NIJ: Advances in Detecting and Identifying Explosives After an Attack

The investigation following an explosion or bombing plays a vital role in uncovering the truth about the incident. Criminal justice practitioners often need to build cases and attribute involvement in a crime by locating and using trace amounts of evidence Read More …

Coordinated TSA security operations a success at Super Bowl LVIII

LAS VEGAS – With the inaugural Super Bowl held in Las Vegas in the books, attention turned to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) Monday morning for the traditional post-game “get away” and a surge in the number of departing travelers Read More …

Repurposed Technology Could Help Protect Soldiers

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD – An unlikely fusion of ink, ingenuity, and integrated teamwork is applying an existing technology to the challenge of sampling and detecting explosives. At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC), Read More …

North Carolina: TSA opens new security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Officials with Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today previewed the new security checkpoint in the airport terminal. Checkpoint 1, which is located at the west end of the new terminal lobby, will feature eight Read More …

Improving the speed and safety of airport security screening

For decades, airports around the nation have employed sensitive canine noses to detect concealed explosives. While this four-legged fleet has been effective and efficient, researchers have yet to build a mechanical method that can mimic their abilities. Sasha Wrobel and Read More …

Swiss police arrest man found with explosive traces near country’s parliament

Swiss police arrested a man found with traces of explosives outside the country’s parliament on Tuesday, sparking a security alert that shut down part of Bern for several hours. The man, who has not been named, was stopped by security Read More …

UK: Survey of explosives contamination in the environment

Scientists from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will shortly conduct an environmental survey across a number of different locations to detect and identify traces of explosives that are present in the general environment. The data is used to Read More …

India: Researchers at IIT Bombay design hand-held device that can detect explosives

Researchers at the National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, have designed a hand-held explosive detection device that can detect explosives. Director, Subhasis Chaudhuri, on Tuesday, announced that some Read More …

Sarajevo International Airport has issued a public call for the procurement of an explosive detection system

As stated in the tender documentation, the value of the procurement is 6.38 million KM, and the contract will be awarded to the bidder who submits the best evaluated acceptable bid. Bids in which the delivery deadline is longer than Read More …

Technology Catching Up with Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up. Chemical detection of explosives is a cornerstone of aviation security. Typically called “trace Read More …