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Thu, 2017-02-09 07:57 AM

Lightfoot

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

DeCourcey

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...
Tue, 2017-02-07 04:48 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TerrorMate is the world's first encrypted terrorism alert app with mobile to mobile encrypted instant messaging, terror alert and attack geo location...
Tue, 2017-02-07 04:42 AM

Kline

WASHINGTON Feb. 6, 2017 The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has fully integrated Obsidian, A Cadmus Company, into its operations. As a result of the integration, Cadmus has...
Tue, 2017-02-07 04:35 AM

Butler

WASHINGTON Feb. 6, 2017 America's Public Television Stations (APTS) applaud Houston Public Media and Houston public safety offices which worked together during yesterday's Super Bowl to ensure...
Mon, 2017-02-06 07:57 AM

Axbey

FRAMINGHAM, MA Feb. 1, 2017 Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the provider of critical communication and data platform solutions trusted to save lives, today announced several 2016 key milestones that...
Fri, 2017-02-03 08:24 AM

Cox

WASHINGTON Feb. 2, 2017 Today, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox Sr. testified before the House Homeland Security Committee at a hearing titled “The...
Fri, 2017-02-03 08:21 AM

Criswell

WASHINGTON Feb. 2, 2017 The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has hired Deanne B. Criswell as a principal in its growing homeland security sector. Criswell will be leading Cadmus’...
Thu, 2017-02-02 05:39 AM

Danforth

SAN DIEGO Feb. 1, 2017 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”) and advanced mass notification systems, today announced international orders...
Mon, 2017-01-30 07:43 AM
ROXBURY, NJ Jan. 26, 2017 The school district of Roxbury, New Jersey, is the first in the nation to outfit every school with trauma kits thanks to a partnership between the Roxbury Township Police...
Mon, 2017-01-30 07:39 AM
SPOKANE, WA Jan. 27, 2017 Spokane Police Officer Timothy Schwering will be honored during a ceremony today for his heroic rescue of Kimberly Novak from her burning car. The ceremony will take place...

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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