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Fri, 2016-11-18 02:42 PM
DALLAS Nov. 17, 2016 Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today launched its newest series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The...
Thu, 2016-11-17 02:53 AM
ROME, NY Nov. 15, 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully...
Thu, 2016-11-17 02:31 AM
LONDON Nov. 16, 2016 Stories of dedication, selflessness, innovation, courage and bravery dominated the events held in Washington D.C., USA and Lisbon, Portugal yesterday when the winners of the...
Wed, 2016-11-16 03:37 AM
CHARLOTTE, MI Nov. 15, 2016 The pinnacle of safety, engineering excellence and speed-to-market becomes a reality today as Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan"), a business unit of Spartan Motors,...
Wed, 2016-11-16 03:32 AM
SEDALIA, MO Nov. 15, 2016 The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) was created by Congress in 2012 to establish a nationwide broadband network for public safety. The final recommendation of...
Wed, 2016-11-16 02:48 AM
NORFOLK, VA Nov. 14, 2016 Norfolk Southern Corporation's safety train rolled into Slidell, La., last week, hosting 143 area emergency responders who received advanced training in safely handling...
Tue, 2016-11-15 08:12 AM
LOS ANGELES Nov. 14, 2016 Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced today that it has completed demonstration testing of new gas detection sensors employing its Advanced Meter...
Mon, 2016-11-14 07:47 AM
CHATHAM, NJ Nov. 14, 2016 Today Desktop Alert Inc. the 2016 Government Security News 1st Place Winner for America’s Homeland Security Airport, Seaport and Border Security mass notification...
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WASHINGTON Nov. 10, 2016 NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track, and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from...
Mon, 2016-11-14 03:49 AM
MANASSAS, VA Nov. 10, 2016 Aurora Flight Sciences continues to break ground on the development of advanced autonomous capabilities for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems. Aurora's work on...
Fri, 2016-11-11 12:07 AM
SECAUCUS, NJ Nov. 10, 2016 Send Word Now®, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services, announced today its award of U.S. patent no. 9,485,643. The...
Wed, 2016-11-09 10:48 AM
By Nelson Daza GSN Guest Columnist 

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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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