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Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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law_enforcement_first_responders
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Boston bombing
suspects

The greater Boston area is shut down with bus and subway service suspended and local businesses and universities closed, as federal and local authorities chase down two men believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Law enforcement, homeland security, White House vow to find Boston bomber

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disaster_preparedness_emergency_response
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Copley
Square
explosion

Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs  -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route  -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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federal_agencies_legislative
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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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federal_agencies_legislative

The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

Va Police Chiefs Assn signs up for online training at PoliceCommunity.Net

Top Priority Sector: 
law_enforcement_first_responders

The Response Network, of Hanover, NH, a provider of online training programs for law enforcement and public safety professionals, has announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) to develop customized in-service training courses that will be available to all Virginia law enforcement personnel on the company’s PoliceCommunity.net online training portal.

Obama seeks to strengthen federal background checks for gun owners

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federal_agencies_legislative

The Obama administration announced on January 3 two new executive actions that it hopes will strengthen the federal background check system and keep guns out of the wrong hands.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing a regulation to clarify who is prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law for reasons related to mental health, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a proposed regulation to address barriers preventing states from submitting limited information on those persons to the federal background check system.

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U.S. and Canada conclude first phase of cargo pre-inspection pilot at border

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border_security
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Blaine, WA/Surrey, BC
border crossing

CBP, in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Safety Canada, has concluded a five-month pilot test of cargo pre-inspection, and deemed the concept feasible.

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10

Arecont Vision hires Matthew Mccoy as its director of strategic accounts

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video_surveillance_cctv
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Matthew McCoy

Arecont Vision, a supplier of IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced on January 2 the appointment of Matthew McCoy as the company’s new director of strategic accounts. 

McCoy is a 25+ year veteran in the security industry, where he has developed and refined his skills with companies such as ADT/Tyco, Convergint and most recently with Avigilon.  

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10

Hikvision and Prysm collaborate on PSIM solutions

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video_surveillance_cctv

Hikvision and French security software developer Prysm announced on December 17 the integration of all Hikvision products within the Prysm AppVision Physical Security Integration Manager.

This combination allows Hikvision’s products to be managed directly from the AppVision PSIM video wall and video matrix, for integrated security and building automation projects around the globe.

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