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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.
N. BILLERICA, MA July 20, 2016 Responding to questions raised during a congressional hearing on nuclear smuggling risks in the United States, Passport Systems, Inc. affirmed today that it has developed state-of-the-art radiation detection technology that can help domestic and foreign seaports thwart nuclear terrorists seeking to transport radioactive materials.
BALTIMORE, MD July 12, 2016 Baltimore-based biotech firm, PathSensors, Inc., announced today the launch of its Universal BioSensor technology. Developed in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Universal BioSensor is a new bio threat detection platform that can use any existing antibody to rapidly develop tests for the presence of pathogens in environmental samples.
GSN 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Winner: Symetrica, Inc – Winner, Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution
Editor’s Note: Based on the exceptionally high quality of this year’s winning entries in our 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, GSN has committed to publish in-depth articles of twelve of the best entries in GSN’s Daily Insider and Airport, Seaport, Rail, Border Security Weekly over the next two weeks.
MARLBOROUGH, MA, July 6, 2016 Block MEMS, a leading developer of Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) based infrared detection systems, has been awarded a $9.8M contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a system that can detect trace quantities of chemicals at standoff distances of at least 100 ft. The award is part of IARPA's Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS) program and is managed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
WILMINGTON, MA June 28, 2016 Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today announced that it was awarded a Standing Offer from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for up to 340 of its industry-leading QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors. These systems are to be deployed over the course of approximately the next two years to Canadian airports for passenger and baggage screening.