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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.
The Netherlands, November 24 - In September the Kuwait General Administration of Customs launched the use of Soter body scanners
The new device uses x-rays and works to uncover any contraband within the human body, and it is expected to contribute to the reduction of smuggled items into the country, especially items that are hidden within the human body.
Syracuse, NY, November 17 - After years of investment in state-of-the-art technology, Lockheed Martin announced its next generation radar technology: the Digital Array Row Transceiver (DART).
Based on the use of Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology, DART results in greater performance within current Lockheed Martin radar products and lowers life-cycle costs due to an increase in energy efficiency. GaN is a low-risk solution whether part of a systems upgrade or in a newly built system.
SureScan x1000 explosives detection system for checked baggage screening achieves ECAC EDS Standard 3
Endicott, NY November 16 - SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, today announced that its x1000 checked baggage screening solution has successfully achieved European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) Explosive Detection System (EDS) Standard 3. The SureScan x1000 was the first multi-energy stationary gantry CT EDS to be TSA certified, and is now ECAC EDS Standard 3.
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic categories: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions, and acknowledgement of the Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies and Departments.
Wilsonville, OR, November 16 - FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the identiFINDER® R200, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection and identification tools. Intended for use by state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders, the wearable identiFINDER R200 delivers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.48 compliant identification at a price that enables more first responders to perform immediate front-line detection and response during a radiological event.