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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.

Editor’s Note: weekly ASRB newsletter to be resent Thursday morning

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Due to a computer malfunction, Government Security News was not able to send out the Airport, Seaport, Rail, and Border Security weekly newsletter on time on Wednesday. We’re therefore sending it out a second time, the morning of Thursday, Oct. 23rd for the sake of readers who are used to receiving it in the morning.

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digiTICKET is first approved eCitation ticket for Illinois

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Tulsa, OK-based Saltus Technologies, the provider of digiTICKET eCitation solution, has announced that the Illinois Conference of Chief Circuit Judges has approved the digiTICKET eCitation format for use by Bond County. It is the first approved eCitation ticket in the State of Illinois that meets the eCitation form requirements set forth by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts.

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Noribachi partners with Intelligent Energy for TSA project

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Los Angeles, CA-based Noribachi, a LED manufacturer for high output commercial and industrial solutions along with Intelligent Energy Light and Power, an electrical engineering and installation firm, are proud to announce the completion of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) Headquarters Energy Efficient Project.

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Three trends that will dominate government IT

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As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.

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