On Display: Government Security for the Future Bomb-investigating robots. Segway scooters for police. Gun-mounted laser sights -- and glitzier badges. Those are some of the items on display at the Government Security Expo and Conference -- or GOVSEC 2006, for the acronym-reliant -- being held at the Washington Convention Center.
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On Display: Government Security for the Future

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Makers say laser grips for guns help improve a shooter's aim: The red line of the laser is very close to the flight line of the bullet. Raul Moreno, NPR hide caption

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Makers say laser grips for guns help improve a shooter's aim: The red line of the laser is very close to the flight line of the bullet.

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In post-Sept. 11 America, security sells, even better than before. There's evidence of that at the Washington Convention Center this week, where GOVSEC 2006, the Government Security Expo and Conference, is taking place.

Vendors are selling bigger mobile emergency centers, improved mobile surveillance towers, bomb-investigating robots, Segway scooters for police, gun-mounted laser sights, sharper knives and glitzier badges.