Decision Sciences Awarded $400,000 U.S. Defense Department Contract for Explosives Detection Technology
Testing Innovative Security Solutions for the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office
CHANTILLY, Va., August 10, 2012 – Decision Sciences International, an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to test muon tomography based scanning systems capable of detecting explosives. The contract has an estimated value of $400,000 over eight months.
“We’re pleased to have this opportunity to work with the Department of Defense through CTTSO to evaluate and test Decision Sciences’ technology,” said Decision Sciences President and CEO Dr. Stanton D. Sloane.
Under the contract, the DoD’s CTTSO will evaluate Decision Sciences’ passive scanning technology which uses naturally occurring cosmic ray muons to detect potential threats in cargo, vehicles and other conveyances.
About Decision Sciences:
Decision Sciences is an advanced security and detection systems company based in Chantilly, Virginia, that brings together hardware and software development, systems integration and cutting edge science to improve the safety and security of global commerce. Based on technology originally invented by scientists at the renowned Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System was then developed with considerable private sector investment and expertise. MMPDS is a totally safe, effective and reliable automated scanning device for quickly detecting unshielded to heavily shielded nuclear and radiological threats. Critically, MMPDS satisfies the 100% scanning requirement recommended by the U.S. 9/11 Commission and later enacted into law by the U.S. Congress.