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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.

908 Devices’ High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry (HPMS) to power next-generation chemical detector tools

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Boston, MA, May 20 – 908 Devices, a provider of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, have announced that its patented High-Pressure Mass SpectrometryTM (HPMS) has been selected to move forward in the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) program. The contract supports the Army’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) defense programs.

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1st Detect announces entrance into another major market

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Austin, TX, May 15 – 1st Detect, a subsidiary of Astrotech (NASDAQ:ASTC), is pleased to announce the receipt of an initial order for its disruptive mass spectrometry technology from one of the world's leading snack food producers. The unit will be used for quality control purposes.

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Smiths Detection Inc. announces $23M chemical detector order from U.S. Army

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Edgewood, MD, May 13 – Smiths Detection Inc. has announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground, in support of the Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) program, exercised an option for a $23 million production order on an existing contract.

Smiths Detection Inc.'s JCAD is an advanced, easy-to-use, lightweight threat detection device that can be held or easily strapped to a belt. The JCAD protects military personnel, police and hazmat responders by alerting operators if toxic substances and dangerous chemicals are detected.

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Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices exercise to run in numerous cities

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Washington, D.C., May 7 – The 2015 Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED)/Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise will run intermittently between May 4 and June 26 at venues in Winter Park, CO; Denver International Airport; CO; Camp Blanding, FL; Port of Jacksonville, FL; Oriskany, NY; Elma, WA; and Olympia Harbor/McNeil Island, WA.

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