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Wed, 2016-10-26 06:12 AM

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2016 Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced in conjunction with the National Alliance for Public Safety...
Mon, 2016-10-24 03:39 AM
Oct 20, 2016 Recognizing the increased threats and safety needs facing public schools, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CrisisGo, Inc. have teamed up to offer all AASA members an...
Thu, 2016-10-20 01:47 AM

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CHICAGO Oct. 19, 2016 Solacom Technologies, the industry leader in Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions has announced that their Kansas-based Hosted NG9-1-1 solution has been enhanced to support Text-to-...
Wed, 2016-10-19 02:11 AM
MADISON, CT Oct. 18, 2016 The Bristol, TN Emergency Communications District 911 has upgraded their 911 call handling operations with PowerPhone's Total Response protocol and call handling system....
Wed, 2016-10-19 01:33 AM
SAN DIEGO Oct. 18, 2016 LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices and advanced mass notification systems, today announced a $1.3 million award for...
Thu, 2016-10-13 07:00 AM
WILSONVILLE, OR Oct. 13, 2016 FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the identiFINDER® R100 personal radiation detector, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-...
Tue, 2016-10-11 12:07 AM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsThe remnants of Hurricane Matthew may be out over the Atlantic Ocean and away from the southeastern United States, but that does not mean the...
Thu, 2016-10-06 06:01 PM

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TAMPA, FL Oct. 6, 2016 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today commended the U.S. Administration on its new initiative to make the country's housing stock more resilient...
Thu, 2016-10-06 05:38 PM
ROWLEY, MA Oct. 5, 2016 Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world’s most widely installed indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced that seven Fortune 500 Corporations with...
Wed, 2016-10-05 07:29 PM

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DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2016 Greyhound today announced it will temporarily suspend service beginning at noon EDT on Thursday, Oct. 6, along major routes in Florida, including Orlando to Miami, Miami to Fort...
Wed, 2016-10-05 06:46 PM

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CHATHAM, NJ Oct. 5, 2016 Desktop Alert Inc, the GSN 2016 Best Mass Notification System award winner is a New Jersey-based mass notification company previously selected by FEMA, the National Guard (...
Tue, 2016-10-04 10:32 PM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsAs Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, officials in the United States are taking steps to protect their communities as...

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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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