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Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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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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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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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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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.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.

State of Texas selects Intrado for 9-1-1 database management and NENA i3 Services

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Longmont, CO, March 31, 2015 – Intrado, a provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions and a subsidiary of West Corporation, has announced that the Texas Commission on State Emergency Communications (CSEC) has selected Intrado as the supplier of Automatic Location Information Data Base Management Services (ALI DBMS) for participating Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) 9-1-1 Programs representing over 250 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the state.

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Railroad risk reduction: Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?

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Washington – The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently released a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) that left me scratching my head in puzzlement. DOT's new safety rule making overlaps with the existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rail security requirements. Both focus on assessments.

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Telephonics successfully completes U.S. Army-sponsored degraded visual environment testing

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Farmingdale, NY, March 26 – Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), has announced that it has successfully completed a round of testing at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Rotorcraft Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) project event at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. At this event, an EH-60L helicopter was flown to create simulated DVE/brownout conditions, including sand and dust.

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Sonardyne’s Sentinel sonar technology put to the test during international naval exercises

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Yateley, United Kingdom ­– Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played an important part in a major international exercise organized to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbour protection operations.

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