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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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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.

Two years after Sandy, most of New Jersey’s boardwalks rebuilt

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Many of the boardwalks in New Jersey that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Sandy have been successfully rebuilt in the two years that have passed since the storm, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tripwire announces adaptive threat protection

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Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced new integration between Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire IP360TM that delivers Adaptive Threat Protection. The integration and automation make it possible for users to respond faster and with precision to cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities through continual, automated analysis of the enterprise attack surface.

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Selective catalytic reduction systems helping reduce emissions

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The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Seccuris partners with GreenEcho to offer cloud security consulting

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Dallas, TX-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity, has announced it has formed a partnership with GreenEcho, a professional services firm focused on “securing the cloud” through advice, strategy, and customer engagement. GreenEcho will offer Seccuris consulting and managed security services, including the OneStone Information Assurance Portal, to its clients within the U.S.

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