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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.

UGI Energy Services invests in Omnicast™ IP video surveillance to enhance live monitoring of sites

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Formed in 1995 as a subsidiary of UGI Corporation, UGI Energy Services, LLC (UGIES) is an integrated energy company operating throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. UGIES markets, owns and operates a variety of electric generation assets in Pennsylvania as well as a variety of midstream assets that support the storage, transportation and delivery of natural gas.

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Lattice maintains momentum with new inmate video visitation installation at Coweta County, GA Jail

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Pennsauken, NJ, February 3 - Lattice Incorporated recently completed a large, 59-station NetVisit™ Video Visitation system installation at the Coweta County Jail in Newnan, Georgia.

Transporting inmates to live visitation sessions involves significant labor hours and costs on the part of corrections staff. Lattice's NetVisit system will deliver impactful cost savings to the facility by eliminating the need to transport inmates to visitation rooms. The Company's video visitation monitor/camera stations are located near inmates' cell blocks.

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RedSeal reacts to President Obama’s $19 Billion Cyber-Defense Budget

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Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

RedSeal issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s $19 billion cybersecurity budget proposal. The statement may be attributed to Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal.

“The federal government is finally taking bold steps to fulfill what the Constitution says in its preamble - ‘to provide for the common defense,’ in this case, the common cyber defense.

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Califf, FDA top officials call for sweeping review of agency opioids policies

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February 4 - In response to the opioid abuse epidemic, today Dr. Robert Califf, the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco, along with other FDA leaders, called for a far-reaching action plan to reassess the agency’s approach to opioid medications. The plan will focus on policies aimed at reversing the epidemic, while still providing patients in pain access to effective relief.

The FDA will: 

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