News – May 2018


  • DHS, S&T, TSA Announce Innovation Solicitation

    May 2, 2018

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under  S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening. ”The new solicitation seeks solutions from startups that recognize, ...

  • Indian Army demonstrates skills in radio controlled IED at Harimau Shakti

    May 2, 2018

    The Indian Army on Wednesday demonstrated training on the assembling of a radio controlled explosive device for Malaysian Army on third day of their first-ever joint military exercise “Harimau Shakti” at Wardieburn camp in Kuala Lumpur. The two-week long military exercise signifying the merger of the Indian and Malaysian contingents under one commander. The Indian Army ...

  • UNODC and ICAO sign partnership to strengthen airport security against crime, terrorist threats

    May 2, 2018

    The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Fang Liu, signed a memorandum of understanding today to enhance the security of international air transport systems to counter transnational organized criminal networks and terrorist groups. “The partnership between UNODC and ...

  • Nigeria confirms 27 dead from NE twin blasts

    May 2, 2018

    Nigeria’s restive northeastern Adamawa state government Tuesday confirmed 27 dead and 56 injured from the twin blasts in Mubi town. Ahmad Sajoh, the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, said in a statement that the 56 injured persons were admitted to hospital. Two suicide bombers carried out the attacks, he added. Read more… Source: XINHUANET  

  • Death toll of Tripoli electoral commission attack hits 16, ISIS claims responsibility

    May 2, 2018

    16 people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on the Tripoli-based High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Ghout Al-Shaal on Wednesday morning. IS (also known as ISIS) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack on their media platform “Wilayat Trabulus” and Reuters also cited Amaq (ISIS media platform) as claiming the terrorist attack. The ...

  • Request for Information (RFI) For Countering Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (CVIED)

    May 1, 2018

    This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the United States Government to contract for any ...

  • How assault vehicles destroy IEDs without locating them

    May 1, 2018

    For ground troops, the improvised explosive device threat is considered one of the deadliest defensive components ever to hit the battlefield. Enemy forces have placed countless IEDs anywhere, including alleyways, open terrain landscapes, and along transportation routes. With all the different mine-defeating technologies allied forces have available, many homemade explosives still manage to still go undetected ...