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CBRNE | Detection
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.
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
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.
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.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2016 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announces that its VeroVision™ portable shortwave infrared (SWIR) hyperspectral imaging detection system received a Platinum 2016 Technology Innovation Award from Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace publications. The Platinum award recognizes companies that offer the highest level of military, aerospace and avionics product design solutions. Selections are made based on the recommendations of an independent panel of industry judges.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Nov. 22, 2016 PAS Systems International Inc., announces the market release of the AquilaScan Oral Fluid Drug Screener designed for law enforcement. AquilaScan is an affordable, handheld, qualitative screening instrument with a simple to use field data management system. The device leverages oral fluid which is a better indicator of recent drug use than urine without the complicated logistics of urine testing. This combination of superior methodology and simple field usage makes AquilaScan ideal for law enforcement.
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TEL AVIV, Israel Nov. 15, 2016 Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor.
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2016 Passport Systems Inc. has produced the first of its kind handheld, networked radiation detector. The SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System will advance security at large scale venues in the United States, as well as around the world, and will better protect populations and property from CBRNe threats.
RESTON, VA Oct. 20, 2016 Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to provide systems administration and maintenance services for X-ray and imaging technology. This hybrid firm fixed-price time and materials contract has a one-year base period of performance, and includes four one-year options. If all options are exercised, the contract carries a total value of approximately $155 million.