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<strong>Government</strong> <strong>Security</strong> <strong>News</strong><br />

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

David Samson, former Chairman of Port Authority, surrounded by photographers<br />

after pleading guilty to felony bribery in United Airline flight probe – Page 4<br />

Also in this issue:<br />

BCI & Battelle bring next generation sequencing to BCI’s forensic lab – Page 8<br />

The need for a national energy grid strategy, by J. Michael Barrett – Page 10<br />

George Lane describes cycles of violence in his hometown of Baton Rouge from the 1970s to the present – Page 14

GSN <strong>July</strong> <strong>2016</strong> <strong>Digital</strong> E<br />

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David Sampson, former Chairman of Port Authority<br />

of New York and New Jersey,<br />

pleads guilty to felony count of bribery<br />

BCI and Battelle bring next generation<br />

sequencing to BCIS forensic lab<br />

The need for a national Energy Grid Strategy<br />

GSN Columnist George Lane describes<br />

ambush of law enforcement officers<br />

and cycles of violence in his home down of Baton Rouge<br />

FRA and TxDOT outline passenger rail options<br />

between Oklahoma City and Southern Texas<br />

Chemring Countermeaasures USA’s Kilgore Flares<br />

awarded $24.9 million US Army<br />

and Air Force contracts<br />

ABB wins 1 st commercial order for<br />

breakthrough 14-second flash changing technology<br />

to enable COZ-free public transport in Geneva, Switzerland<br />

Intellicheck Mobilisa awarded contract<br />

for site secure access control classified Federal facility<br />


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Implant Sciences announces letter of intent<br />

to acquire Zapata Industries; plan to<br />

extinguish debt and uplist to NASDAC<br />


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Immigration and Border <strong>Security</strong> – Pages 24-31<br />

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Tracking record of statements<br />

of Hillary Clinton By Wendy Feliz<br />

What should you know about Mike Pence’s<br />

harsh policy on immigrants and refugees? By Wendy Feliz<br />

Supreme Court to hear arguments in class action suit challenging detention of<br />

non-citizens<br />

Most Americans reject Trump’s nativist agenda, according<br />

to public surveys<br />

Senator Tim Kaine, Democratic candidate,<br />

supports reforming immigration system<br />

Federal union leader, J. David Cox Sr, says Trump wrong on TSA, wrong on VA<br />


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Battelle wins major contract to build armored trucks for<br />

US Special Operations Command Force<br />

Cinch Systems producer of award-winning Rampart Vehicle Barrier System,<br />

describes Rampart perimeter protection, intrusion detection, door and gate<br />

control system used by government, military, law enforcement, energy and<br />

other users<br />

Delta Scientific anti-terrorist barriers to protect against<br />

vehicle threats at Democratic Convention<br />

Middle East government agency awards<br />

American Science and Engineering order to upgrade their ZBV fleet<br />

with Tx-View for use in counterterrorism applications<br />

Block MEMS wins $9.8 M government contract for<br />

standoff detection on chemical threats<br />


Christie appointee David Samson, part-time<br />

Chairman of Port Authority and full-time owner<br />

of law firm doing business with the Port,<br />

pleads guilty to felony count of bribery<br />

By Adrian Courtenay<br />

Back in May 2014, <strong>Government</strong> <strong>Security</strong><br />

<strong>News</strong> published an article describing<br />

a speech given by NY Senator<br />

Charles Schumer, in which the<br />

Senator called for reforms and Congressional<br />

oversight of the Port Authority<br />

of New York and New Jersey,<br />

which was mired in scandals. These<br />

included the famous “Bridge Gate”<br />

scandal, in which lane closures on<br />

the first day of a new school year<br />

caused a monumental traffic jam<br />

on the George Washington Bridge,<br />

the most heavily traveled bridge<br />

in the world. The traffic jam lasted<br />

four days. One elderly woman died<br />

because they could not get her to a<br />

hospital in time.<br />

It was widely believed that the<br />

shutdown was ordered as a punishment<br />

to the Mayor of Fort Lee,<br />

NJ for not supporting Governor<br />

Christie in a previous election campaign<br />

(even though the mayor was<br />

a Democrat). And as it turned out,<br />

the lane closures had been ordered<br />

by one David Wildstein, a highschool<br />

colleague and appointee of<br />

NJ Governor Christie who worked<br />

at the Port Authority and got paid<br />

very well, despite having no job description.<br />

He later pleaded guilty<br />

to conspiracy to commit fraud and<br />

conspiracy against civil rights. In an<br />

appropriate finale to his memorable<br />

performance at the Port Authority,<br />

Attorney Wildstein agreed to testify<br />

against his colleagues who were involved<br />

in Bridge Gate.<br />

As Senator Schumer described the<br />


situation, “The Port Authority<br />

has come to be seen as a proverbial<br />

honey pot, a cookie jar,<br />

a rainy day fund – whatever<br />

metaphor you prefer, for state<br />

projects outside the Port’s core<br />

mission. Over the years, said<br />

the Senator, the ‘honey pot’<br />

mentality has turned the Port<br />

Authority into a 50-50 operation<br />

between two states that<br />

has killed the ability of the Port<br />

Authority to think big and act<br />

big.” This was a reference to<br />

the fact that the Port Authority was<br />

governed by the Governors of the<br />

two states, who competed with each<br />

other for how much money they<br />

could take out of the Port Authority<br />

for their states, according to Senator<br />

Schumer.<br />

Decrying the use of the Port Authority<br />

to fund pet state projects,<br />

for example, the Senator cited the<br />

Christie administration’s use of $1.8<br />

billion in Port Authority funds to<br />

pay for repairing state roads such<br />

as the Pulaski Skyway. “The Pulaski<br />

Skyway is neither owned nor in any<br />

way operated by the Port Authority,<br />

Schumer pointed out. “It is a state<br />

road system and its maintenance<br />

and development should be funded<br />

as such”.<br />

It was all reminiscent of the famous<br />

line from Senator Everett<br />

Dirksen of many years ago: “A few<br />

billion here and a few billion there<br />

and pretty soon you’re talking about<br />

real money.”<br />

But the revelations about prominent<br />

Christie appointees in top<br />

David Samson, former Chairman of the<br />

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey<br />

5<br />

leadership positions in the<br />

Port Authority of New York<br />

and New Jersey kept coming.<br />

Next, the daily newspapers,<br />

TV stations and online media<br />

started reporting that the<br />

eminent Chairman of the Port<br />

Authority, David Samson, former<br />

Attorney General of New<br />

Jersey and another longstanding<br />

friend (and catastrophic<br />

appointment) of Governor<br />

Christie, had accepted the<br />

chairmanship appointment by<br />

Christie at the $4-billion-plus per<br />

year Port Authority on a part-time<br />

basis, which allowed him to be, according<br />

to Wikipedia, “the leader<br />

of a law firm with clients seeking<br />

favorable outcomes with the Port<br />

Authority”.<br />

As later disclosed, Chairman Samson’s<br />

law firm, Wolff and Samson,<br />

“had been very close to the state’s<br />

government for decades and had<br />

served as outside counsel to state<br />

agencies, and it had also lobbied<br />

agencies on behalf of clients seeking<br />

state contracts, favorable regulation<br />

changes and approval for large development<br />

projects” – which must<br />

be a pretty lucrative job if you’re<br />

getting a hefty retainer from your<br />

clients and then walking around to<br />

the other side of desk to sit down in<br />

the Chairman’s chair, where you can<br />

give your clients the good news that

their project has been approved.<br />

When the Chairman resigned last<br />

year, his partners changed the name<br />

of his law firm to Chiesa, Shahinian<br />

and Giantomasi.<br />

Meanwhile, the largest newspaper<br />

in New Jersey, the Star-Ledger,<br />

found that Chairman Samson voted<br />

at the Port Authority to award<br />

million-dollar contracts to Railroad<br />

Construction Company, Inc, a company<br />

whose owner was represented<br />

by the famous lawyer with a chair<br />

on both sides of his desk --the parttime<br />

Chairman of the Port Authority<br />

and full-time head of Wolf and<br />

Samson -- his honor David Sampson.<br />

But it wasn’t the flagrant conflict<br />

of interest in representing legal clients<br />

before the Port of New York and<br />

New Jersey, where he was Chairman,<br />

that brought down the former<br />

Attorney General of New Jersey. It<br />

was the gross misuse of his position<br />

in strong-arming United Airlines to<br />

overturn the cancellation of a route<br />

between Newark Liberty International<br />

Airport and Columbia, South<br />

Carolina – for his personal convenience<br />

and pleasure.<br />

According to the U.S. Attorney<br />

for New Jersey, Paul Fishman, Mr.<br />

Samson threatened United that he<br />

would block the construction of a<br />

maintenance hangar for United at<br />

the airport unless the airline restore<br />

the money-losing flight. When the<br />

Board of commissioners of the Port<br />

Authority recommended that the<br />

Port approve a lease deal, Mr. Samson<br />

pulled the deal off the agenda<br />

(something that he was allowed to<br />

do under the terms of his employment<br />

as established by his pal Governor).<br />

It wasn’t long before Mr. Samson<br />

was flying a plane every Thursday<br />

evening from Newark to Columbia,<br />

“a short drive from his home in Aiken,<br />

S.C.” according to New York Today.<br />

Samson’s contact that he dealt<br />

with at United Airlines was Jamie<br />

Fox, a former Port Authority executive<br />

and traffic commissioner in<br />

New Jersey. Not surprisingly, he had<br />

been appointed for the traffic job by<br />

Governor Christie, whose record<br />

of terrible appointments remained<br />

unblemished. Mr. Fox got into the<br />

habit of referring to the United<br />

flight as “the Chairman’s flight” and<br />

“Samson Air.”<br />

Here’s how the<br />

New York Times wrapped up the<br />

story on <strong>July</strong> 14, <strong>2016</strong><br />

“David Samson, a longtime friend<br />

of Gov. Chris Christie, pleaded<br />

guilty to a felony count of bribery on<br />

Thursday and admitted that he had<br />

pressured United Airlines to operate<br />

a weekly flight to South Carolina<br />

for his personal convenience.<br />

“The plea, which was offered before<br />

Judge Jose L. Linares of United<br />

6<br />

States District Court in Newark, appears<br />

to have put an end to Mr. Samson’s<br />

career as a public official and<br />

power broker. And it casts a shadow<br />

over the political fortunes of Mr.<br />

Christie, a New Jersey Republican<br />

who until this week had been considered<br />

a potential running mate for<br />

Donald J. Trump, the party’s presumptive<br />

nominee for president.<br />

“One of the problems with Chris<br />

Christie is there are skeletons in<br />

his closet that still have skin on the<br />

bones,” Patrick Murray, director of<br />

the Monmouth University Polling<br />

Institute, said.<br />

“The prosecution of Mr. Samson<br />

grew out of a federal investigation<br />

into the closing of access lanes to<br />

the George Washington Bridge in<br />

2013. Federal prosecutors contend<br />

Paul J. Fishman, United States attorney<br />

for New Jersey

that allies of Mr. Christie at the Port<br />

Authority of New York and New<br />

Jersey conspired to tie up traffic on<br />

the New Jersey side of the bridge to<br />

punish a local mayor for declining<br />

to endorse Mr. Christie’s bid for reelection<br />

as governor.<br />

“Mr. Samson, who was Mr. Christie’s<br />

appointee as chairman of the<br />

Port Authority at the time of the<br />

lane closings, has not been charged<br />

in that case. But two of the governor’s<br />

former allies, Bill Baroni and<br />

Bridget Anne Kelly, are scheduled<br />

to stand trial in September for their<br />

alleged roles in the bridge-traffic<br />

scheme. A third, David Wildstein,<br />

has already pleaded guilty in that<br />

case.<br />

“Paul J. Fishman, the United States<br />

attorney for New Jersey, declined to<br />

say whether Mr. Samson was cooperating<br />

with the prosecution of the<br />

lane-closing case. The Port Authority<br />

is the nexus of the two matters<br />

because it operates the bridge and<br />

the three big commercial airports in<br />

the New York City area.<br />

“Mr. Fishman said that Mr. Samson,<br />

76, had abused his position at<br />

the agency by coercing United to<br />

reinstate a canceled route between<br />

Newark Liberty International Airport<br />

and Columbia, S.C., near one<br />

of Mr. Samson’s homes. He said Mr.<br />

Samson had threatened to block the<br />

construction of a maintenance hangar<br />

for United at the airport unless<br />

the airline restored the money-losing<br />

flight.”<br />

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BCI and Battelle bring next generation<br />

sequencing to BCI’s forensic lab<br />

LONDON, OH – Ohio Attorney<br />

General Mike DeWine<br />

and Battelle President and<br />

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth<br />

announced today a groundbreaking<br />

Next Generation Sequencing<br />

(NGS) project at the<br />

Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau<br />

of Criminal Investigation<br />

(BCI) Laboratory in London,<br />

Ohio. NGS will enhance BCI’s<br />

DNA testing capabilities in solving<br />

missing persons cases in Ohio.<br />

“This will position BCI to be a<br />

national leader in DNA forensics,”<br />

said Ohio Attorney General Mike<br />

DeWine. “I am proud to work with<br />

Battelle on the future applications<br />

of this cutting-edge technology<br />

because it’s a clear benefit to Ohio<br />

families of missing loved ones. With<br />

NGS at BCI, we hope to generate<br />

faster DNA results and obtain an expanded<br />

range of DNA information<br />

to help investigators make identifications.”<br />

Headquartered in Columbus, Battelle<br />

has spent five years implementing<br />

NGS technology in the field for<br />

the U.S. Department of Defense and<br />

was chosen to lead a National Institute<br />

of Justice (NIJ) project evaluating<br />

NGS methods in forensic labs<br />

around the country.<br />

BCI and Battelle forensic scientists<br />

are now working together in<br />

the BCI London lab to validate and<br />

implement NGS technology in the<br />

BCI laboratory with the hope that<br />

this new technology can be used<br />

in Ohio missing persons forensic<br />

cases.<br />

“Collaborating with the Ohio Attorney<br />

General’s Office and the illustrious<br />

BCI laboratory is a great<br />

opportunity for our scientists who<br />

are advancing this important technology,”<br />

said Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth.<br />

“It puts Ohio in the leadership position<br />

of doing what others in the<br />

nation have not yet achieved and<br />

aligns with Battelle’s core mission<br />

of investing in original research that<br />

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will provide societal benefits.”<br />

