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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.
Clarion Events, one of the top three events companies in the United Kingdom, which recently purchased the Border Security Expo in the United States, has announced that its Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition will take place on September 15-18 at ExCel London. According to the company, the event will feature its strongest aerospace offering yet, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Emphasising the importance of DSEI as a premier aerospace forum, DSEI will also host presentations by top level UK and overseas senior air officers.
Wilmington, MA, August 25 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced that it has sold 22 of its QS-B220 desktop trace detectors to international airports in Austria, continuing its sales success in the European aviation market.
With this contract win, international airports in 11 EU countries have selected Implant Sciences' QS-B220 since late April 2015, with orders totaling up to 883 units to such airports.
Minneapolis, MN, August 18 - Banner Engineering announces its industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor is now available with analog output. Featuring 4-20mA and 0-10 V output options, the Q4X analog models expand the variety of applications Banner’s Q4X laser distance sensor can solve, including fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control and thickness/height verification.
Bedford, MA, August 19 - iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced it received a $4 million order for the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook® robots and accessories. All deliveries under the order will be completed by February 2016.
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and begin marketing their goods/services. Vendors that are not registered and readily available to participate in federal contracts will miss out on the billions of dollars in anticipated government spending. According to Deltek, around $461 billion in government contracts will be spent in the month of September.