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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.
LOGAN, Utah, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utah State University's Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that a suite of space-weather instruments built for NASA have entered environmental testing at SDL's Calibration and Optical Research Laboratory.
ABU DHABI, U.A.E. , March 15, 2016 – American Science and Engineering, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today introduced three innovative scanning systems to the Middle East which are ideally suited for helping authorities combat terrorism and other security threats.
Salt Lake City, UT, March 8 - SpotterRF, the leading manufacturer of compact surveillance radar (CSR), today announced completion of the world’s first Spotter radar protected ski resort road system by GEOPRAEVENT in Zermatt, Switzerland. The SpotterRF CSR monitors two infamous avalanche gullies along the Swiss Alps road leading to the renowned village. The unique 24/7 two-tier perimeter line system triggers automatic road closure at the mouth of the canyon when it detects a snow avalanche threatening motorists on the only road leading to Zermatt.
Billerica, MA,February 17 - American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E"), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, today introduced the CarView™ portal, an advanced high-throughput scanning system for superior detection of hidden threats in cars and small vehicles. The CarView system simultaneously produces two images of the top-down view of the vehicle: a high-quality, dual-energy transmission image that highlights metallic threats, and a photo-like Z Backscatter® image that highlights organic threats and contraband.
Wilmington, DE, February 18 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today announced that it has shipped $1.3 million of its QS-B220 desktop explosives and drugs trace detectors and QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors to customers worldwide since the beginning of 2016.