Department of Homeland Security Recognizes Passport Systems, Inc. for Superior Achievements Award Presented at SORMA West 2012 Conference

Billerica, Mass. and SORMA West Conference, July 25, 2012 — Passport Systems, Inc. was recognized by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) on May 14 at the 2012 IEEE Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA) West 2012 Conference.  The certificate of appreciation was presented to Dr. Robert Ledoux, president, CEO and director of Passport Systems, Inc., and the Advanced Technology Demonstration Teams of Passport Systems, Inc., for superior achievements in the Intelligent Radiation Sensor System (IRSS) and Shielded Nuclear Alarm Resolution (SNAR) programs.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from DNDO,” said Dr. Robert Ledoux.  “Since September 11, 2001, the threat of terrorism has become real to Americans.  Our mission is to develop the technologies needed to detect threats with speed and accuracy without slowing the flow of commerce.  We are proud that we are able to help keep Americans safe.” 

Passport Systems, Inc. continues to develop technologies used by the DHS to protect Americans from radiological and nuclear threats.  The IRSS networks a group of portable radiation detectors, to work more quickly and accurately than a group of non-networked detectors, to detect, localize and identify radiological materials in a particular area.  The flexible network structure provides the ability for advanced monitoring capabilities across a large coverage area. 

A SNAR system was developed by Passport Systems, Inc. under contract with DNDO to examine the contents of cargo containers at ports of entry for threats and contaband.  SNAR uses high-energy X-Rays to scan containers and automatically determine physical signatures that uniquely identify materials inside the containers that could potentially be used to make nuclear weapons or to shield nuclear weapons from detection.

About IEEE SORMA West 
SORMA West 2012 was organized by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley. As one of the premier conferences on radiation in the world, SORMA offers unparalleled access to leaders in the field of radiation detector development and the leveraging of these detectors to both fundamental and applied problems in physics, chemistry and engineering.

About Passport Systems, Inc. 
Based in Billerica, Mass., Passport Systems, Inc. is developing next generation scanner solutions to be deployed at air and sea ports, border crossings and other key points in the global supply chain to non-intrusively and accurately inspect cargo without impeding the flow of commerce.

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