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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.
Oct 20, 2016 Recognizing the increased threats and safety needs facing public schools, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CrisisGo, Inc. have teamed up to offer all AASA members an easy-to-use, mobile emergency communications technology application that can make schools safer. School districts can now offer their employees, teachers and parent community the CrisisGo mobile app with a Panic Button feature and emergency notification activated for free for a three-year period.
CHICAGO Oct. 19, 2016 Solacom Technologies, the industry leader in Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions has announced that their Kansas-based Hosted NG9-1-1 solution has been enhanced to support Text-to-911, joining Solacom’s other Text-to-911 capable solutions in Alabama, Florida, Vermont, and many other locations. This solution meets all of the specifications in the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 technical requirements.
MADISON, CT Oct. 18, 2016 The Bristol, TN Emergency Communications District 911 has upgraded their 911 call handling operations with PowerPhone's Total Response protocol and call handling system. This upgrade includes the computer aided call handling system (CACH), which provides fully integrated call handling protocols for police, fire and medical emergency calls.
SAN DIEGO Oct. 18, 2016 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a $1.3 million award for multiple LRAD 360XT systems from one of the largest oil and gas companies in Eurasia. The LRAD mobile mass notification systems will be integrated with a gas detection alarm system and used for public address, emergency communication and early warning. The order is scheduled to ship in the Company's 2017 fiscal year.