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.
As in previous years, the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards was divided into three broad categories of entries: Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions; Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions; and Most Notable Programs, Projects and Initiatives of Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies.
With judging of this year’s Homeland Security Awards entries nearing completion, Government Security News has announced that the roster of 2014 Winners and Finalists will be posted on the GSN website and in the Daily Insider and Airport, Seaport, Rail and Border Security Weekly newsletters on Wednesday, November 19.
Rapidly growing X-ray systems manufacturer Astrophysics Inc. of City of Industry, CA, has won a $6 million dollar contract from the U.S. Navy to protect entry control points deployed at seaports around the world. The company’s X-ray solutions will be used to screen visitors and personnel before they embark and to accelerate offloading processes.
A moment of silence was observed around the country this morning. During these precious minutes, families, neighbors, and friends remembered those who are serving and have served our nation. This tradition began after World War I, the war that was supposed to end all wars. It didn't. For the past thirteen years, U.S military personnel fought insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of Americans died, and billions of U.S. tax-payer dollars were spent on bloody battles.
November 11, 2014 -- As Veterans’ Day approaches, I have a couple of thoughts. First, I’m thankful for all of the sacrifices our Veterans have made, that in so many ways it is difficult for many to understand or even discuss. But I also want to thank all of the families and friends who through good and bad have been there for our Veterans, both during active duty and afterwards. Without the strength, support, love and friendship -- our Veterans would have an even more difficult time succeeding in their endeavors.