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Disaster Preparedness | Emergency Response

Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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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.

Law enforcement, homeland security, White House vow to find Boston bomber

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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

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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.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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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.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

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.

Louisville to seek bids for outdoor gunshot detection system

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LOUISVILLE Sept. 22, 2016 In an effort to further enhance public safety, Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad today announced plans to purchase and install a gunshot detection system for high-crime areas in the city.

“Our job at Metro Government is to give our police officers every tool available to help them keep our citizens safe,” the Mayor said. “That might mean training in SWAT tactics, or adding body cameras. In this case, it means embracing innovation and adopting new technology.”

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Ping4 wins DHS contract to develop app alerting first responders about changing flood conditions

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NASHUA, NH Sept. 20, 2016 Ping4 Inc., creator of smartphone-based emergency alerting applications, announced it has been awarded a development contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. As part of the agreement, Ping4 will deliver a geographically precise communications platform that will enable instant notification to first responders about rapidly changing flood conditions.

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Opioid overdose treatment now available in an effective nasal spray

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DUBLIN, Sept. 20, 2016 A new study released in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology finds that the newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved intranasal (IN) formulation of naloxone, NARCAN® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray 4mg, delivers approximately the same amount of naloxone as a 2mg Intramuscular (IM) injection. Plasma concentrations were detectible within 2.5 minutes after nasal spray and maximum concentration levels of NARCAN® Nasal Spray were achieved as rapidly as with the IM injection of naloxone.

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Virginia awards $5.7M in grants to bolster emergency preparedness across the state

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Sept. 19, 2016 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that $5.7 million in federal funds will be awarded for 99 projects to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will administer the funds to support the ability of local governments to sustain a wide array of emergency preparedness and security operations, equipment replacement, training, planning and exercise programs.

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