Archives: May, 2016

Doug Bedell — May 13, 2016, 11:55 am

Airport Security Lines Vexing for Passengers and TSA, Too

Long lines at airport security gates are causing passengers – and some congressmen – to fume against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). But, In Homeland Security notes, this is a complex matter that’s worsening as air travel grows. TSA is adding screeners, but keeping its focus on the safety of air travel, insofar as the […]

Doug Bedell — May 11, 2016, 8:27 am

Laser Weapons Crimped by Lack of Funding

U.S. military chiefs are in a budget bind over a promising new weapon – laser and high-power microwave bursts – that could disable enemy forces less expensively than current weapons systems. “Despite the promise held out by industry proponents of lasers and high-power microwave bursts,” the DefenseTech blog notes, “military officials and senators from both […]

Doug Bedell — May 9, 2016, 10:49 am

Cybersecurity Now a Boardroom Concern

The security of electronic information systems has become such a heightened concern that corporate boards, not just CEOs, are focusing on the subject, Security Magazine advises. Congress, too, is concerned. “Late last year a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate,” Security reports, “that is getting attention and not just in the United States. It […]

Doug Bedell — May 6, 2016, 12:57 pm

Precautionary ‘Active Shooter’ Training Highly Recommended

A growing security concern, well worth adding to physical protection, involves ‘active shooter’ incidents and training should they occur. Security magazine notes that the average number of U.S. active shooter incidents increased from 6.4 in the first seven years of a 14-year study to 16.4 in the latter seven. That’s for the period 2000 through […]

Doug Bedell — May 4, 2016, 9:54 am

Safety and Security Require Continually Renewed Awareness

Whatever the size of your organization, it needs to have safety and security built into its structure. Sadly, Washington’s Metro subway provides an example of what might happen if that’s not assured. Steve Bittenbender, editor of Government Security News, provides a report on why, “Safety is still not institutionalized as a core value at WMATA […]

Doug Bedell — May 2, 2016, 4:01 pm

PRO-Gate Provides Routine Access at Public Settings

PRO Barrier Engineering is extending its vehicle access control product line. The company has supplemented its array of barriers for blocking hostile vehicle entries (anti-terrorism barriers) with a new line of beams and gates, dubbed PRO-Gate. The PRO-Gate barriers are for blocking roads and controlling routine vehicle entries at airports, stadiums, parking facilities, office complexes, […]