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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.

Five killed in latest mass shooting; suspect arrested in Washington state attack

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By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

A shopping mall in northern Washington state plans to reopen Monday morning for the first time since a gunman entered the complex and killed five people Friday night.

On Saturday, authorities arrested 20-year-old Arcan Cetin after he was spotted at 6:30 p.m. walking by a road in Island County, a community a short distance away from the Cascade Mall in Burlington. Officials said he was taken into custody without incident.

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B.I.G. Enterprises builds guard booth for Texas Instruments

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LOS ANGELES Sept. 23, 2016 Widely known for their ability to take custom designs and turn them into affordable prefab units, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.bigbooth.com) has just unveiled its innovative ‘Wedge,’ 2.0. This updated model was recently selected by global semiconductor design and manufacturing company Texas Instruments, to provide protection for all of its access control points at the company’s extensive campus in Texas.

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NSA official to speak at upcoming cybersecurity diversity conference

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WASHINGTON Sept. 21, 2016 The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced that Sandra Stanar-Johnson, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Director for NSA, will keynote its upcoming cybersecurity diversity summit, co-hosted by IBM.

The event will be held October 4th during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. It will bring together thought-leaders from academia and the cybersecurity industry to deliberate on innovative approaches to overcome the diversity gap in cybersecurity.

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