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Tue, 2010-02-09 04:12 PM
Congress recently passed and presented to President Obama for his signature a bill that would strengthen the nation’s “nuclear forensics” capabilities, so specialists could determine the origin of...
Tue, 2010-02-09 11:57 AM
Rep. W. Todd Akin
Two Republican congressmen have disclosed the details of three different homeland security-related earmarks they have had included in the Defense Department’s appropriation bill for fiscal year 2010...
Mon, 2010-02-08 05:10 PM
MRDIS concept
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has issued a solicitation for a second generation mobile radiation detection system that can screen cargo containers at seaports for nuclear or radiological...
Mon, 2010-02-08 12:54 PM
The Homeland Security (HLS) market has continued its rapid growth in spite of the global economic slowdown, and is expected to “remain strong” in 2010, according to research and consulting firm Frost...
Mon, 2010-02-08 12:44 PM
Ottawa, Canada-based Solace Systems reports that DHS’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has selected its Unified Messaging Platform as a “prototype integration platform to enhance threat...
Fri, 2010-02-05 01:25 PM
The first-ever Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), mandated by Congress and intended to “outline the strategic framework to guide the activities of participants in homeland security toward a...
Fri, 2010-02-05 10:15 AM
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate and its Domestic Nuclear Detection Office will present a free two-day Webcast on February 9 and 10 which will focus on...
Thu, 2010-02-04 11:17 AM
Janet Napolitano
After a brief welcome from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in which he said his city was the most likely terror target in the USA, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told a meeting of her Homeland Security...
Mon, 2010-02-01 12:31 PM
Princeton Security Technologies, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Princeton Gamma-Tech Instruments (PGT), has signed a distribution agreement with Technology Experts Co. in Riyadh, Saudi...
Mon, 2010-02-01 12:26 PM
Cambridge, MA-based MetaCarta, Inc., a provider of geographic search solutions, has announced the launch of MetaCarta Geographic Search and Referencing Platform (GSRP) version 4.5.   This...
Mon, 2010-02-01 12:22 PM
Melville, NY-based RISCO Group USA, a provider of integrated security systems, has unveiled the Industrial LuNAR addressable dual-technology ceiling-mount intrusion detector.According to RISCO, it...
Wed, 2010-01-27 01:14 PM
Chantilly, VA-based American Systems, a government IT solutions provider, has named Brian Fitzpatrick vice president of the company's citizen safety strategic business area.In this role, he will...

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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