Morpho Detection Introduces Non-Radioactive ETD

Morpho Detection has launched a new desktop explosives trace detector (ETD), the Itemiser 4DX, which features a non-radioactive ion trap mobility spectrometer source. Morpho Detection, part of France’s Safran Group

, joins Implant Sciences [IMSC] and Britain’s Smiths Detection in offering non-radioactive ETD systems to global markets. Morpho says its new system eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. “The result of almost 15 years of Itemiser systems in operation, Itemiser DX delivers on Morpho’s commitment to provide our customers advanced explosives detection capabilities while streamlining burdensome deployment and operational procedures,” says Karen Bomba, president and CEO of Morpho Detection. The company says the Itemiser 4DX as a long-lasting battery to allow rapid deployment between locations without powering down and uses long-life consumables and internal calibration to minimize operational costs. Implant Sciences [IMSC] and Smiths Detection also have ETDs with non-radioactive sources.

MorphoTrak adds RapidHIT DNA Solution to Portfolio

MorphoTrak, part of France’s Safran Group, has added the RapidHIT human DNA identification system to its product portfolio. RapidHIT, which is designed and built by IntegenX Inc., is portable, desktop investigative tool that can be used by law enforcement to process DNA at active crime scenes. The system can identify a suspect or suspects and exonerate the innocent in less than two hours.

WidePoint Business Approved by DoD to Issue Enhanced PIV-I Credentials

WidePoint Corp. [WYY] says its Operational Research Consultants subsidiary is the first vendor approved by the Defense Department to issue External Certificate Authority Personal Identify Verification Interoperable (PIV-I) credentials to comply with the department’s requirements. The company says the DoD PIV-I can be used globally, addressing the requirements of the more than 40 million DoD contractors, trading partners, and other individuals to authenticate and securely communicate with DoD information systems. “This achievement is key to our Certificate-on-Device digital certificates and validation services initiative, which provides high level identity assurance of a mobile devices and its user to an organization’s network,” says Daniel Turissini, WidePoint’s chief technology officer.

Northrop Grumman Establishes Cyber Technology Center Of Excellence

Northrop Grumman [NOC] has launched a new center of excellence aimed at bringing together the corporation’s cyber capabilities to better able to meet its customers’ needs. The company says the Advanced Cyber Technology Center (ACTC) will link its relevant personnel and partners throughout the enterprise to quickly develop high-end solutions to the “toughest cyber challenges.” “We’re investing strategically to provide affordable solutions to the most complex customer needs,” says Vern Boyle, director of Technology for the Cyber Division within Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems segment. Boyle, who will lead the ACTC, says that Northrop Grumman’s customers have the biggest challenges when it comes to cyber security, big data and information processing. “It’s important to understand the customers we serve cannot use commercial tech alone to address their problems,” Boyle said. “It simply will not work to deal with the kind of problem they have.” The ACTC has what Northrop Grumman calls four “centers of gravity” or collaboration centers that will consist of physical labs in Northern Virginia, in Annapolis Junction, Md., which is near the National Security Agency, Cheltenham, England, and Canberra, Australia. Some of the solutions that the ACTC are working on include being able to protect and defend critical systems and networks, including enabling critical mission capabilities to continue to function while under attack “inside the system,” he says. Other include disposable cyber systems, automation, trusted mobility solutions to allow users to access classified data remotely, high end analytic algorithms, full spectrum cyber capabilities such as “fight back” and fast and accurate data processing that work better “than typical commercial systems,” he says.

Savi Releases Improved Mobile Tracking Solution

Savi has introduced a new release of its Savi Tracking platform with new mobile capabilities that allow users to access, view and enter critical information about their in-transit and high-consequence assets in real-time on most smart phones and tablets. Savi says its Savi Tracking 3.0 features a redesigned user interface, and enhancements that allow more sensor data to be read and processed in less time. Savi also provides tags and related software that for cargo tracking. The company’s solutions are used by the Army and other organizations for logistics tracking.

Port of Stockton Deploys CommandBridge Security Management Platform

The Mariner Group says it has completed an installation of custom CommandBridge integrated security management system for land and waterside security for the Port of Stockton in California. The CommandBridge system integrates access control, video management, tracking devices, the Automatic Identification system for vessel traffic services, and more, providing improved situational awareness. “Having an all-in-one system like CommandBridge for land and waterside security really elevates our situation awareness,” says George Lerner, director of Homeland Security for the Port of Stockton. “With a single access point for multiple systems, it’s much easier for me to make quick, informed decisions.” The company says its security management platform also enabled integration to real-time dashboard camera video from port vehicles, and an extensive GIS integration to more effectively visualize and safeguard the port’s critical infrastructure.