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Fentanyl Found in Thrift Store Purchase

Fentanyl Found in Thrift Store Purchase

Joy Finnegan

According to a Tweet by the Phoenix, Ariz. police, parents of a child purchased a glow worm toy at a local thrift store in El Mirage, Ariz. for their daughter. Inside the toy they found a sandwich bag with more than 5,000 pills believed to be fentanyl inside. They called Phoenix Police department to report…

Camero-Tech Launches Xaver Long Range system

Joy Finnegan

Camero-Tech is launching the Xaver LR80 (XLR80) system, which enables detection of live objects behind walls, at distances of more than 100 meters. This new capability provides a breakthrough operational advantage in a hostile environment. Special forces and law enforcement teams conducting urban and rural operations require reliable information regarding hidden live objects to determine…

DHS Stops Counterfeit N95 Masks from Reaching Hospital Workers

Joy Finnegan

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) federal agents report they have seized approximately 11 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks in recent weeks, the result of ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and manufacturer 3M to prevent counterfeit masks from reaching hospital workers and first responders. “These seizures illustrate the ongoing efforts of HSI,…

President Biden Pauses Construction of Border Wall

Joy Finnegan

Just days after taking office, U. S. President Joe Biden ended the national emergency declared by Proclamation 9844, and continued on February 13, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 8715) that prescribed building the border wall between the U. S. and Mexico. Biden said the Trump emergency declaration was unwarranted and therefore stopped construction of the wall….

Policeman Received Suspended Sentence For Death of Child

Joy Finnegan

Recently, a Belgian police officer was given an one-year suspended prison sentence in the shooting death of a 2-year-old child who was in a van being driven by suspected migrant smugglers. The death was ruled accidental but the Belgian court found the officer held a share of the responsibility, resulting in the suspended sentence. The…

IAI Introduces a New Electro-Optical Surveillance System- MegaPOP

Joy Finnegan

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is expanding its family of electro-optical/IR payloads with the introduction of MegaPOP. The electro-optical payload, which was developed by TAMAM, IAI’s electro-optical and navigation system house.  The new payload is designed for land applications such as marine or land border control, surveillance of sensitive facilities, or any other operational mission that…

Vehicle Scanning at Border Made Mandatory by New U. S. Law

Joy Finnegan

On January 5, 2021 a new act, The Securing America’s Ports Act, was signed into existence requiring “a plan to expeditiously scan all commercial and passenger vehicles entering the United States at a land port of entry using large-scale non-intrusive inspection systems, such as X-ray and gamma-ray imaging systems, or similar technology,” the summary says….

HERE Partners with Ramco Systems to Add Location Intelligence

Joy Finnegan

HERE Technologies, a provider of mapping and location platform services, has announced a partnership with Ramco Systems, a cloud enterprise software provider, to embed location intelligence in their Logistics ERP platform. Ramco Logistics Software is an integrated and smart platform engineered to provide an end-to-end comprehensive business solution for 3PLs, Contract Logistics, Freight Forwarders, Project…

Deadly Pileup of 130 Vehicles Leaves Six Dead, Many Injured in Texas

Joy Finnegan

More than 130 vehicles were involved in a deadly crash on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, Texas yesterday. The highway had to be shut down and people were trapped in their vehicles. The chain reaction accident happened early in the morning after precipitation left the roads with a slick coating of ice in spite of…

New UK Driving Licenses and Number Plates Remove EU Flag

Joy Finnegan

UK driving licenses and number plates have been given a makeover to signify the beginning of a new chapter for the UK. To mark the UK’s exit from the EU, the EU flag has been removed from all UK driving licenses and number plate designs, with the first batches issued beginning in January 2021. While…

Siemens Government Technologies Chosen for Electronic Security System Maintenance & Services on Florida’s Space Coast

Joy Finnegan

Siemens Government Technologies( SGT), the federally-focused U.S. arm of technology company Siemens, has been awarded an initial task order for a contract valued up to $21 million by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, for electronic security maintenance and support of vital operations conducted by the Space Force 45th Space Wing on Florida’s…

£93 million for UK Road Upgrades

Joy Finnegan

As part of the government’s commitment to fuel the economic recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19), the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (30 January 2021) pledged £93 million for major road upgrades across the country. The Northern Powerhouse is set to receive over half of the funding, with up to £56 million for a dramatic overhaul…