Country Reports on Terrorism 2011 | UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

JUL 31, 2012 | Chapter 4: The Global Challenge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism | UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Nonproliferation efforts have been a top U.S. priority for decades, reducing the amount of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) material produced and stored by states, restricting the diversion of materials and expertise for illicit use, and preventing the trafficking of CBRN weapons and related material.

AUG 2, 2012 | Global Security Newswire: Nuclear Smuggling Shows Terrorist WMD Threat Persists: State Department | NTI

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said the attempted smuggling of nuclear arms-grade uranium in recent years illustrates a continued risk that terrorists

APR 14, 2012 | Nuclear Detectives | CNN

Decision Sciences is developing technology to mitigate the risk of a terrorist moving a weapon of mass destruction into the to find shielded nuclear material. Click here to view Drew Griffins CNN report.

APR 14, 2012 | CNN Report: Concerns Over US Efforts to Stop Nuclear Terror

It was a congressional mandate. A directive from the 9-11 commission.pure common the year 2012 every single cargo container being shipped into the United States would be scanned, x-rayed, somehow peered into, to prevent terrorists from delivering a…»

JUN 26, 2012 | Cargo, the Terrorists’ Trojan Horse | NEW YORK TIMES

Original article from The New York Times.  June 26, 2012 By JERROLD L. NADLER, EDWARD J. MARKEY and BENNIE G. THOMPSON MILLIONS of cargo containers are unloaded from ships each year at American seaports, providing countless opportunities for terrorists…»

JUL 23, 2012 | Decision Sciences MMPDS Demo

Decision Sciences — in partnership with Hutchison Port Holdings, a subsidiary of the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator — is demonstrating its revolutionary detection scanning technology at Freeport Container Port (FCP) in the Bahamas, one of the…»

AUG 6, 2012 | Global Security Newswire: Nuclear Smuggling Shows Terrorist WMD Threat Persists: State Department | NTI

Original article from Global Security Newswire.  August 1, 2012 By Chris Schneidmiller WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said the attempted smuggling of nuclear arms-grade uranium in recent years illustrates a continued risk that terrorists could acquire…»

Tech Transfer: U.S. Department of Energy Recognizes Decision Sciences Technology

U.S. Department of Energy recognizes Decision Sciences Muon Tomography technology in Technology Transfer. Muon Tomography technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to detect nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction will be made available by Decision Sciences Corporation to…»

AUG 7, 2012 Cargo Security International: Benign Scanning

Luke Ritter of Ridge Global discusses Decision Sciences’ cargo scanning technology with Cargo Security International. Not only does this technology harness the power of naturally occurring cosmic rays, it has also been tested and verified by the National Technologies…»

AUG 10, 2012 | Lloyds List: Hutchison takes lead in testing nuclear material scanners

Original article from Lloyds List. August 10th, 2012 By Janet Porter GLOBAL port operator Hutchison has teamed up with Decision Sciences to test the world’s first passive scanner able to detect radioactive materials hidden in containers that could be…»

AUG 11, 2012 | World Cargo News: Nuclear detection system deployed at Freeport

Original article from World Cargo News. August 10th US-based Decision Sciences International Corporation has deployed its first fully operational Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) at Hutchison Ports Holdings (HPH)’s Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas. Designed to locate unshielded…»

AUG 14 2012 | The Freeport News: Ports new detection system unveiled

August 14, 2012 By Cleopatra Murphy Decision Sciences International unveiled the new multi-mode passive detection system (MMPDS) during a demonstration at the Freeport Container Port yesterday. The system, which is the fist of its kind, ramps up security at…»

AUG 29, 2012 | Washington Post: Sloane, former SRA chief, unveils first Decision Sciences-equipped port

Original article from Washington Post. August 26, 2012 By Marjorie Censer More than a year after leaving SRA International, Stanton D. Sloane is now spending his time talking cosmic rays as president and chief executive of Chantilly-based Decision Sciences International. Sloane is promoting…»

