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The Department of Homeland Security and Raytheon have agreed to a five-year, $1 billion contract to aid the government in securing its websites from hackers, as well as develop and support the DHS and federal agencies using its infrastructure to spot and mitigate cyber attacks. SSI Staff · October 02, 2015

The 61st ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits came and went in Anaheim, Calif., leaving some satisfied and others disappointed by the turnout and value of the event as it relates to ISC West. Scott Goldfine · October 01, 2015

Drone operation near airports is a major concern for the FAA. Denver is a particularly concerning location, with seven drones eclipsing altitudes of 3,660 feet in the past three months. Therefore, the DIA has formed a working group to try to solve the problem. SSI Staff · October 01, 2015

Michael Wolf at NextMarket Insight issued a report, 'The Mass Market Smart Home,' that explains the industry needs more compelling cases to push greater adoption of the technology. SSI Staff · September 30, 2015

The University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice launched the Center of Research Excellence, based in Washington D.C. The center will focus on the security, criminal justice and technology fields. SSI Staff · September 30, 2015

Couldn't make ASIS 2015? No problem, Security Sales & Integration has you covered. Check out a slideshow from Anaheim, Calif., through the eyes of the SSI staff. SSI Staff · September 30, 2015

Drones could reach a million this Holiday season, according to Rich Swayze, FAA assistant administrator-policy, international affairs and environment. The FAA is trying to get in front of the sales surge by educating people about the potential dangers of the UAVs. SSI Staff · September 29, 2015

The city of Little Rock, Ark., has started a new program to reduce the number of false alarm calls. Of the city's 35,000 alarm calls each year, 95% amount to false alarms, wasting officers' time. SSI Staff · September 29, 2015

Security breaches of the General Services Administration leaves the personal information of at least 8,000 Army families compromised. The families were all a part of the U.S. Army Fee Assistance program. SSI Staff · September 28, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management's initial estimate of fingerprints stolen turned out to be wrong. Five times wrong. The OPM says 5.6 million fingerprints were stolen instead of the 1.1 million initially believed to have been compromised. SSI Staff · September 24, 2015