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Disaster Preparedness | Emergency Response
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.
Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.
Lititz, PA high school junior creates gunshot detection system that pinpoints shooter location on a map
By Karen Ferrick-Roman
Coordinated attacks in a Paris concert hall and cafes. A lone gunman killing nine and himself on a rural community college in Oregon—on an October day when campuses in Arizona and Texas also felt the pain caused by shooters.
These occurrences are close in time but very different threats in very different environments.
Denver, CO, November 19 - A new report released this week reveals Colorado is taking important action to face significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including extreme heat, drought, wildfires, inland flooding and coastal flooding. Colorado received an overall B for States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card, prepared by the States at Risk Project, a collaboration of ICF International and Climate Central.
By Steve Bittenbender
Arlington, VA – Initially, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was supposed to talk about cybersecurity at Cybercon 2015 Wednesday afternoon, but the events of this past weekend altered those plans.
HazMasterG3 new release adds key first aid, bio agent and clandestine lab capabilities for terrorism response
Castro Valley, CA, Novembe 18 - Released to existing customers last month, Version 19 of HazMasterG3, available now commercially, delivers additional high-priority first aid, biological agent and HME/Clandestine lab counter terrorism capabilities requested by users.
New intelligent first aid checklists allow first responders to quickly monitor the status and progress of suggested first aid procedures, and electronically communicate this status to first receivers and other medical personnel.