br />

Security Act of 2002, as amended<br />

(6 U.S.C. § 607), DHS/FEMA is required<br />

to ensure that at least 25 percent<br />

of grant funding must be used<br />

for law enforcement terrorism prevention<br />

activities.<br />

Further information on DHS’s<br />

preparedness grant programs is<br />

available at www.dhs.gov and http://<br />

www.fema.gov/grants.<br />

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