Solving missing persons<br />

cases requires testing of DNA<br />

from human remains, often<br />

degraded tissue or weathered<br />

bones. The human remains<br />

are then compared with DNA<br />

samples from potential family<br />

members of missing loved<br />

ones. Specialized DNA testing<br />

required in these cases is not<br />

currently available at BCI. The specialized<br />

testing is done at a federallyfunded<br />

out-of-state lab, which can<br />

take up to six months for results, a<br />

long time for a family to wait.<br />

With this partnership, NGS testing<br />

will be done at the BCI laboratory<br />

in London, speeding up results.<br />

And while the current specialized<br />

testing does not always return results<br />

if samples are extremely degraded,<br />

NGS testing can often do<br />

better and return a DNA profile.<br />

The goal is to solve more missing<br />

persons investigations for Ohio<br />

families. Currently, there are approximately<br />

600 missing children<br />

and 600 missing adults in Ohio.<br />

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To find out more about Ohio’s<br />

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About BCI<br />

BCI includes investigations, laboratory<br />

and identification divisions.<br />

Last year, BCI labs (London, Richfield,<br />

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Every day, the people of Battelle apply<br />

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The Need for a National Energy<br />

Grid Strategy<br />

by J. Michael Barrett<br />

U.S. energy consumers have been<br />

able to count on reliable, alwayson<br />

and relatively resilient electrical<br />

power for so many decades that for<br />

most people the availability of electrical<br />

power is essentially taken as a<br />

given. And yet there is a looming<br />

sense among many experts of a rise<br />

in systemic risks that have begun to<br />

come into the light, ranging from<br />

threats of physical and cyber attack<br />

to space weather and other natural<br />

phenomenon. Indeed, just last year<br />

the Department of Defense released<br />

a request for proposals involving<br />

resilient electrical power that led to<br />

a recent commentary noting, “The<br />

declaration of DOD is clear:<br />

military bases and the civilian<br />

institutions that they depend<br />

on are overwhelmingly vulnerable<br />

to their own near complete<br />

reliance on unprepared<br />

civilian power grids. The DOD<br />

has already started the process<br />

of changing by developing distributed<br />

energy systems under<br />

their own control.”<br />

And yet the U.S. electric<br />

power grid remains indispensable<br />

for continued American prosperity<br />

and well-being, even as the<br />

grid’s infrastructure is aging and<br />

increasingly outdated. The massive<br />

capital needs of this enormous<br />

system require constant investment<br />

and occasional system-wide overhauls.<br />

These represent a particular<br />

concern for the investor-owned<br />

electric utilities, for whom making<br />

the business case for higher rates<br />

to enable investments just to tread<br />

water is hard enough, much less investments<br />

meant to innovate and<br />

implement large-scale modernization<br />

programs.<br />

At the same time, the grid is a very<br />

large system, with a long list of items<br />

that need to be replaced for a variety<br />

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of reasons including: physical wear<br />

and tear, technical obsolescence,<br />

and the critical importance of meeting<br />

the security and power surety<br />

needs of Americans in the 21st century.<br />

This includes everything from<br />

integration of environmentally<br />

friendly alternative means of power<br />

generation to replacing the beyondexpected-service-life<br />

equipment<br />

such as the large power transformers,<br />

as well as the two-way communications<br />

built into smart meters<br />

and making the move towards interchangeable<br />

parts and other standardizations<br />

that increase efficiency<br />

of ‘spares and repairs.’<br />

While the concerns over a truly<br />

resilient and “disaster-proof ” electrical<br />

power system are on the<br />

rise, however, there is no central<br />

effort to develop a smart<br />

roadmap to get the nation from<br />

where we are to where we need<br />

to be. Part of the problem is<br />

bureaucratic – there are multiple<br />

competing equities among<br />

the Departments of Energy,<br />

Homeland <strong>Security</strong>, and Defense,<br />

and that is just on the<br />

federal side. The power grid is<br />

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Ambush of law enforcement officers in<br />

Baton Rouge<br />

Editor’s Note: In this article, scientist,<br />

former journalist, lifetime resident<br />

of Baton Rouge and GSN columnist<br />

George Lane describes cycles of<br />

violence in his hometown from the<br />

1970s to the present<br />

This past weekend’s ambush and<br />

targeted killings of three law enforcement<br />

officers in Baton Rouge<br />

is part of a recent cycle of violence<br />

that began with a number of shootings<br />

of black citizens by law enforcement,<br />

one here in Baton Rouge<br />

where I live. Sunday’s shooting in<br />

Baton Rouge is the latest episode<br />

in a month of violence and extraordinary<br />

racial tension and took<br />

place after Baton Rouge officers<br />

fatally shot Alton Sterling, a black<br />

man who was selling CDs outside<br />

a convenience store on <strong>July</strong> 5. The<br />

night after Sterling was killed, another<br />

black man was killed by the<br />

police during a traffic stop in a St.<br />

Paul suburb in Minnesota. The next<br />

night five police officers were killed<br />

by a gunman in Dallas who said he<br />

wanted to kill police officers, particularly<br />

white officers.<br />

This weekend brought back painful<br />

memories of similar cycle of<br />

violence in the early 1970’s that culminated<br />

in a shootout in downtown<br />

Baton Rouge in which I was an unwilling<br />

participant while working<br />

as a journalist for a Baton Rouge<br />

television station. As media I was<br />

a target in the 1972 shootout by<br />

self-professed Black Muslims from<br />

outside of Baton Rouge. I avoided<br />

injury; however, two East Baton<br />

Rouge Sheriff ’s Office deputies were<br />

killed and my friend and anchor of<br />

the television station was viciously<br />

beaten and remained in a coma for<br />

several years, dying in 2010.1 Another<br />

shootout occurred on November<br />

16, 1972 at a local university in<br />

Baton Rouge between students and<br />

law enforcement in which two black<br />

students were killed.2 Then in 1973,<br />

in retribution for the Baton Rouge<br />

shootings, an ex-military sniper,<br />

Mark Essex, terrorized downtown<br />

New Orleans for a week, killing seven<br />

people, including three police officers,<br />

and wounding eight.3<br />

Before the recent ambush, Baton<br />

Rouge Police Department (BRPD)<br />

had said they were investigating a<br />

plot by four people to shoot at police<br />

officers, and they cited the threat to<br />

explain the heavy police presence<br />

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at protests.<br />

Police said a<br />

17-year-old<br />

was arrested<br />

after running<br />

George Lane<br />

from a burglary<br />

of weapons from a pawn shop in<br />

Baton Rouge. He and three others<br />

were believed to have broken into<br />

the pawnshop. The Baton Rouge<br />

police chief told reporters that the<br />

17-year-old told police “that the<br />

reason the burglary was being done<br />

was to harm police officers.”<br />

The chief of BRPD said during a<br />

press conference today that he believes<br />

Long would have continued<br />

to BRPD Headquarters just a handful<br />

of miles away from the site of<br />

the ambush attack had he not been<br />

taken out by a SWAT officer with a<br />

shot from 100 yards away. “This guy<br />

was going to another location,” said<br />

the BRPD chief. “He wasn’t going to<br />

stop here.”<br />

Gavin Eugene Long has been identified<br />

as the gunman who opened fire<br />

in Baton Rouge. Long, described as<br />

a 29-year-old black male from Kansas<br />

City, Missouri, was killed at the<br />

scene of the shooting. Long’s birth-<br />

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Ambush of law enforcement<br />

officers in Baton Rouge<br />

Continued from page 14<br />

day was Sunday, <strong>July</strong> 17, the day of<br />

the shooting, believed to be a factor<br />

in selecting the date for the ambush.<br />

CBS <strong>News</strong> reports Long served in<br />

the Marine Corps as a sergeant at<br />

the E-5 level working as a data network<br />

specialist from 2005 to 2010,<br />

including a six-month deployment<br />

in Iraq. He was a sergeant and a data<br />

network specialist who earned several<br />

awards, including one for good<br />

conduct. He was also assigned to<br />

Okinawa, Japan, and several locations<br />

in Southern California. He<br />

received an honorable discharge in<br />

2010, so PTSD does not now appear<br />

to a factor in the shootings.<br />

Long filed court records last year<br />

in Kansas City in which he declared<br />

himself a sovereign citizen and<br />

identified himself as an indigenous<br />

member of the United Washitaw<br />

Nation, comprised of black separatists<br />

claiming to be descended<br />

from pre-Columbian inhabitants of<br />

North America and asserts that it is<br />

independent from the authority of<br />

local, state and federal laws.4 Long<br />

became increasingly outspoken in<br />

the days following the controversial<br />

police shooting of Alton Sterling in<br />

Baton Rouge, and traveled to Dallas<br />

just days after five police officers<br />

were fatally shot there.<br />

FRA and TxDOT outline passenger ra<br />

Oklahoma City and Southern Texas,<br />

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department<br />

of Transportation’s (DOT)<br />

Federal Railroad Administration<br />

(FRA) and the Texas Department of<br />

Transportation (TxDOT) have released<br />

10 service and route options<br />

for new and improved conventional<br />

and high-speed passenger rail service<br />

connecting Oklahoma City,<br />

Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio,<br />

and South Texas. The options are<br />

evaluated in a Draft Environmental<br />

Impact Statement (DEIS).<br />

“This corridor is home to major<br />

financial, energy, and education<br />

centers that people rely on every<br />

day,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary<br />

Anthony Foxx. “Providing<br />

efficient, more reliable, and faster<br />

higher-speed passenger rail options<br />

References:<br />

1. “Officer Down Memorial Page”, January 10,<br />

1972, www.odmp.org/officer/14174-deputysheriff-ralph-dwayne-wilder<br />

2. “Shootings on Southern campus in the<br />

’70s”, Baton Rouge Advocate, June 20, 2011,<br />

www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opin-<br />

ion/article_5665851c-5585-5dae-a56a-<br />

32630abb3050.html<br />

3. “1973: Mark Essex, the Howard Johnson’s<br />

sniper”, Times-Picayune newspaper, 2011, www.<br />

nola.com/175years/index.ssf/2011/12/1973_<br />

mark_essex_the_howard_joh.html<br />

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to move between cities is crucial for<br />

the economy and the population to<br />

thrive. I encourage those along the<br />

I-35 corridor to participate in the<br />

comment and public hearing opportunities<br />

so that they are able to<br />

learn more and share their input.”<br />

4. Jim Mustian, “Gavin Long declared himself<br />

a ‘sovereign,’ legally changed name before Baton<br />

Rouge officer shooting”, Baton Rouge Advocate,<br />

<strong>July</strong> 18, <strong>2016</strong>; www.theadvocate.com/baton_<br />

