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Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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The greater Boston area is shut down with bus and subway service suspended and local businesses and universities closed, as federal and local authorities chase down two men believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Law enforcement, homeland security, White House vow to find Boston bomber

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Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs  -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route  -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

Va Police Chiefs Assn signs up for online training at PoliceCommunity.Net

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The Response Network, of Hanover, NH, a provider of online training programs for law enforcement and public safety professionals, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) to develop customized in-service training courses that will be available to all Virginia law enforcement personnel on the company’s PoliceCommunity.net online training portal.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.

Former Obama energy secretary named CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative

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WASHINGTON March 23, 2017 Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz has been named the new chief executive officer and co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) effective June 1, 2017.  The announcement was made today by current CEO and Co-Chairman Sam Nunn and Co-Chairman Ted Turner, both of whom will remain as co-chairmen of the Board alongside Moniz. 

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Hikvision begins to sell video security kits geared for small, mid-sized businesses

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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA March 22, 2017 To better serve its integrator partners who serve the small and medium business (SMB) market, Hikvision USA Inc., and Hikvision Canada Inc., North American leaders in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, are excited to announce that Hikvision is offering kits for the first time.

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Carbyne officially launches 9-1-1 services within U.S. markets

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NEW YORK March 22, 2017 Carbyne, exclusive distributors of Reporty technologies, announced their official launch into the U.S. market today. As a multinational company providing emergency calling services across the globe, Carbyne has positioned itself as the distributors of near-future technology that easily integrates into the existing systems that emergency services already use.

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