"We are here to do the work that ensures no other family members have to lose a loved one to a terrorist who turns a plane into a missile, a terrorist who straps a bomb around her waist and climbs aboard a bus, a terrorist who figures out how to set off a dirty bomb in one of our cities. This is why we are here: to make our country safer and make sure the nearly 3,000 who were taken from us did not die in vain; that their legacy will be a more safe and secure Nation."
-- Barack Obama, Speech in the U.S. Senate, March 6, 2007
A radiological dispersal device or dirty bomb is recognized as a major terrorist threat. By wrapping a relatively small amount of radioactive material around a traditional explosive device and detonating it, terrorists can cause drastic psychological, sociological and economic destruction. Depending on the location of the attack, radiation cleanup costs could range from millions of dollars to a trillion. The quantities of radioactive material stored at commercial sites such as hospitals and irradiation facilities are more than enough to make a dirty bomb.
Splinternet Holdings, Inc., brings an important new technology to the fight against terrorism. Called Defentect DM3, its management, monitoring and messaging software provides an early warning alert system against terrorists preparing for a dirty bomb attack. Defentect DM3's proprietary algorithms link state-of-the-art radiation sensors to a server, sending alerts to incident command centers and mobile clients. And IP-based Defentect DM3 is programmed to avoid innocent positives caused by low level radiation from medical treatments or naturally occurring radiation.