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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.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2016 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract. Under the Option, CISS will design, fabricate and test Final Prototype sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces. This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC-CA).
LAS VEGAS Aug. 23, 2016 Baltimore bio tech firm, PathSensors, Inc., announced that it will be leading a presentation on the CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields) bio-threat detection technology at the MailCom 2016 Convention. Developed by scientists at MIT Lincoln Labs, CANARY can detect a wide range of threats such as anthrax and ricin faster, with greater sensitivity and more cost-effectively than alternative threat detection methods.
Seattle Aug. 19, 2016 InBios announced today that it received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for its ZIKV Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA. The product is intended for the presumptive detection of Zika virus IgM antibodies in human sera collected from individuals meeting CDC Zika virus clinical criteria (e.g., a history of clinical signs and symptoms associated with Zika virus infection) and/or CDC Zika virus epidemiological criteria. This important diagnostic test kit contains all the necessary reagents to perform this assay and obtain results in four hours or less.
SAN ANTONIO Aug. 17, 2016 The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak over the past several years has created an urgent need for diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. (ADI) has developed multiple ELISA test kits for screening MERS virus infections. These test kits will greatly enhance the ability to screen and quarantine humans and other animal species suspected of being infected by the MERS virus and become an important diagnostic tool for the health community as they work to combat further spread of the disease.
WIESBADEN, Germany Aug. 10, 2016 Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19m by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening to airports across Egypt.
The award for X-ray scanners, people screening systems and trace detectors is part of national programme to provide an additional layer of security to existing equipment at airports. Smiths Detection systems were chosen by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence for their lifetime high performance and quality, as proven by earlier contracts.