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AUSA Annual Meeting 13-15th October 2014 Washington DC

Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT AUSA’S ANNUAL MEETING Over 500 Army & Industry exhibitors occupying more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space Attendees in recent years have included the Vice President of the United...

24-07-2014

2014 ICS Cyber Security Conference Call for Papers Now Open

SecurityWeek has announced the official Call for Papers for the 2014 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference, to be held October 20 – 23, 2014 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Now in its 12th year, the conference is the foremost and longest-running cyber security-focused event series for the industrial control systems sectors. The conference will cater to the energy, water, utility, chemical, transportation, manufacturing, and other industrial and...

14-07-2014

Department of State Promotes U.S. Aerospace and Defense Technology at the Farnborough Air Show

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ken Handelman and Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Scott Nathan will join a delegation of senior U.S. officials at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom on July 13-16, 2014. The delegation will advocate for U.S. companies bidding on foreign commercial and defense contracts, promote U.S. defense sales abroad, and discuss how Export Control Reform supports our partners and allies. Secretary of the Air Force...

11-07-2014

DARPA Researchers to Reveal Cybersecurity Tips at NYU-Poly Conference

Researchers and cyber security professionals will get a rare glimpse into top cyber security measures that hackers developed for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) during a November 14, 2013, conference on the Brooklyn campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). The THREADS Conference, part of the NYU-Poly Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), will present the work of as many as 15 top hackers who participated in DARPA's revolutionary Cyber Fast...

03-10-2013

Countdown to National Cyber Security Awareness Month Starts Today

With just one week until the kickoff of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) encourages everyone to get involved this October. The month's theme is "Our Shared Responsibility," which calls on everyone who uses the Internet to take steps to make it safer for all. This process begins with taking three simple steps before going online – STOP. THINK. CONNECT. This year marks the 10th National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)...

25-09-2013

InfowarCon - Offensive Cyber Weapons and Technology Training Congress

Schwartau founded InfowarCon (www.infowarcon.com) in 1994 and recently re-acquired the esteemed conference after being encouraged to 'Notch It Up' by military, government and security experts. Over the last twenty years, we have barely inched forward in national security-related cyber security issues. "We're losing in intellectual property theft, cybercrime, perception management and overall cyber defense." "I want to return to the roots of InfowarCon. I want to re-make InfowarCon into a truly immersive experience; a compelling interactive...

25-09-2013

Cyber Security Summit 2013 Announces Finalized Agenda

Cyber Security Summit 2013 today announced the finalized agenda for its third annual Summit (http://www.cybersecuritysummit.org) which will be held on October 22-23, 2013 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Summit will showcase prominent keynote speakers and engaging panel discussions, a VIP reception, networking opportunities, and an exhibit area featuring leading industry organizations. Cyber Security Summit 2013 will focus on bringing together all the stakeholders, from the C-suite to the techies, to collaborate, learn...

19-09-2013

DCoE September 2013 Webinar – Evidence-based Treatment and Prevention for Suicide and Related Outcom…

*You may now register on or before Sept. 17, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of CE credit. An abundance of research evidence exists to support early suicide prevention and treatment. Existing studies identify the risk characteristics of the military population as a topic of considerable scientific and public interest. During this webinar, participants will gain knowledge about current research evidence related to early prevention and treatment, learn differences in treatment for high-risk...

17-09-2013

Minister Rempel to Officially Open DSEi Canada Pavilion

Today in London, UK, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), which represents nearly 1,000 defence and security companies in Canada, joined the Government of Canada in welcoming delegates to the opening of the Canada Pavilion at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) 2013 trade show. The Canadian delegation includes 120 Canadian companies and close to 400 Canadian participants at what is seen as the year's largest international trade show for the defence...

10-09-2013

2014 National Cyber Crime Conference Monday, April 28th - Wednesday, April 30th Four Points by Shera…

Back by popular demand—for its third year—Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is hosting the 2014 National Cyber Crime Conference to be held Monday, April 28th - Wednesday, April 30th at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood. The conference will feature three tracks of instruction: a track for prosecutors, a track for investigators and a track for digital evidence forensic examiners. Each track will have multiple breakout sessions featuring instruction from nationally recognized experts in the...

14-08-2013

Libya Security & Defence Summit 2013; Assessing issues facing the New Libya

IRN, global summit organiser and Oliver Kinross are proud to announce the 5th event in the Libya series in collaboration with the Libyan Government, ‘Libya Security & Defence Summit 2013’ which is set to take place 24-25 October in London, United Kingdom. Security in Libya has been a main concern for international investors as well as locals. Events such as prisoners escaping, appointment of new chief; the focus has been on security and defence matters. There...

10-08-2013

IDGA’S Largest Homeland Security Event Announced

2013 marks the ten year anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Due to changing developments, there is a rising demand for equipment, training and intelligence solutions specific to various areas of operation. As a result, IDGA has just announced Homeland Security 2013. This 4 day conference and expo will bring together personnel from CBP, TSA, USCG, FEMA and more to discuss the most pressing issues facing the homeland defense community. Homeland Security...

