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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Auburn Canine Program

Date: 8/25/2011 8:39 am

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited the Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center on Monday, Aug. 22, for a first-hand look at bomb-sniffing dogs and the technology behind them.

After seeing a demonstration of the canines in action, Secretary Napolitano toured the center with Auburn University President Jay Gogue and Alabama Cong. Mike Rogers, who chairs a key homeland security subcommittee in Congress.

Auburn-trained canines are in service with various local, state, and federal agencies. Secretary Napolitano was interested in learning more about Auburn's patented Vapor Wake Detection technology that equips canines to identify explosive materials at airport security checkpoints or other transportation hubs.

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