CBRNE | Detection
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.
ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly $387,000 from three Mexican nationals in Cuba, AL, on December 8, following the traffic stop of a passenger bus bound for Mexico.
The traffic stop was initiated by the 17th Alabama Judicial Drug Task Force.
The DHS System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders program, nicknamed the SAVER program, is gathering information about “portable colorimetric tubes,” or PCTs, that can detect gas phase vapors based on color change chemistry.
On November 30, as part of the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) mission, a CBP office of air and marine (OAM) P-3 aircrew, assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC-JAX) in Jacksonville, FL, reported utilizing a P-3 LRT aircraft in locating and tracking a surface target of interest (STOI) approximately 230 nautical miles southwest of Panama City, Panama. The STOI was located and tracked until a boarding team from the U.S. Navy arrived on scene.
On December 2, the JIATF-S confirmed the seizure of 1,012 pounds of cocaine from the STOI.
Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and physical security products and federal, state, county and municipal government agencies, highlighting their most noteworthy programs and projects.
The 2013 awards program was made possible by generous sponsorships from BRS Laboratories, Cardinal Point Strategies, Objectivity, Vanguard Integrity Professionals and Wave Systems.
It’s harvest time, but this foreign plant is a no-no in the United States.
CBP officers seized three international air parcels on November 26 that contained a combined 112 pounds of khat, a green, leafy plant typically grown in the Arabian Peninsula and chewed for its stimulant effect.
All three parcels arrived at an express mail facility near Philadelphia International Airport on a flight from Austria. Two parcels, one about 54 pounds and the other about 30 pounds, were destined for Connecticut. The third parcel weighed about 28 pounds and was destined for Illinois.
|Event Details||Dates of Event|
|SANS Counter Hack 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Pen Test Hackfest 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Korea 2013||Nov 11 - 16|
|Military Exports & Compliance Asia||Nov 12 - 14|
|NCT: Counter IED Asia, 12 - 15 November 2013, Bangkok||Nov 12 - 15|
|School Safety Symposium||Nov 13 - 13|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 13 - 13|
|OWASP AppSec USA 2013||Nov 18 - 21|
|GovSec West Conference & Expo 2013||Nov 19 - 20|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 19 - 19|
|Oracle 7th Annual Federal Forum||Nov 20 - 20|
|World BORDERPOL Congress||Dec 3 - 4|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|