OCT 11, 2012 | Cargo Security International: Dr. Stanton D. Sloane of Decision Sciences looks at how passive detection systems can play their part in protecting the global supply chain


OCT 12, 2012 | Screening Goal Now Within Reach

Original article from Lexington Institute, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Daniel Goure, Ph.D. In 2007, the United States Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act. One provision of the…»


DEC 11, 2012 | Cargo Security International: Decision Time


FEB 19, 2013 | Industry Chatter: Decision Sciences Stanton Sloane on securing the global supply chain


MAR 5, 2013 | The Modern Day Trojan Horse

Article from American Security Project By Kevin Lalama and Katharyn Nicolle The U.S. is a leader in global nonproliferation efforts, from preventing new nuclear states to securing nuclear materials and technology. However, preventing nuclear terror requires efforts…»

MAR 8, 2013 | Washington Business Journal: Cargo Holds

Original article from Washington Business Journal, March 8, 2013 Cargo holds: Federal about-face leaves startup Decision Sciences to refocus Decision Sciences International Corp. was formed specifically to respond to a post-9/11 requirement for more effective screening of inbound cargo…»

MAR 22, 2013 | Maritime Professional: 100% Container Scanning It is Possible

Original article from Maritime Professional, Q1 2013 New technology, already in use by a major terminal operator, puts the requirement for 100% scanning of all inbound containers back on track. The breakthrough, however, represents so much more than that….»

APR 11, 2013 U.S. Ports Are Vulnerable To A North Korean Nuclear Device

Original article from Lexington Institute, Monday, April 8, 2013, by Daniel Goure, Ph.D. Homeland Security, MMPDS, North Korea As the crisis with North Korea has intensified, the focus almost exclusively has been on that country’s ballistic missiles and nuclear…»

APR 11, 2013 | World Cargo News: Box Scanning Gains Momentum

Original article from World Cargo News (, February 2013. Box Scanning Gains Momentum

MAY 11, 2013 | The Power of the Muon

Original article from Tuesday, May 7, 2013 The Power of the Muon By Dr. Stanton D. Sloane When the 9/11 Commission recommended, and Congress enacted into law, the requirement to scan 100 percent of cargo containers bound for…»

MAY 29, 2013 | Experts Renew Warnings on Port Vulnerabilities

Experts Renew Warnings on Port Vulnerabilities Original article from By Juana Summers Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Terrorists could exploit gaps in port security and smuggle weapons of mass destruction into the United States, a group of policy experts…»

MAY 29, 2013 | Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts

Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts Original article published by Security Management ( By Holly Gilbert May 29, 2013 Dr. Stephen E. Flynn speaks at the American Security Project panel, Nuclear Terrorism: Whats…»

JUN 11, 2013 | Nuclear Terrorism: Whats at Stake?

The original article and videotape of the May 29 panel can be found at: Article post by Ollie Engebretson The American Security Project hosted “Nuclear Terrorism: What’s at Stake,” a panel discussion examining the nature of the threat that…»

JUN 11, 2013 | This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian

New Scanning Technology Checks Cargo For Dangerous Material Dr. Stanton D. Sloane, CEO of Decision Sciences discusses his companys groundbreaking technology to screen cargo for dangerous materials. The interview aired on WUSA 9-TV, Sunday, June 9 and can be viewed…»

AUG 20, 2013 | RD 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety

Ben Dotson: Project Coordinator for Digital Reform, Office of Public Affairs As Secretary Moniz recently noted, the Energy Departments National Labs are leading the way in scientific innovation in the United States, including scientific research that furthers our national security. Scientists at…»

SEP 3, 2013 | Aviation Week: Quick Fix

Original article from Aviation Week Magazine (, July 8, 2013 Quick Fix

SEP 3, 2013 | ENERGY.GOV RD 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety

Original article from ENERGY.GOV (, Aug. 16, 2013 R&D 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety Multi-Mode Passive Detection System A truck passes through a multi-mode passive detection system (MMPDS) at a port of entry. The MMPDS is a…»

SEP 11, 2013 | Passive Imaging of Warhead-Like Configurations with Cosmic Ray Muon Tracking Scanners

