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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.
Salient Federal Solutions appoints Cynthia Walker as director of the Data Analytics Center of Excellence
Fairfax, VA-based Salient Federal Solutions, a provider of information technology, training, engineering, and intelligence analytics services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Walker as director of Salient's Data Analytics Center of Excellence (DACoE).
The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against Sprint in the U.S. district court in San Francisco, saying the telecommunications company overcharged for wiretaps and other law enforcement efforts to intercept communications.
The complaint says that numerous government agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, were overcharged by about $21 million from January 2007 to July 2010.
The DHS has finalized a rule meant to improve the detection and response to sexual abuse in its detainment facilities by increasing officer training and boosting oversight.
Round Rock, TX-based Dell has been selected by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to build and install an on-premises, federal government compliant private cloud. Dell designed the cloud solution specifically for the NRC to help it achieve its business needs of reducing IT costs, simplifying operations, providing new technology and capability to the NRC user community and satisfying the Office of Management and Budget direction for each agency to establish a cloud instance.
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|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|