Based on CT imaging technology, the DETECT™ 1000 is a powerful lens with which to see and identify smaller and more advanced threats than ever before, eliminating the burden of removing laptops and liquids from bags.

TSA Orders New CT Checkpoint Baggage Screening Systems (Video)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately $2.8 million under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program, to Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS). Under the option exercise,...
Resolve’s through-barrier capability removes the need to open containers - hazards remain contained & evidence is preserved - enabling response teams to identify container contents early in an operation, prior to escalation.

UK Border Force Deploys Resolve Handheld HAZMAT Detection System

The UK Border Force is now using the Resolve handheld Raman system, a Gold Award Winner in the 2017 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, from Agilent Technologies. Providing a revolutionary new capability...
Rickey White pilots and interceptor drone during the ThunderDrone Tech Expo at SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017. The expo provided an opportunity for industry, national laboratories and academia to discuss and promote new and innovative drone technology with the special operations community. (Courtesy of Barry Loo and the USAF)

SOCOM Seeking Technologies for War in a Post-Cyberpunk Era (Multi-Video)

By Kelsey Atherton, C4ISRNET The great trick of computers is that they enable people to be more than human. In a new request for information, the U.S. Special Operations Command is looking for...
Learn More about how DHS S&T is working to develop advanced new screening technologies and tools that can find explosives in baggage & more, to improve threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked & carry on baggage systems.

DHS S&T to Improve X-Ray Detection with $3.5M in Awards (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a  Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding...
The IBAC 2 is a fully automated biological agent detector that provides 24/7 air monitoring.

FLIR Biological Agent Detectors to Support United States Forces Korea

FLIR Systems, Two-Time Winner in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is in receipt of an order for  FLIR IBAC 2 biological agent detector systems...
The passive system being used here by Amtrak Police, also known as a stand-off explosive detection unit, triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device (PBIED) passes by the mechanism. (Courtesy of Thruvision Group)

As Terrorism ‘Goes to Ground,’ Need New Approach to Checkpoint Security

Guest Editorial by Kevin Gramer, Vice President, Thruvision Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, protecting the flying public has been the top priority of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A focus of...
The passive system, known as a stand-off explosive detection unit, triggers an alarm if an individual carrying/wearing a person-borne improvised explosive device (PBIED) passes by the mechanism. (Courtesy of Thruvision Group)

New Devices to Detect Suicide Vests in PANYNJ’s Bus Terminal (Video)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) are partnering to test new security technology that can help officials detect whether an individual...
Amy Hess Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

FBI Announces Executive Cyber, IT & WOMD Leadership Appointments

FBI Director Christopher Wray has announced the following leadership appointments: Amy Hess Named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch Ms. Hess most recently served as the special agent...
Can you tell what this robot does just by looking at it? If not, that is exactly why standards are needed—to prove what the robot can do. This particular method tests the robot’s ability to inspect, touch, rotate and extract items. (Courtesy of DHS S&T)

RoboCup 2018: S&T Test Methods to Evaluate Rescue Robots (Multi-Video)

Since 1997, several continents have played host to an international soccer tournament. No, not the World Cup, the RoboCup. Robots of all shapes and sizes test their “metal” in the world’s favorite...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...