Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Summer 2017

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

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w w w . H o m e l a n d S e c u r i t y W e e k . c o m October 23-26, 2017 | Washington, D.C. The 12th Annual Homeland Security Week will bring together 300+ individuals ranging from DHS officials, industry executives, elected officials, and academia from across the U.S. and global stakeholders to discuss the challenges at the forefront of homeland security operations, policy and procurements. Key themes running throughout the summit will be on border management and surveillance, cyber security and protecting critical infrastructure, processing, exploiting and disseminating intelligence and ISR platforms, safe cities and information sharing between state, local and federal agencies. Building Partnerships. Protecting Citizens. Securing the Nation. Portable HAZMAT Protection By Philip Tackett, Ph.D., FLIR Military and civilian responders face scenarios ranging from intentional chemical attacks to accidental hazardous material (HAZMAT) releases. Responders step on scene with a diverse set of threat detection and identification tools and the intent to protect lives and livelihood. Expert threat response is often provided by specialized groups like National Guard Civil Support Teams (NGB CSTs). They rely on fieldable gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) technology to best understand the nature and identity of chemical threats, so that appropriate response actions can be taken. Chemical identification missions require devices with enhanced operability and chemical detection performance. The FLIR Griffin™ G510 portable GC/MS chemical identifier meets these needs. It equips responders with the ability to analyze vapor, liquid, and solid samples with minimal sample preparation and delivers enhanced confidence using quadrupole mass analyzer technology and the NIST MS Database for chemical identification. The G510 is completely self- contained in a 36-pound device, including batteries, carrier gas, vacuum system, injector, touchscreen, and heated sample probe. It is also the first IP65-rated (dust-tight and spray-resistant) portable GC/MS, adding flexibility to decontamination procedures. There is no 40-pound external service module like other portable GC/MS systems and no 20-pound external pump under the bench like those seen in a laboratory. Batteries last up to four hours and are hot swappable. While the G510 easily adapts for operation in a variety of vehicle platforms, the G510 is truly designed from the ground up to operate in the hot zone while wearing personal protection equipment (PPE). More info: TECH UPDATE Summer 2017 | S&B / CST & CBRNE | 23

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