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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
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 13, 2016 Aeryon Labs Inc., the leader in small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial applications worldwide, today announced the successful deployment of Aeryon sUAS solutions during the Summer Games in Rio.
Sept. 22, 2016 As part of its strategy on enhancing security and rider experience on the transit system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a contract to nearly double the amount of contract security officers to deter crime and disorder on the bus and rail system.
The contract award of nearly $82 million to RMI International, Inc. will be effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
The remnants of Hurricane Matthew may be out over the Atlantic Ocean and away from the southeastern United States, but that does not mean the region still isn’t feeling the effects of the storm that brushed along five states this weekend.
PHOENIX, Oct. 10, 2016 Fire, security, and life safety services provider Telgian Corporation today announced that Vice President of Integrated Systems Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, will present on the various codes associated with proper fire alarm installations at the 2016 Texas Fire Marshals Conference October 16-21. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Austin.