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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.

CBP orders range of screening systems

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Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection, a designer of advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear material, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband, has announced a five-year contract to supply X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its non-intrusive inspection program, aimed at protecting points of entry by land, air, or sea.

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Rapiscan Systems adds CounterBomber stand-off concealed threat detection solution to security offerings

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Torrance, CA-based Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global supplier of security inspection systems, has announced the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection system, to its portfolio of security technologies. The CounterBomber system can identify concealed person-borne threats, such as suicide vests and weapons, at stand-off distances.

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Rear Admiral James C. Van Sice, USCG (Ret.) joins The SPECTRUM Group

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The Alexandria, VA-based SPECTRUM Group (TSG) is pleased to announce that retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral James C. Van Sice has joined the firm. Admiral Van Sice’s impressive background in both the public and private sector makes him a valuable addition to TSG.

Admiral Van Sice’s extensive knowledge of Coast Guard aviation logistics and training systems will be an important asset to any Homeland Security-focused clients looking to expand their business through the Coast Guard.

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Astrophysics awarded five year, $23.1 million contract to provide X-ray systems to CBP

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Astrophysics Inc., provider of conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, has announced that the company has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency.

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1st Detect appoints industry executive Bob Kibler as CEO

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Austin, TX-based 1st Detect, a developer of miniature mass spectrometry technology, has announced that it has hired Bob C. Kibler as its new CEO. 1st Detect is a subsidiary of Astrotech Corporation.

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