Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) announce LRB-3949, a bill that aims to require background checks for those purchasing or transferring firearms.
The Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) issued a subpoena to Jim Watkins, the owner of the website 8chan, for testimony related to the Committee’s ongoing oversight work on countering extremist content on social media platforms
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a meeting with statewide officials and members of the El Paso state delegation following the shooting in El Paso on Saturday, August 3, announced that the state of Texas will be providing more than $5.5 million in immediate financial assistance through the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor's Public Safety Office for law enforcement agencies and the community of El Paso.
Congressman Roger Williams introduced The School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019, which would establish federal grant programs for public schools to identify security risks and fix them and would appropriate $200 million for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2030.
ON DEMAND: This is not another ordinary active shooter webcast that reiterates the common talking points about material that is already available. Rather, this webcast will contain rich and exclusive content that has been gained as a result of lessons learned from actual responses to threats of violence and acts of violence. Security professional Tom M. Conley, who will be the presenter, has personally responded to more than 300 such incidences and managed more than 700 more over the past 35 years.
ON DEMAND: To effectively secure organizations and facilities, policies, plans and procedures have to be fluid to address the ever-changing trends of crime, terrorism and active shooter incidents. When organizations engage professionals in the security sector to help them address threats of physical, intellectual or cyber theft, violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter incidents; it is imperative that security professionals are learning from the nuances of emerging trends and are giving tailored, scalable advice to their clientele.
ON DEMAND: Managing the risks associated with acute targeted violence occurring in institutions has become challenging and complex. This presentation will provide stakeholders with a current and solution-oriented overview towards proactively managing and mitigating an active shooter incident.
ON DEMAND: No environment is completely safe. While shootings in schools, nightclubs, churches and concerts capture many new headlines, more than 80 percent of active shooter incidents occur in the workplace, according to FBI data.
Our August issue cover story features Steve Baker, CSO at State Street Corporation. Also in August, how did a Guidewell Security team member save a life? And learn how digital technology and IoT devices can combat both physical and cyberattacks.