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DHS S&T Explosives Unit Funds Oak Ridge Geospatial Tool Project

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s explosives division has funded an Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project to develop a geospatial tool for communication, collaboration and situational awareness uses in security events. DHS said Friday the Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit aids bomb squads on the assessment of impacts …

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Pentagon’s Anti-WMD Agency Changes Name & Joins DTRA

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has joined the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and rebranded to the name of Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization in accordance with the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. DTRA said Monday it has worked with JIDO on the transition since December 2015 to help both organizations support frontline …

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DoD Requests Additional Funds to Combat Islamic State Group’s Drones

The Defense Department has requested $20 million in funds from Congress to counter drone threats posed by the Islamic State organization in addition to the existing $189.7 million budget to combat hostile networks, Defense News reported Saturday. Jen Judson writes DoD would put the money into the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund to buy tools …

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FBI Unveils New Redstone Arsenal Hub for Terrorist IED Analysis

The FBI has moved a government repository for improvised explosive devices from the bureau’s laboratory in Quantico, Virginia to a new facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche cut a ribbon to inaugurate the opening of the Terrorist Explosive …

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Matthew Way: Army, JIEDDO Assess Commercial Systems During Culvert IED Detection Event

Twenty companies have demonstrated technologies that are built to detect improvised explosive devices at the U.S. military’s Culvert Denial Challenge event, Defense News reported Friday. Paul McCleary writes the Army Research Laboratory and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization evaluated unmanned ground and aerial anti-IED systems during the competition …

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Army to Solicit Commercial IED Detection Tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory wants to acquire a surveillance technology that can detect and identify improvised explosive devices in highway culverts and tunnels. ARL and the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization will co-host an industry day Tuesday in Adelphi, Md. to discuss the program’s requirements, the Army said …

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Navy Sensor Developed for IED Detection; Christopher Field Comments

The Pentagon has developed technology that can sniff out improvised explosive devices using silicon-based sensors. The SiN-VAPOR, or Silicon Nanowires in a vertical array with a porous electrode, can detect the signature chemicals used in making the homemade bombs and can be packaged in a small form factor lightweight enough …

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