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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.

Ohio State football game used for first responder LTE Network demonstration

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MARKHAM, Ontario; SAN MATEO, CA; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; and ORLANDO, Dec. 6, 2016 ESChat, Intrepid Networks, Redline Communications (TSX:RDL) and Sonim Technologies together demonstrated the value for first responders and public safety agencies of having a dedicated LTE network to manage security and public safety. The demonstration provided an end-to-end Band 14 solution for a number of public safety professionals in charge of security for The Ohio State University's football game on Nov. 5th 2016. The use of Band 14 spectrum was granted by FirstNet.

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Atlantic hurricane season ends as the most active since 2012

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NEW YORK Dec. 1, 2016 The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season concluded yesterday with 15 named storms generating seven hurricanes, three of which were considered major ones, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.).

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Shooter Detection Systems to install gunshot alert solution in hospital system

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ROWLEY, MA Nov. 30, 2016 As the world leader in gunshot detection technology, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) continues to break through new vertical markets as their world class gunshot detection products are selected in the marketplace. Today SDS announced it was chosen for a Healthcare System in the Northeast comprised of five hospitals and multiple facilities serving the region with outpatient laboratories, rehabilitation and surgical centers, independent and assisted living centers and skilled nursing facilities.

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Wildfires kill three in Tennessee, force evacuations from Smoky Mountains

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By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

At least three people died and at least 14 more suffered injuries as a result of wildfires that swept through a popular tourist area in eastern Tennessee, state officials announced Tuesday.

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