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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.
Skyhigh Networks earns FedRAMP certification, becomes only cloud access security broker approved to serve all federal agencies
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
Earlier this week, Skyhigh Networks announced it achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification, and it was a moment of great pride for the company, said Kevin Jones.
SILVER SPRING, MD (PRWEB) APRIL 28, 2016
The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed unanimous approval by the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday of S. 2607, the Developing Innovation and Growing Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, bipartisan legislation that directs the Secretary of Commerce to convene a governmental working group to address the federal government’s role in the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT).
ATLANTA, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced that BodyWorn™, the only police body camera system that provides policy-based recording and automatic video redaction will be deployed by the Lilburn and Marietta Police Departments, both based in the Atlanta area. Lilburn and Marietta are the latest in a growing list of police agencies to adopt the smart capabilities that BodyWorn™ offers.
DuPont unveils next generation firefighter protection at FDIC
WILMINGTON, DEL. (PRWEB) APRIL 19, 2016 DuPont Protection Solutions is pleased to announce the introduction of a new game-changing technology to help better protect firefighters – DuPont™ Nomex® Nano for thermal liners in turnout gear and DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex for firefighter hoods. These latest breakthroughs in firefighter protection will be on display in the DuPont™ Nomex® booth #1501 at FDIC in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 21-23, 2016.