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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Greg Oslan, President and CEO of Narus corporation, say Narus’s software provides real-time traffic intelligence that helps carriers, service providers and governments around the world protect and manage large, complex networks. Although the Internet is still in its infancy, Internet crime is a global issue, and it is time to set up a global ecosystem and police force. Global criminal behavior and cyber warfare may be death by a thousand papercuts, he states, but it is still death.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met on May 21 with Indian Minister of Home Affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde for the Second U.S.-India Homeland Security Dialogue to strengthen the global strategic partnership between the United States and India on issues ranging from cybersecurity and megacity policing, to counterterrorism and countering violent extremism.
The House Appropriations Committee released on May 15 its proposed fiscal year 2014 DHS appropriations bill, which was slated for markup the following day.
The bill provides funding to help strengthen America’s homeland security efforts while cutting wasteful or unnecessary programs, said a news release issued by the Republican-controlled committee.
The devastating tornado that blasted Moore, OK, on May 20 -- and the dozens of other tornadoes that are likely to wallop the nation’s midsection in the coming weeks – turn everyone’s attention to the subterranean “storm shelters” that can prove to be lifesavers during a storm’s most terrifying seconds.
What do state-of-the-art storm shelters consist of? What are they built to withstand? How many people are they intended to accommodate?