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Wed, 2010-03-10 11:50 AM
Secretary Janet Napolitano sat next to a DHS employee using an Apple laptop computer on March 9 and fielded questions for more than 22 minutes about aviation security, which were posed to her “live”...
Tue, 2010-03-09 03:21 PM
Robert Harding
Following a 33-year career in the U.S. Army, primarily in the intelligence arena, and another six years building his own professional services company, known as Harding Security Associates (HSA),...
Thu, 2010-03-04 01:56 PM
Washington, DC-based Civitas Group LLC, a well-known investment and advisory firm serving the homeland security and national security markets, has added two new directors.Andrew Weis has joined the...
Thu, 2010-03-04 10:36 AM
As TSA strives to meet a congressionally imposed requirement that 100 percent of all air cargo  carried on passenger aircraft be screened by August 2010, it is seeking permission to gather...
Wed, 2010-03-03 12:45 PM
The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) has appointed 14 new steering committee members.  HSPI describes the group as a “bipartisan cadre.” It includes two...
Mon, 2010-03-01 02:51 PM
Sacramento, CA-based Traffic Safety Corp. has unveiled the TS300, its under-vehicle security and safety inspection fixture.According to the company, the TS300 fixture is designed to aid security and...
Mon, 2010-03-01 02:48 PM
Universal Detection Technology (UNDT), the developer of bio-terrorism monitoring technologies, reports that it has entered into a distribution agreement with WellCrown International Resources to act...
Mon, 2010-03-01 11:38 AM
Otay Mesa
The General Services Administration, which is planning to acquire 10 additional acres to the east of the Otay Mesa land port of entry in San Diego, CA -- and will modernize the existing car and bus...
Fri, 2010-02-26 01:05 PM
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) will award an unspecified number of grants to fund proposals from potential Project Directors/Principal...
Mon, 2010-02-22 09:11 AM
A Massachusetts company that has developed a methodology to detect intrusions into cargo containers has protested the fact that it was not awarded a research contract by the Domestic Nuclear...
Thu, 2010-02-18 11:28 AM
Itemiser DX
Another fall-out from the Christmas Day underwear bomber incident seems to have occurred at airports across the nation, with TSA’s announcement on February 17 that it intends to institute “random use...
Wed, 2010-02-17 11:54 AM
The Department of Health and Human Services plans to issue a broad agency announcement on March 3 that will offer one or more research contracts for efforts to develop medical countermeasures for...

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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