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Lockheed, Others Get Liability Shield

Four companies that sell security technology have been granted liability protection from lawsuits triggered by an act of terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security plans to announce today. The department has worked for more than a year on regulations intended to encourage companies to come forward with innovative technology and services, in part by assuaging fears that they could be held responsible for the consequences of a catastrophic attack. Among those receiving the limited liability protection is Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp.’s risk assessment platform, the computer system at the heart of the aviation screening program called CAPPS II. It is designed to use public records and intelligence to determine whether an individual poses a security threat. The other companies produce explosive-detection systems, biohazard sensors and devices designed to neutralize explosive devices. Full Story

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