rouge/news/baton_rouge_officer_shooting/<br />

article_aa22ff5e-4cf5-11e6-80c3-4fcddb044245.<br />

html<br />

George Lane, Director Chemical <strong>Security</strong>,<br />

Emergency Response Technology,<br />

Email, georgelane@hotmail.<br />

com, Cell: 225-281-3141

il options between<br />

seek public input<br />

During a 45-day<br />

public comment<br />

period, FRA and<br />

TxDOT will take<br />

comments on the<br />

10 options and the<br />

seven recommended<br />

preferred options<br />

that the two agencies<br />

identified. Four<br />

public hearings will<br />

also be held to give<br />

residents a chance<br />

to learn about the Texas-Oklahoma<br />

Passenger Rail Study, understand<br />

how their communities may be affected,<br />

and provide comments.<br />

Current passenger rail service<br />

along the Interstate 35 (I-35) corridor<br />

includes three intercity Amtrak<br />

services from Oklahoma City<br />

to Fort Worth (Heartland Flyer),<br />

Fort Worth to San Antonio (Texas<br />

Eagle), and Los Angeles to New Orleans<br />

through San Antonio (Sunset<br />

Limited).<br />

The DEIS addresses the relationships<br />

of the major regional markets<br />

within the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger<br />

Rail Program corridor in three<br />

geographic sections, and preferred<br />

alternatives are recommended for<br />

each geographic section separately.<br />

The three sections of study are:<br />

• Northern Section: Edmond,<br />

Oklahoma, to Dallas and Fort<br />

Worth, Texas<br />

• Central Section: Dallas and Fort<br />

Worth to San Antonio<br />

• Southern Section: San Antonio<br />

to south Texas (Corpus Christi,<br />

Brownsville, Laredo, and the Rio<br />

Grande Valley)<br />

More than 10 million people currently<br />

live along the 850-mile corridor,<br />

which is expected to grow by<br />

39 percent in Texas and 25 percent<br />

in Oklahoma City by 2035. As a<br />

state with some of the largest metropolitan<br />

areas in the nation, spread<br />

out over hundreds of miles, Texas is<br />

now in high demand for alternative<br />

modes of transportation. Since the<br />

majority of the state’s population is<br />

centered in the eastern half of state,<br />

along I-35 stretching into Oklahoma<br />

City, the highways have experienced<br />

increased congestion.<br />

“More passenger rail service will<br />

help relieve already congested roads<br />

along the I-35 corridor and help<br />

this region manage the significant<br />

population growth on the way,”<br />

said FRA Administrator Sarah E.<br />

Feinberg. “I encourage everyone to<br />

provide feedback on the 10 options<br />

that FRA and the Texas DOT have<br />

presented to continue moving this<br />

effort forward.”<br />

In fiscal year 2012, FRA awarded<br />

17<br />

a $5.6 million grant to TxDOT to<br />

fund a study of new and improved<br />

passenger rail service to meet future<br />

intercity travel demand, improve rail<br />

facilities, reduce travel times, and<br />

improve connections with regional<br />

public transit services as an alternative<br />

to bus, plane, and private auto<br />

travel. The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger<br />

Rail Study evaluates routes<br />

and types of service for passenger<br />

rail service between Oklahoma City,<br />

Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and<br />

South Texas.<br />

More information about the Texas-Oklahoma<br />

Passenger Rail Study<br />

can be found here. The Final EIS<br />

is projected to be released by early<br />

2017.<br />

Three hearings will be held in<br />

Laredo, Austin, and Arlington. The<br />

hearing times and locations are below:<br />

Dates and Locations<br />

August 9: Laredo - TxDOT<br />

Laredo District Office<br />

August 10: Austin - TxDOT<br />

Austin District Office<br />

August 11: Arlington - North<br />

Central Texas Council of<br />

<strong>Government</strong>s<br />

Times<br />

5:30 p.m.: Open House<br />

6:00 p.m.: Presentation

Chemring Countermeasures USA’s Kilgore<br />

Flares awarded $24.9 million US Army and<br />

Air Force contract for M206,<br />

MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B Flares<br />

TOONE, TN – June 8,<strong>2016</strong>, Kilgore<br />

Flares Company, LLC (KFL)<br />

of Toone, Tennessee, a Chemring<br />

Group PLC (“Chemring”) subsidiary,<br />

announces a contract award<br />

by the US Army Contracting Command<br />

at Rock Island Arsenal. The<br />

$24.9M award includes the manufacture<br />

and delivery of M206,<br />

MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B infrared<br />

decoy flares. These flares are a key<br />

component of aircraft survivability<br />

systems that protect helicopters,<br />

fighters and transport aircraft<br />

against infrared guided missile<br />

threats known as Man Portable<br />

Air Defense systems. All work<br />

will be performed at Kilgore’s<br />

facility in Toone, Tennessee.<br />

KFL is a business unit within<br />

Chemring Countermeasures<br />

USA (CCM USA), which also includes<br />

Alloy Surfaces Company,<br />

Inc., located in Chester Township,<br />

18<br />

PA.<br />

K i l g o r e<br />

Flares’ President Tank<br />

Williams stated, “We are pleased<br />

with our long standing partnership<br />

with the warfighter and the continued<br />

confidence in our products by<br />

the Department of Defense, the Single<br />

Manager for Conventional Ammunition<br />

and PEO Ammunition.<br />

Our workforce takes great pride<br />

knowing the products we make will<br />

save the lives of our citizens and international<br />

partners that serve in<br />

harm’s way.”<br />

About Kilgore Flares<br />

Kilgore Flares, LLC and Alloy Surfaces,<br />

Inc. (CCM USA) are industry

leaders in the design, development,<br />

and production of F-22, JSF and covert<br />

multi-spectral Special Material<br />

decoys. In addition, Kilgore Flares<br />

produces other ordnance products,<br />

including naval shipboard countermeasures,<br />

marine location markers<br />

and practice bomb signal cartridges.<br />

Additional information<br />

can be found<br />

online at www.<br />

kilgoreflares.com<br />

and www.alloysurfaces.com.<br />

About Chemring<br />

Chemring is a market-leading<br />

manufacturer<br />

supplying hightechnology<br />

electronics<br />

and energetic products<br />

to over sixty countries<br />

around the world.<br />

Chemring has a diverse portfolio of<br />

products that predominantly protect<br />

military personnel and platforms,<br />

providing insurance against<br />

a constantly changing threat. These<br />

range from countermeasures that<br />

protect aircraft, to ground penetrating<br />

radar that protect troops and<br />

vehicles from improvised explosive<br />

devices.<br />

For more information about Chemring,<br />

please go to: www.chemring.co.uk.<br />

ABB wins 1 st commercial order<br />

for breakthrough 15-second flash<br />

charging technology to enable<br />

CO2-free public transport in Geneva<br />

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, <strong>July</strong><br />

15, <strong>2016</strong> – ABB has been awarded<br />

orders totaling more than $16 million<br />

by Transports Publics Genevois<br />

(TPG), Geneva’s public transport<br />

operator, and Swiss bus manufacturer<br />

HESS, to provide flash charging<br />

and on-board electric vehicle<br />

technology for 12 TOSA (Trolleybus<br />

Optimisation Système Alimentation)<br />

fully electric buses (e-buses)<br />

which will run on Line 23, connecting<br />

Geneva’s airport with suburban<br />

Geneva. The e-buses can help save<br />

as much as 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide<br />

per year, when compared with<br />

existing diesel buses.<br />

ABB will deliver and deploy 13<br />

flash-charging stations along an<br />

urban transit bus route, as well as<br />

three terminal and four depot feeding<br />

stations. This will be the world’s<br />

fastest flash-charging connection<br />

technology taking less than 1 second<br />

to connect the bus to the charging<br />

point. The onboard batteries can<br />

then be charged in 15 seconds with<br />

a 600-kilowatt boost of power at the<br />

bus stop. A further 4 to 5 minute<br />

charge at the terminus at the end of<br />

the line enables a full recharge of the<br />

batteries. The innovative technology<br />

was developed by ABB engineers in<br />

Switzerland.<br />

“We are proud of this breakthrough<br />

technology to support<br />

Geneva’s vision of providing a silent<br />

and zero-emission urban mass<br />

TOSA bus – Revolutionary technology requires no overhead lines and offers silent and zeroemission<br />

mass transit solution as a viable alternative to diesel buses, providing a model for future<br />

urban transportation<br />


transportation for the city. It provides<br />

a model for future urban<br />

transport and reinforces our vision<br />

of sustainable mobility for a better<br />

world” said Claudio Facchin, President<br />

of ABB’s Power Grids division.<br />

“As part of our Next Level strategy,<br />

we are committed to developing<br />

customer-focused solutions and<br />

technologies that help lower environmental<br />

impact.”<br />

The decision to deploy<br />

TOSA on Line 23 was<br />

undertaken after the successful<br />

pilot of the first<br />

such e-bus on the route<br />

from Geneva airport<br />

to the Palexpo exhibition<br />

center. The Line 23<br />

bus route will be slightly<br />

modified in order to provide a fast<br />

connection to Praille-Acacias-<br />

Vernet, a new suburb being built to<br />

accommodate 11,000 flats and office<br />

space for about 11,000 employees.<br />

When fully commissioned in 2018,<br />

the high-capacity articulated buses<br />

will depart from both terminuses<br />

at 10-minute intervals during peak<br />

times. The line carries more than<br />

10,000 passengers a day and the replacement<br />

of diesel buses by TOSA<br />

e-buses reduces noise as well as<br />

greenhouse gas emissions.<br />

As part of a separate award by<br />

HESS, ABB will supply 12 flexible<br />

drivetrain solutions for the buses<br />

including integrated traction and<br />

auxiliary converters, roof-mounted<br />

battery units and energy transfer<br />

systems (ETS), as well as permanent<br />

magnet traction motors. Both<br />

contracts include five-year maintenance<br />

and service agreements to<br />

ensure operational reliability, efficiency<br />

and safety.<br />

“The deployment of TOSA on<br />

Line 23 is the result of the collaborative<br />

efforts of the public and private<br />

sector partners who invested<br />

in this vision. This innovative project<br />

opens the way for the future of<br />

mobility, by providing a sustainable<br />

and environmentally-friendly mass<br />

transport solution for the wellbeing<br />

of our community,” said Luc<br />

Barthassat, Geneva’s State Councilor<br />

for Transport and Environment.<br />

Geneva is one of the world’s leading<br />

cities, recognized as a global<br />

center of diplomacy, a financial hub<br />

and a technology and innovation<br />

center. It is also a popular tourist<br />

destination with a high quality of<br />

life. It hosts the highest number of<br />

international organizations in the<br />

20<br />

world, including global headquarters<br />

of institutions like the United<br />

Nations and the Red Cross.<br />

ABB provides a range of technologies<br />

to support mobility applications<br />

such as railways, metros and electric<br />

buses and vehicles. Transportation<br />

and Infrastructure is one of the<br />

three customer groups, served by<br />

ABB alongside utilities and industry,<br />

and sustainable mobility<br />

is a key focus area<br />

within ABB’s Next Level<br />

strategy.<br />

ABB is celebrating<br />

125 years of its legacy<br />

in Switzerland and has<br />

been actively involved in<br />

the transportation sector<br />

including rail. As a recent<br />

example, ABB technologies are<br />

helping to power and ventilate the<br />

recently commissioned 57 km Gotthard<br />

base tunnel through the Alps<br />

– the world’s longest railway tunnel.<br />

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading<br />

global technology company in<br />

power and automation that enables<br />

utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure<br />

customers to improve<br />

their performance while lowering<br />

environmental impact. The ABB<br />

Group of companies operates in<br />

roughly 100 countries and employs<br />

about 135,000 people.

Intellicheck Mobilisa awarded contract for site<br />

secure access control at classified Federal facility<br />

JERICHO, NEW YORK - <strong>July</strong> 20,<br />

<strong>2016</strong>-Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc.<br />

