CBRNE | Detection
The greater Boston area is shut down with bus and subway service suspended and local businesses and universities closed, as federal and local authorities chase down two men believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings.
Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.
GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection has been awarded its first order for its HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives Detection System, a recently launched scanner for checked baggage.
Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced it has signed its second Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. DHS’s Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). The Company’s first CRADA with the TSL for its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector (ETD) began November 2011.
Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection has introduced an advanced handheld identifier that provides a quick and accurate field analysis of a wide range of illicit drugs and controlled substances, the company says.
Target-ID is the first Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy system developed specifically for field deployed narcotics identification to be released in 10 language configurations including Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Smiths Detection to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection with miniaturized chemical identification technology
Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection has been contracted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to supply miniaturized technology for fast and comprehensive in-field analysis of unknown suspicious substances at borders and points of entry.
A provider of ruggedized and downsized laboratory technology, Smiths Detection makes a range of portable and handheld systems used to identify suspected illegal or threat materials including narcotics, explosives, weapons of mass destruction, and toxic industrial chemicals.
Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS), a Littleton, Colorado based manufacturer of alcohol monitoring products for the criminal justice field, has created the new SCRAM Remote Breath device that not only detects alcohol, but also records the face and location of the test taker.