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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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GSN Awards 2012

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.

OzVision

Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.

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.

Lattice maintains momentum with new inmate video visitation installation at Coweta County, GA Jail

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Pennsauken, NJ, February 3 - Lattice Incorporated recently completed a large, 59-station NetVisit™ Video Visitation system installation at the Coweta County Jail in Newnan, Georgia.

Transporting inmates to live visitation sessions involves significant labor hours and costs on the part of corrections staff. Lattice's NetVisit system will deliver impactful cost savings to the facility by eliminating the need to transport inmates to visitation rooms. The Company's video visitation monitor/camera stations are located near inmates' cell blocks.

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Government Security News releases Digital Yearbook of 2015 Awards Winners

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GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers the results of two awards programs – the annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and the annual Homeland Security Awards.

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Dispersive VP elected to Charleston Defense Contractors Association Board of Directors

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Alpharetta, GA, December 23 - Katie Arrington, vice president of sales operations at Dispersive Technologies, Inc., has been elected to the board of directors of the Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) (www.charlestondca.org).

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Terrorism sentencing: Challenges for criminal prosecutors in the U.S. and abroad

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Boston Marathon bombing, 2013

December 8 - Among the men suspected of helping carry out the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks is Samy Amimour, a 28-year-old French citizen who already had been charged with terrorist conspiracy in 2012. He is not the first person to be charged with a terrorism-related crime and then later to be associated with a serious attack. In January 2015, two brothers — Chérif and Saïd Kouachi – killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine.

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