(NYSE MKT:IDN), a leader in<br />

threat identification and identity<br />

authentication, verification and validation<br />

technology solutions, today<br />

announced it has been awarded a<br />

federal contract to expand the deployment<br />

of Defense ID® at a highly<br />

classified federal government facility<br />

in the Washington, D.C. area.<br />

The $250,000 purchase will increase<br />

the ability of security personnel to<br />

protect the highly sensitive federal<br />

installation with Intellicheck’s realtime<br />

identification authentication<br />

solution.<br />

Dr. William Roof, Intellicheck<br />

CEO, noted, “The world is a very<br />

different place than it was only a few<br />

short years ago as threats of violence<br />

to our citizens at home and abroad<br />

continue to escalate in frequency,<br />

complexity and effectiveness. Defense<br />

ID was designed to address a<br />

security environment that is fluid<br />

and constantly evolving. Our expertise<br />

in addressing security challenges<br />

is reflected in the advanced<br />

features and functionality that make<br />

our application mobile, interoperable<br />

with multiple standard and<br />

proprietary information sources<br />

and responsive with programmable<br />

rules. We are confident that Defense<br />

ID will provide an unprecedented<br />

level of situational awareness and<br />

security driven by real-time ID document<br />

authentication and threat<br />

identification.”<br />

<strong>Security</strong> personnel use Defense<br />

ID to increase situational awareness<br />

and security at restricted facilities<br />

by instantly authenticating the<br />

identification of visitors, vendors,<br />

and employees seeking site access<br />

and by enabling rules-based access<br />

decision support, while improving<br />

operational efficiencies. Deployment<br />

of the field-tested and proven<br />

advanced technology solution provides<br />

security personnel with the<br />

21<br />

ability to maintain uninterrupted<br />

line of sight of an individual seeking<br />

site access as mobile devices scan the<br />

bar code of driver licenses from all<br />

U.S. states and Canadian Provinces,<br />

as well as military and other identification<br />

documents issued by government<br />

agencies. Defense ID alerts<br />

security officers of a potential threat<br />

by comparing a would-be visitor’s<br />

identification card information with<br />

information available from public<br />

and government data sources and<br />

other pertinent information contained<br />

in Intellicheck’s extensive<br />

proprietary databases. Real-time information<br />

delivery instantly notifies<br />

security personnel if the individual<br />

has presented identification that is

fake or stolen, is on a terrorist watch<br />

list, Be-On-the-Look-Out (BOLO)<br />

lists, may be the subject of law enforcement<br />

wants and warrants, or is<br />

listed for military base debarments<br />

and driving suspensions.<br />

In addition to its other computerbased<br />

applications, Defense ID’s<br />

advanced rules-based engine can<br />

be set to allow visitation only at certain<br />

pre-designated days and times<br />

to specific parts of a site. Durable<br />

handheld mobile devices assure facility<br />

security personnel maximum<br />

flexibility for patrol and special<br />

event requirements.<br />

“At a time when international terrorism<br />

and civil unrest present unprecedented<br />

challenges, this contract<br />

award underscores the value<br />

and flexibility of Defense ID in protecting<br />

critical facilities and the people<br />

who conduct business at these<br />

facilities. We expect our militarygrade<br />

security technology solution<br />

to see increasing adoption beyond<br />

the 24 military and federal installations<br />

and 16 U.S. ports where it is<br />

already deployed,” said Dr. Roof.<br />

Intellicheck’s portfolio of 25 patents<br />

includes many pertaining to<br />

identification technology. Its identity<br />

technology solutions support<br />

customers in the national defense,<br />

law enforcement, retail, hospitality<br />

and financial markets. The Company’s<br />

products scan, authenticate<br />

and analyze components of identity<br />

documents including driver licenses,<br />

military identification cards<br />

and other government forms of<br />

identification containing magnetic<br />

stripe, barcode and smart chip information.<br />

The information can be<br />

used to provide safety, security and<br />

efficiencies across markets. Unlike<br />

competitive products, Intellicheck’s<br />

technology solutions are unique<br />

22<br />

in their ability to provide accurate,<br />

real-time identification authentication<br />

and situational awareness on<br />

both mobile and existing fixed infrastructures<br />

that is fully regulatory<br />

compliant.<br />

About Intellicheck Mobilisa<br />

Intellicheck Mobilisa is an industry<br />

leader in threat identification, identity<br />

authentication, verification and<br />

validation systems. Our technology<br />

makes it possible for our customers<br />

to enhance the safety and awareness<br />

of their facilities and people,<br />

improve customer service, and<br />

increase operational efficiencies.<br />

Founded in 1994, Intellicheck has<br />

grown to serve dozens of Fortune<br />

500 companies including retail and<br />

financial industry clients, national<br />

defense clients at agencies, major<br />

seaports, and military bases, police<br />

departments, and diverse state and<br />

federal government agencies. For<br />

more information on Intellicheck<br />

Mobilisa, please visit http://www.intellicheck.com/.


Immigration and Border <strong>Security</strong><br />

Tracking record of statements of Hillary Clinton<br />

on immigration reform<br />

By Wendy Feliz<br />

By 2050, minorities will become the<br />

majority in the United States. This is<br />

the first point Hillary Clinton made<br />

while speaking before the League<br />

of United Latin American Citizens<br />

(LULAC) in Washington D.C. this<br />

week. In a pointed speech, which<br />

she spent much of criticizing her<br />

opponent Donald Trump, Clinton<br />

discussed “ending the vicious debate<br />

about immigration reform”<br />

and made some clear commitments<br />

around what, if elected, she would<br />

do to advance needed changes in<br />

immigration policy.<br />

Most notably, Clinton said at the<br />

beginning of her remarks, and later<br />

repeated, that “in my first 100 days,<br />

as part of my commitment, I will<br />

introduce comprehensive immigration<br />

reform with a path to citizenship”<br />

and will end the practice of<br />

family detention.<br />

She discussed the “growing consensus”<br />

and “greater agreement”<br />

that something must be done on<br />

immigration reform and alluded to<br />

the point that it would only happen<br />

if she was elected, noting “whether<br />

we get it done will depend on this<br />

election.”<br />

Clinton went on to<br />

elaborate on what her<br />

vision for immigration<br />

reform would includes:<br />

“…a credible path<br />

forward for reform<br />

that is truly comprehensive,<br />

addressing all<br />

aspects of the system,<br />

including immigrants<br />

living here today, those who wish to<br />

come in the days ahead, from highly<br />

skilled workers to family members<br />

to those seeking refuge from violence<br />

wherever that might occur. “<br />

She then committed to:<br />

“…send a proposal to congress<br />

that will include a path to citizenship<br />

that will fix the family visa backlog<br />

and strengthen our economy and<br />

will enable our country to be what<br />

it has always been, a place where<br />

people from around the world come<br />

to start new businesses, pursue their<br />

dreams, and apply their talents to<br />

American growth and innovation.<br />

And while we are doing that, we<br />

must do everything we can to keep<br />

families already here together.”<br />

She also vigorously defended<br />

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Photo: Courtesy of CBS <strong>News</strong><br />

presidential executive actions on<br />

immigration noting:<br />

“DAPA is squarely within the<br />

President’s authority and I will keep<br />

saying that and fighting for it. But<br />

there is more we can do. We need<br />

a simple straightforward system<br />

where people with sympathetic cases,<br />

can show a history of service to<br />

their communities can make their<br />

case and be eligible for deferred action.<br />

Like people who experience<br />

and report extreme labor abuses.”<br />

Finally she committed to ending<br />

the practice of detaining families<br />

and rounding up refugees in raids.<br />

She said:<br />

“And we must absolutely end<br />

family detention, close private de-<br />

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What you should know about Mike Pence’s<br />

harsh policy record on immigrants and refugees<br />

By Wendy Felix,<br />

American Immigration Council<br />

In Mike Pence, Republican Presidential<br />

candidate Donald Trump<br />

has found a kindred spirit in his crusade<br />

against immigrants. Trump’s<br />

get tough approach to immigration<br />

has been no secret and reports of the<br />

Republican’s official <strong>2016</strong> platform<br />

note that it includes support for a<br />

border wall and proposing mandatory<br />

prison sentences for deportees<br />

who return to the United States.<br />

They also change the term “illegal<br />

immigrants” to “illegal aliens” in the<br />

platform itself—a highly-offensive<br />

term.<br />

Like Trump, Pence takes a harsh,<br />

enforcement-centric approach to<br />

immigration. Pence’s record shows<br />

he used his time in Congress and<br />

as the Governor of Indiana to pursue<br />

extreme and punitive immigration<br />

policies earning him a 100<br />

percent approval rating by the antiimmigration<br />

group, Federation for<br />

American Immigration Reform.<br />

During his term in the U.S. House<br />

of Representatives, Pence voted yes<br />

on H.R. 3722, a 2004 bill that would<br />

“prohibit Federal reimbursement of<br />

hospital-provided emergency<br />

and certain transportation<br />

services to undocumented<br />

aliens” and<br />

allow hospitals to refuse<br />

care to undocumented individuals<br />

if they could be<br />

sent to hospitals in their<br />

home country.<br />

In 2006, he unveiled a<br />

plan which he described Mike Pence, former Governor of Indiana<br />

as “no amnesty immigration<br />

reform” which sought to seal and Deferred Action for Parents of<br />

the U.S. border with Mexico, set up Americans and Lawful Permanent<br />

a limited guest-worker program, Residents (DAPA). He then praised<br />

force all undocumented immigrants the non-decision issued by the Supreme<br />

Court on expanded DACA<br />

to “self-deport” and apply for reentry<br />

from their home countries, and and DAPA, which leaves 4-5 million<br />

end birthright citizenship.<br />

undocumented immigrants in limbo<br />

as the challenge to the initiatives<br />

In 2007, he co-sponsored an English-only<br />

bill.<br />

continue in a lower court.<br />

Later, as governor of Indiana, While Pence’s so-called “reform”<br />

Pence ordered state agencies not to bill in Congress went nowhere and<br />

assist in the resettlement of Syrian his efforts to shut out refugees also<br />

refugees, which resulted in a lawsuit<br />

being brought against him by tion policy positions demonstrate<br />

failed miserably, his past immigra-<br />

the American Civil Liberties Union an impractical and uncharitable<br />

which Pence lost.<br />

approach toward immigrants and<br />

As governor, Pence also signed Indiana<br />

on to the Texas lawsuit chal-<br />

well with candidate Trump’s.<br />

refugees, but one that seems to align<br />

lenging expanded Deferred Action Despite the fact that anti-immifor<br />

Childhood Arrivals (DACA)<br />

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Photo: Gage Skidmore

Immigration and Border <strong>Security</strong><br />

Supreme Court to hear arguments in class action suit brought<br />

by ACLU, Stanford Law School challenging prolonged detection<br />

by DHS of noncitizens, with no right to bond hearing<br />

Last month, the Supreme Court announced<br />

that, in fall <strong>2016</strong>, it will hear<br />

arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez,<br />

a challenge to the prolonged detention<br />

of noncitizens in removal proceedings.<br />

At issue is whether the<br />

government can keep a noncitizen<br />

who is fighting her deportation case<br />

locked up for however long the notoriously<br />

lengthy proceedings last,<br />

or whether she must receive a bond<br />

hearing after she has been detained<br />

for six months, where an immigration<br />

judge will decide, on an individualized<br />

basis, whether continued<br />

detention is necessary.<br />

The case, a class action brought<br />

by the ACLU and the Stanford Law<br />

School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic<br />

on behalf of noncitizens in the<br />

Central District of California, challenged<br />

the Department of Homeland<br />

<strong>Security</strong>’s practice of holding<br />

immigrants in prolonged civil detention<br />

without the opportunity for<br />

a bond hearing during their removal<br />

proceedings. Immigration detention<br />

is non-punitive – which means<br />

that the immigrants involved in the<br />

case are locked up not as a punishment<br />

for any crime for which they<br />

have been convicted, but rather as a<br />

preventative measure while courts<br />

consider their deportation cases.<br />

Yet members of the Rodriguez class<br />

have been locked up for months or<br />

years without the opportunity to<br />

argue that their detention was not<br />

justified. Class members were detained,<br />

on average, thirteen months.<br />

Those class members who vigorously<br />

argued that they are entitled to<br />

remain in the United States stayed<br />

locked up for far longer than those<br />

who conceded that they could be<br />

deported, creating an incentive for<br />

immigrants to give up meritorious<br />

claims for relief from deportation.<br />

Last year,<br />

the Ninth Circuit<br />

Court of<br />

Appeals decided<br />

the case<br />

in favor of the<br />

plaintiffs. The<br />

Court held<br />

that the government<br />

must<br />

provide class<br />

members with<br />

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bond hearings<br />

in front of<br />

immigration<br />

judges after six<br />

months of detention–and,<br />

if they remain detained,<br />

that class members must have additional<br />

bond hearings every six<br />

months. At those hearings, government<br />

attorneys must establish by<br />

clear and convincing evidence that<br />

the particular individual involved<br />

is a flight risk or a danger to the<br />

community in order to justify denial<br />

of bond. The decision does not<br />

require the government to release<br />

any noncitizen held in prolonged<br />

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James R. Browning Court of Appeals<br />

Photo: Jeff Kubina

Most Americans reject Trump’s nativist agenda, according<br />

to survey conducted by Brookings Institution and Public<br />

Religion Research Institute<br />

By Walter Ewing<br />

Republican presidential contender<br />

Donald Trump may claim to<br />

speak in the name of the “American<br />

people,” but the fact is that<br />

most Americans continue to reject<br />

his nativist rhetoric of fear<br />

and hate. This is apparent from<br />

the results of a survey conducted<br />

by the Brookings Institution and<br />

Public Religion Research Institute<br />

between April 4 and May<br />

2, <strong>2016</strong>. The survey reveals that,<br />

despite a great deal of collective<br />

anxiety over terrorism and the<br />

impact of growing immigrant<br />

communities on U.S. society,<br />

most Americans<br />

do not buy into<br />

harsh views on<br />

immigration.<br />

As a starting<br />

point, the survey<br />

examined how many Americans<br />

are worried about a terrorist attack.<br />

Given the terrorist shootings<br />

in San Bernardino and in Paris at<br />

the end of 2015 (the<br />

survey was conducted<br />

before the Orlando<br />

massacre), it comes as<br />

no surprise that just<br />

over half (51 percent)<br />

of survey respondents<br />

“report feeling somewhat<br />

or very worried that they or<br />

a member of their family will become<br />

a victim of terrorism.” This<br />

marks an increase of 18 percentage<br />

points since late 2014, when<br />

only 33 percent of respondents<br />

harbored such a fear.<br />

Yet, despite these fears, most<br />

respondents did not succumb to<br />

the temptation to scapegoat all<br />

immigrants or all<br />

Muslims for the<br />

actions of a relatively<br />

small numbers<br />

of terrorists.<br />

For instance, 58<br />

percent “oppose placing a temporary<br />

ban on Muslims from other<br />

countries entering the U.S.,” compared<br />

to 40 percent who support<br />

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such a measure. Likewise, 55 percent<br />

