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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 and reproducible assessment methods.  Enter IEC TC 113.  TC 113 is where standards Read more [...]
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 [...]