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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.
By Steve Bittenbender
The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday it has proposed a $1.9 million fine against a Chicago-based aerial photography company it claims repeatedly used unmanned aircraft on unauthorized flights in New York and Chicago.
The fine against SkyPan International, Inc. would be the highest ever paid by a drone operator, according to a release from the FAA.
Washington homeland security roundtable launches 2015 border patrol industry academy inaugural session at USBP HQ October 14-15, 2015 with USBP senior leadership
Washington, DC, September 30 - The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the 2015 Border Patrol Industry Academy. The Border Patrol Industry Academy is an unprecedented, in-depth, one year program designed to strengthen Industry collaboration and knowledge of the Border Security mission.
St. Michael, MN, October 6 - Cinch systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Fette to the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Fette will be responsible for all engineering and product development efforts incorporating relevant next generation technologies into Cinch systems products to benefit our customers and achieve company growth objectives. Fette has 20 years of extensive experience in electrical engineering, hardware/software product design and implementation, bringing numerous new technology products to market.
Washington, DC, September 28 - 'Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and unpredictable threat to our homeland. Countering violent extremism has become a key focus of DHS’s work to secure the homeland. Last year I appointed a Department-wide coordinator for our efforts to counter violent extremism.