Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

SUM 2016

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Page 25 of 35 24 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE l Summer 2016 TechUpdate TechUpdate intelligence community (IC) under the TENCAP programme, as part of its contract with the army. The IC components include Army G2, the National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. Engility and the TENCAP program will develop intelligence support to meet warfighters' needs, under a partnership with IC agencies. In April this year, Engility was contracted to provide support services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTR A), which aims to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) threats. Under the contract, Engility will provide technical consulting and systems engineering to the agency, working alongside its research and development directorate in the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Combat Support Agency. More info: New CBP Virtual Training U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, hosted area media for a demonstration of the new Virtual Training simulator system on June 29. The system consists of a series of projection screens that circle around a small stage. Images are projected on the screens depicting fast- paced events involving active shooters or situations involving confrontations and standoffs. Officers enter the simulator with a full range of inert weapons, including pistols and rif les that fire electronic pulses. Local news media were briefed on CBP's use-of-force policy and shown the duty weapons used by frontline officers: the H&K P2000 pistol, Colt M-4 semi-automatic rif le and Remington Model 870 12-gauge shotgun. A live demonstration of the Virtual Training simulator by two CBP officers quick ly followed. Reporters were then offered the chance to participate using various inert versions of the weapons, and apply use-of-force principles in several rapidly-moving, deadly force situations. Each participant left the session with a better understanding of how real-life scenarios can threaten officers without warning. "Our officers have to think quick ly. They have to exercise their hand-eye coordination and they have to engage that threat," said Area Port Director Timothy Walker. "Whether that threat is a deadly force situation or not, we don't know because we have different scenarios that we can run with the simulator. It is a truly a breakthrough in training technolog y." More info: Hermetically-Sealed Level 4 Biohazard Containment Pouch BodySealer is a 40 inch wide hermetically-sealed biohazard containment pouch providing level 4 protection of biohazard risk, such as decomposition, burn and drowning victims. It has a metal foil layer that provides superior containment of f luid and offensive vapors. It also qualifies as a hermetically sealed metal container accepted by many of the airlines for international shipping of human remains and for domestic shipping of unembalmed remains. It is 40 inches wide folded to accommodate large or swollen cases and it comes on a roll so it may be cut to any desired length. When two pieces are fused together, it can be used to seal a casket so no leakage occurs in a mausoleum vault. A portable battery pack that is rechargeable from vehicles or self-contained solar panels is available that will operate the heat sealer for up to thirty minutes in the field for coroners, medical examiners and disaster preparedness agencies. More info: November 3-4, 2016 November 1-2, 2016 N The Knowledge Foundation's November 1-4 Hyatt Regency Bethesda Bethesda, MD Cambridge EnerTech Part of REGISTER EARLY FOR MAXIMUM SAVINGS! (BodySealer)

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