From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Homeland Security committee passes border security legislation
Date: Fri Jun 13 12:21:49 MDT 2014
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June 13, 2014


Homeland Security committee passes border security legislation


The House Committee on Homeland Security has passed bipartisan legislation to enhance communications and improve the accountability and transparency of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The bill, which was introduced by New Jersey Democratic Representative Donald Payne, Jr., was unanimously passed with an amendment to strengthen air travel security by providing incentives for countries to report data on lost and stolen travel documents.  More 

U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents saved the lives of four people Monday afternoon, who were lost in the rugged ranchlands of South Texas, according to the USBP.

The individuals were rescued by the Rio Grande Valley Sector's Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team on a ranch in the Falfurrias area. The group was rescued after they called 9-1-1. The Starr County Sheriff's Office relayed the information to agents, who rapidly responded to the area along with a helicopter from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  More

Pasadena, CA-based Tetra Tech has announced today that it has been awarded a $76 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) Information Technology Support Services. Under this contract, Tetra Tech will provide expanded programmatic and operational support services for FAA's information technology and security programs. Tetra Tech will also provide specialized cyber security services and help manage hazardous materials tracking systems.

The single award contract includes one base year and four option years. Tetra Tech has provided support services for FAA's ASH for more than 10 consecutive years through multiple contracts.  More 


Emerging global trends are impacting the operating environment of light tactical interdiction vehicles for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations, particularly helicopters and patrol boats. As they engage in higher-risk scenarios, such as supporting clandestine operations and penetrating inner harbors and coastlines, such vehicles require enhanced armor protection that won't compromise their speed, agility, range and payload capacity.  More    

Chelmsford, MA-based Axis Communications, a provider of network video surveillance, has introduced new additions to its successful AXIS Q16 Series. The indoor AXIS Q1615 and outdoor-ready AXIS Q1615-E combine new capabilities like wide dynamic range (Axis' WDR -- Forensic Capture), electronic image stabilization and shock detection with proven Axis technologies, such as Lightfinder and HDTV 1080p resolution.  More 


Fairbault, MN-based SageGlass is being incorporated into a growing number of government buildings to help public workplaces save energy and provide an improved work environment for employees.

A wide variety of federal, state, and local government projects ranging from homeland defense facilities to research labs have recently installed SageGlass dynamic glass to solve challenging sun glare and heat-gain problems, resulting in considerable cost and energy savings.  More    

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