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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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Sun, 2016-01-24 08:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Tue, 2015-11-17 11:46 PM
Government Security News is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its seventh annual Homeland Security Awards. As in previous years, the awards program was divided into three basic...
Sun, 2015-11-08 09:40 PM

Robert Liscouski

By Adrian Courtenay New York, November 5 - As evidence mounted in recent days that the Russian jet which fell to the ground shortly after take-off from el-Shiekh Airport in Egypt was brought down by...
Wed, 2015-10-14 10:12 PM

2010 Keynote Speaker: Ret. 4-Star General Barry McCaffrey

GSN announced today that in response to a number of requests to stretch the closing date for entries in its 2015 Homeland Security Awards Program, the deadline has been extended to Friday, October 23...
Wed, 2015-09-02 11:09 AM
Andover, MA, September 2 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport for 30 desktop Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace...
Tue, 2015-09-01 04:01 PM

Senator Rick Ward

By Terry L. Jones  Livonia, LA - Pointe Coupee Parish is arming itself with military-grade technology that will give its local emergency response teams the ability to detect hazardous chemical...
Tue, 2015-08-11 07:56 PM
Washington, DC, August 11 - As America nears the Final Fiscal Quarter spending spree, US Federal Contractor Registration encourages businesses to become registered in System for Award Management and...
Tue, 2015-08-04 10:51 AM
Washington, DC, August 3 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced awards of nearly $110 million to help states and communities strengthen their capacity to track...
Mon, 2015-07-27 11:58 AM
Washington, July 23 – FBI officials announced a nationwide campaign geared toward educating business and industry leaders about the growing threat—and mounting losses—of economic espionage. As part...
Sun, 2015-07-26 08:53 PM
One of the great treats we have as publishers of our two awards programs is the pleasure of reading about some of the great accomplishments in the homeland security field, as they are described in...
Thu, 2015-06-25 02:14 PM
GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in its 2015 annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which once again demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and...
Sun, 2015-05-10 04:29 PM
Washington, D.C., May 7 – The 2015 Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED)/Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise will run intermittently between May 4 and...

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.

Company News

Las Vegas, NV, January 22 - Canyon Gold Corp. announces the completion and closing of the acquisition of 'DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (DTC) as a wholly owned subsidiary of CanyonGold as announced in its 8-K filing on January 8, 2016. CanyonGold through DTC plans to start production of the "OFFENDER ALERT PASSIVE SCAN"™ during the first quarter of 2016.
WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 15, 2016 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, today reported that the company has shipped over $5 million of its explosives trace detectors (ETDs) across five continents over the past two months.
Gettsburg, PA, January 4 - Time is the primary constraint in getting K-9 bomb-detection dogs trained and on the job.
Andover, MA, December 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract from Spain national airport operator Aena, S.A. to supply and service 290 Itemiser® 4DX detectors.
Torrance, CA, December 14 – Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced the addition of radiation detection capabilities to it’s line of Metor walk-through metal detection products.. The design of the radiation detection option employs technology, components and concepts used on other Rapiscan radiation detection products, which have been proven in deployments for many years at airports, seaports and border crossings worldwide.
London, UK, December 2 -  Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced that more than 50 airports throughout Europe deployed Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) in 2015.   
Gettysburg, PA, December 3 - In light of the tragedy in San Bernardino, CA yesterday and the Paris massacre, Ryan Morris, Tripwire CEO, former bomb squad commander, announced a new training initiative for first responders.
Wilmington, MA, December 3 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced that the its Board of Directors has authorized management to retain financial advisors to explore strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value. 
 

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Garrett Metal Detectors started in the hobby business in 1964, according to Steve Moore, but has been in security for 30 years and is now a major national and international supplier of walk-through metal detectors, ground search detectors for crime scene investigations and handheld scanners used at sporting events and other venues involving large crowds. Major clients in the U.S. and 170 other countries include governments, corporations, loss prevention, prisons, airports, mass transit and law enforcement.

Dr. Banerjee points out that the typical command and control center of an airport, seaport, mass transit hub, utility or city center is a place with input from a number of different silos. The silos must be joined together, he says, so that management can first achieve situational awareness, then move on to situation management and situation reconstruction. That is what Physical Security Information (PSIM) is all about, he says, and it is what Nice’s Situator software offers to security personnel. It’s the ability to pull the silos together and know what to do next.

Categories: Military/Force Protection, Border Security, Infrastructure Protection, Access Control, CBRNE/Detection, Perimeter Protection, Education/Training, Security Services

Monty Lutzker explains that Morpho Detection is Safran Industries’s detection division, offering explosives and substance detection, as part of a security group which includes detection, biometrics and documentation. His interview includes a demonstration of the ITEMISER DX, a portable explosives detection and narcotics detection tool which he describes as the “gold standard in identification at security check points”.

Randall Foster indicates that Vumii specializes in nightvision, typically used at perimeters and borders. The company offers two families of surveillance – thermal imaging and LED and Infrared laser-illuminated camera systems that are used for detection, recognition and identification.