RealNews

Colorado Springs Has Eye Out for Dirty Bomb

Once content to worry about traffic flow and stoplight coordination, John C. Merritt lately has been pondering darker matters. For example: What if a terrorist scavenged enough radioactive material from workaday medical devices in a hospital and fastened a chip to a newspaper box in a popular park, silently emitting enough radiation to kill anyone who spent 10 minutes near it? In this quiet bedroom community surrounded by five military bases, including NORAD, which monitors North American airspace, city officials argue that they have to worry about terrorism as much as some of the nation’s biggest cities. And Merritt, the city’s principal traffic engineer, has been designated the point man in an effort to install a monitoring system to detect a dirty bomb or a similar radiological terrorist attack.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.