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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.
Three Brooklyn, NY, residents charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL
A criminal complaint was unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with the city of Gadsden, AL, for the company’s Tyler Public Safety and Incode solutions. The agreement includes related professional services, training and support.
Statement of support for the Department of Homeland Security from members of the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are growing in number, complexity, and intensity, it is crucial that the Department of Homeland Security be fully funded. The message this impasse sends to our enemies is that we lack the iron resolve and singular focus that it will take to defeat them.
Children younger than five years of age account for 70 percent of pneumonia hospitalizations among children according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia remains a leading cause of hospitalization among children in the U.S.