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.
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened for nominations on March 16.
The Awards website can be accessed at www.asbsecurityawards.com.
By Dr. Chris Petty
Toulouse, France (March 6) -- Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France is to deploy Checkpoint.Evo, a newly launched software solution that greatly enhances the inspection and integration capacities of security checkpoints.
Boston, MA-based 908 Devices, a provider of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, has announced it has signed strategic partnership agreements with seven leading distributors across Europe and Australia. This international expansion will bring the company’s flagship product, M908, to commercial, government, and military customers across 18 different countries, with expansion into additional global regions planned throughout 2015.
L-3 Security & Detection Systems (L-3 SDS) announced today 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.