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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...
Wed, 2013-10-09 07:53 AM

Blighter's B-400
ground radar

Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider, has won a contract to supply the South Korean Armed Forces with its Blighter B-400 electronic-scanning...
Fri, 2013-10-04 11:18 AM
The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office within DHS has awarded a total of 10 separate R&D contracts to seven different companies, totaling more than $18.1 million, to help the U.S. Government...
Thu, 2013-10-03 03:53 PM

Scott Greiper

Scott Greiper, the president and founding partner of Secure Strategy Group, LLC (SSG), a consulting firm offering financial and business development advice in the homeland security sector, has been...
Wed, 2013-10-02 01:08 PM
Eighty-five percent of frequent flyers think that TSA is doing either a poor or fair job in performing security screenings at the nation's airports, according to a new survey of frequent flyers...
Sun, 2013-09-29 11:15 AM

Screen shot from
ARA's CBRN training

To ensure preparedness of Air Force personnel to “continue the fight” in a WMD environment, the Air Force has turned to ARA’s team of CBRN and instructional systems design experts to develop a...
Thu, 2013-09-26 05:31 PM

Hi-Scan 6040-2is
from Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection held a press conference at the ASIS security conference in Chicago on September 25 at which it introduced its new “dual view” Hi-Scan 6040-2is scanning system intended for use at...

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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