04-08-2013

Breaking News

U.S. Army CECOM Awards Sotera $87M Task Order For Worldwide Intelligence (INTEL) Systems Software En…

Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, was recently awarded an $87 million task order for the U.S. Army Software Engineering Center (SEC) Worldwide Intel Systems Field Software Engineering Support. Under the new task order, Sotera’s team will provide integration, sustainment and training services for the Army worldwide for Garrison, exercise, combat operations and contingencies to the users of fixed...

25-07-2014 Land Defense News

Kratos Receives Unmanned Aerial, Ground and Sea Surface Drone System Single Contract Award With Pote…

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Micro Systems, Inc. subsidiary of the Advanced Drone and Targets Systems (ADTS) Division recently received a five-year contract from the U.S. Army valued at up to $34.77 million for unmanned drone system command, control and communication systems, solutions and services. Under the new award, Kratos will be issued task orders to provide engineering and technical support to develop technology...

25-07-2014 Unmanned Systems News

DoD Night Vision Devices Market Falls due to Procurement Program Completions and Budget Cuts

Frost & Sullivan: Uncertain requirements for next generation warfare slows the market but significant opportunities exist in foreign military sales. Though the night vision device market continues to innovate, budget cuts are stifling research and development (R&D), and procurement of advanced image intensification (I2), infrared (IR)/thermal, and fused night vision technologies. The completion of large procurement programs and only a few significant new start programs will cause the funding for night vision devices to decline by...

25-07-2014 Breaking News

Northrop Grumman Names Tameika N. Hollis Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics Executive

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Tameika N. Hollis, vice president, Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics (EM&L) for the Advanced Concepts and Technologies Division (AC&TD) in its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In her new position, Hollis will be responsible for EM&L-related product design, development, test, production, process improvement, infrastructure, policy and procedure development that will ensure effective support for AC&TD's long-range strategic focus. She will also work with the division's product architects to develop cross-cutting technologies...

24-07-2014 Executive Appointments Movements News

BAE SYSTEMS To Provide U.S. Army Troops With Latest Aircraft Survivability Equipment

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a series of contracts, worth approximately $40 million, for the third-generation (Gen3) configuration of its Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), which provides an enhanced capability for aircrews to locate and protect against infrared guided threats. The Gen3 configuration includes hostile fire indication to detect and evade small arms fire and new data recording capabilities for detailed post-mission analysis. “These latest contracts build on nearly 10 years of experience providing the...

24-07-2014 Land Defense News

1Spatial Awarded Major Ministry Of Defence Aeronautical Contract

1Spatial plc, the spatial big data company, has been awarded a significant long-term contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on behalf of the No1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit (“AIDU”). AIDU, formed in 1953 to provide the UK’s Royal Air Force with specialist aeronautical cartographic information, is at the forefront of air cartography world-wide. AIDU is part of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group (JFIG) and provides maps, charts and aeronautical data to defence aircrew, air traffic...

23-07-2014 Information Technology News

Heavy Maintenance Segment Dominates The Military Support In Service Market Finds Frost & Sulliva…

The heavy maintenance segment has the highest potential for revenue generation among military support in services, as the defence sector is evolving into a support in service (SIS) oriented market. Expensive cost of new combat platforms purchase, along with budget pressures, is compelling the defence sector to extend the lifecycles of military platforms far beyond the original average of 30 years. This translates to substantial revenues for military SIS providers. Additionally, as older platforms require heavier...

23-07-2014 Breaking News

Typhoon Jets To Get Long-Range Strike Capability

Storm Shadow missiles are to be fitted to RAF Typhoon fast jets following a £120 million agreement. Storm Shadow, which provides long-range air-to-surface capabilities, is one of the most advanced missiles of its kind. It is capable of defeating various targets, including bridges, airfields, harbours and parked aircraft. The missiles, produced by MBDA, have previously been deployed on Tornado GR4 aircraft during operations over Iraq and Libya. These will now be fitted onto Typhoon tranche 2...

23-07-2014 Air Defense News

New Multi-Million-Pound Missiles Secure 300 UK Jobs

The Royal Navy's new Wildcat helicopters are to be fitted with £90 million missiles thanks to a contract that will sustain 300 UK jobs. The next-generation precision future anti-surface guided weapon (FASGW) (heavy) and FASGW (light) missiles will be integrated, tested and installed on 28 Wildcat helicopters by 2020. Capable of targeting small boats, fast attack craft and targets on land, each airframe is able to carry up to 20 missiles. The FASGW programme has protected...

23-07-2014 Breaking News

British Army Celebrates New division In Germany

Soldiers from 1st (UK) Armoured Division paraded at Hammersmith Barracks in Herford, Germany, to mark their renaming as 1st (UK) Division. While the change in title, dropping the word ‘armoured’, might seem slight to some, in fact, the redesignation, as it is known, has huge significance. As part of the changes being implemented under Army 2020 the name-change reflects the fact that over the coming year the division will move from an armoured to a light...

