Parsons and SRS Technologies contribute to U.S. Department of Homeland Security border detection systems

PASADENA, Calif., 9 August 2006. Parsons and SRS Technologies will work closely with three manufacturers that were recently awarded $1.157 billion in contracts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to begin production of detection systems for its Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) program. Parsons and SRS will develop a testing program to reliably detect nuclear materials.

PASADENA, Calif., 9 August 2006. Parsons and SRS Technologies will work closely with three manufacturers that were recently awarded $1.157 billion in contracts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) to begin production of detection systems for its Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) program.

Working in support of the DNDO, Parsons and SRS will develop a high-fidelity testing program to meet the challenges of reliably detecting nuclear materials, including highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium.

Parsons and SRS have been providing systems engineering to the DNDO in the design, development, acquisition, and deployment of the ASP program since its inception.

The ASP program is part of the Department of Homeland Security's broader strategy to manage risks, focus on the greatest threats, and harness cutting-edge technologies to enhance the security of the United States.

By identifying threat materials through gamma spectroscopy, these systems will reduce false alarms by distinguishing between special nuclear materials and naturally occurring radioactive materials used in products such as pharmaceuticals.

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