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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.
Jan. 16, 2017 CNL Software, a world leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, is pleased to announce that its award-winning technology will be utilized as part of the multi-agency security program at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The company’s IPSecurityCenter PSIM solution is deployed in Washington, DC to help secure the city, keep its transportation facilities and networks operational and the people that rely on them safe, as well as to make sense of the huge volume of data and video intelligence generated during inaugural activities.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
In his first press conference since winning the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday reaffirmed his commitment to building a wall between the United States and Mexico and that work on what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar project would become one of the first priorities for the new Administration when it takes office next week.
Democratic House leaders push bill calling independent commission to examine foreign interference in elections
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Jan 6, 2017, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), the Ranking Member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-07), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, are reintroducing their Protecting Our Democracy Act to establish an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate foreign interference in the 2016 election.
COLUMBIA, MD Jan. 10, 2017 Chiron Technology Services, Inc. ("Chiron") pronounced 'Kai-ron', an infosec engineering and training firm based in Columbia, Maryland, today announced it has been awarded a $50M prime contract with the US Department of Defense (DoD).
The five year, competitively awarded contract will deliver Chiron's Information Operations (IO) Role-Based Training to DoD Information Operations Professionals focusing on Cybersecurity Operations, Incident Response, Threat Emulation, and Network Defense.