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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.
HERNDON, VA Jan. 17, 2016 According to Deltek's new GovWin IQ report – Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond – rapidly shifting cyber threats are driving the Department of Defense's implementation of the new Joint Information Environment (JIE). The JIE will address key vulnerabilities in Department of Defense (DoD) IT infrastructure, enabling it to take advantage of emerging capabilities in cloud computing, cybersecurity, big data, mobility, business systems, health IT, and unmanned systems.
ALEXANDRIA, VA Jan. 17, 2017 – (ISC)²® has appointed Leo F. Scanlon, CISSP, as co-chair of the (ISC)² U.S. Government Advisory Council (USGAC). Mr. Scanlon is the Deputy CISO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is the agency Senior Cybersecurity Advisor for the Healthcare Sector. Mr. Scanlon will take on the role of council co-chair, a position previously held by Peter Gouldmann, CISSP, PMP, CISM, enterprise risk officer, U.S. Department of State, who will remain on the board as an active member.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
President Obama saved one of his most controversial decisions for one of his last, commuting the sentence Tuesday of a soldier convicted of sharing hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents with journalists and the organization WikiLeaks.
FAIRFAX, VA Jan. 17, 2017 CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service (GSA FAS) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Credential Management Task Order provides identity management services for 26 federal agencies. Issued under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement and GSA IT Schedule 70, the total contract value is US$102 million over two years.