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Fri, 2015-08-28 05:18 PM
Kansas City, MO, August 26 - From Texas to Minnesota, New Jersey to California, motorists travelling on I-80 and I-35 August 28-30 will recognize law enforcement personnel out in full force. That's...
Fri, 2015-08-28 05:10 PM
Washington, DC, August 25 - A debilitating drought plaguing many regions of the nation has Americans scrambling to save water, especially during the peak water usage months of summer. While the...
Fri, 2015-08-28 05:02 PM
Waltham, MA, August 28 - Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston...
Wed, 2015-08-26 01:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...
Tue, 2015-08-25 08:23 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Last week’s incident aboard a train heading for Paris, in which three American travelers helped subdue an armed attacker, has led two U.S. Senators to write to the head of the...
Tue, 2015-08-25 02:58 PM
Jacksonville, FL, August 2015 - The Crowley-managed, USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23) – a Military Sealift Command (MSC) Impeccable class, ocean surveillance ship – heroically rescued 11...
Mon, 2015-08-24 12:59 PM

French President François Hollande awarded

France's highest honor to three Americans

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released the following statement on the actions of U.S. military personnel aboard a passenger train in France Friday. Airman First Class Spencer Stone of Lajes Air...
Mon, 2015-08-24 12:50 PM
This week the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) participated in a successful land-based and maritime exercise of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Ground Collections Task Force, whose...
Sun, 2015-08-23 06:33 PM

Brian Zimmer, President of Keeping IDentities Safe

Washington, DC, Aug. 20 - Beginning October 10, security screeners in roughly 200,000 federal buildings may deny access to visitors who present a driver's license or identification card from a state...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:35 PM
An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 millimeter Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base earlier this month.  The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and...
Thu, 2015-08-20 05:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:37 PM
Washington, DC, August 19 - Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA's...

Company News

Arlington, VA, August 25 - CACI International Inc announced today that it was awarded a $28 million contract to support specialized technologies for the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command’s (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD). This 22-month task order was awarded under the Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle and represents new business in CACI’s Surveillance and Reconnaissance market area.
San Diego, CA, August 27 - LRAD Corporation, a leading provider of Long Range Acoustic Devices® and advanced ONE VOICE mass notification systems, today announced mass notification orders for a public utility in Texas and a Department of Energy renewable energy facility in Colorado. The orders total $310,000 and include LRAD 360X dual and quad emitter systems, LRAD DS-60 horns, and accessories.
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, August 21 - The U.S. Army's Excalibur Program Office has determined that Raytheon Company's Excalibur Ib precision guided artillery round is fully compatible with the M198 howitzer when used with the Modular Artillery Charge System.  The compatibility allows allied military forces to use the world's only 155 mm precision munition when firing the M198 howitzer. Excalibur extends the M198's reach to 31 miles (50 kilometers) and provides an all-weather strike within 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) of the target.
Walkersville, MD, August 25 - Following an extensive testing and evaluation process, System Galaxy from Galaxy Control Systems has earned Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201) Certification and is now on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) in the PACS Infrastructure category.
Clarion Events, one of the top three events companies in the United Kingdom, which recently purchased the Border Security Expo in the United States, has announced that its Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition will take place on September 15-18 at ExCel London. According to the company, the event will feature its strongest aerospace offering yet, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Emphasising the importance of DSEI as a premier aerospace forum, DSEI will also host presentations by top level UK and overseas senior air officers.
Schaumburg, IL, August 21 - Modula S, Inc., will be unveiling its newly developed rapidly deployable, modular, net-zero energy epidemic treatment unit at the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit and Expo in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 24-26. The new Modula S Infection Isolation Unit incorporates healthy, easy-to-clean CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloy and excess power for communications – and the Unit is rated for a twenty-five year life. Modula S was recently named an awardee of the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge for its innovative rapidly deployable treatment units.
Lenexa, KS, August 20 - Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that it has received orders for 46 DVM in-car video systems, VuLink and FirstVu HD body-worn video cameras from the Wayne County, North Carolina Sheriff's Office.
Bedford, MA, August 19 - iRobot Corp., a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced it received a $4 million order for the U.S. Navy for the company's model 110 FirstLook® robots and accessories. All deliveries under the order will be completed by February 2016.

Commentary and Opinions

London, August 10 - The latest 364 page report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border security market. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015.
Washington, DC, August 5 – The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s updated 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season. A below-normal season is now even more likely than predicted in May, when the likelihood of a below-normal season was 70 percent.
Tucson, AZ, July 27 - The "Bomb Boat" is ferry workers' nickname for the MV Sankaty, which carries fuel tanker trucks. It docks next to the passenger ferry Island Home, which can carry up to 1,000 passengers, according to Stephen Jones, Special Projects Director of Physicians for Civil Defense.
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