Archive: Homeland Defense

LLNL Seeks Industry Partners for High-Energy Spectrometer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is seeking industry partners for the licensing of its technology called UltraSpec: Ultrahigh-Energy Resolution Gamma and Fast Neutron Spectrometer. UltraSpec is a new analytical tool for examining nuclear materials non-destructively. The technology can be used to characterize and identify gamma-ray or neutron sources quickly. Moreover, LLNL says UltraSpec can be […]

Cross Match Takes Interest in AssureTec Systems

Cross Match Technologies has made a strategic investment in privately-held AssureTec Systems, a developer and supplier of document authentication systems, as part of the company’s strategy to offer more complete solutions in the identity management space. The value of the investment wasn’t disclosed. Cross Match will obtain a seat on AssureTec’s board of directors. "Our […]

DoD Surveys Market for Biometrics Support

The Army is conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to provide biometrics research, technology, and information management support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, the military services, the defense agencies and other field activities as required. Among others, the requirements […]

Georgia Ports Select Datastrip ID Verification Device

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has selected Datastrip, Inc.’s, DSVII-SC biometric and card reader to validate worker ID cards at the Port of Savannah. The company is supplying 25 of the handheld units to the port, which will use them at various gates to ensure that the workers’ cards are valid. The device weighs two […]

Sandia, Partners Tackle False Alarms in Bio-aerosol Detectors

Recognizing that the current generation of bio-aerosol detectors still gives off too many false alarms, which in turn can have a costly series of consequences, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are developing technology that could be integrated with existing bio-sensing systems to provide a second look at air samples before an alarm is sounded. "The […]

Coast Guard Plans Release of NAIS Increment 2 RFP

The Coast Guard expects to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) around Dec. 20 to procure Increment 2 Phase 1 of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) to establish coastal transmit and receive capability. In Increment 2 Phase 1 the core NAIS capability will be designed, developed and delivered and NAIS receive and transmit coverage […]

Orsus’ Situation Management Software Installed in Virginia Ports

The Virginia Port Authority has acquired a situation management software suite from Orsus that will allow it to integrate 250 video cameras that are used to monitor 10 miles of fencing around three shipping terminals in the Hampton Roads area. Orsus installed its Situator product suite last month in the Port’s main command center and […]

TSA’s Golden Touts X-Ray AT as Foundation for Aviation Checkpoint

Advanced Technology (AT) X-Ray machines that will replace current X-Ray machines at aviation security checkpoints will be the main platform that gives screening officers better tools to find "bad things" in passengers’ carry on bags, a senior Transportation Security Agency (TSA) official says. "AT technology is probably the foundation for the checkpoint moving forward," Mike […]

Polish Airport Acquires Additional MagShoe Units

The operators of Lech Walesa International Airport’s terminal facilities have acquired additional MagShoe metal detectors from IDO Security, Inc. [IDOI], expanding on a prior installation of the high-speed, shoes-on portable footwear metal detection system. The value of the award wasn’t disclosed. IDO Security now has about 14 of its shoe scanners at Lech Walesa International. […]

Cross Match, L-1 Get Initial U.S.-VISIT 10-Print Orders

Cross Match Technologies and L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] have received initial orders for both companies’ 10-print livescan systems as part of an upgrade of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S.-VISIT program that requires collecting 10 fingerprints from most foreign travelers in the U.S. instead of the current two. DHS awarded CounterTrade Products, Inc., which is […]