“oppose passing a law that<br />

would deny Syrian refugees entrance<br />

to the U.S.,” while 44 percent<br />

support such a law.<br />

Nor did most respondents buy<br />

into Trump’s views on the U.S.-<br />

Mexico border, undocumented<br />

immigration, or the economic<br />

impact of immigrants. Among<br />

the respondents:<br />

• 61 percent “say immigrants<br />

living in the U.S. illegally<br />

should be allowed a way to become<br />

citizens,” compared to 21<br />

percent say that they should be<br />

deported.<br />

• 58 percent oppose building a<br />

wall along the U.S.-Mexico bor-<br />

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Immigration and Border <strong>Security</strong><br />

Senator Tim Kaine, Democratic VP candidate,<br />

supports reforming immigration system<br />

Democratic Presidential Candidate,<br />

Hilary Clinton has named Senator<br />

Tim Kaine of Virginia as her Vice-<br />

Presidential running mate.<br />

A look into Tim Kaine’s past positions<br />

on immigration reveal that<br />

he has supported steps towards reforming<br />

America’s immigration system,<br />

has spoken out against punitive,<br />

anti-immigrant measures at the<br />

state level, and has made significant<br />

efforts to reach out to the immigrant<br />

community.<br />

In 2010, while serving as Chairman<br />

of the Democratic National<br />

Committee he admonished Arizona’s<br />

notorious, anti-immigrant<br />

measure SB 1070, calling it “smallminded<br />

and short-sighted.”<br />

Tim Kaine also supported the<br />

DREAM Act and as a Senator voted<br />

yes on S. 744, the last immigration<br />

reform bill to pass the senate. He<br />

also famously gave a floor speech on<br />

the need for immigration reform in<br />

fluent Spanish while the debate over<br />

the legislation waged.<br />

In 2015, he made public statements<br />

in support of the Deferred<br />

Action for Childhood Arrivals<br />

(DACA) initiative noting that the<br />

“DACA program announced by the<br />

President has allowed young people<br />

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia<br />

to contribute to our communities,<br />

live without constant fear of deportation,<br />

keep families together and<br />

provide economic and educational<br />

opportunities for these young recipients.”<br />

His current Senate website notes<br />

that he supports the Obama Administration’s<br />

ongoing efforts to expand<br />

DACA and implement DAPA.<br />

He writes: “I also support efforts<br />

to expand the Deferred Action for<br />

Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and<br />

Deferred Action for Parental Accountability<br />

(DAPA) programs.”<br />

Earlier this year, he participated in<br />

the DAPA dinners campaign where<br />

he shared a meal with a family who<br />

would be eligible for these deferred<br />

action initiatives in an effort to bring<br />

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attention to the needs and struggles<br />

of mixed-status families.<br />

His Senate website describes his<br />

current vision for reforming immigration:<br />

For far too long, our immigration<br />

system has placed undue burdens<br />

on legal immigrants and kept millions<br />

of others living in the shadows<br />

of our society. I support a bipartisan<br />

approach to immigration reform<br />

that will provide a better visa system<br />

to encourage growth of a talented<br />

workforce, enhance our border security,<br />

create a path to normalizing<br />

the legal status of those here unlawfully<br />

– following compliance with<br />

various requirements such as payment<br />

of taxes and a fine – and establish<br />

a better system for companies<br />

to verify the immigration status of<br />

their employees.<br />

According to the New York Times<br />

“Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kaine have<br />

similar positions on the issues and<br />

they are said to share an easy rapport<br />

and a love of granular policymaking.”<br />

It also seems Ms. Clinton<br />

has found a running mate whose<br />

current thinking on immigration<br />

policy aligns with hers.<br />

Photo: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Federal union leader J. David Cox Sr.<br />

says Trump wrong on TSA, wrong on VA<br />

WASHINGTON, <strong>July</strong> 22, <strong>2016</strong> /<br />

PR<strong>News</strong>wire-US<strong>News</strong>wire/ -- Republican<br />

Party presidential nominee<br />

Donald Trump used his nomination<br />

speech Thursday night to disparage<br />

the dedicated public servants who<br />

deliver health care to our nation’s<br />

veterans and ensure the safety of the<br />

flying public, American Federation<br />

of <strong>Government</strong> Employees National<br />

President J. David Cox Sr. said today.<br />

“Donald Trump’s proposals would<br />

endanger the flying public and harm<br />

our veterans, and no one should be<br />

fooled by his smoke and<br />

mirrors magic show,”<br />

Cox said.<br />

“He wants to privatize<br />

veterans’ health care,<br />

even though the vast<br />

majority of veterans say<br />

they want their care delivered<br />

by VA doctors and nurses.<br />

Private health care for veterans<br />

would be an expensive disaster, and<br />

no one should be fooled into believing<br />

otherwise,” Cox said.<br />

During his nomination speech<br />

Thursday, Trump also called the<br />

Transportation <strong>Security</strong> Administration<br />

a “total disaster” and vowed<br />

J. David Cox Sr., President, AFGE<br />

to “fix TSA.”<br />

“I have no doubt that Donald<br />

Trump’s idea of fixing TSA would<br />

be the same as his prescription for<br />

the VA: privatize to the lowest bidder<br />

and to hell with the<br />

safety and security of the<br />

flying public. What the<br />

TSA needs is for Congress<br />

to lift the arbitrary<br />

staffing cap and provide<br />

TSA with a realistic budget<br />

so the agency can<br />

hire the officers it needs to do its<br />

job,” Cox said.<br />

The American Federation of <strong>Government</strong><br />

Employees (AFGE) is the<br />

largest federal employee union, representing<br />

670,000 workers in the<br />

federal government and the government<br />

of the District of Columbia.<br />

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Most Americans reject Trump’s<br />

nativist agenda<br />

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der, while 41 percent support<br />

the wall.<br />

• 47 percent believe that “immigrants<br />

strengthen our country<br />

because of their hard work<br />

and talents,” while 43 percent<br />

say that “immigrants are a burden<br />

on the country because<br />

they take jobs, housing, and<br />

healthcare.”<br />

• 68 percent say that “new immigrants<br />

mostly take jobs<br />

Americans do not want,” compared<br />

to 25 percent who believe<br />

that these “immigrants take<br />

jobs away from American citizens.”<br />

While these findings are in<br />

some ways welcome, the fact remains<br />

that a significant minority<br />

of respondents believe that immigrants<br />

are an economic drain,<br />

that Muslim immigrants should<br />

be temporarily banned from entering<br />

the country, and that we<br />

should build a wall between the<br />

United States and Mexico. However<br />

these beliefs are built on fear<br />

and ignorance, not evidence.

Immigration and Border <strong>Security</strong><br />

Senate rejects two anti-immigrant bills before going<br />

out on recess<br />

By Joshua Breisblatt<br />

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Photo: Nicolas Raymond<br />

Senate defeats cloture on motions<br />

to proceed—a motion to begin debate—on<br />

two “Sanctuary City” bills<br />

sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey<br />

(R-PA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-<br />

TX). Both bills take an enforcement-only<br />

approach to immigration<br />

reform and fail to address the<br />

nation’s outdated immigration laws<br />

or the need to enact comprehensive<br />

reforms.<br />

Senator Toomey’s “Stop Dangerous<br />

Sanctuary Cities Act” (S. 3100)<br />

literally transforms state and local<br />

law enforcement officers into federal<br />

immigration enforcement agents<br />

and distracts from their ability to<br />

protect and serve their local community.<br />

The bill also attempts to<br />

punish these so-called sanctuary jurisdictions<br />

by taking away millions<br />

of dollars in federal funding for<br />

programs that make communities<br />

stronger, including the Community<br />

Development Block Grant from<br />

any city, state or county that does<br />

not fully comply with Immigration<br />

and Customs Enforcement (ICE)<br />

detainers and notification requests.<br />

Senator Cruz’s bill, the “Stop Illegal<br />

Reentry Act” (S. 2193), would<br />

increase mandatory minimums for<br />

individuals convicted of “illegal reentry”<br />

into the United States.<br />

The term “sanctuary city” is often<br />

used incorrectly to describe a trust<br />

act or community policing policy<br />

that limits entanglement between<br />

local police and federal immigration<br />

authorities. These policies, in<br />

fact, make communities safer and<br />

increase communication between<br />

police and residents without imposing<br />

any restrictions on federal<br />

immigration agents in carrying out<br />

their job of enforcing immigration<br />

laws.<br />

Tom Manger, Chief of Police for<br />

Montgomery County and President<br />

of the Major Cities Chiefs Association,<br />

supports community policing<br />

policies that place limits on how local<br />

law enforcement is asked to enforce<br />

federal immigration laws. He<br />

said:<br />

“To do our job we must have the<br />

trust and respect of the communities<br />

we serve. We fail if the public<br />

fears their police and will not<br />

come forward when we need them.<br />

Whether we seek to stop child predators,<br />

drug dealers, rapists or robbers<br />

–we need the full cooperation<br />

of victims and witness. Cooperation<br />

is not forthcoming from persons<br />

who see their police as immigration<br />

agents. When immigrants come to<br />

view their local police and sheriffs<br />

with distrust because they fear de-<br />

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Who wins if Donald Trump’s views on immigration<br />

policy are accepted by voters in November?<br />

By Wendy Felix<br />

Historically, America has done well<br />

when everyone works together towards<br />

common goals that pool our<br />

collective strengths. We have built a<br />

great nation, and much of our success<br />

continues to derive from the<br />

fact that we are a nation that welcomes<br />

and integrates people from<br />

around the world.<br />

Yet, most of Mr. Trump’s<br />

speech at the Republic<br />

National Convention on<br />

Thursday night sought to<br />

convince all who were listening<br />

that none of that<br />

history is true, and Americans<br />

are losing because<br />

someone else is taking<br />

something from them, including<br />

immigrants.<br />

Trump once again cast the foreign-born<br />

as a grave threat to natives,<br />

and he continues to blame<br />

them for unemployment and crime<br />

and proposes that anything short of<br />

mass expulsion of undocumented<br />

immigrants is tantamount to ignoring<br />

the rule of law. He also cast immigration<br />

reform as “amnesty.”<br />

Trump’s now well-established<br />

views on immigration policy are<br />

not only unsupported by the facts,<br />

but they are dangerous as well. If<br />

Trump’s immigration policies were<br />

ever implemented, they would have<br />

devastating impacts on American<br />

society, the economy, and our<br />

standing in the world.<br />

Oddly for a businessman, Trump’s<br />

view of the American economy is<br />

that it is finite and cannot be grown<br />

when more workers, taxpayers, and<br />

consumers are added to it. It is nonsensical<br />

to assert that the economic<br />

growth attributed to immigrants (as<br />

found in numerous studies) over<br />

the years does not in any way benefit<br />

native-born workers who participate<br />

in the same economy.<br />

The Republican nominee also<br />

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Photo: Courtesy of Disney<br />

continues his crusade to cast all immigrants<br />

as criminals even when<br />

there is abundant evidence that immigration<br />

is not linked to higher<br />

crime rates and hasn’t been for the<br />

past century.<br />

The truth is, the vast majority of<br />

Americans disagree that immigrants<br />

are the source of our problems,<br />

and a majority from both<br />

political parties support a<br />

more generous and pragmatic<br />

approach towards<br />

immigration policy.<br />

Yet, Trump’s commitment<br />

to his uninformed<br />

views on immigration remains<br />

strong. The fact that<br />

he believes natives only do<br />

well when immigrants are<br />

removed from the country<br />

demonstrates not only that<br />

he is out of touch with the majority<br />

of Americans, but that he is a bad<br />

student of history and economics<br />

and is willing to blindly pursue policies<br />

that play well politically among<br />

a small fringe group of his supporters.<br />

Trump’s immigration policies, if<br />

implemented, will make losers of us<br />


Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection<br />

False certifications by under vehicle inspection manufacturers<br />

are putting lives and property at risk, says Chris Millar, who<br />

advises testing all security products before purchase<br />

By Christopher Millar,<br />

CEO, Gatekeeper <strong>Security</strong><br />

Over the past few years I<br />

have seen and been personally<br />

involved in debunking<br />

numerous false and I maintain<br />

deliberately misleading<br />

(fraudulent) performance claims<br />

made by many “under vehicle inspection<br />

system” manufacturers.<br />

These fraudulent claims have now<br />

reached epidemic proportion. For<br />

Gatekeeper <strong>Security</strong>, the only manufacturer<br />

of independently tested<br />

and approved fully automatic under<br />

vehicle inspection systems available<br />

on the market today, it is extremely<br />

alarming to see how many buyers<br />

of under vehicle inspection systems<br />

simply believe the glossy brochures<br />

or the pitch of a sales person without<br />

once requesting independent testing<br />

of equipment prior to purchase.<br />

It is truly amazing to me, and to<br />

many other security professionals I<br />

have discussed this problem with,<br />

how security equipment manufacturers<br />

can blatantly produce deliberately<br />

false compliance certificates<br />

and brochures for the<br />

purpose of selling nonqualifying,<br />

and more<br />

often than not, inferior<br />

equipment. Providing<br />

false, or at best misleading<br />

information<br />

about a technology<br />

affects many parties, all of whom<br />

could easily protect themselves<br />

from such damage by simply testing<br />

the equipment before purchase.<br />

Alternatively, and more practically,<br />

require side by side testing where<br />

all “qualified” manufacturers provide<br />

a system and these systems are<br />

put through the same performance<br />

tests to see which one performs the<br />

best or at the very least, perform the<br />

tasks that are claimed by the manufacturer<br />

they can perform.<br />

What happens in reality is the<br />

purchaser of the equipment, be it<br />

an end user or a system’s integrator,<br />

just looks at the price and pays no<br />

attention to the reasonableness of<br />

the compliance certificate – as long<br />

as they have one marked COM-<br />

PLY signed and stamped they are –<br />

“good to go”. If you are hoping the<br />

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consultant will pick up on<br />

