Homeland Security - Thwarting threats
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's SensorNet augmented by a system being developed by Enterra Solutions could become a first line of defense against terrorist attacks or natural disasters. ORNL and Enterra are teaming up to support SensorNet, a collection of systems to detect, identify and assess chemical, biological and radiological threats, by adding a rules-based automated system that takes the guesswork out of the emergency response equation. ORNL's Randy Davis of the National Security Directorate expects the collaboration to lead to more effective responses to disasters and attacks. Ultimately, he believes the constantly evolving SensorNet project combined with Enterra Solutions' Resilience Net could lead to near real-time actions to thwart terrorist efforts. Enterra Solutions is located in Yardley, Pa.
December 15, 2006