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AECOM Joint Venture Awarded $360 Million ICE Contract

AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., a provider of technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries, announced that a joint venture in which it participates has been awarded a $360 million, 6-year contract by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Under the contract, the joint venture team,… Keep Reading

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AOptix and Unisys Form Alliance for Biometric Identity Assurance

AOptix Technologies, a provider of advanced optical technologies, announced that Unisys, a worldwide information technology company, has become an AOptix strategic alliance partner. Unisys will offer AOptix InSight iris recognition and face capture systems to its customers using biometrics for identity verification, national border management and aviation security. AOptix iris recognition solutions already process tens… Keep Reading

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FEMA Announces Development of Youth Preparedness Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the formation of its new Youth Preparedness Council. The council supports FEMA’s emphasis on and dedication to involving the whole community in preparedness-related activities.   The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for a select group of youth leaders to serve on a national council and… Keep Reading

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SAFE Boats Wins 101-Boat USCG Contract

SAFE Boats International was awarded a contract to build the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) new Cutter Boat-Over the Horizon-IV. The contract calls for up to 101 boats procured over seven years, and the Coast Guard will begin taking delivery in early 2013. The boat will act as a multi-mission, National Security Cutter-launched law enforcement vessel.… Keep Reading

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TSA PreCheck Hits 2 Million Mark

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the agency has screened more than 2 million travelers through the TSA PreCheck prescreening initiative. TSA PreCheck is currently available for US citizens traveling in the United States who are members of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler programs, in addition to select frequent travelers on participating… Keep Reading

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World’s Tallest Building Posed Preparedness Challenges for Building Safety Solutions

Building Safety Solutions, Pasadena, Calif., announced it implemented its BSS Guardian online emergency preparedness safety training program at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world’s tallest building, it incorporates 900 residences, 160 hotel rooms, 49 floors of offices and an observation deck 124 floors off the ground. BSS Guardian facilitates the organization… Keep Reading

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Battelle Wins NIAID Biodefense Research Contract

Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, has won a single-source award from the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health for evaluation and testing services for vaccines and other biologics for infectious diseases.   The work, worth as much as $102.5 million over 10 years, will be conducted at Battelle’s biosafety level 3 laboratories and… Keep Reading

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PositiveID Names Dr. Kimothy Smith Chief Technology Adviser

PositiveID, Delray Beach, Fla., announced it has added Dr. Kimothy Smith as chief technology adviser to the company and its Microfluidic Systems subsidiary. Recently, Smith was a senior scientist for the Tahoe Research Initiative LLC, where he worked on global biosurveillance issues. He previously served as a senior adviser for international biodefense at the Department… Keep Reading

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Cassidian Completes Test Flights with Barracuda Unmanned Jet

Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with the Barracuda unmanned aerial system at Goose Bay military airfield in Canada. The drone completed five test flights in June and July as part of a research and development program called Agile UAV in a Network Centric Environment. The Barracuda demonstrator flew in combination… Keep Reading

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Harris Atlas Systems Awarded $8 Million Contract to Supply Geospatial Data Sharing System

Harris Atlas Systems, Melbourne, Fla., was awarded an $8 million contract to provide an unnamed Middle Eastern government agency with a system that will ensure that critical military and public safety information can be shared quickly, easily and securely, even under the most demanding circumstances. The advanced geospatial intelligence solution consists of enterprise and mobile… Keep Reading

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BAE Systems Merges Geospatial Technologies into Single Product

BAE Systems, San Diego, Calif., announced it has built a powerful geospatial-intelligence software product from the ground up. SOCET GXP v4.0 merges the full spectrum of mapping and analysis capabilities — image analysis, geospatial analysis, photogrammetry and remote sensing — into a single package. Commercial, defense and government customers can now use the same tool… Keep Reading

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HITRUST Launches Cyberthreat Analysis Service for the Healthcare Industry

The Health Information Trust Alliance, Frisco, Texas, (HITRUST) has launched the HITRUST Cyber Threat Analysis Service, a collaborative platform for cyber defense specific to the healthcare industry and a new component of the recently announced HITRUST Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center. HITRUST C-TAS participants represent health systems, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies and… Keep Reading

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Eugene Kaspersky to Deliver Keynote at Billington Cybersecurity Summit

Billington Cybersecurity has announced that Eugene Kaspersky, whose company uncovered the Flame cyber weapon, will deliver an exclusive keynote address at the 3rd Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit, Sept. 27, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Kaspersky’s keynote address, "Securing Critical Infrastructure Post Flame and Stuxnet," will be his first keynote speaking engagement in… Keep Reading

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CloudSentry Helps Protect Canadian Critical Infrastructure

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) subsidiary CloudShield Technologies announced that SaskTel, a communications provider in Saskatchewan, Canada, will use CloudSentry to bolster its network security. CloudSentry is an active threat intelligence capability that leverages the company’s CloudShield cybersecurity platform, a market leader in deep packet inspection capability. The platform works in real time to control… Keep Reading

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Cassidian Tests SmartRadar Airborne Ground Surveillance

Cassidian, a defense and security division of EADS, has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that, through use of the newest ultra-high-resolution radar technology, can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while at the same time detecting and tracking moving targets at great distances. The use of modular architecture permits scalability of bandwidth, frequency band… Keep Reading

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Global Entry Expands to Two Airports in Ireland

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that Global Entry kiosks are now available in CBP preclearance facilities at Ireland’s Shannon and Dublin airports. The Global Entry program allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Current Global Entry members can begin using these new kiosks immediately. Since the publication… Keep Reading

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Baker Appoints New VPs of Customs and Border Protection, FEMA Markets

Michael Baker Jr., a unit of Michael Baker Corp., appointed Sam Darghous as vice president and customs and border protection market national director. He will be responsible for the overall financials and development of the growing portfolio in the homeland security market. Darghous has more than 20 years of civil engineering and program management experience… Keep Reading

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L-3 Installs Palletized Freight X-Ray at Heathrow Business

L-3 Security and Detection Systems, Woburn, Mass., announced it has successfully installed one of its new PX 18.18-MV200 dual-view palletized freight screening systems at Freightnet Handling Ltd., located at London’s Heathrow Airport in the UK.  The system will be used to quickly screen all types of air cargo, particularly palletized air freight. It is designed… Keep Reading

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GE Aviation Wins Boeing KC-46A Tanker Contract

GE Aviation announced it has signed an agreement with The Boeing Company potentially worth up to $180 million to provide the mission control system for the Air Force’s KC-46A tanker. The agreement includes design, development and production throughout the life of the program. GE Aviation was selected for the mission control system, including the flight… Keep Reading

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Leaders of DHS S&T and Navy Cyber Command to Speak at SINET Innovation Summit

The Security Innovation Network (SINET), an organization focused on the advancement of cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, announced two high-profile keynote speakers for the SINET Innovation Summit Aug. 8 at the University of Chicago. Scheduled to speak are Tara O’Toole, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and Vice… Keep Reading

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