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  • Silverside Detectors to Supply Neutron Detectors for DHS Radiation Security Program

    Silverside Detectors, a Smiths Detection subcontractor, announces their participation in the final award of the Radiation Portal Monitor Replacement Program with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office. The CWMD mission enables Customs and Border Protection to respond accurately and efficiently to suspected radiological and nuclear threats entering the […]

  • Heroes of American Manufacturing

    Silverside was selected for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Heroes of American Manufacturing series Each year, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership selects two MEP Center manufacturing clients as part of a Heroes of American Manufacturing video series. Working with MassMEP, Silverside was chosen to showcase our next-generation detection solutions for nuclear-threat reduction.

  • Yes, start-ups can do government contracting

    Silverside just submitted 25 pages of representations and certifications to the DARPA contracting officer. Among the statements in these “reps and certs” that we authenticated: we do not subcontract with firms owned by the government of a terrorist country, and no founder is delinquent in paying federal taxes. Good. We can sign off on that. […]

  • 5 things to know about nuclear threat reduction

    1. The threat is real and present. We’re not fear mongers; we’re realists. In 2006, the Lugar Survey on Proliferation Threats and Responses [.pdf] (a report issued by the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) polled 85 national security experts on the estimated risk of a nuclear attack during the next 10 years. The […]

  • guest blog

    “Silverside Detectors Inc. has developed a new kind of nuclear bomb detector to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism.” When we open a conversation with that bombshell (so to speak), the most typical reaction is a stunned expression. It’s not easy to focus on a problem that most people understand only in an abstract way, […]

  • Why address the threat of nuclear terrorism?

    Should the threat of a nuclear terrorist attack be on our collective radar screen? What is the probability of such an attack actually happening? Does the clean track record mean that the threat is low, that existing systems are working, or that we’re just really lucky? The international efforts for nuclear threat reduction are not […]