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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.
WATFORD, England September 14, 2016 Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone Triperoxide). This was the explosive substance used in the terrorist attack in Brussels in March 2016. This much-needed capability will enable users of TRACE-PRO to identify traces of TATP easily and aid covert operations or security operators to screen people, objects and materials in any location.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Sept. 8, 2016 Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions, a leading, global provider of training and consulting solutions in capacity building, explosives safety and ammunition management, exploitation, forensics and biometrics, EOD/C-IED missions support and intelligence services, announced today that Larry Miyamoto has joined Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions as their Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Subject Matter Expert.
CASTRO VALLEY, CA Sept. 7, 2016 Supporting responders in the war on terrorism, Alluviam's HazMasterG3 decision support system Version 20 is now available. The system now includes critical new tools and major updates to key guidance when responding to chemical, biological, radiological or explosive threats. Enhanced sensor integration provides key insights into what is likely being made from a set of chemicals found in a clandestine lab.
TUCSON, AZ Sept. 1, 2016 At the end of the Cold War, the U.S. buried its preparations for a nuclear attack, but there is a growing threat today of radiological emergency. Evidence includes Russia is building new underground nuclear command posts and adopting a new defense doctrine that calls for a possible nuclear response to a conventional threat.
LISLE, IL Aug. 31, 2016 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will be receiving 272 CellsensePLUS cell phone and contraband detection systems over the next eight weeks. These units, which are being provided by Metrasens, in conjunction with Global Tel*Link (GTL), will help detect prison contraband, namely cell phones, blades, razors and other items.