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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management....

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Wed, 2016-12-14 07:11 AM

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LANHAM, MD Dec. 5, 2016 McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, announced today that it was awarded a $6.67 million USD contract by the...
Wed, 2016-12-14 07:08 AM

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HUNTSVILLE, AL Dec. 6, 2016 Canadian Pacific (CP) has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for managing its major incidents and responses....
Thu, 2016-12-08 05:17 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL Dec. 6, 2016 Officers and crew members of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Glory were recently honored with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for...
Thu, 2016-12-08 05:14 PM
BOLINGBROOK, IL Nov. 30, 2016 Wi-Tronix announces production release of Violet™, the industry’s first real-time streaming event recorder of record hardware and software solution.
Thu, 2016-12-08 09:00 AM

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WESTFORD, MA Dec. 5, 2016 Tyco Security Products announced that Software House C•CURE 9000, the access-control powerhouse, now integrates with Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System by...
Thu, 2016-12-08 08:39 AM
BOLTON, MS Dec. 6, 2016 Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi....
Tue, 2016-12-06 12:33 PM

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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...
Fri, 2016-12-02 08:33 AM
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...
Thu, 2016-12-01 07:26 AM
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...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:23 AM

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By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsAt 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...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:15 AM

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MCLEAN, VA Nov. 29, 2016 Coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise, and cyclone winds that devastate communities. But emergency management experts in a new study detail a method for involving...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:07 AM
WASHINGTON Nov. 28, 2016 As Katrina made landfall in the hurricane season of 2005 - emergency managers evacuating New Orleans, faced their biggest challenge - determining where, when, and who would...

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013. NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities decreased from 33,561 in 2012 to 32,719 in 2013, with 31 percent of all fatalities resulting from a drunk driving crash measured from .08 BAC and above.Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking, learned that drunk driving fatalities continued to top 10,000.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.
 

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