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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.

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.

ICE removes MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador for extortion

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Philadelphia, PA, January 22 - A 22-year-old MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador on extortion charges was removed Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers in Philadelphia.

"Identifying and removing foreign fugitives from the United States is one of ICE’s highest enforcement priorities," said Tom Decker, field office director of ERO Philadelphia. "This removal ensures that this individual will face justice for the allegations against him."

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South Texas law enforcement partners launch task force to combat sexual predators who target children

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Brownsville, TX, January 27 - To further protect children from sexual predators, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has partnered with other South Texas agencies to form the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force (RGV CEITF).

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Department of Homeland Security awards contract to FCi Federal

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Ashburn, VA, February 2 - FCi Federal announced today that it has been awarded a $416-million, five-year prime contract with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to support its National Benefits Center Records Operations Center.  All processing, operations, and management work commenced on February 1 and will be hosted at the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. The contract, which became effective on January 30, authorizes 1,320 full-time positions.

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Phase One wins major GSA salesforce vehicle and focuses on talent acquisition

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Alexandria, VA, February 1 - Phase One is one of six federal contractors to win a spot on the highly anticipated GSA Salesforce Implementation, Integration and Support Services (SIISS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The GSA SIISS BPA can replace agency-specific contracts to reduce both contract duplication and administration costs. With this latest win, Phase One has solidified its role as the go-to integrator in the federal market.

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