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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.

Congressman Chaka Fattah charged with participating in racketeering conspiracy 

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Sr

Washington, July 29 – A member of Congress and four of his associates were indicted for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests of the defendants and others by, among other tactics, misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.

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Driver arrested after vehicle rams into Capitol barricade

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By Steve Bittenbender

A man is in federal custody after he rammed his car into a barricade to the south side of the U.S. Capitol Friday morning.

Witnesses using social media say the car, a red Nissan Altima with a Florida license plate, did not try to break before hitting the protective barrier around 8:40 a.m. this morning. U.S. Capitol Police and District of Columbia firefighters responded to the scene.

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eGlobalTech Selected to Help Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Implement Sustainable Agile Frameworks

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Arlington, VA, July 31 - eGlobalTech (eGT), a leading provider in management and IT consulting services for the Federal Government, has been awarded a contract to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for executing agile development programs across the agency.

eGT will be providing high-quality expertise and agile coaching to build team capabilities, help educate teams in measuring success, and make recommendations that lead to USCISevolution towards value-based delivery through agile practices.

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FEMA outlines a decade of progress after Hurricane Katrina

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Washington, July 30 – This month marks the tenth year since the devastating 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the U.S., causing widespread devastation and affecting an estimated 90,000 square miles along the central Gulf Coast states. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita and then Hurricane Wilma in October made landfall compounding an already catastrophic situation.

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