the falsified claims you are<br />

wrong, as they too rely on<br />

the compliance certificates.<br />

Therefore, the acquisition<br />

process is in actuality<br />

one of trust, a structure<br />

that is doomed<br />

from the start when<br />

the main player, the equipment<br />

manufacturer, in a number of cases,<br />

is proven to be not trust worthy.<br />

It is my opinion after speaking<br />

with many security professionals<br />

with firsthand experience in these<br />

matters that equipment is rarely,<br />

if ever tested by integrators or end<br />

users prior to purchase. This is because<br />

proof that equipment does not<br />

comply with required specifications<br />

may result in having to pay more for<br />

equipment that does. Failure to test<br />

claimed capabilities puts lives and<br />

property at risk. It is evident, from<br />

my research, that very few purchasers<br />

of non-compliant equipment<br />

ever raise the issue with the manufacturer<br />

of the equipment for fear of<br />

admitting a mistake or of wasting<br />

their employer’s money. As budgets<br />

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are planned years in advance, the<br />

misuse of funds to purchase noncompliant<br />

equipment results in a<br />

facility going for years without<br />

the necessary security equipment<br />

or until further funds<br />

can be allocated to purchase<br />

qualified equipment.<br />

This concept of cheap is<br />

actually expensive when<br />

a buyer needs to purchase<br />

equipment twice to<br />

achieve the required<br />

security function.<br />

To help combat<br />

this plague of filing false compliance<br />

certificates or producing brochures<br />

about fictional equipment in<br />

the under vehicle inspection business,<br />

Gatekeeper set up a competition<br />

mid 2014 with a USD100,000<br />

prize. Under the competition, system<br />

manufacturers that claim they<br />

can provide all the same features<br />

and have the same environmental<br />

certifications as Gatekeeper equipment<br />

get a chance to prove it and if<br />

successful collect USD100,000 from<br />

Gatekeeper. To date not one manufacturer<br />

has come forward, however<br />

Gatekeeper is in possession of numerous<br />

compliance certificates and<br />

a brochure collected over the same<br />

period where “alternative technologies”<br />

(other under vehicle inspection<br />

systems) have under seal and<br />

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signature vowed<br />

they provide the<br />

same, and often better<br />

specifications<br />

to Gatekeeper. Perhaps<br />

it is because<br />

they make so much<br />

money from selling<br />

non-compliant<br />

equipment to naive<br />

end users and/or integrators they<br />

don’t need to come and collect the<br />

easy USD100,000 from Gatekeeper.<br />

To provide a snap shot of how<br />

serious this situation has become,<br />

over the last year Gatekeeper has<br />

been provided with the following<br />

amazing claims – in some cases we<br />

were able to convince the end user<br />

to test the claims as they were so<br />

outrageous:<br />

• Running video systems claiming<br />

they can perform automatic<br />

foreign object detection<br />

• Line scanners claiming they<br />

are not affected when a vehicle<br />

is scanned at different speeds or<br />

stops on top of the scanner<br />

• Single 90⁰ view running video<br />

and line scanners providing two<br />

views at 60⁰<br />

• A line scanning company<br />

claiming they have an area scan<br />

system identical to Gatekeeper<br />

and produced a brochure to support<br />

their claim however when<br />

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the end user called the company<br />

about the technology, was told<br />

they do not have such a system.<br />

• A Singapore company, when<br />

bidding on a transaction in Indonesia,<br />

claimed they manufactured<br />

their systems in the US,<br />

as this was a requirement of the<br />

tender, could not produce the address<br />

of their manufacturing facility<br />

in the US when challenged.<br />

• On a tender in Kenya, one US<br />

running video system manufacturer<br />

made a series of impossible<br />

performance claims, only to have<br />

7 of their 10 claimed performances<br />

proven not to be true after the<br />

end user insisted on testing.<br />

The list goes on and unfortunately<br />

the damage that is caused by such<br />

fraudulent behavior may result in<br />

the loss of lives and property. The<br />

answer is very simple: test all security<br />

equipment before purchase.

Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection<br />

Battelle Wins Major Contract to Build Armored<br />

Trucks for U.S. Special Operations Command Force<br />

COLUMBUS, OH (<strong>July</strong> 19, <strong>2016</strong>)—<br />

Building on the success of a previous<br />

contract to build Non Standard<br />

Commercial Vehicles (NSCVs),<br />

Battelle has been awarded a second<br />

contract worth $170 million.<br />

The U.S. Special Operations Command<br />

(SOCOM) announced the<br />

award <strong>July</strong> 14, naming Battelle as<br />

the contract winner in a competitive<br />

procurement.<br />

Under terms of the contract, Battelle<br />

will build armored and unarmored<br />

vehicles for the next five<br />

years at its manufacturing facility in<br />

West Columbus. The contract also<br />

includes an option for two more<br />

years.<br />

For more than 11 years Battelle<br />

has been designing, building and<br />

delivering commercial-style armored<br />

vehicles. The ground vehicle<br />

team takes existing vehicles, reengineers<br />

them with protective armor<br />

and adds other durability features,<br />

such as stronger suspensions for<br />

operations in rugged terrain and<br />

enhanced alternators to withstand<br />

extreme climates. Battelle vehicles<br />

have previously completed formal<br />

durability testing and system level<br />

armor testing.<br />

“Battelle has a proven track record<br />

of performing sophisticated<br />

systems integration for military and<br />

commercial applications,” said Fred<br />

Byus, vice president of Battelle’s<br />

Mission and Defense Technologies<br />

business. “Under this contract, our<br />

vehicle systems team will execute<br />

on its custom designs and integrate<br />

complex systems to meet mission<br />

requirements—at a competitive<br />

cost.”<br />

Battelle’s armored vehicles retain<br />

the Original Equipment Manufacturer<br />

(OEM) appearance, whether<br />

Hilux, Land Cruiser and Ford<br />

platforms. The vehicles are re-engineered<br />

with crew protection, enhanced<br />

suspension for improved<br />

off-road mobility, and a reinforced<br />

chassis for durability.<br />

Battelle has a long history of helping<br />

U.S. armed forces with<br />

protected vehicles, all the<br />

way back to its work on tank<br />

armor in World War II. More<br />

recent work has included armoring<br />

High Mobility Multipurpose<br />

Wheeled Vehicles<br />

(HMMWVs) and training<br />

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military personnel and contractors<br />

to install more than 500 protective<br />

armor kits onto existing vehicles.<br />

Every day, the people of Battelle<br />

apply science and technology to<br />

solving what matters most. At major<br />

technology centers and national<br />

laboratories around the world, Battelle<br />

conducts research and development,<br />

designs and manufactures<br />

products, and delivers critical services<br />

for government and commercial<br />

customers. Headquartered in<br />

Columbus, Ohio since its founding<br />

in 1929, Battelle serves the national<br />

security, health and life sciences,<br />

and energy and environmental industries.<br />

For more information, visit<br />


Cinch Systems, producer of the Award-Winning Rampart<br />

Vehicle Barrier System, describes its Vehicle Barrier,<br />

Intrusion Detection, Door and Gate Control systems that are<br />

used by scores of government, military, law enforcement,<br />

energy and other agencies.<br />

ST. MICHAEL, MN – Cinch System’s<br />

Rampart Vehicle Barrier System<br />

is a high-security and data logging<br />

system that provides precise vehicle<br />

barrier, bollard, gate/security for access<br />

to the perimeter of high profile<br />

facilities.<br />

“It’s all we do,” said CEO Joel Christianson.<br />

“When something really<br />

matters, like security… you want the<br />

best – and the most experienced.<br />

CINCH systems products are used<br />

and trusted by: The U.S. <strong>Government</strong>,<br />

Department of Defense (DOD), U.S.<br />

Department of State, U.S. Supreme<br />

Court, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers,<br />

U.S. Capital Police, GSA Public Building,<br />

Service <strong>Government</strong> Contractors,<br />

Energy Infrastructure, SCIF’s<br />

and Transportation facilities.”<br />

The Rampart utilizes patented End-<br />

To-End AES Encryption for secure<br />

system communication with a memory<br />

capacity to log and store 233 million<br />

entry/exit events—delivering reliable,<br />

split-second barrier activation<br />

and forensic data. When a barrier/<br />

bollard is deployed to prevent entry, it<br />

will stop and<br />

render a suspect<br />

vehicle<br />

completely<br />

inoperable.<br />

The Rampart VBS control system is<br />

designed to fit the need for high security<br />

in both retrofit and new installations,”<br />

Christianson added. “Products<br />

feature our patented AES Encrypted<br />

End-To-End communication. This<br />

provides complete data encryption<br />

from the device (sender) with only<br />

the control panel (recipient) able to<br />

decrypt it. Nothing other than the<br />

control panel can read the signal or<br />

tamper with it — eliminating hacking<br />

and tampering directly or via the<br />

internet.”<br />

The CINCH systems<br />

Product Portfolio Includes:<br />

• Intrusion Detection Systems<br />

(IDS) – Four platforms ranging<br />

from SCIF to campus style intrusion<br />

products provide an easy to<br />

design with fast implementation to<br />

help ensure project success.<br />

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• Vehicle Barrier System Controls –<br />

CINCH delivers the industry’s first<br />

AES Encrypted End-To-End VBS<br />

controller. Embedded, standardized<br />

and configurable with greater<br />

performance and security integrity<br />

than PLC controls. Scalable to meet<br />

your current and future requirements.<br />

• Door and <strong>Security</strong> Gate Controls<br />

– An easy to design, configure and<br />

deploy control system with more<br />

processing power than most access<br />

control systems. System success<br />

is ensured for new construction<br />

and retrofit projects with CINCH’s<br />

modular design for rapid changeout<br />

with minimal wire requirements.<br />

Products Designed for<br />

High <strong>Security</strong>:<br />

• Systems Engineered – CINCH

Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection<br />

evaluates your existing environment<br />

and delivers recommendations<br />

as well as options to meet or<br />

exceed security priorities and requirements<br />

for security scope.<br />

• <strong>Security</strong> Rationalization – We access<br />

your security infrastructure<br />

needs along with your agency or<br />

corporate standards to optimize a<br />

system designed for high security<br />

and cost containment. Our controls<br />

report and log millions<br />

of discrete recorded and performance<br />

events.<br />

• Infrastructure Positive<br />

– Leverage existing infrastructure<br />

to improve overall<br />

system integrity and security<br />

performance. Gain advantages<br />

in project timelines with easy<br />

to understand system architecture<br />

to meet aggressive deadline schedules.<br />

• Optimal Communication – Ce-<br />

Lan communication evaluates<br />

packet usage to best utilize cable<br />

and automate signal performance<br />

inside your CINCH systems security<br />

solution.<br />

Product Warranty:<br />

Click Here for product warranty.<br />

With over 200 years of combined<br />

high security industry experience,<br />

CINCH systems has some of the<br />

deepest security engineering talent in<br />

the world. This collective experience<br />

has been used for more than 35 years<br />

working on thousands of successful<br />

products and security applications.<br />

CINCH systems security products<br />

are in service in more high security<br />

environments world-wide than any<br />

other. Whether it’s in Washington DC<br />

or a US Embassy in the Middle East,<br />

CINCH AES Encrypted Systems are<br />

on-duty protecting people and property.<br />

Experience that pays off for:<br />

• The best practices for the common<br />

to the rarest of security requirements.<br />

• High security in diverse environments<br />

and complex architectures.<br />

• Installations with combinations of<br />

almost every conceivable physical<br />

security product.<br />

• The most challenging security<br />

needs and project timelines.<br />

Whether you are implementing<br />

CINCH systems Intrusion Detection<br />

System, Vehicle Barrier System<br />

or Door/<strong>Security</strong> Gate control system,<br />

CINCH systems has the security<br />

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knowledge and application experience<br />

