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Thu, 2017-03-09 06:03 AM

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ST. LOUIS March 7, 2017 CrisisGo, a safety management and emergency communications system provider, announces the introduction of its application suite to the K-12 private schools market. The...
Thu, 2017-03-09 05:48 AM

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DALLAS, March 8, 2017 COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN) congratulates Sheriff Mike Brown of Bedford County, Virginia who has been named the 2017 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year by the National...
Wed, 2017-03-08 12:30 PM
LANHAM, MD March 2, 2017 Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, announced today that it was awarded a critical contract by the UK Maritime and...
Wed, 2017-03-08 11:55 AM

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SAN DIEGO March 7, 2017 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”) and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a $525,000 follow-on...
Tue, 2017-03-07 08:06 AM

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HUNTSVILLE, AL March 6, 2017 The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Consolidated Emergency Response System (CERS) program received Initial Operational Capability (IOC) certification, declaring Hexagon's...
Tue, 2017-03-07 07:58 AM

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NASHVILLE March 3, 2017 Herring Technology is pleased to announce that it has become an official dealer for Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) to bring the company’s industry-leading Guardian Indoor...
Mon, 2017-03-06 01:46 PM

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CHICAGO March 6, 2017 Hearing and speech-impaired members of the community, or those in a position where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 have another option to call for help in an emergency – Text...
Fri, 2017-03-03 10:30 AM
MELBOURNE, FL March 1, 2017 Nearly two hundred public safety industry experts met this week to discuss ways to leverage technology innovation to accelerate change and transform mission-critical...
Thu, 2017-03-02 01:55 AM
MCLEANSBORO, IL Feb. 28, 2017 STC, Inc. has been issued a U.S. patent for its EMTRAC Rail Worker Notification system that notifies railway maintenance workers of approaching trains, as well as...
Thu, 2017-02-23 08:27 AM

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BURLINGTON, MA Feb. 21, 2017 Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG), a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses...
Thu, 2017-02-23 08:20 AM

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FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 21, 2017 General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a task order by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to manage...
Thu, 2017-02-16 07:51 AM
ATLANTA Feb. 15, 2017 IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, today introduced new Mesh Network Alerts technology that provides a mobile method of communicating with underserved...

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When reports emerged from Blacksburg, VA, last Thursday afternoon that a shooter had descended upon Virginia Tech’s campus, confirmation that a campus police officer had been killed and headlines of a possible second victim overwhelmed news channels, Websites and every social media outlet. Throughout the day, there was a jarring litany of that old cliché by anyone that remembers the unspeakable tragedies of April 2007, which claimed 33 lives on Virginia Tech’s campus: History really does repeat itself.
When natural disasters strike or catastrophic man-made events occur, existing infrastructure is often disrupted or compromised; power and communications frequently fail and personal contact can become difficult. Rural areas may become isolated and urban areas impassible and dangerous. Maintaining civil order, implementing evacuations, conducting rescue operations and providing relief distribution becomes highly problematic.   Facilitating communication with acoustic hailing devices (AHDs)
The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 created a lot of buzz around the word “telework.” President Obama signed this Act into law in December 2010. According to an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) memorandum, the Act provides a framework for agencies to better leverage technology and to maximize the use of flexible work arrangements, which will aid in recruiting new federal workers, retain valuable talent and allow the government to maintain productivity in various situations.
On Monday, November 14, Credant Technologies released an interesting survey of missing and lost mobile devices at the top 15 shopping malls in the U.S. Long story short, 2,200 tablets, smartphones and USB drives were found. Most interestingly, half of these devices (1,110) were never recovered. About three out of five devices were found in mall food courts, while about two out of five were found in restrooms.
The subject of disaster management and emergency preparedness has fundamentally evolved over the last 10 years.
 

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