Planning




  • Metro Transit Authority Will Install Security Cameras in Every New York City Subway Car

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit has received a $2 million award, through the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program, which will provide funding for the installation of cameras across the entire fleet of subway cars, enhancing security coverage, and, most importantly, increasing passenger confidence in mass transit safety.

  • Tackling Traffic Congestion

    One of the biggest drawbacks to living and working in modern cities is traffic congestion. It frustrates motorists. It increases the probability of accidents. It can slow response time for emergency services. And, it lowers air quality.

  • New Jersey County Upgrades VMS to Better Manage 600 IP Cameras

    Qognify, aprovider of video and enterprise incident management solutions, has announced Cape May County as one of the first organizations in the world to deploy Qognify VMS, a truly next generation open architecture enterprise-class VMS that delivers low total cost of ownership, business process support, advanced ecosystem integrations and cloud readiness.

  • Report: Average Number of Gunfire on School Grounds Incidents Nearly Quadrupled During 2021-2022 School Year

    As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), today released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and educators safe.

  • Protecting the Infrastructure

    Critical infrastructure facilities can be quite large, so protecting them is a complex challenge that demands multifaceted solutions. Robust, cybersecure technology solutions exist to protect facilities of all sizes and types but getting the most out of these solutions requires attention to the human element as well.

  • Texas House Committee Releases Uvalde Shooting Report, Criticizes ‘Lackadaisical Approach’ from Law Enforcement

    A Texas House committee investigating the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, released a preliminary report on Sunday. According to national news, one of the report’s main findings is that “There is no one to whom we can attribute malice or ill motives. Instead, we found systemic failures and egregious poor decision-making.” It also makes note of “an overall lackadaisical approach” by law enforcement authorities who responded to the scene, as well as details failures by the Uvalde school system, social media platforms and the shooter’s family, according to CNN.

  • DHS Awards $9.8 Million for Small Businesses to Develop Security Technology Prototypes

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program awarded a total of $9,782,624 million to small businesses to further develop technologies intended to support homeland security mission needs.

  • Mass Shootings Have Become a Pandemic

    The past week of gathering news have been focused on 19 youth and two teachers who were slaughtered when an active shooter entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. And, this was just the start of a week gone horribly wrong.

  • Adding Force Multipliers

    There are more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers in the United States. Impressive, but with a U.S. population of more than 330 million–and growing–they have their work cut out for them.

  • Reducing the Risk

    Recent statistics highlight the rise of cyberattacks in the public sector. In its latest Internet Crime Report, the FBI stated that they received nearly 2,500 ransomware complaints in 2020. And, the Identity Theft Resource Center reports that, as of September 2021, the year-to-date total number of data compromises related to cyberattacks was already 27% higher than for all of 2020. For the public sector, cybersecurity has become a top priority.