Archive: Homeland Defense

Aion Seeking U.S. Distributor for Vein Recognition Reader

Aion Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd., has begun to market its vein recognition reader, company officials tell TR2 at the recent ASIS security conference in Las Vegas. Aion is seeking a U.S. distributor for INVERAS, which combines the reader, controller and access control device into one unit. The device can identify the […]

Stockton Police Hope to Expand Use of Mobile Fingerprint Capability

Police in Stockton, Calif., would like to expand the use of a mobile fingerprint identification system supplied by Cogent Systems [COGT] that they began using earlier this year under a crime fighting pilot project, says an official with the city’s police department. Initially Stockton police were primarily using Cogent’s BlueCheck portable fingerprint scanner over 200 […]

GE Deploys CommerceGuard to Port of Oakland

General Electric [GE] has installed its CommerceGuard tracking and detection system at the Port of Oakland in California to monitor shipping containers equipped with the company’s container security devices (CSD). GE says that over 20 ports internationally have the CommerceGuard network installed. GE says additional deployments are planned this year. The Port of Oakland handles […]

NIAID Issues BAA for Bio-Defense Vaccine Enhancement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with funding provided in whole or in part by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, plans to fund organizations with demonstrated vaccine product development experience to produce a vaccine candidate either for a NIAID Category A or B Priority Pathogen or a candidate third generation […]

GD Tapped to Provide IT Services for Coast Guard under EAGLE

General Dynamics [GD] won a potential 52-month, $10.5 million task order to provide technical and program management support services to the Coast Guard Incident Response Team. The contract was awarded under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE contract. GD will provide 24-hour technical and operational support to the Coast Guard network and will assist and […]

AS&E Tallies $19.4M in New Orders

American Science and Engineering [ASEI] has received $19.4 million in new contracts, including a $13.1 million service and maintenance renewal order from the Defense Department to support its fleet of Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs). Most of the ZBVs are located in “high risk areas,” the company says. The company also received a $4 million order […]

GE Deploys EntryScans to Polish Airport in Warsaw

General Electric’s [GE] Homeland Protection unit has deployed and activated 17 EntryScan walk-through explosive trace detection portals for passenger screening at Poland’s Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. Contract terms were not disclosed. The deployment is the largest application of walk-through explosive trace detection portals for aviation security in Europe, GE says. EntryScans are deployed to nearly […]

TSA Awards Analogic and Reveal Checkpoint Auto-EDS Contracts

Analogic [ALOG] received a $7.6 million contract and Reveal Imaging Technologies a $5.9 million award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the companies to supply their respective Automated Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) to screen carry-on bags at checkpoints at select U.S. airports. Analogic will provide 12 of its COBRA systems and Reveal eight of […]

Advanced Photonix Gets $1M SBIR Award for Terahertz Development

Terahertz instrumentation supplier Advanced Photonix, Inc. [API] has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop and prototype a flexible terahertz instrument that can be marketed as a replacement for nuclear source gauges, which are used in industrial process monitoring and control. The […]

Canberra Introduces Handheld Germanium-based Nuclear Detector

Canberra has introduced the Falcon 5000, the company’s first portable germanium-based nuclear identifier, which can detect, locate and identify radiation. The battery cooled device includes Canberra’s Genie 2000 gamma analysis software and easy to use control functions. The device can operate for up to eight hours.