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Thu, 2015-10-15 10:36 PM

US Rep. Grace Napolitano

Washington, DC, October 14 - As water shortages continue to plague California, mayors from across the country will be meeting in Los Angeles, CA for The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)...
Wed, 2015-10-14 11:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Wed, 2015-10-14 01:52 PM
Miami, FL, October 12 - Researchers from FIU's College of Engineering and Computing have teamed up with four other universities and a utility company to help safeguard the nation's power utilities...
Tue, 2015-10-13 08:22 PM

Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced that he has directed the state to add $3.5 million in funds to the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program. That boost means that more than $9 million will be...
Tue, 2015-10-13 07:52 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Both CSX and its contractor, in separate inspections, failed to spot a defect in the railroad that ultimately caused a derailment in February that led to a massive oil fire and...
Mon, 2015-10-12 05:38 PM
Phoenix, AR, October 9 - A Phoenix-area property manager who previously pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for her role in a far-reaching scheme to...
Sat, 2015-10-10 01:26 PM
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, October 8 - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 13 CubeSats lifted off from Space Launch...
Thu, 2015-10-08 12:41 AM

Bella Dinh-Zarr, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender Six days after the cargo ship El Faro disappeared in the waters outside of the Bahamas, the U.S. Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that it would suspend at sunset its rescue...
Thu, 2015-10-08 12:21 AM
By Steve Bittenbender A rock slide was the apparent cause of Monday’s Amtrak train derailment in Vermont, where seven people were injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board....
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:30 PM

Trooper Joseph C. Ponder

By Steve Bittenbender The father of a Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty has called on elected officials to equip cruisers with bulletproof windshields to possibly prevent other...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:27 PM
Washington, DC, September 28 - 'Violent extremism - that which is inspired by foreign terrorist groups and that which is rooted in a range of domestic-based radical ideologies - pose a persistent and...
Tue, 2015-10-06 01:21 PM
September 29 - Peter Neffenger, incoming Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), has submitted written testimony to the Senate concerning efforts to respond to criticisms...

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Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
As the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is currently being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) remains concerned about conflicting Ebola medical waste regulations and confusion over regulations and proper procedures at hospitals across the U.S. Despite the U.S.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water
 

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