The following excerpt is from the NSTec Research and Development Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report. The entire report can be found on the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information website. September, 2013 report 2013

SEP 24, 2013 | RD 100 Magazine: Rapid Scanning for Radiological Threats

Rapid Scanning for Radiological Threats The original article can be found here. 2013 R&D 100 Winner The Earth’s upper atmosphere is under bombardment by cosmic radiation that produces showers of pions, which rapidly decay into a constant flux of…»

OCT 7, 2013 | Cargo Scanning Technology Advances on Various Fronts

Original article from Port of Montreal PortInfo Magazine ( FILE : PORT SAFETY AND SECURITY Cargo-Scanning Technology Advances on Various Fronts With almost 90 per cent of imported and exported goods making their way around the world in some…»

NOV 11, 2013 | PBS NOVA: Making Stuff Safer

PBS TV November 6, 2013 In Making Stuff Safer, Host David Pogue explores the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who want to keep us out of harm’s way including work by Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) on technologies to…»

DEC 6, 2013 | Digital Politics Radio

Digital Politics Radio Show December 5, 2013 Digital Politics Host Karen Jagoda interviewed Decision Sciences on being named a finalist for the CONNECT Most Innovative Product Award. Listen to the interview here.

DEC 9, 2013 | Los Alamos National Lab Technology Transfer Progress Report

Fall, 2013 Advancing Innovation Through Partnership Fiscal Years 2011-2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) The following LANL report reviews progress made in its technology transfer program for fiscal years 2011 and 2012. Decision Sciences Multi-Mode Passive Detection…»

JAN 13, 2014 | Popular Mechanics: 10 Tech Terms to Know in 2014

Original article from Popular Mechanics Magazine 10 Tech Terms to Know in 2014 Personal data auctions, 3D counterfeiting, and more hot items people will be talking about this year. Muon Tomography Though very similar to computed tomography (better…»

FEB 24, 2014 | Decision Sciences Offers Means to Screen 100 Percent of Cargo

Original article from Lexington Institute, February 24, 2014, by Daniel Goure, Ph.D. Early Warning Blog Whether you are Al-Qaeda or a would-be Unibomber, one of the easiest ways to commit a terrorist act is to put a bomb in…»

MAR 13, 2014 | 100 Percent Container Scanning for US-Bound Cargo Remains Elusive

Original article from Journal of Commerce, February 27, 2014, by Mark Szakonyi, senior editor WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department Homeland of Security has until July to meet a federal mandate requiring all U.S.-bound containers to be scanned at nearly…»

MAR 13, 2014 | Could This New Scanning Technology Revolutionize the Cargo Screening Industry?

Original article from SecurityInfoWatch, March 7, 2014, by Joel Griffen Decision Sciences uses cosmic ray charge particles to detect explosives, nuclear materials One of the biggest concerns in the wake of 9/11 was the potential of terrorists to smuggle…»

APR 9, 2014 | GTC2014 Morning Call: Retaining A Sense of Humor


JUN 11, 2014 | MarineLink: DSIC Earns Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation

Original article from, May 7, 2014, Post by Eric Haun Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has earned U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) SAFETY (Support Anti-Terrorism…»

JUN 11, 2014 | Border Security Emergency Preparedness: Cargo Screening

Original article from Border Security & Emergency Preparedness, March 13, 2014, by Scott Nance, BSEP correspondent FREIGHT IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE ECONOMY, BUT RAPID TRANSIT CAN NEVER BE AT THE EXPENSE OF SECURITY. Screening and inspecting all…»

JUN 11, 2014 | Lexington Institute: DHS’s Focus On Screening Only High Risk Cargo Is Both Wrong And Unnecessary

Original article from Lexington Institute, June 6, 2014, by Daniel Gouré, Ph.D. The greatest threat to the homeland is that a rogue power or terrorist group will slip a nuclear device onto a cargo ship bound for the United…»

JUN 18, 2014 | NYT: Assessing Fukushima Damage Without Eyes on the Inside

Original article from The New York Times By MATTHEW L. WALD, JUNE 17, 2014 More than three years after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, engineers have not examined many of the most important parts of the wreckage….»

