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2010-03-30 05:25:00

RESTON, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program has selected BSI to provide a single-source, web-based intelligence repository that will be readily accessible by the C-TPAT's Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS). This purpose-built solution, termed Global Risk Analysis & Data Evaluation (GRADE), will assist the SCSS through a systematic approach of...

2010-03-17 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced the formation of a Board of Advisors, bringing together a renowned group of leaders with unparalleled experience in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security, and financial services. In addition, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, former NSA official William Marshall, and homeland...

2010-02-19 06:24:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced a new contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue the development of adenovector-based vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) based on research and development done in collaboration with USDA-ARS and DHS S&T scientists at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Under this new agreement, GenVec will receive $3.8 million in program funding the first year and an...

2010-02-16 12:02:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A scene encountered all too often on streets all over the country: fire engines and trucks arrive at a single-family home. The picture window has a telltale orange glow; other windows have an ominous black sooty appearance. One of the first responders notices siding near the front door is already melting. For the battalion chief on the scene, tactical decisions must be made quickly. Seconds count, and lives are at stake. Protect the occupants,...

2010-01-26 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a $4.3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is developing next-generation panels that can scan rail cars to detect nuclear weapons and other materials. The new panels are an additional configuration in Raytheon's Advanced Spectroscopic portfolio, a series of panels that can be used in various ways to screen cars, trucks, cargo containers, and now rail cars at seaports, border...

2010-01-11 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences and Battelle are pleased to announce they have teamed to pursue a possible procurement opportunity with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) relating to Trans-Shipment and Direct-to-Rail Radiation Detection Equipment and Operations to further develop Decision Sciences' Multi-Mode Passive Detection System, MMPDS(TM), into an operational and deployable system. Building on pioneering work by...

2010-01-08 09:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), opened a enterprise data center in Westminster, Colo., to serve as the Technology Operations and Maintenance Infrastructure Support (TOMIS) program's IT operations center on behalf of General Dynamics' customer, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). General Dynamics was awarded the TOMIS program contract in...

2009-12-26 13:07:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I am grateful to the passengers and crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 who reacted quickly and heroically to an incident that could have had tragic results. The Department of Homeland Security immediately put additional screening measures into place -- for all domestic and international flights -- to ensure the continued safety of the traveling public. We are also working closely with federal, state and local law enforcement on additional...

2009-12-22 07:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Charles R. Gallaway, former Acting Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as Vice President to support initiatives in CACI's national security strategies. Dr. Gallaway joins CACI after leading a wide variety of programs to develop, deploy, and enhance global detection capabilities with the DHS. In his new...

2009-12-15 10:54:00

MIAMI, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Florida AFL-CIO President Fred Frost and representatives of area AFL-CIO affiliates -- including American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1542, American Postal Workers Union, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Longshoremen's Association Local 1922, and UNITE HERE -- will show their support for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) by signing a statement of solidarity at an event December 16 at...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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