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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, 2016-02-24 07:04 PM
Detroit, MI, February 22 - As cold temperatures and snow continue through another Michigan winter, DTE Energy reminds customers to be safe when using natural gas. In the heating season especially,...
Mon, 2016-02-22 12:37 PM
San Francisco, CA, February 22 - In a year set to bring great change, AYTM set out to unearth what the American public are concerned about and looking forward to in 2016. The market research agency...
Wed, 2016-02-17 01:44 PM
Washington, DC, February 12 - New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on...
Sat, 2016-02-06 01:04 PM
Boca Raton, FL, February 3 - Cleartronic, Inc. through its subsidiary ReadyOp Communications, Inc. announces that the Tampa Police Department used ReadyOp™ for the planning and operational...
Sun, 2016-01-24 09:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Mon, 2016-01-18 11:59 AM
Washington, DC, January 14 - At a time of escalating threats and as world leaders prepare to gather for the final Nuclear Security Summit, the third edition of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)...
Sun, 2016-01-10 10:47 AM
Cleveland OH, January 5 - Mace Security International, Inc. today announced a significant increase in customer demand for its iconic Mace® Brand defense sprays internationally. The company believes...
Mon, 2016-01-04 12:08 PM
Washington, DC, December 30 - In what has already been a historically busy year for disaster relief, The American Red Cross is responding once again to the ongoing flooding in the Midwest, as well as...
Wed, 2015-12-30 01:39 PM
Newark, CA, December 29 - Springfield, Mass. topped the nation with the largest reduction in New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire, down 60 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to ShotSpotter data....
Wed, 2015-12-30 01:23 PM

Surgeon's perspective - Fireworks aren't worth the risk

Washington, DC, December 28 - New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, fireworks and alcohol don't mix! If...
Mon, 2015-12-21 12:17 PM

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD

Tel Aviv, Israel, December 15 - The Israel -U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Israeli...
Thu, 2015-12-17 12:50 PM
Washington, DC, December 16 - In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory...

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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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Add Jerusalem-based Identa Corp. to the handful of companies that issued statements in the wake of the failed...

Legalzoom.com, an online legal service, and Donate Life America (DLA), a non-profit organization, have created and are offering ICE App, intended to help users input the compreh...

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Waukesha, WI-based Magnasphere reports that its new high-security sensor, HSS, has completed its UL inspections and is r...