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Government seeks new technology to counter terrorism threat

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by CBR Staff Writer

The Government launches a competition to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists, and protect crowds from attacks.

A competition has been launched by the Government that aims to find new technology that can identify possible terrorists and protect people from bomb or gun terrorism attacks.

The Government hopes the scheme will improve the surveillance and detection of potential threats and attacks on popular crowded spaces and deter such events now, and in the future.

Up to £2million is available to be put forward for in-depth research into science and technology that can protect the population.

Security Minister Ben Wallace will announce the funding at a summit in London today.

He is expected to say: “The threat from terror does not stand still so neither will we, which is why we are calling on the best and the brightest from the science and technology sector to come forward with their ideas and proposals to support our on-going work to keep people safe.”

Read more: http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/public-sector/government-seeks-new-technology-counter-terrorism-threat/