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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.

Secretary Johnson lists cuts in vital public safety grants without DHS appropriations bill

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In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration reform. The President has made plain that he will veto a bill that includes such language.

As long as this department -- which interfaces with the public more than any other -- is funded by a continuing resolution, there are a whole series of activities vital to homeland security and public safety that cannot be undertaken.

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L-3 Security & Detection Systems' MV3D explosives detection system receives TSA certification

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L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) has announced that its MV3D explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The MV3D incorporates a stationary gantry design and a large rectangular tunnel for high system availability, maximum throughput and cost-effective operation. The system is now both TSA- and EU Standard 3-approved.

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DHS experts La Fonda Sutton-Burke and Todd Pardue to discuss future of nuclear/radiological equipment at Ports of Entry during PSOCE Port Canaveral event in March

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The future of radiological and nuclear detection equipment will be a topic of discussion at the 2015 Port Security Conference and Expo, which will take place on March 17-19 at Port Canaveral, FL. LaFonda Sutton-Burke, director of the Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Todd Pardue, Assistant Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be the presenters.

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South African prisons buy SOTER TS Through-Body Scanners from Dutch firm OD Security

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In one of its largest orders ever, ODSecurity of the Netherlands has sold 14 SOTER RS Through-Body Scanners to the Department of Correctional Services in South Africa.

Two units each will be deployed in each of seven correctional facilities across the country.

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Jonathan Freed appointed to lead NSA's strategic communications

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Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most recently served as a media relations and public affairs executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In making the announcement, Admiral Michael S. Rogers -- Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service -- emphasized the critical role of both workforce and public engagements at NSA.

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