• Uranium smugglers caught on India-Nepal border

    Indian police arrests six individuals trying to smuggle low-grade uranium from India to Nepal;

  • No barriers to purchasing deadly chlorine

    A 2007 UN report found that at least ten mass-casualty suicide attacks in Iraq involved explosives attached to chlorine canisters; undercover operation shows the ease with which terrorists can buy large quantities of chlorine in the United States

  • Large mining concerns buys Verint solution

    A major Latin American mining conglomerate buys a critical infrastructure monitoring solution from Verint; solution will enable security personnel to react more quickly to security breaches, unauthorized personnel or vehicles, or suspicious activity across their expansive mining infrastructure

  • Delta Scientific shows new truck barrier solution

    As risk of suicide bombers driving explosive-laden trucks increase, interest in systems to stop such truck from reaching their target increases; Delta Scientific shows a new solution

  • Airport security challenges // by Lynn Welch

    TSA needs to formulate – and enforce — standards for perimeter defense

  • North Sea oil rig evacuated after bomb alarm

    More than 500 North Sea oil rig workers evacuated by helicopters after false alarm about an explosive device; bomb-disposal team dispatched

  • New vehicle "arrester" certified by TTI

    Critical infrastructure facilities, military bases, and government buildings need to be able to stop a car or a truck laden with explosives driving toward them at a great rate of speed; cement barriers and embedded vertical bar installations interfere with routine traffic and spoil the landscape; a Pennsylvania company offers a solution: A retractable net placed underground which, at the flick of a button, springs to catch, cradle, and arrest an oncoming vehicle, safely bringing it to a controlled stop

  • NIST launches Web site to validated software security tools for federal IT

    In recent years, the U.S. government has increased the security requirements for federal information systems; to make it easier for IT staff at federal agencies to maintain their systems’ security, NIST, DOD, DHS, and the MITRE Corporation recently introduced a technical framework called the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)

  • IPv6 is about to arrive -- and with it many opportunities

    IPv6 will offer government agencies better security, flexible networking, and a very large number of IP addresses; management will be critical; “It’s a huge shift in paradigm,” says Microsoft’s Sean Siler

  • Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Prototype Development, MOU

    The U.S., France, and Japan agree to collaborate on sodium-cooled fast reactor prototype development; a sodium-cooled fast reactor uses liquid sodium to transfer heat, burning the plutonium and other transuranic elements in the process producing clean, safe nuclear power, less waste, and increasing non-proliferation goals

  • Defending cities against dirty bombs is difficult

    DHS efforts to develop technologies for detecting dirty bombs run into criticism of the feasibility of the technology and questions about the cost-benefit analysis used to justify the deployment of the systems

  • AUV to undertake underwater pipe inspection

    Aussie researchers to develop an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to assess the integrity of pipelines which lie up to 2.5 km below sea level, and evaluate the changing conditions of the sea-floor

  • University of New Hampshire launches alert network

    More and more schools and colleges install alert notification systems which allow for quick and reliable dissemination of alerts through different media; University of New Hampshire install a system from Cooper Notification; the system has three interesting features: Alumni and parents of students can join the network; the system allows for exchanging information with local law enforcement authorities; the system is connected to a nationwide information exchange network

  • EVT in distribution agreement with Russian security distributor

    Russian security distributor orders 1,000 Licenses for Vertex Networked Video Management Software from EVT; Russia is a lucrative market for surveillance equipment and gear aimed at critical infrastructure facilities

  • Beijing to examine water safety daily ahead of Olympics

    As is the case with many other things in China, water is polluted, too; ahead of the Summer Olympic Games, China establishes water monitoring teams to perform round-the-clock checks and maintenance of the water pipelines and ground water systems