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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.
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.
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.
Alexandria, VA - Following a 2014 Government Accountability Office Report, lawmakers discovered the federal government spent more than $3 billion on salaries of employees on administrative leave from fiscal year 2011 through fiscal year 2013, despite no uniform standards covering this leave. As a result, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Administrative Leave Act, S. 2450, which defines administrative leave and how it is to be used in order to promote an effective federal workforce.
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:
Washington, DC, February 4 - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announces 2,424 employers of Guard and Reserve employees have been nominated for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (commonly referred to as the "Freedom Award").
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the DoD to employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members. On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, ESGR organizes the annual award program, which has presented the honor to 220 employers since 1996.
Jerusalem, Israel, February 2 - IDenta Corp. CEO Yaacov Shoham today made the following announcement: The American Drug Enforcement Administration is the company that placed the large order for IDenta's unique Sniffer as mentioned in the press release of October 28, 2015.
The order was for 140 Sniffers plus refill kits for each Sniffer. The order has already been filled and shipped and the agency has begun using the Sniffers.