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Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems...

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Wed, 2016-09-21 05:46 AM
WATFORD, England September 14, 2016 Smiths Detection’s newly launched TRACE-PRO™, a non-radioactive, hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the additional capability to detect and identify TATP...
Thu, 2016-09-08 09:56 PM
FREDERICKSBURG, VA Sept. 8, 2016 Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions, a leading, global provider of training and consulting solutions in capacity building, explosives safety and ammunition management...
Wed, 2016-09-07 10:40 PM
CASTRO VALLEY, CA Sept. 7, 2016 Supporting responders in the war on terrorism, Alluviam's HazMasterG3 decision support system Version 20 is now available. The system now includes critical new tools...
Fri, 2016-09-02 05:51 AM
TUCSON, AZ Sept. 1, 2016 At the end of the Cold War, the U.S. buried its preparations for a nuclear attack, but there is a growing threat today of radiological emergency. Evidence includes Russia is...
Wed, 2016-08-31 05:24 PM
LISLE, IL Aug. 31, 2016 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will be receiving 272 CellsensePLUS cell phone and contraband detection systems over the next eight weeks. These...
Wed, 2016-08-24 03:00 AM
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2016 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract. Under the Option,...
Wed, 2016-08-24 03:00 AM
LAS VEGAS Aug. 23, 2016 Baltimore bio tech firm, PathSensors, Inc., announced that it will be leading a presentation on the CANARY® (Cellular Analysis and Notification of Antigen Risks and Yields)...
Mon, 2016-08-22 03:00 AM
Seattle Aug. 19, 2016 InBios announced today that it received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA for its ZIKV Detect™ IgM Capture ELISA. The product is intended for the presumptive...
Thu, 2016-08-18 03:00 AM
SAN ANTONIO Aug. 17, 2016 The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak over the past several years has created an urgent need for diagnostic and therapeutic solutions. Alpha Diagnostic...
Fri, 2016-08-12 06:18 AM
WIESBADEN, Germany Aug. 10, 2016 Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19m by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo...
Tue, 2016-08-02 10:13 PM
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2016 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS™) announced the launch of a new Presumptive Identification feature for their VeroVision™ Mail Screener product. The VeroVision Mail Screener,...
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:00 AM
N. BILLERICA, MA July 20, 2016 Responding to questions raised during a congressional hearing on nuclear smuggling risks in the United States, Passport Systems, Inc. affirmed today that it has...

Commentary and Opinions

By Dr. Chris Petty
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
More than 640 million domestic air passengers hoped for a timely departure in 2012, and yet few ever considered a key part of the security process that makes timely departures possible: screening of baggage that goes into the “hold” of an airplane (more commonly known in the U.S. as “checked” baggage.) 
In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama. While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.
High-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors are the recognized gold standard for detection and identification of characteristic gamma rays from nuclear or radiological sources. No other detector comes close to matching their extremely high resolution and sensitivity. However, until recently, their use outside the laboratory has been limited. A number of challenges had to be overcome before they could be deployed routinely in the field.
 

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