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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
By Steve Bittenbender
In response to last week’s terrorist attack in Brussels, 66 members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on their Congressional colleagues to budge more money for a grant program aimed bolstering security for transit agencies across the country.
By Guillermo Cantor
By Craig Sandness We live and work in an increasingly ‘green’ world and our customers are looking for any opportunity or product that allows them to reduce their overall resource consumption and waste. According to a recent Neilson report, 55% percent of global online consumers across 60 countries say they are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. Still not convinced? U.S.
FAA reports indicate number of drone sightings continues to rise; relaxes altitude caps for some drones
By Steve Bittenbender
Late last week, the Federal Aviation Administration released updated figures on Friday indicating that the number of drone reports continues to increase.
Based on the last two reports delivered by the FAA, officials received 1,210 reports in 2015 from pilots, air traffic controllers and the general public. That’s nearly 1,000 more than the agency received in 2014.