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The MacDonnell Group of Halifax, Nova Scotia has announced that John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral, will deliver the opening presentation and welcome remarks at its 2015 Port Security Operations...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $1.33 billion loan Friday to Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for construction of the East Link Light Rail...
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On January 13, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) filed an amendment to repeal The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Act of 1920, which requires that all goods shipped between waterborne ports of...
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Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely -- before the age...
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Donald J. Soranno

Donald J. Soranno has been named the new special agent in charge (SAC) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Columbus Field Division, which encompasses the entire state of...
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The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.The 10 warmest years in the...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Police of the Dominican Republic signed a memorandum of cooperation Friday in Washington, D.C. to enhance their ability to share...
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More than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States -- an average of six deaths each day -- according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and...
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As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment towards taking steps to address climate change, the White House has announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 –...
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Progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, including a 46 percent decrease in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI)...
Wed, 2015-01-14 05:57 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to...
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In 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the hopes of bringing an end to this form of modern day slavery.

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In the wake of the latest data breach news and the fact that the personal records of more than 85 million people were exposed in 2014 alone, LifeLock has released a new identity theft risk calculator to help consumers assess their risk and adjust their behavior accordingly. The calculator asks consumers questions ranging from their habits related to changing their online passwords to whether they take steps to safeguard their postal mail.
El Dorado Hills, CA-based Virtual Driver Interactive (VDI), a provider of simulation-based driver training solutions, has announced its commitment to the Buy America provisions ensuring that its simulation-based training products are built with American-made products.
Secure cloud provider FireHost has announced it will be teaming with Dell Services to deliver secure, fully managed private cloud services to meet customers’ needs for secure, compliant private cloud environments.
Harris Corporation and Exelis, Inc. have announced a definitive agreement under which Harris will acquire Exelis in a cash and stock transaction valued at $23.75 per share, or an approximately $4.75 billion enterprise value. The agreement has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. The transaction is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and Exelis shareholder approval.
The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a base contract plus options to reset 800 Oshkosh-produced Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). This M-ATV Reset program will help the U.S. Army achieve its goal of standardizing the M-ATV fleet configuration and ensuring that its primary MRAP platform is 100% mission ready following years of operation in theater.
Comcast Business has announced that Ogden City is using its Ethernet services to provide faster Internet access and high-performance connectivity between 18 municipal locations, including its City Hall, public safety headquarters, airport, five fire stations and two golf courses, as well as the city’s parks.
DeLorme has announced the availability of new enterprise plans and services that will make it easier for business and government customers to track, monitor and communicate with workers in remote locations using inReach personal satellite communicators.
Springfield, MO-based DMP International has named Carlos Mecca as director of sales, Latin America for DMP International. This territory includes South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He will be responsible for developing new sales channels and providing on-going support for existing DMP customers.

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Dear Friends,We are a nation built on immigration, and it has made us strong.My grandparents, like so many others who immigrated to the United States, came to this country looking for a better life and were privileged to pursue the American dream.Sadly, there are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the proverbial shadows of our democracy.
It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.
In a letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg expressed strong support for an amendment to a bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would roll back the restart provision within the hours of service regulations.
With Secretary of State John Kerry releasing the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, global human rights organization International Justice Mission (IJM) is saying it continues to call upon Congress and the State Department to protect the integrity of this diplomatic tool in the fight against modern-day slavery.
With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.
 

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