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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...


Wed, 2015-09-02 12:09 PM
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 05:01 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 08:56 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 11:51 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 12:58 PM
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 09:53 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 03:14 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 05:29 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...
Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

Robert Bonner

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Tue, 2015-04-14 07:47 PM
By Karen Ferrick-Roman and Adrian CourtenayForget the idea of “out with the old and in with the new.” New radiation detection systems that deter, detect and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear...
Wed, 2015-04-08 10:56 PM
One focus of the ASIS 25th New York City Security Conference and Expo, to be held April 22-23, will be educational sessions on current topics in terrorism. But the event will also consist of many...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...

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

By Steve Bittenbender Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.
Washington, DC, September 21 - Michael T. Dougherty has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). Dougherty joins SIBA from the Raytheon Company, where he worked for 6 years as a Director of Business Development in Homeland Security Programs.
Watford, UK, September, 2015 – Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Airport Operator (Aena) to equip 24 of its airports with the new IONSCAN 600 explosives trace detector for passenger screening. 
Andover, MA, September 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract awarded to its local partner MicroSegur by Portugal airports operator Vinci/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal to supply and service 74 Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD). 
Stony Brook, NY, September 15 - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, product genotyping services and product authentication solutions, announced today it had received ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Design and Manufacturing of DNA embedded concentrates, solutions and suspensions (and related authentication services) to be used in various security applications. 
Cambridge, UK, September 10 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Birmingham Airport Ltd. to deploy and service desktop Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
Cambridge, UK, September 10 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Birmingham Airport Ltd. to deploy and service desktop Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
Wilmington, MA, September. 2 - Implant Sciences Corporation, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, announced today the appointment of Robert Liscouski to the position of President. Mr. Liscouski, formerly Executive Vice President, will continue to serve on the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Bill McGann will continue to serve as Implant Sciences' CEO and as a member of the company's Board of Directors.

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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.

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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.