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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.
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.
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.
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.
CACI awarded $34 million contract to provide analytic support to Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization
Arlington, VA, April 23 – CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) has announced it was awarded a $34 million contract to provide deployed and on-site analytic support to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s (JIEDDO) J9 Operational Analysis and Assessment Division.
Washington – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary launch on April 24, 1990.
“Hubble has completely transformed our view of the universe, revealing the true beauty and richness of the cosmos,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “This vista of starry fireworks and glowing gas is a fitting image for our celebration of 25 years of amazing Hubble science.”
Washington, D.C., April 23 – Airlines for America (A4A), an industry trade organization of U.S. airlines, has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security regarding the U.S. airline industry’s commitment to airport infrastructure investment across the country, while stressing that there is no justification for increasing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) – Airport Tax – on passengers due to the strong financial condition of U.S. airports.