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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.

Coalfire helps clients navigate new computer forensic law

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Denver, May 28 – Coalfire Systems, one of the fastest growing cybersecurity firms in the nation, is helping legal clients navigate the new Private Investigators Licensure Act, which requires all Colorado private investigators to obtain a specific license by June 1, 2015 in order to be qualified to perform digital forensic investigations.

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Tripwire security experts to present at Infosecurity Europe

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Portland, OR, May 28 – Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced that Craig Young, security researcher for Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team (

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ThreatMetrix warns of mobile fraud risks and stolen identities

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cyber_security

San Jose, CA, May 28 ­– ThreatMetrix, a provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, has announced several cybersecurity risks associated with the summer ticketing and travel season. Throughout the heightened travel season, individual mobile app usage will be on the rise, which can lead to an increase in mobile app fraud.

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CATA Alliance honors WinMagic solution and executive for technology innovation

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Mississauga, Ontario, May 27 – The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA Alliance), the largest high-tech association in Canada, has honored WinMagic’s SecureDoc solution with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in Advanced Technology at the 30th annual CATA Alliance Innovation and Leadership Awards.

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