After Boston bombing, first responders rethink need for secure perimeter before treating victims

The Boston Marathon bombing led to a rethinking of the notion that law enforcement must secure a perimeter after a violent incident before emergency medical services can enter and treat victims.

Coast Guard concludes small UAV test

The Coast Guard concluded earlier this year its final phase of small unmanned aerial vehicle testing with a two week shore-side test on Virginia's eastern shore.

Arctic maximum fifth lowest recorded

This winter's annual maximum of Arctic sea ice was the fifth lowest since satellite records began to be compiled in 1978, the National Snow and Ice Data Center says. A late season surge in early March helped spread out ice pack in the Barents Sea, where ice cover had otherwise been low all winter, the center says.

White House adviser: Boston became a 'crucible' for counterterrorism

Boston is set to become the second city to receive a Homeland Security Department envoy who coordinates anti-violent-extremism programs, the White House's Lisa Monaco said April 15.

Wildfire strategy sees varied challenges across nation

Accumulated vegetation, the proximity of communities to wildfire-prone areas, human-caused ignitions and the high cost of response emerge as the four national challenges identified in wildfire strategy the Obama administration released earlier this month.


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Wireless industry leaders committed to equip their smartphones with a "kill switch" feature two months after lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced bills that would have made it mandatory.