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REMINDER: White Paper Submissions Due 7/1/2016 June 30, 2016

REMINDER: ALERT White Papers are due TOMORROW. Submissions will be accepted until July 1, 2016, 11:59pm local time.

Pursuant to the goals of DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Office of University Programs (OUP), the ALERT Center of Excellence (COE) is accepting white paper submissions for research and transition projects in 2016 and beyond. The COE seeks end-user focused projects that conduct transformational research, develop technology, and provide educational development to improve effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to explosives-related threats facing the country and the world.

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Fundamentals of Explosives and Detonation & DDT Courses June 29, 2016

Fundamentals of Explosives Course A Fundamentals of Explosives course is being offered in Los Alamos, NM, August 1-3, 2016. This course is intended to help each student understand basic behaviors of explosives, how they detonate, and the effects of detonation. It provides a foundation for study of specific aspects of explosives work, from safety in […]

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ALERT MSI Collaborations Work to Build a Diverse Homeland Security Workforce June 28, 2016

This summer, ALERT Collaborator, Prof. Joaquin Aparcio- Bolanos is continuing his work on a project initiated through the DHS Summer Research Team (SRT) Program, which seeks to engage faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in research that provides opportunities to better understand the mission and research needs of DHS. Prof. Aparicio-Bolanos received $50,000 in follow-on funding […]

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2016 Summer REU Program Begins June 28, 2016

This summer, ALERT is hosting 5 undergraduate students who are participating in the 10-week REU program. At Northeastern University, Justin Xia and Spencer Pozder, are working with Prof. Carey Rappaport, and Anthony Bisulco is working with Prof. Jose Martinez.  ALERT is also hosting Adriana Vega-Galichet and Jorge L. Rosa-Raíces at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, […]

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Student Spotlight: Anthony Bisulco June 28, 2016

Anthony Bisulco, a rising 3rd year undergraduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University, is currently participating in ALERT’s summer REU program, working on a project called “On-the-Move Security Millimeter Wave Imaging Radar.” Anthony has been working with ALERT under Prof. Jose Martinez-Lorenzo for the past two years, and has consistently managed to maximize […]

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ALERT Demos Tech at Centers of Excellence Technology Showcase June 28, 2016

On May 19th, ALERT brought its advances in explosives detection research to the 2016 Centers of Excellence Technology Showcase in Washington D.C. The day featured “Chat with an Expert” sessions, informational tables for each center, information on training opportunities, and live demonstrations. The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs […]

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ALERT 2016-2017 Call for White Papers June 2, 2016

White Papers are due by July 1, 2016, 11:59pm local time.

Pursuant to the goals of DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Office of University Programs (OUP), the ALERT Center of Excellence (COE) is accepting white paper submissions for research and transition projects in 2016 and beyond. The COE seeks end-user focused projects that conduct transformational research, develop technology, and provide educational development to improve effective characterization, detection, mitigation and response to explosives-related threats facing the country and the world.

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Current Funding Opportunities in the Security Domain May 24, 2016

There are several funding opportunities in ALERT-related topics we would like the community to be aware of. Each of these are actively seeking proposals.

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TSA Industry Day – Innovating the Future Symposium, June 7-9th May 24, 2016

The Innovating our Future Symposium is the first in a series of annual technology conferences being hosted by OSC. This three day event will consist of presentations and interactive breakout sessions for a variety of topics, with time made available for questions.

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BostonGlobe.com Looks at ALERT’s Advances in Precursor Control May 11, 2016

Dr. Oxley’s research in Characterization of Explosives & Precursors (R1-A1) is discussed in “Defusing Hydrogen Peroxide” a feature in the Ideas section of bostonglobe.com. Prof. Oxley speaks of the method she has developed to chemically alter commonly found Hydrogen Peroxide so it is no longer be useful as a component in explosives.

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