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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.
STRATFORD, CT July 25, 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation.
The joint Sikorsky/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) VH-92A helicopter program team met in July with key collaborators from government and industry for an in-depth design review.
N. BILLERICA, MA July 20, 2016 Responding to questions raised during a congressional hearing on nuclear smuggling risks in the United States, Passport Systems, Inc. affirmed today that it has developed state-of-the-art radiation detection technology that can help domestic and foreign seaports thwart nuclear terrorists seeking to transport radioactive materials.
MCLEAN, VA July 20, 2016 Hypori Inc. announces the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded a nearly $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to Hypori Federal, Inc. to further develop and license capabilities for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) that will improve and strengthen security for government mobility enterprise systems.
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2016 ITS America today announced that it filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in ET Docket No. 13-49, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking stating that any sharing the 5.9 GHz (DSRC) Band with unlicensed devices should be permitted only if it can be shown that such sharing will not interfere with DSRC's ability to protect and save lives.