WASHINGTON—Michael Melaniphy, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, is calling for greater investment in transit security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to an article from Progressive Railroading.
NEW YORK—With the tragic Boston Marathon bombings still fresh in the collective conscience, the NFL plans to enhance security for its upcoming draft, slated for April 25-27 at Radio City Music Hall, here.
WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration has postponed its decision to allow passengers to bring knives with blades of up to 2.36 inches on board flights. The rule change was supposed to go into effect Thursday.
WEST, Texas—The fertilizer plant that exploded, killing 14 and destroying part of this town, failed to alert the Department of Homeland Security it was storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate allowable without mandatory safety checks, according to a report from
CHICAGO—The bombings at the Boston Marathon should “bring security back to the level it used to be,” said George Rosebrock, formerly with the Chicago Police Department and now security manager for the McCormick Place convention center and Navy Pier, here.
WASHINGTON—Legislation to provide $40 million a year to improve security in the nation’s schools has bipartisan support, but it was dealt a blow after the Senate rejected an amendment to which it was linked: expanded background checks on gun purchases.
Carter Rierson, founder and president of Best Defense Security & Fire Protection, speaks on the need for emergency communications systems in schools in light of school shootings and other emergencies. He advocates a multitiered approach and calls on fire and security manufacturers to work together to come up with ECS solutions that combine the best security and fire technologies.