From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Science and technology arm of DHS developing long-term strategic plan
Date: Tue Sep 02 12:10:49 MDT 2014
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September 2, 2014


Science and technology arm of DHS developing long-term strategic plan


As the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is looking twenty to thirty years out, or even further, to define core "North Star" visionary goals for the future. S&T is requesting the public's insight and best thinking.

Over the past several months, the S&T team has developed and refined proposed visionary goals that are based solidly on the policies and priorities of the White House, the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, and the DHS Secretary.

S&T is asking what the homeland security environment will look three decades from now and what new challenges will emerge. "Based on what we know today, what challenges will DHS components, responders, and our other end users face?  More 

The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has announced plans to triple its amount of rooftop-provided solar offerings by 2030, a plan the company says will make Hawaii the leading U.S. state providing such energy.

The three companies that make up HECO, Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric Light Company said in a statement that "Grid enhancements will make possible increased integration of solar power."

"Our energy environment is changing rapidly and we must change with it to meet our customers' evolving needs," said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric vice president of corporate planning and business development.  More


A longtime California resident from Italy, who is wanted in his native country for drug trafficking and colluding with the Mafia, was turned over to Italian authorities Wednesday at Rome's Fiumicino Airport by Sacramento, CA-based officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Vincenzo Coluccio, 65, was transported from Sacramento to Italy on board commercial aircraft escorted by ERO officers. Upon arriving in Rome, Coluccio was transferred to the custody of Italian authorities. Coluccio is charged in a warrant issued by judicial officials in Milan with conspiring with the Mafia and drug smuggling. The allegations carry a prison term of 12 years, according to ICE.  More    

Houston, TX-based Safety Vision, a provider of mobile video surveillance solutions since 1993, has donated wearable and hand-held recording systems to the Ferguson Police Department in an effort to protect both law enforcement and the public with the capture of evidence. The onboard recording veteran provides solutions to a breadth of fleets including law enforcement and homeland security, mass transit, pupil transportation, and private fleet transportation sectors.

In lieu of recent catastrophic events occurring in Ferguson, MO, Safety Vision sent the police department fivePrimaFacie Body Cameras, and an SV-1600 Flashlight DVR. The city of Ferguson has gone through an unfortunate series of events and Safety Vision body cameras and flashlight DVR will assist in capturing prima facie evidence for investigations involving vandalism, looting, and shots fired.  More 


Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector has completed the certification process for the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) qualification requirements for aviation checkpoint and checked baggage screening. The QS-B220 becomes the first ETD with a non-radioactive source to be added to the TSA's Qualified Product List (QPL).

"The addition of the QS-B220 to TSA's QPL is the single most significant achievement in our Company's history," said Implant Sciences' President and CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc. "We're very proud to be able to deliver this innovative product for the protection of travelers in our country. Every member of the Implant Sciences team has done a phenomenal job of getting us to this point.  More    

Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted identity management solutions for operations and incident response, has partnered with All Points Logistics, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, to bring RTTG's Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology platform to All Points' state and federal customers.

The companies are partnering to leverage RTTG's expertise in developing and hosting advanced identity management programs that are designed to better identify trusted resources and manage their compliance with regulatory requirements and local security procedures. "RTV has proven to be the type of best-of-class technology service that we pride ourselves in discovering and bringing to our clients," says Joe Bellotte, All Points' vice president of Government Solution.  More 

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