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Tue, 2013-11-05 01:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Fri, 2013-11-01 02:26 PM

RadSeeker DL from
Smiths Detection

The DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) announced on October 31 two developments in its planned acquisition of handheld radioisotope detection devices.
Mon, 2013-10-28 04:47 PM

Heroin was concealed
in these motor oil cans

CBP officers working at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a woman after discovering heroin hidden inside plastic containers of motor oil that were stored in the trunk of her car. The incident...
Mon, 2013-10-28 03:05 PM
TSA has handed a contract worth more than $225,000 to Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., now owned by SAIC, to run a pilot and perform tests using a homemade explosive algorithm deployed with a...
Fri, 2013-10-18 04:05 PM

One muti-mode
detector from RAE

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, a part of DHS, has issued a sources sought document that invites companies capable of developing what it calls a “human portable tripwire” -- essentially a...
Fri, 2013-10-18 02:24 PM

Dry ice bombs
shook up LAX

Could terrorists carry five pounds of dry ice in carry-on luggage onto an airplane and use it to build and detonate a bomb? Under current U.S. Transportation Security Administration rules they could...
Thu, 2013-10-17 09:03 AM
The Defense Logistics Agency plans to use “Canine Detection Teams” at two of its distribution facilities in California to sniff for drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, and...
Wed, 2013-10-16 02:34 PM

NBACC at Fort Detrick

The Federal Protective Service, a unit of DHS, issued a solicitation on October 16 in search of a company that can provide armed security guards at the National Bio-defense Analysis and...
Tue, 2013-10-15 03:15 PM
Morpho Detection, Inc. has announced that it has received a contract valued at approximately $10 million from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for the development of a next-...
Mon, 2013-10-14 02:35 PM

MK 18 Mod 1

The U.S. Navy has issued a sole source award, which could run for five years and be worth as much as $36.5 million, to a company based on Cape Cod, Hydroid, Inc., of Pocasset, MA, for an undisclosed...
Fri, 2013-10-11 05:34 PM
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a unit of the Department of Justice, wants to identify individuals qualified to serve as instructors for a course on Advanced Explosives...
Fri, 2013-10-11 04:38 PM
TSA has announced it plans to award a “bridge” contract to IBM Corp. to continue supporting the agency’s Secure Flight program for at least another four months and perhaps an additional six months...

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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