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Nanotechnology Standards Essential for DICOS

Nanotechnology Standards Essential for DICOS

When I learned that NEMA received an award from DHS to write a new Digital Communication in Security (DICOS) standard for airports, I couldn't help but think about the vital role nanotechnology will play in the functioning of critical sensor equipment used in high security facilities.  Yet the reliability of such nano-enabled technology cannot be assured unless there are standard repeatable…

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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…

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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…

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