Customs and Border Protection has begun equipping its first group of Border Patrol agents with Axon-supplied body-worn cameras to enhance policing practices and reinforce trust and transparency. The agency conducted a feasibility study of body-worn cameras in 2014 and a second evaluation in 2018 and has now established Incident-Driven Video Recording Systems as a program of record. The cameras initially will be deployed to Border Patrol locations to be followed by select Office of Field Operations ports of entry throughout the U.S. CBP expects to deploy about 6,000 cameras by the end of 2021.

Liberty Defense

has made three new hires in the areas of sales and business development, engineering and accounting as the small security detection company prepares the beta launch of its HEXWAVE stand-off weapons detection product and development of its aviation checkpoint and other security solutions. Scott Trosper, a senior technical architect with more than 30 years of experience in passenger screening technology, led development of the ProVision advanced imaging technology that is supplied by Leidos. Liberty also hired Ian McNaughton, who previously did sales development for Leidos’ and L3Harris Technologies’ security detection companies. Finally, Liberty hired Amanda Rosbicki as controller. Liberty also hired two engineering technicians in its Atlanta engineering location.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to award Ensurity Mobile Corp. an $876,528 contract to provide equipment in support of the company’s communications link that is used by the agency’s Homeland Security Investigations division’s National Tracking Program.