of thousands of demanding and<br />

successful security projects.<br />

To learn more about what Cinch<br />

Systems can do for your organization,<br />

contact the company in St Michael,<br />

MN at http://www.cinchsystems.com/<br />

contact-cinch-systems.html.<br />

About CINCH systems, Inc.<br />

www.cinchsystems.com<br />

CINCH systems, Inc. is a leading<br />

supplier of high security<br />

and life safety technologies<br />

with offices based in St. Michael,<br />

Minnesota. CINCH systems<br />

offers the industry’s latest<br />

high security product portfolios,<br />

including intrusion detection<br />

for the U.S. <strong>Government</strong>, SCIFs<br />

(Sensitive Compartmented Information<br />

Facility), Vehicle Barrier Systems<br />

Controls and Door and <strong>Security</strong> Gate<br />

Controls. CINCH systems products<br />

provide complete patented End-To-<br />

End AES Encryption, secure fiber<br />

conversion and the industry’s easiest<br />

to use touch screen interface. Products<br />

are used to protect people and<br />

property across a wide-range of industries,<br />

U.S. <strong>Government</strong>, U.S. Military<br />

and law enforcement. For more<br />

information call (763) 497-1059 or<br />

email: info@cinchsystems.com

Delta Scientific anti-terrorist barriers to protect<br />

against vehicle threats at Democratic Convention<br />

PALMDALE, CA - <strong>July</strong> 20, <strong>2016</strong> -<br />

Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer<br />

of counter-terrorist vehicle<br />

control systems used in the United<br />

States and internationally, today announced<br />

that Delta MP5000 mobile<br />

deployable vehicle crash barriers<br />

were ordered by the Secret Service<br />

for the upcoming Democratic Convention<br />

running <strong>July</strong> 25-28 in Philadelphia.<br />

As at the GOP Convention<br />

this week, the certified crash<br />

vehicles will protect attendees from<br />

terrorist vehicle attacks and errant<br />

driver mistakes. Provided through<br />

Global Access Control Systems<br />

(Pittsburgh), these mobile deployable<br />

vehicle crash barriers carry a<br />

K8 rating (M40 ASTM rating), stopping<br />

7.5 ton (6400 Kg) vehicles traveling<br />

40 mph (64 kph).<br />

“The fact that these barriers were<br />

ordered well in advance of the tragedy<br />

in Nice is indicative of the great<br />

foresight and planning that is undertaken<br />

by the United States Secret<br />

Service,” avows Greg Hamm,<br />

Delta Scientific vice president of<br />

sales and marketing. “Not only are<br />

these portable barriers being used at<br />

this year’s conventions, they were at<br />

both political conventions in 2012<br />

in Tampa and Charlotte as well as<br />

at the following Inauguration. Last<br />

September, here in Philadelphia,<br />

they protected the Pope on his visit<br />

to the United States.”<br />

The totally self-contained<br />

MP5000s tow into position to control<br />

vehicle access within 15 minutes.<br />

No excavation or sub-surface<br />

preparation is required. Once positioned,<br />

the mobile barricades will<br />

unpack themselves by using hydraulics<br />

to raise and lower the barriers<br />

off their wheels. DC-powered<br />

pumps will then raise or lower the<br />

barriers.<br />

Delta always keeps an inventory<br />

of the MP5000s for purchase and<br />

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quick delivery at their manufacturing<br />

facility in Palmdale, Calif.<br />

In many cases, they are needed for<br />

events that come up quickly, such<br />

as politician or celebrity visits and<br />

other unexpected incidents.<br />

About Delta Scientific<br />

Delta Scientific Corporation is the<br />

leading manufacturer of vehicle access<br />

control equipment with over<br />

260,000 square feet of production<br />

facilities in Palmdale, Calif. Delta’s<br />

three product lines consist of highsecurity<br />

vehicle barricade systems,<br />

parking control equipment and<br />

guard booths. Delta Scientific has<br />

been engineering and manufacturing<br />

vehicle access control equipment<br />

since 1974 and sells its products<br />

worldwide.<br />

Corporate headquarters, equipment<br />

sales, systems engineering<br />

and technical service are located at<br />

40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.<br />

93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100.<br />

Website is www.deltascientific.com.<br />

Product installation and maintenance<br />

services are provided through<br />

Delta’s Fredericksburg, Va. office.

Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection<br />

Middle East government agency awards American<br />

Science and Engineering order to upgrade their ZBV fleet<br />

with Tx-View for use in counterterrorism applications<br />

Earlier this year American Science<br />

and Engineering, Inc<br />

(NASDAQ:ASEI) (“AS&E”) announced<br />

the receipt of an order<br />

from a Middle East government<br />

agency to upgrade seven of its currently<br />

deployed ZBV® mobile cargo<br />

and vehicle inspection systems<br />

with AS&E’s innovative Tx-View<br />

option. The Tx-View option provides<br />

simultaneous dual-energy<br />

transmission imaging to complement<br />

the ZBV system’s proven Z<br />

Backscatter® imaging for enhanced<br />

detection of metallic threats. The<br />

ZBV systems with Tx-View will be<br />

utilized in counterterrorism applications<br />

to secure high-threat checkpoints,<br />

facilities, and high-profile<br />

events.<br />

“The Tx-View option enhances<br />

the ZBV system’s detection capabilities<br />

for vehicle-borne improvised<br />

explosive devices or VBIEDs, weapons,<br />

and artillery shells, expanding<br />

the application reach for military<br />

and counterterrorism applications,”<br />

said Chuck Dougherty, AS&E’s<br />

President and CEO. “Tx-View —<br />

like the CarView portal and the<br />

next generation Z Portal® system<br />

— is another new, multi-technology<br />

offering that leverages our innovative<br />

wavelength-shifting fiber<br />

(WSF) X-ray detector technology<br />

to further differentiate AS&E in the<br />

security detection market.”<br />

ZBV with Tx-View: Dual-energy<br />

transmission option for the ZBV<br />

system<br />

AS&E’s Tx-View option for ZBV<br />

provides Customs and security officials<br />

with the lowest cost, most<br />

versatile, multi- technology, mobile<br />

cargo and vehicle screening<br />

system available today. Deployed<br />

quickly and easily, the Tx-View option<br />

is completely self-contained in<br />

a trailer for storage and transport.<br />

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ZBV with Tx-View uses patented<br />

wavelength-shifting fiber (WSF)<br />

X-ray detector technology to provide<br />

dual-energy transmission<br />

imaging for material discrimination.<br />

WSF detector technology<br />

has enabled the development of<br />

more powerful, efficient, compact,<br />

and rugged AS&E X-ray systems.<br />

Watch a single operator set-up the<br />

Tx-View.<br />

ZBV: Proven detection results<br />

and an unmatched reputation for<br />

reliability and effectiveness<br />

The ZBV system is the number-one<br />

selling cargo and vehicle screening<br />

system in the world. With nearly<br />

800 systems sold to date, AS&E’s<br />

ZBV system is used by leading government<br />

agencies, border authorities,<br />

law enforcement personnel,<br />

military organizations, and security<br />

agencies in more than 65 countries.<br />

Since its introduction, the ZBV system<br />

has consistently received the<br />

highest marks for quality, reliability,<br />

performance, and safety with a<br />

proven record of detection results.


Perimeter Protection/Intrusion Detection<br />

Block MEMS Wins $9.8M <strong>Government</strong><br />

Contract for Standoff Detection of<br />

Chemical Threats<br />

MARLBOROUGH, MA, <strong>July</strong> 6,<br />

<strong>2016</strong> – Block MEMS, a leading developer<br />

of Quantum Cascade Laser<br />

(QCL) based infrared detection<br />

systems, has been awarded a $9.8M<br />

contract from the Intelligence Advanced<br />

Research Projects Activity<br />

(IARPA) to develop a system that<br />

can detect trace quantities of chemicals<br />

at standoff distances of at least<br />

100 ft. The award is part of IARPA’s<br />

Standoff Illuminator for Measuring<br />

Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared<br />

Light Signatures (SILMARILS)<br />

program and is managed by the U.S.<br />

Air Force Research Laboratory at<br />

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,<br />

Ohio.<br />

Dr. Anish Goyal, Block’s VP of<br />

Technology and Principal Investigator<br />

of the contract, commented,<br />

“Standoff detection of trace chemicals,<br />

such as explosive residues,<br />

chemical warfare agents and toxic<br />

industrial materials, is a critical<br />

unmet need within the Intelligence<br />

Community, Department of Defense,<br />

and Department of Homeland<br />

<strong>Security</strong>. There are also many<br />

commercial applications for sensitive,<br />

standoff chemical detection.<br />

Block’s QCL technology combined<br />

with advanced data analytics makes<br />

it possible to meet the challenging<br />

performance goals of the SILMAR-<br />

ILS Program.”<br />

Under this contract, Block will develop<br />

a new class of widely tunable,<br />

high-pulse energy Quantum Cascade<br />

Lasers and also next-generation<br />

detection algorithms to detect<br />

and identify hundreds of chemicals<br />

on a wide range of surfaces. Block<br />

has previously been successful in<br />

demonstrating standoff chemical<br />

detection capability under several<br />

prior government programs and<br />

this award will significantly advance<br />

the technology for use in real-world<br />

situations.<br />

Dr. Petros Kotidis, CEO of Block,<br />

added, “Block is very pleased to<br />

receive this award and grateful to<br />

IARPA for their confidence in our<br />

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technologies and products. Block<br />

has strong capabilities in developing<br />

sophisticated standoff chemical<br />

detectors and deep, decades-long<br />

understanding of infrared spectroscopy.<br />

We really look forward to<br />

expanding the operating envelope<br />

of our chemical detection systems<br />

through this award and providing<br />

more tools to the intelligence community<br />

and to the warfighter.”<br />

About Block MEMS LLC<br />

Block MEMS, LLC is an engineering<br />

and development company focusing<br />

on the R&D of high performance<br />

Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs)<br />

and FTIR spectrometers. Block<br />

MEMS has been awarded numerous<br />

government contracts over the<br />

past decade for the application of its<br />

technologies toward the detection<br />

of explosives, buried IEDs, chemical<br />

warfare agents, toxic industrial<br />

materials and chemical clouds. Both<br />

standoff and sampling systems have<br />

been developed and delivered to the<br />

government for additional testing<br />

and evaluation. For example, Block’s<br />

PORTHOS (TM) is a man-portable,<br />

passive FTIR spectrometer system<br />

that remotely detects chemical<br />

threats as far as three miles away<br />

and protects against chemical warfare<br />

agents and weapons of mass<br />

destruction. LaserWarn (TM) is<br />

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Implant Sciences announces letter of intent to acquire Zapata<br />

Industries, plan to extinguish debt and uplist to NASDAQ<br />

Zapata’s breakthrough disruptive technology makes personal flight a commercial<br />

reality - the dawn of an exciting new industry<br />

WILMINGTON, MA, <strong>July</strong> 21, <strong>2016</strong><br />

/PR<strong>News</strong>wire/ – Implant Sciences<br />

Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a<br />

leading manufacturer of explosives<br />

trace detection (ETD) solutions for<br />

Department of Homeland <strong>Security</strong><br />

(DHS) applications, is pleased to<br />

announce the signing of a letter<br />

of intent to acquire Zapata<br />

Industries SAS of Marseilles,<br />

France. Zapata is a profitable<br />

and debt-free company with<br />

commercial, defense, and<br />

homeland security technology<br />

applications.<br />

Zapata Industries (www.<br />

zapata-industries.com) is<br />

the undisputed leader in developing<br />

and manufacturing single user<br />

hydro-and jet-powered technologies<br />

and products. Zapata’s proprietary<br />

methodology, algorithms, and<br />

patented designs are currently commercialized<br />

and in development<br />

within recreation, entertainment,<br />

military, medical, and industrial<br />

sectors.<br />

In <strong>2016</strong> Zapata achieved its proof<br />

of concept milestone by producing<br />

the safest, most reliable, lightest,<br />

fastest, and least expensive personal<br />

flight system ever created with the<br />

unveiling of the Flyboard Air®. The<br />

Flyboard Air® utilizes Zapata Industries’<br />

proprietary algorithms and<br />

balance methodology to direct jet<br />

engines to act both independently<br />

and harmoniously. This unique<br />

technology not only provides unparalleled<br />

maneuverability speed<br />

and ease of use but it also provides<br />

full flight redundancy, making the<br />

platform as safe as any airplane with<br />

as little as 20 hours of training. Zapata<br />

Industries can commercialize<br />

its breakthrough technology<br />

with products ranging from flying<br />

medical stretchers and Jetbikes to<br />

floating rescue stations, scaffoldings<br />

and unmanned heavy payload<br />

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delivery drones. The performance<br />

parameters of the Flyboard Air®<br />

provide undisputed proof that Zapata<br />

technology is commercially<br />

viable for advanced applications<br />

within the military, industrial, and<br />

medical fields. Aviation Experts see<br />

this revolutionary transportation<br />

platform as meaningfully<br />

disruptive to the air transportation<br />

industry. Early industry<br />

reaction to the Flyboard Air®,<br />

has been overwhelming and the<br />

Flyboard Air® has become an internet<br />

sensation. <strong>Digital</strong> Trends,<br />

April 14, <strong>2016</strong>, calls it “awesome<br />

beyond words … we see no limit<br />

to the future of a device like the<br />

Flyboard Air, including search and<br />

rescue, military applications and of<br />

course, the best way to get to just<br />

about anywhere.” (http://www.digitaltrends.com/dt-daily/hoax-orbreakthrough-flyboard-air-videosstun-the-internet/)<br />

