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SUNNYVALE, CA Oct. 4, 2016 Recognizing the increased threats and safety needs facing public schools, the Missouri School Boards' Association and CrisisGo, Inc., have teamed up to offer all Missouri...
Tue, 2016-10-04 06:57 PM

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WASHINGTON Oct. 4, 2016 Today, the 911 National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) LLC, an independent entity established by CTIA®, announced a major step toward helping first responders locate...
Tue, 2016-10-04 04:03 PM
NORFOLK, VA Sept. 30, 2016 Norfolk Southern Corporation's (NYSE: NSC) safety train rolled into Greenville, S.C., this week, hosting 213 area emergency responders who received advanced training in...
Tue, 2016-10-04 05:05 AM
COATESVILLE, PA Sept. 29, 2016 Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today announced that North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, received its first S-92® helicopter dedicated to search and...
Mon, 2016-10-03 04:03 AM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsThe latest projections for Hurricane Matthew could spell disaster for Haiti as it and other Caribbean nation brace for the Category 4 storm’s...
Mon, 2016-10-03 03:05 AM
NEWARK, CA Sept. 20, 2016 SST, Inc., the global leader in acoustic gunfire detection, today announced a new mobile app designed to extend ShotSpotter Flex alerts to a new native browser user-...
Mon, 2016-10-03 02:50 AM

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ITASCA, IL Sept. 30, 2016 According to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including evacuation. The finding...
Fri, 2016-09-30 03:32 AM
WASHINGTON Sept. 29, 2016 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently revised its 2016 Atlantic hurricane outlook calling for a higher likelihood of an above-normal season which...
Wed, 2016-09-28 06:58 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Sept. 27, 2016 Weir-Jones Engineering Ltd., and SGS Canada Inc., have entered into a global Preferred Service Provider agreement that will bring affordable and reliable BC...
Tue, 2016-09-27 06:08 PM
Sept. 26, 2016 Vandenberg Air Force Base becomes the latest US Military Installation to award High Rise Escape Systems Inc. (HRES) a Contract to protect their Air Traffic Controllers. The Guardian...
Fri, 2016-09-23 06:17 AM

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LOUISVILLE Sept. 22, 2016 In an effort to further enhance public safety, Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad today announced plans to purchase and install a gunshot...
Wed, 2016-09-21 04:09 PM

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NASHUA, NH Sept. 20, 2016 Ping4 Inc., creator of smartphone-based emergency alerting applications, announced it has been awarded a development contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

Commentary and Opinions

The Boston Marathon incident is an unfortunate, tragic reminder that, as citizens, we must always remain aware, alert and diligent! Individuals must hone a “sixth sense” that helps them detect, anticipate and plan for danger in advance of it happening. People innately know when something is wrong, dangerous, or just “off,” and in those situations it is imperative to take action rather than just brushing it off. 
The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.
When a disaster strikes, the pre-existing relationships between government and the private sector must be leveraged to launch an effective response and recovery effort. The objective for community crisis response is to support and bolster the capabilities that function effectively in the normal state to function with the same level of success in the emergency state.
 Whenever a crisis requires a large evacuation, effective communication becomes vital to the success of any response operation. All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication -- power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened civilians.
In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama. While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.
 

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