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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.

OzVision

Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.

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.

Checkmarx introduces CxRASP to secure applications during run-time

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Software application security firm Checkmarx has announced the launch of its Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) solution, CxRASP, which utilizes unique two-point instrumentation technology to continuously observe an app’s bidirectional data flow, enabling the detection and defense against real-time attacks. CxRASP is the latest addition to the Checkmarx Application Security Hub that provides a broad range of solutions to ensure application security throughout the software development lifecycle as well as while in production.

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Milestone Systems Middle East and Africa expansion highlighted at Intersec 2015

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Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), spotlighted the award-winning XProtect portfolio and sleek Husky NVRs in its busy stand at Intersec 2015, held in Dubai UAE last week. Seven Milestone Solution Partners were also exhibiting in the booth to present integrations based on Milestone open platform software. At the show, Milestone also talked about its growing activities in the Mideast and African (MEA) regions.

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TraceSecurity prepares to support 2015 channel partner program growth

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TraceSecurity, a provider of cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has announced that Mike Carpenter has joined the TraceSecurity executive leadership team as Vice President of Channel Sales. The appointment of Carpenter, former senior leader and consultant at KPMG, demonstrates TraceSecurity’s focus and commitment to building a premier channel program that enables partners to derive maximum value within their information security and compliance practice.

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Federal agencies seize more than $19.5 million in fake NFL merchandise during 'Operation Team Player'

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Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combating counterfeit sports merchandise.

Speaking at a NFL news conference, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah R. Saldaña, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director of Field Operations William K. Brooks, and NFL Counsel Dolores F. DiBella discussed the results of the initiative, dubbed “Operation Team Player.”

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