See the following video, Zapata<br />

Industries — The Leader in Personal<br />

Flight & Aviation: https://youtu.<br />

be/_A0sdkZ4Vlk<br />

Implant Sciences continues to

evolve and innovate to provide leading<br />

edge Homeland and Defense <strong>Security</strong><br />

Solutions and has emerged as<br />

the market leader in Explosive Trace<br />

Detection (ETD) technologies. Late<br />

last year, the company announced<br />

that it had begun a process to evaluate<br />

strategic opportunities in response<br />

to its rapid growth (400% in<br />

<strong>2016</strong>) and changing market conditions.<br />

While the Board continues to<br />

evaluate a number of offers it has received<br />

to sell the ETD business, the<br />

company believes that the opportunity<br />

afforded by the acquisition<br />

of Zapata Industries, with its revolutionary<br />

technology and robust<br />

growth, will build on the success<br />

achieved with the ETD business and<br />

add significant shareholder value to<br />

allow the company to remain a leading<br />

innovator for Homeland <strong>Security</strong><br />

and Defense technologies.<br />

The company’s agreement with<br />

Zapata, subject to shareholder approval,<br />

positions the company to<br />

emerge debt-free (pending the restructuring<br />

which could include a<br />

sale of the ETD business or a capital<br />

raise) with at least $20 million<br />

in cash for working capital on the<br />

balance sheet in exchange for $15<br />

million, 60% equity and 50 million<br />

warrants exercisable at $1.50 per<br />

share. Upon conclusion of the restructuring<br />

and meeting NASDAQ<br />

listing requirements, the company<br />

will pursue an uplisting to the NAS-<br />

DAQ Marketplace.<br />

Robert Liscouski, President and<br />

Board Member of Implant Sciences,<br />

commented, “The potential<br />

acquisition of<br />

Zapata brings Implant<br />

Sciences a best-in-class<br />

personal balance and<br />

flight technology that<br />

has far reaching military<br />

and consumer applications.<br />

We are beyond<br />

excited to have<br />

visionaries like Franky<br />

Zapata and his team on board and<br />

we are thrilled to allow for shareholders<br />

to benefit from the many<br />

breakthrough products he has already<br />

invented and the new innovations<br />

he will be unveiling in coming<br />

months and years.”<br />

Coinciding with this press release,<br />

the company is filing a detailed 8-K<br />

in accordance with SEC guidelines.<br />

About Zapata Industries<br />

Zapata Industries is the undisputed<br />

leader in developing and manufacturing<br />

hydro- and jet-powered technologies<br />

and products. Zapata’s proprietary<br />

methodology, algorithms,<br />

and patented designs are currently<br />

commercialized and in development<br />

within the recreation, entertainment,<br />

military, medical, and industrial<br />

sectors.<br />

Zapata Industries’ founder, world<br />

champion jetski racer Franky Zapata,<br />

launched Zapata Racing to satisfy<br />

his passion to invent aftermarket<br />

42<br />

Robert Liscouski,<br />

President, Implant Sciences<br />

products to make the world’s fastest<br />

personal water craft. With unparalleled<br />

performance,<br />

Zapata products quickly<br />

became a racing requirement<br />

to achieve the competitive<br />

edge necessary<br />

to win. With the desire<br />

to go even faster, Zapata<br />

shifted focus, and began<br />

manufacturing the fastest<br />

sit down and stand<br />

up jetskis in the racing<br />

world.<br />

In 2012 Zapata launched the revolutionary<br />

Flyboard®, kickstarting<br />

a niche $200 million Hydroflight<br />

Sports and Recreation industry. Hydroflight<br />

is still in its earliest stages<br />

of growth and development, and the<br />

unwaning market demand provides<br />

a view for Zapata’s opportunity to<br />

further commercialize the industry<br />

in the coming years.<br />

In <strong>2016</strong> Zapata achieved it’s proof<br />

of concept goal producing the safest,<br />

most reliable, lightest, fastest,<br />

and least expensive personal flight<br />

system ever created with the unveiling<br />

of the Flyboard Air®. The<br />

Flyboard Air® utilizes Zapata Industries’<br />

proprietary algorithms and<br />

balance methodology to direct jet<br />

engines to act both independently<br />

and harmoniously. The performance<br />

parameters of the Flyboard<br />

Air® provide undisputed proof that<br />

Zapata technology is commercially<br />

viable for advanced applications

within the military, industrial, and<br />

medical fields.<br />

About Implant Sciences<br />

Implant Sciences is a leader in developing<br />

and manufacturing advanced<br />

detection capabilities to counter and<br />

eliminate the ever-evolving threats<br />

from explosives and drugs. The<br />

company’s team of dedicated trace<br />

detection experts has developed<br />

proprietary technologies used in its<br />

commercial products, thousands of<br />

which have been sold across more<br />

than 70 countries worldwide. The<br />

company’s explosive trace detection<br />

products have received approvals<br />

and certifications from several international<br />

regulatory agencies, including<br />

the TSA in the U.S., STAC<br />

in France, the German Ministry of<br />

the Interior, and the Ministry of<br />

Public Safety in China. It also received<br />

a GSN 2013 Homeland <strong>Security</strong><br />

Award for “Best Explosives<br />

Detection Solution”. All Implant<br />

Sciences products are recognized as<br />

Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies<br />

by the Department of Homeland<br />

<strong>Security</strong>. For further details on<br />

Implant Sciences and its products,<br />

please visit the Company’s website<br />

at http://www.implantsciences.com.<br />

The Need for a National Energy<br />

Grid Strategy<br />

Continued from page 10<br />

also awash in competing demands<br />

from state and local regulations as<br />

well as increasing public desires for<br />

“green” energy.<br />

Perhaps more importantly, there<br />

also is a need to modernize the<br />

100-year-old business model of the<br />

industry, one that relies on selling<br />

watts to earn revenue and requires<br />

decades-long massive infrastructure<br />

investments – neither of which fits<br />

the growing imperative to harness<br />

technologies that encourage greater<br />

user efficiency and greater dependence<br />

on distributed energy such as<br />

rooftop solar. And that daunting list<br />

of challenges doesn’t even include<br />

the issue of who is going to pay for<br />

the necessary changes – which include<br />

everything from more sensors<br />

and massive data aggregation to the<br />

newly trained grid operators that<br />

can assimilate and make best use of<br />

such data. With estimates of a necessary<br />

expenditure of $2 trillion in<br />

upgrades over the next ten to fifteen<br />

years, surely there should be some<br />

deliberate consideration given to<br />

how best to manage all the potential<br />

promise – and to mitigation of risks<br />

associated with – the already evolving<br />

and newly invigorated U.S. electrical<br />

power delivery system.<br />

What is needed, then, is some sober<br />

analysis and a deliberate plan<br />

43<br />

jointly developed by and agreeable<br />

to industry leaders and the people<br />

they serve. In other words, the grid<br />

represents another complex and<br />

critical area which requires a true<br />

“public-private partnership”, one<br />

that can address the issues of system<br />

design, integration of key factors<br />

such as smart meters and alternative<br />

energy sources, and appropriate<br />

cost-sharing over time. To do any<br />

less would be a disservice not only<br />

to the future, but also to the all the<br />

past good that has been enabled by<br />

the revolutionary accomplishments<br />

enabled by widespread and reliable<br />

access to electrical power.<br />

J. Michael Barrett is Director of the<br />

Center for Homeland <strong>Security</strong> &<br />

Resilience and a former Director of<br />

Strategy for the White House Homeland<br />

<strong>Security</strong> Council. This article<br />

is drawn from the author’s recent<br />

White Paper, “Challenges and Requirements<br />

for Tomorrows Electrical<br />

Power Grid”, published by the<br />

Lexington Institute and available at<br />

http://lexingtoninstitute.org/wp-con-<br />

tent/uploads/<strong>2016</strong>/06/Tomorrows-<br />


Tracking record of statements of<br />

Clinton on immigration reform<br />

Continued from page 24<br />

tention facilities and stop the raids<br />

and roundups. These actions are<br />

not consistent with our values.<br />

Too many children in our country<br />

say goodbye to their parents every<br />

morning not knowing if mom and<br />

dad will be there when we get home.<br />

I want to do everything I can to keep<br />

families together.”<br />

Hilary Clinton clearly understood<br />

what her audience at LULAC<br />

wanted to hear and it’s not difficult<br />

to project herself as more progressive<br />

on immigration policy than her<br />

Republican opponent. However,<br />

if elected, the communities she is<br />

making commitments to must hold<br />

her to account and ensure she delivers<br />

on her promises.<br />

What you should know about<br />

Pence’s record on immigrants<br />

Continued from page 25<br />

grant policies imperil any campaign<br />

that seeks the Latino and immigrant<br />

vote, and that past presidential campaigns<br />

with a strong anti-immigrant<br />

platform have failed, Trump seems<br />

committed to his impractical and<br />

punishing ways towards immigration<br />

policy. In this regard, Mike<br />

Pence makes the perfect running<br />

mate.<br />

Supreme Court to hear arguments<br />

in class action suit by ACLU<br />

Continued from page 26<br />

detention – it merely requires that<br />

immigrants who have been locked<br />

up for more than six months get a<br />

chance to go before an immigration<br />

judge who will decide whether continued<br />

detention is necessary. Yet<br />

now, the government is challenging<br />

the Ninth Circuit in front of the<br />

Supreme Court, claiming that the<br />

decision interferes with its ability to<br />

“secur[e] the border and remov[e]<br />

serious criminals.”<br />

The government’s claim is preposterous.<br />

Providing people with a day<br />

in court to challenge prolonged immigration<br />

detention doesn’t prevent<br />

the government from seeking to deport<br />

those noncitizens it considers<br />

enforcement priorities. Instead, the<br />

decision at issue in this case ensures<br />

that our immigration courts operate<br />

within the bounds of the Constitution.<br />

Noncitizens held in remote detention<br />

centers are less likely to get<br />

legal help and successfully explain<br />

their cases to immigration judges.<br />

They may give up valid claims simply<br />

to avoid remaining locked up<br />

for months or even years while their<br />

deportation cases proceed through<br />

the courts. Hopefully, the Supreme<br />

Court will recognize that immigrants<br />

in prolonged detention deserve<br />

their day in court for a bond<br />

hearing.<br />

Senate Rejects two anti-immigrant<br />

bills before going out on recess<br />

Continued from page 30<br />

portation, it creates conditions that<br />

encourage criminals to prey upon<br />

victims and witnesses alike.”<br />

Community policing policies also<br />

help ensure that law enforcement officers<br />

do not run afoul of the law by<br />

detaining persons they do not have<br />

legal authority to hold (i.e., in violation<br />

of the constitutional requirements<br />

of the Fourth Amendment as<br />

many courts have ruled).<br />

Senator Cruz’s bill which seeks<br />

to increase mandatory minimums<br />

for certain immigration penalties,<br />

would further criminalize immigration<br />

which has proven to do nothing<br />

to deter unauthorized immigration<br />

and would cost tax payers billions.<br />

According to the Center for American<br />

Progress (CAP) and the American<br />

Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)<br />

this provision would cost U.S. taxpayers<br />

at least $3.1 billion over the<br />

next decade.<br />

Instead of spinning their wheels<br />

on punitive, piecemeal legislation,<br />

Senators should focus on passing<br />

more meaningful reforms that move<br />

our nation forward.<br />


Block MEMS Wins $9.8M<br />

<strong>Government</strong> Contract<br />

Continued from page 38<br />

a QCL-based system that is used<br />

to protect critical facilities against<br />

chemical attacks by establishing a<br />

“chemical trip-wire” using eye-safe<br />

laser beams.<br />

About Block Engineering, LLC<br />

Founded in 1956, Block Engineering,<br />

LLC is a leading manufacturer<br />

and marketer of high performance<br />

Quantum Cascade Laser and Fourier<br />

Transform Infrared analyzers<br />

and spectrometers for commercial,<br />

industrial, military and government<br />

customers. Block’s unique<br />

QCL-based analyzers include the<br />

LaserSense (TM) Gas Analyzer for<br />

the detection and quantification of<br />

a wide variety of gases for process<br />

control and field applications in the<br />

oil, gas and chemical industries. In<br />

addition, the LaserWarn (TM) Gas<br />

Analyzer is used for safety, environmental,<br />

and fence-line monitoring<br />

of toxic and fugitive gases over<br />

a large area. The LaserTune (TM)<br />

product line of QCL-based Infrared<br />

Sources is used for corporate research<br />

and academic markets.<br />

Block MEMS and Block Engineering<br />

are affiliated through common<br />

ownership and share headquarters<br />

in Marlborough, Massachusetts,<br />

USA. For more information, visit<br />

http://www.blockeng.com.<br />

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