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CBRNE | Detection

Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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The greater Boston area is shut down with bus and subway service suspended and local businesses and universities closed, as federal and local authorities chase down two men believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Law enforcement, homeland security, White House vow to find Boston bomber

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Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs  -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route  -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

BNC Scientific unveils radiation detecting monitors tied to IoT technology

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SAN RAFAEL, CA Feb. 8, 2017 BNC Scientific (San Rafael, CA) is rolling out a new line of nuclear area monitors with a rich feature set previously only available in consumer electronics. The new RadWall area monitors detect and alarm on nuclear radiation in real time. While there are several manufactures of radiation detection and isotope identification nuclear area monitors, the RadWall S300 is the first commercial system to offer IoT connectivity. This allows installation teams and system management to leverage universal protocols and widely available networking equipment.

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California company develops gunpowder detection system

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BREA, CA Feb. 7, 2017 There were 476 Mass Shootings in 2016 alone! Further, there were more than 150,000 plus gun violence incidents or deaths from 2013-2016, and already 40 mass shootings this year!

Solution Sensors, Inc. Introduces technology for the of the first-ever portable gunpowder detector that can detect gunpowder across barriers and from a considerable distance. Thanks to its easy portability, the revolutionary sensor can be used virtually anywhere.

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Leidos wins $17M task order for CBRNE modeling and simulation

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RESTON, VA Jan. 26, 2017 Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, was awarded a task order by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to provide modeling and simulation support to assess chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threats. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee task order has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options, and a total contract value of approximately $17 million if both options are exercised.

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Philadelphia University students win top prize in designing chemical-biological suits for troops

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PHILADELPHIA Jan. 26, 2017 A team of Philadelphia University (PhilaU) students won the top prize in a U.S. Department of Defense challenge to redesign protective chemical-biological suits for military troops. A second PhilaU team was a runner-up in the nationwide competition.

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Market exists for smart sensors capable of detecting toxins, explosives

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LONDON Jan. 25, 2017 Rising instances of international terrorist threats against citizens and critical infrastructures are intensifying investment in security measures and sophisticated sensing technologies. Early detection systems for dangerous materials and compounds are critical for timely control and reaction strategies.

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