JUL 1, 2014 | Maritime Professional: TWIC and Container Scanning

Original article from Maritime Professional, by Joseph Keefe Jun 11, 2014, 12:05PM EST A Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) hearing on port security raises questions about both TWIC and container scanning. Both technologies work; they are…»

AUG 18, 2014 | Cosmic Rays to Pinpoint Fukushima Cores

Original article from World Nuclear News, August 11, 2014, by Warwick Pipe A system using muon detectors should be able to determine the exact locations of the molten cores of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors. It is to be…»

AUG 18, 2014 | Toshiba awards Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex project to DSIC

Original article from Tendersontime, August 12, 2014 An advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) has been awarded a contract by Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) to assist the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear…»

SEP 13, 2014 | Particle Physics to Aid Nuclear Clean Up

Original article from Symmetry Magazine, August 28, 2014, by Kelen Tuttle Cosmic rays can help scientists do something no one else can: safely image the interior of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. A little after lunchtime…»

SEP 13, 2014 | The Rise of ISIS and The Continuing Need for 100 Percent Cargo Scanning

Original article from Lexington Institute, August 28, 2014, by Daniel Goure There are reports today that a second American soldier in the army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been killed in combat. ISIS is…»

SEP 15, 2014 | Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers

Original article from Roll Call, September 12, 2014, by Tom Curry. In 2007, to avert the danger of a terrorist attack on an American port, Congress required that all containers coming to the United States be scanned by non-intrusive…»

SEP 17, 2014 | New House bill attempts to revive 100 percent container screening

Original article from Cargo Business News, September 17, 2014. A new congressional effort is underway to revive screening 100 percent of containers prior to their arrival to U.S. ports. Although Congress decreed in 2007 that all containers coming to…»

DEC 29, 2014 | Gene Ray, Jay Cohen to Serve in Interim Exec Roles at Decision Sciences

Original article from GovConWire, December 29, 2015 Decision Sciences International Corp. has named former Titan Corp.CEO Gene Ray as interim CEO and former Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Jay Cohen as interim chief operating officer, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday….»

DEC 29, 2014 | New Hire: Gene Ray

Originally appeared on Washington Business Journal, December 29, 2014 Interim CEO at Decision Sciences International Corp. Ray currently serves on the DSIC Board of Directors. He co-founded and led Titan Corp. as its Chairman, President and CEO for 24…»

DEC 29, 2014 | New Hire: Jay Cohen

Originally appeared on Washington Business Journal, December 29, 2014 Interim Chief Operating Officer at Decision Sciences International Corp. Cohen, a member of the DSIC board, is a principal of The Chertoff Group.

JAN 4, 2015 | Contractors branch out of defense work; longtime executives switch companies

Original article from The Washington Post, January 4, 2015, By Amrita Jayakumar Decision Sciences names Interim Leaders Virginia-based technology company Decision Sciences International appointed two interim leaders to replace longtime chief executive Stanton Sloane, who left to lead Comtech,…»

JAN 4, 2015 | Washington-area appointments and promotions for Jan. 5

Original article from The Washington Post, January 4, 2015, By Aaron Gregg Companies American Operations of Chantilly appointed Jeffrey Fowler senior vice president of national defense and technical services. CACI of Arlington appointed Jerry Briggs executive vice president and…»

JAN 6, 2015 | Decision Sciences International Corporation Names Dr. Gene Ray Interim CEO, Adm. Jay Cohen Interim COO, Dr. Stan Sloane Joins Comtech Telecommunications

Original article from WashingtonExec, January 6, 2015, By Lauren Budik Middleburg, Va.-based Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC) announced Dec. 24 the appointment of Dr. Gene W. Ray, former Titan Corporation CEO, as interim CEO and Admiral Jay M. Cohen…»