23-07-2014 Breaking News

Mutualink Achieves Milestone Communications Advances during Department Of Defense Exercise

Mutualink received high marks during the 2014 Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), held at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). The exercise brought together participants from the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, NATO Special Forces Headquarters, National Guard units, FEMA, TSA, and several other federal, state, and local agencies. In this complex communication environment, Mutualink was used to seamlessly and securely connect all participants via a resilient, peer-to-peer ad hoc network. According to members...

23-07-2014 Land Defense News

Raytheon To Provide Torpedo Integration On Alenia Aermacchi Aircraft For Turkish Navy

Raytheon Company will serve as weapons integrator for Italian aircraft manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi, providing 31 months of engineering services support for integration of MK 54 and MK 46 torpedoes onto the Alenia Aermacchi ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft. Raytheon received a $5.7 million contract to support Alenia Aermacchi's test, integration and qualification for the external carriage and tactical employment of the lightweight torpedoes. Alenia Aermacchi is the prime contractor on the Meltem III contract under which it...

23-07-2014 Air Defense News

West Midlands Police Selects Accenture to Support Digital Policing Program

West Midlands Police (WMP) and West Midlands Office of Police and Crime (WMOPC) UK have selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to support the digital transformation of its police operations. The contract, secured after a competitive tendering process, is valued at approximately $42 million (£25 million) over five years with an option to extend the contract for an additional three years. Accenture will provide WMP with digitally enabled capabilities to help meet current and future policing needs, manage citizen...

23-07-2014 Breaking News

Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes Major Dream Chaser® NASA CCiCap Milestone

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces it has successfully passed Milestone 9, the Risk Reduction and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Advancement Testing milestone, for several critical Dream Chaser® systems under NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. Milestone 9 culminated in a major comprehensive review of various hardware systems. To date, SNC has received 92 percent of the total award value of the CCiCap agreement. As defined in the Milestone 9 criteria, SNC completed a series of...

23-07-2014 Space Defense News

Commercial Aircraft Solutions Takes A Multi-Role Approach To Supplier Success

Doing is Winning Our responsibilities on Boeing’s revolutionary KC-46A tanker are nearly as abundant as the aircraft’s roles. The tanker can refuel all U.S. and allied coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures, any time, on any mission — and it can carry passengers, cargo, and patients whenever and wherever needed. We are delivering several subsystems pertaining to flight controls and flight deck systems for the tanker. Specifically, we provide flap/slat controls, which provide...

23-07-2014 Air Defense News

Kratos Receives $4.2 Million Unmanned Aerial Drone System Contract Award

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Advanced Drones & Target Systems Division (KADTS) recently received a new $4.2 million contract award to provide unmanned aerial drone system aircraft and related spares to a National Security customer. Kratos is a leading provider of unmanned aerial systems, drone aircraft, command and flight control systems, avionics and related electronics. Kratos is also a leader in unmanned ground and...

22-07-2014 Unmanned Systems News

UK Defence Equipment Market Report 2014

One of the main issues, for equipment suppliers, has been the year-on-year reductions in defence spending defined as departmental expenditure limits (DEL) minus inflation from the 2010/2011 financial year onwards, including the most recent 7.8% fall in 2012/2013. Furthermore, in a bid to end cost overruns, and project delays and failures, defence procurement in the UK has been subject to recent reform. From April 2014, a refreshed bespoke trading entity' the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)...

22-07-2014 Breaking News

US Navy Selects Northrop Grumman For Ship Self-Defense System

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2). The contract has a potential value of $61 million over five years, if all options are exercised. SSDS MK2 is a combat system designed for anti-air defense of U.S. and coalition partner aircraft carriers and amphibious ships. The system coordinates the ship's existing...

22-07-2014 Sea Defense News

BAE SYSTEMS Honoured With Gold Award From MOD

The Gold Award is the highest national level award for employers who demonstrably advocate support to Reserves. CEO Ian King, Chief Executive of BAE Systems collected the award from Prime Minister David Cameron at an event held at 10 Downing Street and said, 'I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of all the BAE Systems employees who are reservists and the many others who assist armed forces' personnel. Our Company is committed to supporting...

22-07-2014 Company Results News

Raytheon Demonstrates Enhanced Capability For Mobile Range™ System

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) showcased a new tri-band telemetry antenna on the company's Mobile Range system during a Joint Advanced Missile Implementation (JAMI) demonstration at Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu, California. The event highlighted new technologies that will soon become the backbone of test ranges worldwide. Raytheon's Mobile Range is an integrated suite of communications, optics, and telemetry capabilities that enables flight testing, demonstrations and data collection in a variety of environments and conditions. JAMI...

22-07-2014 Mobile Wireless Technology News