Daily Report – 12/7/16

Top Stories
U.S. spending bill far short of sum sought for Trump NYC security – Reuters
A Republican-led panel in the U.S. House of Representatives agreed on Tuesday to add $7 million to a short-term federal spending bill to reimburse New York authorities for President-elect Donald Trump’s security costs, far short of the $35 million requested by the city’s congressional delegation. (read more)
 
The Latest: FBI: No Evidence LA Subway Threat Is Credible (Los Angeles) – ABC News
The FBI says it’s found no evidence that a threat which prompted heightened security at a Los Angeles subway station is real. (read more)
 
TSA would save millions if PreCheck was free for all flyers, prof argues – New York Business Journal
Sheldon Jacobson, a University of Illinois professor of computer science, has a startling suggestion for the nation’s Transportation Security Administration: Make airport PreCheck free for everyone who flies. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Surveillance and Border Security Contractors See Big Money in Donald Trump’s Immigration Agenda – The Intercept
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to ramp up border security and to deport as many as 3 million undocumented people – rhetoric that is being celebrated as a potential goldmine for some in the surveillance and homeland security contracting industry. (read more)
 
Board of Supervisors Approve $300,000 Security Cameras at Main Jail South After Inmates Escaped (San Jose, Calif.) – NBC Bay Area
Security cameras will be coming to the Santa Clara County’s Main Jail South in San Jose where two inmates escaped the day before Thanksgiving and stayed out of custody for nearly a week. (read more)
 
City of Atlanta upgrades cameras throughout the city to better solve crimes (Atlanta) – CBS46.com
Cameras on the streets of Atlanta are tracking your every move and inside the Atlanta Police Department’s Video Integration Headquarters operators are watching and leaving people being filmed with questions. (read more)
 
Evaluating the Need for Private Security Accreditation – Security Magazine
CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, is working with Security magazine to gauge an interest in developing a benchmark program for proprietary security organizations. (read more)
 
A license to print: how real is the risk posed by 3D printed guns? – Homeland Security News Wire
3D printed guns are back in the news after Queensland Police reported last week that they had discovered a 3D printer in a raid on what appeared to be a “large-scale” weapons production facility as a part of Operation Oscar Quantum. (read more)
 
Pittsburgh improves surveillance network after shortfalls (Pittsburgh) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Smile: Pittsburgh’s electronic eyes are more likely these days to capture the world passing by. (read more)
 
 
Campus Security
13-year-old student arrested after chasing teens through Fla. school with loaded 9mm gun (Miami Gardens, Fla.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The 13-year-old Carol City Middle School student arrested Wednesday for bringing a weapon to school pointed the loaded firearm at two students in a classroom across a hall and chased them until a school security guard intervened, police said. (read more)
Texas Governor Threatens to Cut Funding to Immigrant ‘Sanctuary Schools’ (Texas) – Campus Safety
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he will cut funding to public universities in the state that make themselves so-called “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented immigrants Thursday. (read more)
Analysis: Ohio State trailing Big Ten peers in ratio of police officers to students (Columbus, Ohio) – The Lantern
In the hours following an attack on Ohio State students and faculty on Nov. 28, University Police received praise from state, local and national officials for its quick response. (read more)
Sandy Hook Promise launches powerful PSA on the warning signs of gun violence – Fox43.com
Gun violence is preventable if you know the signs, but can be easy to miss if you don’t know what to look for.(read more)
Ambulance theft sparks questions about security at Austin hospitals (Austin) – KXAN.com
An ambulance stolen from a secured hospital is prompting security questions outside the Austin area’s main trauma emergency room. (read more)
Girl, 5, wanders from school prompting security changes (Spokane, Wash.) – KXLY.com
Spokane school officials are considering security changes after a 5-year-old student wandered away from her elementary school and hopped a bus to Spokane Valley. (read more)
 
 
Cyber Security
 
Global Cybersecurity Confidence Gets a ‘C-‘ – Security Magazine
The world’s information security practitioners have given global cybersecurity readiness a “C-” average with an overall score of 70 percent. (read more)
 
Home Security/Automation
 
Want to stay safe? Trash that internet-connected security camera – Saukvalley.com
Security vulnerabilities in hundreds of thousands of closed-circuit cameras in use around the world are so severe that they simply should be thrown in the trash, a Boston-based cybersecurity company said Tuesday. (read more)


 
Worship Security
 
Salem area churches burglarized, surveillance cameras catch suspects in the act (Salem, Ore.) – KATU.com
The Oak Park Community Church of God was hit not once but twice in the past month or so by burglars. Doug Beisley, the youth minister, says the suspects initially stole computers, money and nearly all of the church’s instruments. (read more)


 

Body Worn Cameras

 
All Chattanooga police officers may be wearing body cameras by early 2017 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) – Times Free Press
The Chattanooga Police Department on Tuesday moved one step closer to putting body cameras on all officers. (read more)
State’s body camera grant program nearing completion (Texas) – KXAN.com
A state grant program has awarded $8.2 million to law enforcement agencies large and small for body cameras. Now, there’s only about $1.8 million left to award, according to the governor’s office. (read more)


 
 
Security Industry
 
Megatrends, China growth and cutting costs fuel Johnson Controls growth plan – SecurityInfoWatch
Johnson Controls International on Monday said it’s targeting adjusted earnings growth of 13% to 19% in the fiscal year that started Oct. 1, with sales growth of 2.5% to 4.5%. (read more)
Edge360 Deploys Global Situational Awareness Platform for State Department – SDM
Edge360, a global integrator of advanced security technologies, has begun the worldwide rollout of the PSIM solution as part of a recently awarded $73 million contract from the Department of State. Edge360 will support prime contractor, Communications Resource Inc. (CRI), by providing subject matter expertise in the development, integration and installation of the platform that includes geo-spatial awareness, 3-D modeling, video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection systems and other sensitive capabilities. (read more)

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