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Thu, 2010-02-04 10:17 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 11:31 AM
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 11:26 AM
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 11:22 AM
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 12:14 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...
Wed, 2010-01-27 12:10 PM
Washington, DC-based Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, has announced the expansion of the company’s executive team with the appointment of Steve Kohler...
Mon, 2010-01-25 04:29 PM
In their testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation last week, former 9/11 Commission Chairman and Vice Chairman Tom Kean [left] and Lee Hamilton [right], now co-...
Mon, 2010-01-25 04:24 PM
Fairfax, VA-based ManTech International Corp. has named Gregory Roman as its senior vice president for space and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services, part of its Systems...
Mon, 2010-01-25 04:20 PM
San Diego, CA-based Decision Sciences and Columbus, OH-based Battelle Memorial Institute, a research and deveopment organization, are teaming to pursue a possible DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection...
Mon, 2010-01-25 04:15 PM
Bethesda, MD-based Lockheed Martin has delivered the first Advanced Technology Workstations (ATWs) as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s new biometrics system.  The Next Generation...
Sun, 2010-01-24 08:28 PM
Walltham, MA-based Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. reports that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wilmington, MA-based Ahura Scientific for $145 million in cash.The deal also includes a...
Mon, 2010-01-18 03:55 PM
Add Jerusalem-based Identa Corp. to the handful of companies that issued statements in the wake of the failed Christmas day attack on Flight 253, saying they have technology that can detect PETN, the...

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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