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Sun, 2013-12-15 10:34 PM

Dr. Huban Gowadia

Acting Secretary of DHS Rand Beers on December 13 officiated the ceremonial swearing in of Dr. Huban Gowadia as director of the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). 
Wed, 2013-12-11 07:31 PM

Cash hidden
in shoes

ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly $387,000 from three Mexican nationals in Cuba, AL, on December 8, following the traffic stop of a passenger bus bound for Mexico.  The...
Wed, 2013-12-11 06:29 PM

Colorimetric tubes

The DHS System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders program, nicknamed the SAVER program, is gathering information about “portable colorimetric tubes,” or PCTs, that can detect gas...
Fri, 2013-12-06 07:10 PM

CBP P-3 aircraft

On November 30, as part of the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) mission, a CBP office of air and marine (OAM) P-3 aircrew, assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC-...
Thu, 2013-12-05 03:45 PM

Chuck Brooks

Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and...
Wed, 2013-12-04 07:32 PM


It’s harvest time, but this foreign plant is a no-no in the United States. CBP officers seized three international air parcels on November 26 that contained a combined 112 pounds of khat, a green,...
Thu, 2013-11-28 08:05 PM
The Federal Protective Service (FPS), a unit of DHS, is gathering market research information from companies capable of supplying  commercial-off-the-shelf or government-off-the-shelf walk-...
Thu, 2013-11-28 11:38 AM

Pallet screening
X-ray system

CBP has issued a Request For Information (RFI) to commercial baggage screening companies for information about their capabilities to supply small, medium, large and pallet X-ray systems that could be...
Sun, 2013-11-10 12:39 PM

The CTX-5800 model
from Morpho Detection,
a "reduced size" system

TSA has announced that it will make a sole source award to Morpho Detection Inc., of Newark, CA, to supply two “reduced size standalone” explosive detection systems (RSEDS). One of the units will be...
Tue, 2013-11-05 04:59 PM
In order to enable its entire workforce -- including its 45,000 screeners -- to keep abreast of new security threats and emerging technologies, TSA wants to find highly-capable training companies...
Tue, 2013-11-05 02:30 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 03:26 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.

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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