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2011-12-10 04:20:40

Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University. Currently, law enforcement labs tend to test for DNA on the exploded bomb fragments — but this has a low success rate, said David Foran, an MSU forensic biologist and lead investigator on the research project. Through the MSU-led study, researchers obtained DNA from eight backpacks...

2011-07-28 00:01:01

New Mobile Contamination Characterization Center provides superior population monitoring for radiological emergency response. Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 Local and regional governments are increasingly interested in developing processes to care for citizens in the event that a natural disaster affecting a nuclear facility or a nuclear terrorist situation should occur. In response to the need for preplanned facilities to provide effective population monitoring and radiological...

2011-07-22 00:01:00

This month Total Environmental Concepts, Inc. (TEC-http://www.totalenvironmental.net), the 8th largest environmental company in Washington, DC metro area as ranked by The Washington Business Journal, acquired UXO Pro, based in Alexandria, VA. This marks the first acquisition for TEC and reflects a period of steady growth and earnings for the 10-year old environmental construction and consulting company. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Locally headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD with...

2011-05-06 08:07:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently delivered its 2,000th Symphony jamming system to help protect allied convoys and soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq from the threat of remotely-detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Able to simultaneously jam select or multiple electronic signals used to trigger a radio-controlled (RC) IED, the Symphony RC-IED Defeat system is the only jammer of its kind approved by the U.S. government for foreign...

2011-05-06 05:49:00

LONDON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the annual Counter IED conference in London this June, the ISAF Counter-IED (improvised explosive device) Chief of Staff has stated that he is confident that Afghan forces will be both trained and equipped to a sufficient standard to take on the role of defeating the insurgent devices when coalition forces are eventually withdrawn from Afghanistan. In a recent Defence IQ podcast interview, Lt. Col. Martin Gliniecki of the British Armed...

2010-06-21 09:30:00

MARYVILLE, Tenn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has received notification of award for a $49 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineering South District. RELYANT will provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) removal and mine clearance in southern and western Afghanistan. The company anticipates adding up to 200 new employees at its facilities in Afghanistan and Maryville. The...

2010-06-16 08:00:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliScience Corporation today announced its role as a sponsor in the Defeating Improvised Explosive Devices Conference beginning today in Alexandria, VA. The two-day industry conference will address the growing concerns and challenges that our defense and homeland security personnel face and the requirements to protect them from the escalating use of IEDs by terrorist forces. The conference is being hosted by The American Institute of Engineers and...

2010-02-01 13:01:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 13, 2010, the U.S. Army Environmental Command awarded a $6.9 million performance-based task order to ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Highlands Ranch, Colo., for environmental remediation services at Sierra Army Depot, Calif. The task order was awarded on the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract by the Research, Development and Engineering Command Aberdeen Installation...

2009-12-10 14:18:29

University of Maryland researchers have developed and successfully tested new computer software and computational techniques to analyze patterns of improvised explosive device (IED) attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan or other locations and predict the locations of weapons caches that are used by insurgents to support those attacks. University of Maryland computer science Ph.D. student Paulo Shakarian and computer science Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, together with University of Torino (Italy)...

2009-10-06 05:00:00

NORWAK, Conn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defentect (OTC Bulletin Board: SLNH) continues to expand the abilities of its full-spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) management, monitoring and messaging system, DM3(TM), with the addition of the CT2020ComboPRO photoionization detector manufactured by Photovac, Inc. The 2020ComboPRO is a fully portable, handheld photoionization detector (PID) that measures volatile organic chemicals in air,...