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Treece: The Future of Homeland Security Technology

Interviewee: Dennis Treece
Author: Eben Kaplan
September 26, 2007

Dennis Treece, a retired Army colonel and Director of Corporate Security for the Massachusetts Port Authority, oversees the Transit Security Center of Excellence, a pilot program to test new homeland security technologies in the field. In this podcast, he discusses some of the technologies his staff has tested.

Treece also describes what he envisions to be the airport security checkpoint of the future, in which passengers carry their baggage through a corridor where they are subjected to an array of sensors capable of detecting potential threats. Among the technologies Treece is reviewing, he says neutron resonance fluorescence imaging holds much promise, and could potentially make reality out of science fiction.

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