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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.
In support of the ongoing Federal, state, and local efforts to carry out response and recovery activities in the areas affected by the severe storms and flooding in the State of Louisiana, the Department of Homeland Security’s (“Department”) law enforcement components stand ready to help anyone in need of assistance. As the Department has said during other disasters, given the situation, our priorities are to promote life-saving and life-sustaining activities, safe evacuation and sheltering, speedy recovery, and maintenance of the public order.
From strengthening wildlife conservation efforts to improving disaster response, researchers are finding new ways to use small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- also known as drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) -- to gather data, improve communication, and explore environments where humans and larger aircraft dare not go.
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 18, 2016 Fire Rescue International - TradeMaster, the leader in mobile and cloud-based inspection and pre-plan software, today announced an integration partnership with reporting and records management software (RMS) company, Emergency Reporting. The relationship provides the companies' mutual customers a seamless inspection and reporting solution that eliminates redundant data entry by enabling common data to pass between TradeMaster's pre-fire plan and inspection software, MobileEyes, and Emergency Reporting's incident reporting and records management product.
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH Aug. 18, 2016 In preparation for the 2016-17 school year and with a concern for safety few schools can imagine, the Newtown Public School District in Newtown, CT has implemented a cloud-based school safety system that directly connects first responders with a school's critical safety information.