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The Atlantic City Fire Department has some 250 full-time firefighters and six fire stations serving a southern New Jersey population of 40,000. The department last month received a federal...
The Stanhope, NJ Hose Company number one will receive 19 new self-contained breathing apparatuses furnished by an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $157,776. The local share of...
A longtime California resident from Italy, who is wanted in his native country for drug trafficking and colluding with the Mafia, was turned over to Italian authorities Wednesday at Rome's Fiumicino...

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The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) has announced plans to triple its amount of rooftop-provided solar offerings by 2030, a plan the company says will make Hawaii the leading U.S. state providing...
As the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is looking twenty to thirty years out, or even further, to define...
Thanks to alerts from concerned readers and advertisers of Government Security News, we learned yesterday that attempts to log into the “GSN” website have resulted in notices to the effect that “...
Existing power plants around the world will pump out more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over their expected lifetimes, significantly adding to atmospheric levels of the climate-warming gas...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport have discovered 20 live giant millipedes while...
Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These...
Thirty-eight people were charged last week for their role in a large-scale auto insurance fraud ring that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. The charges follow a year-long...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have found African Honey Bees (AHB) aboard a vessel in Savannah, GA that arrived from Mexico. The bees had been present for one to two...
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a settlement with Dupont for eight alleged releases of hazardous substances at its Belle, WV facility....

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Arlington, VA-based Siemens Government Technologies has announced that it has been awarded an $11 million Task Order by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to implement energy conservation measures at...
Houston, TX-based Safety Vision, a provider of mobile video surveillance solutions since 1993, has donated wearable and hand-held recording systems to the Ferguson Police Department in an effort to...
Wilmington, MA-based Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced that its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace...
Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted identity management solutions for operations and incident response, has partnered with All Points Logistics, a Service Disabled...
To answer the need to combat increasingly sophisticated criminal activities, financial and retail customers will benefit from the NextGen3 Electronic Satellite Pursuit (ESP) GPS tracking solution...

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Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.

The military uses radar for many purposes,...

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies...

In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water...

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Gallagher’s D21 Disturbance Sensor enhances perimeter intrusion detection by measuring the transfer or changes of energy within a physical structure when disturbed. The sensor analyzes the...
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