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DICOS – Homeland Security Spending Keeps on Growing

DICOS – Homeland Security Spending Keeps on Growing

Global homeland security spending has received a major boost in light of recent international terrorist events, as countries look at new ways to thwart terrorists and secure borders. Spending in the industry is expected to triple to $178 billion by 2015.  Security-related spending will include more sophisticated information technology and the protection of other vulnerable terrorist targets.  With the initial focus on airport security, NEMA has stepped up its outreach to DHS and TSA. Currently Read more [...]
NEMA Lends a Hand (and a Standard) in Homeland Security

NEMA Lends a Hand (and a Standard) in Homeland Security

According a recent article (subscribers only) in Defense Daily, despite a potential budget crunch stemming from recent government bailouts, homeland security spending will remain a priority. And NEMA's doing its part to protect our national security: We're partnering with DHS to write the Digital Imaging in Communication for Security (DICOS) standard, which will go far to making airport baggage screening faster and more effective. Over the next few years DHS intends to purchase Read more [...]