Homeland Security Monitor-March 2014

Homeland Security Monitor
MARCH 2014

An Israeli company will build surveillance towers on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Read more

LAPD Delegation Visits Israeli Security Firms

Eight leaders from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) visited Israel recently to meet with security firms and experts, Jewish Journal reported. Some of the group’s visits included a cyberintelligence company and a drone manufacturer. LAPD delegations started visiting Israel consistently more than a decade ago.

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Israeli Firm Assisting with U.S.-Mexico Border Security

Israeli defense company Elbit plans to build surveillance towers along Arizona’s border with Mexico, The Jerusalem Post reported. The towers will have sophisticated technology that can detect human movement on the border. Elbit was awarded a $145 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security for the project.

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Israel, India Sign Homeland Security Agreements

Israel and India signed agreements last month to expand cooperation with homeland security and legal assistance, The Times of India reported. The deals were signed as part of a larger effort by both nations to combat terrorism. “Terror is a global threat and only through cooperation between allies can peace-seeking countries overcome such threats,” said Yitzhak Aharonovich, Israel's minister of public security.

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IDF Officers Visit Chicago to Expand Collaboration

Senior Israeli defense officers visited Chicago last week to expand ties between security agencies in Israel and Illinois, i-HLS reported. The Israeli officers held meetings and conducted site visits with the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the Chicago Police Department. The Israelis were guests of the Illinois National Guard.

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California and Israel Partner on Cybersecurity Business

The California-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is facilitating cybersecurity business cooperation between America and the Jewish state, Tom Glaser wrote in a blog post for The Times of Israel. The CICC created a cybersecurity committee led by executives from security companies and investment firms in California and Israel. “The success story of the business community in Israel attracts more companies and investors here to look for ways to conduct business in Israel and with Israeli companies,” said Talia Cohen, CICC’s executive director.

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