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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management....

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Fri, 2017-05-19 03:05 PM

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WASHINGTON May 17, 2017 The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, was selected as the National VOAD Partner of the Year...
Fri, 2017-05-19 12:06 PM

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OAKLAND, CA May 18, 2017 The Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board today approved a landmark regulation to strengthen workplace safety and health at...
Wed, 2017-05-17 10:22 AM
BRANCHBURG, NJ Kinedyne LLC, a world-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for the transportation industry, announces the institution of the inaugural International...
Tue, 2017-05-16 09:12 AM
May 15, 2017 Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released five documents designed to strengthen the Resource Management component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)...
Mon, 2017-05-15 02:02 PM
MADISON, CT May 11, 2017 Oldham County Central Dispatch (Kentucky) is enhancing their 911 call-handling capabilities with PowerPhone's Total Response solution. The latest improvements come from...
Wed, 2017-05-10 01:31 PM
LANHAM, MD May 9, 2017 Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response, has been selected by a leading Southeast Asia search and rescue authority to...
Tue, 2017-05-09 07:16 AM
GAINESVILLE, FL May 4, 2017 Local city officials, Gainesville Fire and Rescue and the community joined Gilbane Building Company to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Gainesville Fire Station No...
Fri, 2017-05-05 09:31 AM
MIAMI May 4, 2017 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, National Guard, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (“MDFRD”), several local law enforcement agencies and PortMiami authorities partnered together to train...
Fri, 2017-05-05 09:06 AM
Three new explosion-protected temperature alarm and thermal network cameras allow operators to monitor remote, inaccessible, and sensitive areas, allowing for rapid incident response. Based on...
Fri, 2017-05-05 08:57 AM
WASHINGTON May 2, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the...
Thu, 2017-05-04 09:13 AM
BEVERLY HILLS, CA May 3, 2017 NGA911, a leading provider of advanced 911 call center technologies, announced today the launch of its Next Generation 911 Call System, a new 911 platform that provides...
Tue, 2017-05-02 09:43 AM

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TALLAHASSEE, FL May 1, 2017 In honor of Building Safety Month, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced DisasterSmart –...

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By Ann Coss and Ronald Bearse Over the last couple of weeks, we have done our part to share with GSN’s readers our belief that one of the best things that can be done to make our nation more...
By Ann Coss and Ronald BearseSince the attacks of 9-11, our nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on strengthening its homeland security and domestic disaster response and recovery...
By Esther Ndichu and Dale Herzog  Meteorologists sometimes can predict disasters with a high degree of certainty days, if not weeks, before they make landfall. Other times, however, the public is...
The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list. Mission 500, a non-profit organization...
When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in...

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Add Jerusalem-based Identa Corp. to the handful of companies that issued statements in the wake of the failed Christmas day attack on Flight 253, saying they have technology that can detect PETN, the...
Legalzoom.com, an online legal service, and Donate Life America (DLA), a non-profit organization, have created and are offering ICE App, intended to help users input the comprehensive data first...
Cambridge, MA-based MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic search solutions, has announced the launch of MetaCarta Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP) version 4.5.   This software...
Waukesha, WI-based Magnasphere reports that its new high-security sensor, HSS, has completed its UL inspections and is ready to ship. It now meets the UL 634 Level 2 high security standard, a company...
Arlington, VA-based ICx Technologies, Inc., has unveiled ClearPoint, the newest addition to its line of Fido explosives detectors.  Designed for airport security checkpoints, Fido ClearPoint...