From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Customs Cross Designation Program extends HSI authority to 26 PRPD officers
Date: Thu Jun 05 12:25:27 MDT 2014
daily insider logo

Print Subscription

Newsletter Subscription

Find us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
GSN's Daily
Homeland Security

Managing Partner
Adrian Courtenay

Art Director

GSN's Daily Homeland Security Insider is published
every business day.

Copyright © 2014
All rights reserved.

World Business Media, LLC
P.O. Box 7608
Greenwich, CT  06866

GSN Logo
June 5, 2014


Customs Cross Designation Program extends HSI authority to 26 PRPD officers


Under its Customs Cross Designation Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has extended its authority to 26 officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department's (PRPD) United Forces of Rapid Action. The 26 United Forces of Rapid Action officers received their credentials from HSI San Juan's Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez and PRPD's Superintendent for Field Operations Colonel Orlando Melendez during a ceremony held at the Caribe Hilton Hotel.

HSI is charged with a wide array of law enforcement duties aimed at protecting the homeland. In order to be more effective in that mission, it works collaboratively with federal, state, and local partners in a force multiplier approach to investigations, the agency says.  More 

Beginning this summer, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, Office of Executive Programs, will direct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Leadership Institute.

Under the $7.2 million, five-year agreement, Smith will educate up to 120 top-level managers each year for a total enrollment of 600. Courses will encompass strategic thinking, leadership communication, and business management to prepare the managers for increased levels of responsibility in CBP.  More

Smart drinkers want to know how their bodies react to alcohol and discover their personal limits so they can take control of the experience when they go out. Alcohoot, based in New York City, gives these drinkers what they are demanding, a smartphone breathalyzer that enables users to track their blood alcohol levels and supports their decision to enjoy alcohol responsibly.

"Alcohoot engages smart drinkers who aspire to discover their personal limits," said Lisa Willey-Knierim, Alcohoot CEO, "and to use that insight to empower greater enjoyment, while remaining in control whenever and wherever they are enjoying a drink. Smart drinkers are looking to extend the experience in a way that will let them start the next day refreshed and with great memories."  More 


Over 260 million people have been victims of data breaches and increased risk of identity theft since the Target revelations, yet nearly 80 percent have done nothing to protect their privacy or to guard their financial accounts from fraud, according to a new quarterly survey released by Denver-based idRADAR.

"There is a national data breach epidemic, and consumers shockingly show very few signs of concern. Most are taking no measures to protect themselves," said Tom Feige, CEO of idRADAR.  More    

Coppell, TX-based Costar Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire CohuHD, the camera products and video solutions division of Cohu, Inc. The present CohuHD management team and other CohuHD employees are expected to join Costar following the closing of the acquisition.  More 


Huntsville, AL-based Intergraph will help public safety agencies transition to Next Generation 911 with the newest version of its computer-aided dispatch software. I/CAD 9.3 leverages next-generation communications in the public safety answering point (PSAP), improves mobility and safety of field personnel and reduces the time and cost for new technology deployments, the company says. The release provides essential integration and interoperability tools for meeting the expanding needs of today's agencies and the citizens they serve.  More    

This email was sent to by |  
Government Security News | P.O. Box 7608 | Greenwich | CT | 06866