GTRI Expert Testifies on Cargo Security

Dr. Gisele Bennett Addresses Congressional Committee

Dr. Gisele Bennett, director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory and a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Science and Technology Committee Forum in Augusta, Georgia, on April 4, 2008.

Bennett's remarks focused on concerns relating to unauthorized opening of cargo containers. She highlighted a container door sensor recently developed at GTRI that is designed to monitor the opening of shipping container doors and covers the time from loading/arming through transportation and disarming at a United States port of arrival. Her complete testimony may be found at the link provided below.

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