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Sun, 2015-12-06 12:06 PM
After months of coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Division, the...
Tue, 2015-12-01 12:02 PM
Santa Barbara, CA, November 25 - A geospatial analysis by Direct Relief has identified communities in California's Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Yolo, Lake, and Trinity counties as facing especially...
Tue, 2015-11-24 02:09 PM

Shohini Baneerjee, Warwich H.S.

By Karen Ferrick-RomanCoordinated attacks in a Paris concert hall and cafes. A lone gunman killing nine and himself on a rural community college in Oregon—on an October day when campuses in Arizona...
Mon, 2015-11-23 01:48 PM
Denver, CO, November 19 - A new report released this week reveals Colorado is taking important action to face significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including...
Thu, 2015-11-19 09:46 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Arlington, VA – Initially, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was supposed to talk about cybersecurity at Cybercon 2015 Wednesday afternoon, but the events of this past...
Wed, 2015-11-18 08:34 PM

John Brennan, CIA Director

By Steve Bittenbender Last Friday’s series of terrorist attacks in France were carried out a by group that had military-level special operations training and showed a level of organization that has...
Wed, 2015-11-18 08:14 PM

Christopher A. Hart, NTSB

By Steve Bittenbender The National Transportation Safety Board announced on Monday that it has completed the video documentation of the wreckage of the cargo ship El Faro, which went down in the...
Wed, 2015-11-18 12:46 AM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Mon, 2015-11-16 04:18 PM
Chestertown, MD - November 16, 2015 -- Washington College of Chestertown, MD announced early this morning that a shooter threat is presently in progress and the campus has been locked down.In a...
Mon, 2015-11-16 03:48 PM

Governor Tom Wolf

Harrisburg, PA, November 14 - In the wake of the attacks last evening in Paris, the Wolf Administration reminds Pennsylvanians to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.
Sun, 2015-11-15 09:10 PM
By Steve Bittenbender As the weekend ended, many questions remained unanswered regarding the terrorist attacks that devastated Paris on Friday. The death toll, as of Sunday afternoon (Eastern time),...
Tue, 2015-11-10 05:05 PM
Washington, DC, November 6 - ‘While the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic October 31 crash of Metrojet Flight 9268 on the Sinai Peninsula are still under investigation, Transportation...

Commentary and Opinions

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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