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NEW YORK Dec. 1, 2016 The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season concluded yesterday with 15 named storms generating seven hurricanes, three of which were considered major ones, according to the Insurance...
Thu, 2016-12-01 07:26 AM
ROWLEY, MA Nov. 30, 2016 As the world leader in gunshot detection technology, Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) continues to break through new vertical markets as their world class gunshot detection...
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By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsAt least three people died and at least 14 more suffered injuries as a result of wildfires that swept through a popular tourist area in eastern...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:15 AM

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MCLEAN, VA Nov. 29, 2016 Coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise, and cyclone winds that devastate communities. But emergency management experts in a new study detail a method for involving...
Wed, 2016-11-30 09:07 AM
WASHINGTON Nov. 28, 2016 As Katrina made landfall in the hurricane season of 2005 - emergency managers evacuating New Orleans, faced their biggest challenge - determining where, when, and who would...
Wed, 2016-11-30 08:13 AM
CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2016 Universal Security Staff working at Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airports recently received advanced Active Shooter Response training from Archway Defense. Guards have...
Wed, 2016-11-30 07:17 AM

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg to call on the FRA to take immediate steps to advance...
Tue, 2016-11-29 07:16 AM

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COLUMBUS, OH Nov. 28, 2016 Officials from The Ohio State University announced updates today about the incident this morning in which several community members were injured and the suspect, an Ohio...
Tue, 2016-11-29 06:53 AM

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ATLANTA Nov. 28, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by Texas health officials that Zika virus infection has been diagnosed in a resident of Brownsville, Texas...
Mon, 2016-11-28 01:55 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Nov. 25, 2016 Global SuperTanker Services, LLC is pleased to confirm the Spirit of John Muir's arrival in Israel. Just 24 hours after receiving an urgent request from the...
Tue, 2016-11-22 06:18 AM
HUNTSVILLE, AL Nov. 21, 2016 Uttar Pradesh Police, the largest police force in India, has opened its state-wide, centralized "Dial 100" Emergency Operation Center in the provincial capital, Lucknow....
Tue, 2016-11-22 06:12 AM
ARLINGTON, VA Nov. 21, 2016 By Light Professional IT Services, Inc. has been awarded a three-month contract with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), focused on bringing satellite communications to...

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  Today, more than half of the world’s populations live in cities, and that figure is expected to reach 60 percent by 2030. Large, modern cities function thanks to a complexity of infrastructure...
A woman in Black Hawk County, Iowa was alone upstairs when her former boyfriend -- who had a history of domestic violence -- entered her home. Afraid that the sound of her voice would reveal her...
Whether an incident occurs locally or overseas, the response to a disaster can become its own storm, pulling people in from their normal daily duties and placing them squarely in the middle of...
By Nicole Lurie, MD [Editor’s note: Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),...
[Editor’s note: Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Alexander G. Garza, MD, MPH, of the Department of Homeland Security, testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland...

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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...