JAN 29, 2015 | Terrorism 3.0 And The Need For 100 Percent Cargo Scanning

Original article from the Lexington Institute, January 26, 2015, by Daniel Gouré. The threat from global terrorism is mutating and some might even argue advancing far faster than has the world’s response to it. The past year has witnessed the…»

FEB 12, 2015 | Looking inside Fukushima Daiichi unit 1

Original article from World Nuclear News, February 10, 2015, by Warwick Pipe Tepco hopes to gain a greater understanding of the location of the molten fuel in unit 1 of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi with the installation of a…»

MAR 27, 2015 | Box Scan Dilemma Rumbles On

March 2015 Original article from World Cargo News (pages 48-49) The desire for a mandatory global programme of seaport container scanning remains strong, but is yet to be fully implemented The drive towards some form of non-intrusive container inspection/scanning…»

JUN 29, 2015 | Nature Assists in Cargo Inspection

Original article from San Diego Business Journal, June 22, 2015, by Brad Graves TECH: Co.’s Method Can Safely Detect Contraband Decision Sciences International Corp. intends to be a player in a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek. It is applying research…»

JUL 13, 2015 | Giving buildings a cosmic CT scan | SCIENCE MAGAZINE

Original article from Science Magazine (American Association for the Advancement of Science), June 30, 2015, By Sid Perkins Subatomic particles that naturally bombard Earth could be used to make 3D images of industrial equipment akin to medical CT scans…»

JUL 20, 2015 | Unmasking Smuggling Via Shipping Containers Arriving at Lankan Ports | THE SUNDAY TIMES

Original article from Sri Lanka Sunday Times, July 19, 2015 Approximately 8.4 billion tons of seaborne trade travelled the globe in 2010, according to the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, proving that the world’s economy moves largely by…»

AUG 12, 2015 | Container Security: Gaps in Global Supply Chain Leave U.S. Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

Original article from Homeland Security Today (HSToday), June-July, 2015, by Senior Editor Amanda Vicinanzo Homeland Security Today June-July 2015 Container Security With millions of cargo containers entering US ports every year, gaps in the global supply chain…»

AUG 13, 2015 | Letter of Appreciation to Ministry of Grand Bahama from US Homeland Security

Featured Story Authored by: Bahamas Information Services Source: Bahamas Information Services Date: August 12, 2015 Original article from FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Kevin Cronk, Program Manager of U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, presented the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville,…»

AUG 17, 2015 | Bahamas First to Demonstrate Cargo Scanner | TRIBUNE 242

Original article from Tribune Freeport, by Denise Maycock, August 12, 2015 A NEW type of cargo scanner to detect radiological and nuclear material in containers was assessed at the Freeport Container Port this week by US Department of Homeland…»

SEP 16, 2015 | Monitoring Nuclear Weapons | THE ECONOMIST

The Nuke Detectives Clandestine weapons: New ways to detect covert nuclear weapons are being developed, which could help inspectors monitor Iran’s nuclear deal Original article from The Economist, September 5, 2015, by Benjamin Sutherland AS NUCLEAR blasts go, North…»

NOV 30, 2015 | Lawmakers Concerned Over Threat Of Dirty Bomb To US Ports | HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

Original article from Homeland Security Today, Nov. 4, 2015, by Amanda Vicinanzo Amanda Vicinanzo, Senior Editor It’s the stuff of nightmares and thrillers. Terrorists detonate a dirty bomb at a US port and the nation plummets into chaos as…»

JUL 26, 2016 | U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Awards Decision Sciences Contract to Supply and Deploy Advanced Contraband and Threat Detection System | DECISION SCIENCES

The U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office has awarded Decision Sciences International Corporation a contract valued at up to $5.26 million to supply and deploy its Multi-Mode Passive Detection System Generation 3.

AUG 9, 2016 Defense Agency Awards Decision Sciences $5M to Expand Capabilities of Detection System 

Decision Sciences International Corp. has received a potential $5.2 million contract to expand the detection capabilities of a cargo scanning system it has developed and tested for passively detecting and identifying shielded and unshielded nuclear and radiological materials. Under…»