Daily Report – 6/28/17

Top Stories
US House Approves $25K Budget Boost for Each Congress Member’s Security – NBC Washington
The U.S. House approved a plan to add $25,000 to the 2017 office budgets of all 435 of its members. (read more)
 
Homeland Security Will Start Building Border Wall Prototypes This Summer – The New York Times
The Department of Homeland Security will start construction of prototypes for a border wall this summer in the San Diego area, agency officials said on Tuesday, the first step in fulfilling a campaign promise made by President Trump. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
DHS issues warning to better protect US food supply – WTOP.com
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning raising concern about the vulnerability of the U.S. food and beverage supply chains. (read more)
 
Amazon Patent Details Multistory Beehives for Drone Delivery Facilities – Security Sales & Integration
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has applied for a patent for towers that bear a resemblance to beehives that would serve as multilevel fulfillment centers for its delivery drone service, Amazon Prime Air. (read more)
 
Indiana Pharmacy Robberies Increase Amid Stronger Restrictions on Opioid Prescriptions (Indiana) – Campus Safety
The state of Indiana has implemented practices leading to cutbacks on over-prescribing by doctors. In turn, officials have seen an increase in pharmacy robberies. (read more)
Campus Security
Kansas campus concealed carry creates financial problems for schools (Kansas) – FourStatesHomePage.com
Kansas colleges will soon permit concealed carry weapons on campuses — creating financial questions for schools. (read more)
$1.5M in security upgrades set for 22 Montgomery Co. high schools (Montgomery County, Md.) – WTOP.com
While prosecutors dropped rape charges against two Montgomery County students, a security review found that all but the county’s three newly built high schools could stand security improvements. (read more)
Colorado teachers trained to carry guns in schools, Pennsylvania considering it – SecurityInfoWatch
Teachers in Colorado’s Weld County are being trained to carry guns in schools, reports the BBC. (read more)
Transportation Security
House OKs highway camera network aimed at catching out-of-state uninsured drivers (Rhode Island) – Providence Journal
The House voted to pass a bill that would set up a network of cameras to watch over Rhode Island highways and automatically fine uninsured drivers. (read more)
Transport Canada introduces new rail security measures (Canada) – CBC News
Transport Canada is proposing new regulations to reduce the risks of terror attacks on the Canadian rail system. (read more)
House panel agrees to require metal security gates on new airliners – USA Today
To bolster cockpit doors that were hardened after the hijackings Sept. 11, 2001, a House panel agreed Tuesday to require airlines to install secondary metal barriers on new planes to prevent terrorists from entering the flight deck. (read more)
 
Fearing for their safety, MetroLink riders want more security (St. Louis County, Mo.) – KSDK.com
After a 14 year-old boy was assaulted and robbed at the North Hanley Station over the weekend, people riding the MetroLink are starting to worry about how safe the train is. (read more)
 
Privacy Advocates Warn About Airport Security Book Searches – Time
Privacy advocates are sounding the alarm after security officials at some airports have been inspecting passengers’ books and other paper materials. (read more)
Biometrics
American Green introduces biometric vending machine system for age-restricted products – Planet Biometrics
American Green has introduced a vending system that enables the vending of controlled or age-restricted products using biometric verification, according to a press release. (read more)
 
Airline Passengers Want Biometrics and Technology – Security Magazine
Passenger satisfaction is higher during the airline journey when self-service technologies are used, particularly at bag tag and collection, and passport checkpoints. This is according to the 2017 SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, a global survey rby IT provider SITA and co-sponsored by Air Transport World. The survey shows that passengers rate their journey very highly with an overall satisfaction rate of 8.2 of out 10 but this is boosted even further when technologies such as mobile services and biometrics are used. (read more)
Security Industry
ESA scores key wins in Congress – SecurityInfoWatch
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has scored victories on two key bills moving through Congress – one involving credit card transactions and the other affecting external power supplies for alarm and surveillance systems.  (read more)

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