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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.

RapidSOS secures $14M in investments to develop life-saving 911 technology

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NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 RapidSOS, an emergency technology start-up, today announced the closing of a $14 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from A3 Ventures (the innovation subsidiary of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah), The Westly Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Responder Ventures, and several notable individuals including three former FCC Chairmen (Tom Wheeler, Julius Genachowski, Dennis Patrick).

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Survey says viewers find public television as an effective resource for educating about emergency responses

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LAS VEGAS April 25, 2017 New public opinion research finds the overwhelming majority of Americans see public television as an effective channel for educating children and underserved populations about responding to emergency situations like tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes or terrorist attacks. Commissioned by Eagle Hill Consulting and America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), the research finds that:

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Friedlander named chief resilience officer for Louisville Metro Government

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April 14, 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the appointment of two new key officials with the aim of improving the city’s resilience and improving racial equity.

Eric Friedlander will be Louisville Metro’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), leading the city’s efforts to help prepare for, withstand, and bounce back from chronic stresses and acute shocks. The CRO is an essential element of Louisville’s partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

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American Signal early warning system chosen to protect million in Saudi Arabian province

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MILWAUKEE April 20, 2017 American Signal Corporation (ASC) is pleased to announce that it has entered the final implementation phases for its newest large-scale multi threat – multi channel early warning system. The system will be installed in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, spanning 259,662 square miles of geography and will help protect more than 4 million citizens from natural and man-made disasters.

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