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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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Thu, 2017-02-16 07:51 AM
ATLANTA Feb. 15, 2017 IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Weather Company, an IBM Business, today introduced new Mesh Network Alerts technology that provides a mobile method of communicating with underserved...
Thu, 2017-02-16 07:44 AM
EFFINGHAM, IL Feb. 15, 2017 D.A.L. Enterprises, Inc. protects homes and other structures from wildfire threats with their Structural Barrier Shield. The Barrier Shields are reusable and can be...
Wed, 2017-02-15 08:28 AM
NEW YORK Feb. 14, 2017 Plan B Marine today announced the leasing of additional slips at Chelsea Pier in support of the maritime evacuation service it provides from Manhattan. "There's been a spike...
Wed, 2017-02-15 08:20 AM

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TAMPA Feb. 14, 2017 Venuetize LLC today announced it has acquired the assets of Prepared Response, Inc., the leading innovator of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions in the United...
Wed, 2017-02-15 08:04 AM

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SACRAMENTO, CA Feb. 14, 2017 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement today after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved both recent gubernatorial requests for...
Wed, 2017-02-15 07:56 AM

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FRAMINGHAM, MA Feb. 14, 2017 Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), provider of critical communication and data platform solutions trusted to save lives, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland...
Mon, 2017-02-13 11:00 AM

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By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsNearly 200,000 Californians received an emergency evacuation order Sunday evening as a spillway connected to a dam in the northern part of the...
Mon, 2017-02-13 10:52 AM
ROWLEY, MA Feb. 13, 2017 Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), the world leader in gunshot detection technology, will showcase The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection at ISC WEST at the Sands Expo in...
Thu, 2017-02-09 08:17 AM

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LOS ANGELES Feb. 7, 2017 CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by...
Thu, 2017-02-09 07:57 AM

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WASHINGTON Feb. 8, 2017 Teams at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts following a tornado strike at the...
Wed, 2017-02-08 06:48 AM
BREA, CA Feb. 7, 2017 There were 476 Mass Shootings in 2016 alone! Further, there were more than 150,000 plus gun violence incidents or deaths from 2013-2016, and already 40 mass shootings this year!...
Tue, 2017-02-07 04:57 AM

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WASHINGTON Feb. 6, 2017 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Johnson Controls, Inc., today released the Safety and Security Quick Guides, an online platform to educate...

Commentary and Opinions

By Ann Coss and Ronald BearseSince the attacks of 9-11, our nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on strengthening its homeland security and domestic disaster response and recovery capabilities.   Despite these expenditures, individuals and families are concerned that they now have to think seriously about being prepared to be self-reliant for as long as a week, based on assumptions about disaster aid from external sources. And so they should be. 
By Esther Ndichu and Dale Herzog  Meteorologists sometimes can predict disasters with a high degree of certainty days, if not weeks, before they make landfall. Other times, however, the public is warned within mere minutes; and then there are those events that can’t be predicted at all. 
The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.
When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in affected areas. Potassium iodide, or KI, lowers the risk of people developing thyroid cancer as a result of radioactive iodine exposure.
The disastrous results of the Boston Marathon bombings are testimony to the ineffectiveness of current security systems to predict and help avert devastating attacks. Although Boston’s security infrastructure was quite effective at post-disaster forensics, enabling the identification and neutralization of two suspects only days after the bombings, the community still had to suffer hundreds of injuries, loss of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars in collateral damage. 
 

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