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White House Website Hides Message to Tempt Coders

White House Website Hides Message to Tempt Coders

Joy Finnegan

The Biden Administration wasted no time updating the White House website, www.whitehouse.gov after the inauguration this week. It’s being reported that a hidden message on the site invites coders to apply for jobs at the U.S. Digital Service, a technology unit within the White House. “If you’re reading this, we need your help building back…

229 Pounds of DMT Seized by CBP in Louisville in Six Days

Joy Finnegan

In early January, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville intercepted 10 shipments, all arriving from Peru, which contained the dangerous schedule I controlled substance Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). CBP officers detained all of the shipments and inspected them to determine the admissibility of its contents in accordance with CBP regulations. All of the shipments…

SAIC Wins Task Order to Help U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assess Threats From Travelers and Cargo Crossing the Border

Joy Finnegan

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) was awarded a task order worth up to $973 million by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to operate, maintain, and enhance CBP’s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that present a potential security threat. The award for CBP’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD) Information…

Maersk Takes Steps to Address US Export and Trucker Logistics Issues

Joy Finnegan

In response to surging US imports and the resulting intermodal equipment flow imbalances all members of the logistics sector have been challenged to find solutions. Maersk senior officials have stated that this is a situation the company takes very seriously. Every component of Maersk’s integrated global logistics business model is working across the entire logistics…

Yemen: Fatal Airport Attack ‘potentially amounts to a war crime’ – UN Envoy

Joy Finnegan

On the last day of a year that has continued to brutalize the war-torn people of Yemen, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths condemned a “despicable attack” on the country’s newly formed government as they arrived at Aden airport in December. “Targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure is a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law,” Special Envoy Griffiths…

More Than 107 Miles of New Border Wall Complete in Yuma Sector

Joy Finnegan

The last panel of the more than 107-mile wall that spans Yuma Sector’s area of operation was erected in December of 2020. Although there are still some remaining security measures to be put in place, such as adding gates, lighting, cameras and a ground detection system, the last panel of fencing was placed on December…

Kromek Launch D3 PRD Personal Radiation Detector

Kromek Launch D3 PRD Personal Radiation Detector

Kromek Group plc has announced the launch of the D3 PRD, the new, all-in-one, high-accuracy personal radiation detector (PRD) for first responders, armed forces, border security and CBRNE experts. The D3 PRD continuously monitors gamma radiation levels, equipping security forces to protect against the threat of nuclear terrorism and the illicit movement of nuclear materials….

Helsinki Airport Trials Wise Nose Sniffer Dogs to Detect COVID-19

Helsinki Airport Trials Wise Nose Sniffer Dogs to Detect COVID-19

A state-funded trial involving four COVID-19 sniffer dogs began at Helsinki Airport. The scheme, launched in association with researchers from the University of Helsinki, aims to provide a cheap, fast and effective alternative method of testing people for the virus. A dog can detect the presence of the coronavirus within 10 seconds and the entire…

LAX Launches Airport Terminal Wellness Pilot Project

LAX Launches Airport Terminal Wellness Pilot Project

Los Angeles World Airports has launched the Terminal Wellness Project by deploying thermal camera technology that can help identify travellers with elevated body temperature in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Thermal cameras are deployed at two locations with both arriving and departing passengers screened. This is a voluntary programme with signage alerting passengers where…

Southwest Microwave Releases New POE Fence Detection System

Southwest Microwave Releases New POE Fence Detection System

Southwest Microwave has expanded its suite of IP-based Power over Ethernet (POE) intelligent perimeter intrusion detection solutions with the MicroPoint-POE-S Fence Detection System. Ideal for fence applications with cut-or-climb intrusion risks, MicroPoint-POE-S employs proprietary digital signal processing algorithms to precisely locate intrusion attempts to within 1.1m (3.6 ft) while ignoring harmless disturbances caused by wind,…

Edinburgh Airport Selects Leidos’ Antimicrobial Tray Technology

Edinburgh Airport Selects Leidos’ Antimicrobial Tray Technology

Leidos was awarded a contract by Edinburgh Airport Limited to upgrade the airport’s security tray return systems with antimicrobial tray technology. This is Leidos’ first order for the antimicrobial security tray technology introduced to mitigate the spread of bacteria from person-to-surface contact. Working with Leidos since 2012, Edinburgh Airport utilises the company’s automated tray return…