Notes from the Editor (IEEE Supplement 2012)

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Download the full issue. As the field of homeland defense and security expands and matures, the contributions from various disciplines become ever more important. Particularly exciting are technical advances that have real-world application to homeland security practices. For this reason, Homeland Security Affairs is

Person Attribute Search For Large-Area Video Surveillance

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Jason Thornton, Daniel Butler, Jeanette Baran-Gale, Michael Chan, and Heather Zwahlen ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper of Conference. This paper describes novel video analytics technology which allows an operator to search through large volumes of surveillance video data to find persons that match a particular

Measuring the Human Factor of Cyber Security

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Brian M. Bowen, Salvatore J. Stolfo, and Ramaswamy Devarajan ABSTRACT:  Awarded Best Paper, Cyber Security Track. This paper investigates new methods to measure, quantify and evaluate the security posture of human organizations especially within large corporations and government agencies. Computer security is not just about

Integrated PMR-Broadband-IP Network for Secure Real-time Multimedia Information Sharing

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Sebastian Šubik and Christian Wietfeld ABSTRACT:  Awarded Best Paper, Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery, and Response Track. In this paper, the authors present a novel solution for the integration of TETRA-based PMR and IP based wireless broadband networks through a novel inter-system interface. This solution

Database of High-Z Signatures in Cargo

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Ron Bentley ABSTRACT:  Awarded Best Paper, Land and Maritime Border Security Track. Results from comprehensive testing of two prototype dual-energy (6 and 9 MeV) cargo inspection systems provide large databases of signature information of various high atomic number objects (active interrogation benchmarks) hidden in representative

Tunable, Self-curing Polymers for the Forensic Collection of Latent Signatures from Within Porous Materials

Supplement: IEEE 2011 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers Joseph Chipuk, Kirby Kendall, Carolyn Mazzitelli, Stephen Straight, Melissa Reaves, and Sara Chamberlin ABSTRACT:  Awarded Best Paper, Biometrics, Forensics, and Physical Security Track. Self-curing polysiloxane polymers have been developed for the forensic collection of latent signatures of explosives, organophosphates, and chemical warfare agent (CWA) degradation