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Fri, 2016-04-01 07:55 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Leadership and Policy Foundation has been invited by Texas senator Bob Hall to co-host the first ever Texas Grid Security Summit April 28 and 29 at...
Fri, 2016-04-01 07:13 PM
Government Security News is very pleased to announce that HID Global, the worldwide trusted provider of secure identity solutions, has agreed to serve as Lead Sponsor of the GSN 2016 Airport, Seaport...
Tue, 2016-03-22 09:19 PM

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By Steve Bittenbender The international airport and a subway station in Belgium’s capital were the targets of terrorists, whose attacks on those facilities Tuesday morning have killed at least 30...
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....

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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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