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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.
DENNIS, MA Jan. 11, 2017 Infrasense Inc., one of the leading subsurface detection firms in the nation, recently completed a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey to map the schedule of steel reinforcing bars within the Swan Pond River bridge in Dennis, Massachusetts. During a routine bridge inspection, a large spall was located along the underside of the bridge, motivating the need for a more in-depth evaluation of the structure to aid in determining the structural capacity of the bridge.
Coalition expects more states to introduce electronic citation bills in legislative sessions this year
CHICAGO Jan. 10, 2017 State legislatures across the country are increasingly interested in supporting the use of electronic citation technology to enhance public and officer safety, reduce government costs, and improve public convenience.
Electronic citations (or "e-citations") are printed, rather than hand written, and are estimated to reduce the average time of a traffic stop by as much as 50 percent.
By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News
A commuter railroad train failed to stop properly at a Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday morning’s commute, injuring more than 100 passengers. However, officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported no serious or life-threatening injuries resulted from the crash.
HARRISBURG, PA Jan. 3, 2017 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently applied to a U.S. Department of Transportation solicitation to be designated as an Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Pilot to facilitate the safe and innovative development of these technologies.