Decision Sciences Earns U.S. Department of Homeland Security Safety Act Designation for the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS)
CHANTILLY, Va. April 18, 2014 – Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has earned U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation for its award-winning Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS).
The SAFETY Act is a federal law passed by the U.S. Congress to facilitate and promote the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies that can deter, defend against, identify, respond to or mitigate an act of terrorism and save lives.
MMPDS is a revolutionary detection system that safely and efficiently protects ports, borders and critical infrastructure from nuclear, radiological, explosive and other contraband threats. The passive scanning technology is capable of detecting, identifying and locating in 3-D, shielded and unshielded threats in all types of vehicles, shipping and air cargo containers and also protecting critical infrastructure.
DSIC received the DHS SAFETY Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation recognition on April 18, 2014. The SAFETY Act Designation provides important liability protections to DSIC as well as customers and suppliers in the event of a covered act of terrorism.
The company’s MMPDS technology is now listed on the agency’s website directory of SAFETY Act-Designated companies. Additional information about the SAFETY Act can also be found on the site.
In 2013, Decision Sciences was awarded the prestigious R&D 100 award which recognizes the best and most technologically significant products from commercial industry, academia and government sponsored research. DSIC was selected for its groundbreaking work in the development and commercialization of muon tomography and MMPDS.
About Decision Sciences
Decision Sciences is a technology company with headquarters in Virginia and an R&D center in California that brings together cutting edge science, hardware and software development, systems integration and manufacturing to improve the safety and security of the global community. Based on revolutionary and disruptive technology originally invented by physicists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) was then developed with considerable private sector investment and expertise. The MMPDS is a totally passive, safe, effective and automated scanning system for quickly detecting, locating and identifying unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats as well as explosives and contraband. Moreover, without slowing down the flow of commerce the MMPDS uniquely satisfies the 100% scanning requirement recommended by the U.S. 9/11 Commission and later enacted into law by the U.S. Congress. The core technology inherent in the MMPDS also has wide ranging applications beyond the security arena including the medical, mining and energy industries and can facilitate the efficient collection and aggregation of significant amounts of previously unavailable data.
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Sheila S. Blackwell