The Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
Virtual fence is rising along the border
SASABE, Ariz.--If the effort to catch people illegally crossing the border here in the southern Arizona desert is a cat-and-mouse struggle, the Homeland Security Department says it has a smarter cat.
It comes in the form of nine nearly 100-foot-tall towers with radar, high-definition cameras and other equipment rising from the mesquite and lava fields around this tiny town.
Known as Project 28, for the 28 miles of border that the towers will scan, the so-called virtual fence forms the backbone of the Secure Border Initiative, known as SBInet, a multibillion-dollar mix of technology, manpower and fencing intended to control illegal border crossings.
If successful, hundreds of such towers could dot the 6,000 miles of the Mexican and Canadian borders. (Cont..)
AGS Finds Growth In Homeland Security Arena
Adtech Global Solutions is a $49 million system builder mining the flood of Homeland Security opportunities expanding in the post-9/11 era.
The Alpharetta, Ga., firm, which caters exclusively to OEM and ISV customers and their resellers, enjoyed a high rate of growth last year—a 37 percent increase in unit sales—selling computer and storage systems to clients that include military customers designing weapon simulators and vendors developing security and surveillance systems to meet Homeland Security initiatives, executives said (cont..)
US Expands Airport Biometric Data Collection
QinetiQ unit completes purchase of 3H Technology for up to 52 mln usd
QinetiQ speech recognition technology allows voice control of aircraft systems
Arlington’s In-Q-Tel invests in California’s Pixim
Real-Time Ambition: Reaching the Potential of Event Processing
Complex event processing (CEP) software delivers on the promise of real-time insight, but is the technology too green for mainstream success? CEP was once available only to big financial institutions and government agencies that could afford custom development projects. That's no longer the case, as off-the-shelf products and implementations have proliferated. Intelligent Enterprise shares success stories and explores the potential of CEP as your next competitive edge.
"Real-time" is now one of the buzz phrases that shows up all over the place, but if there's any technology that can truly deliver on these words, it's the emerging category of complex event processing (CEP). With so many organizations now using conventional http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=business
Coda Octopus Group to design electronic chassis for weapons system for Raytheon
NEW YORK, 26 June 2007. Coda Octopus Group Inc., maker of
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won a $1,560,000 contract with Raytheon Missile Systems through its wholly owned subsidiary, Colmek Systems Engineering.
The contract is for the upgraded design and production of electronic chassis for the robust, integrated Phalanx in-close weapons defense system with advanced radar and infrared video to locate and destroy incoming hostile threats. (Cont..)
MDA Enters Into Research Agreement With The U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
RICHMOND, BC, June 19 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, has entered into a US $775,000 agreement with the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to assess the change detection potential enabled by RADARSAT-2 imagery. This research supports NGA's mandate to develop new capabilities to assist with operational intelligence analysis. As such it is an important step to developing future RADARSAT-2 applications and information products that will provide critical geospatial information for U.S. defense agencies. About MDA MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide. Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products. MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
L-1 Identity Solutions buys McClendon Corp. for $66M
Billerica, Mass.-based L-1 said it will pay McClendon shareholders $33 million in cash and $33 million in equity. McClendon, with offices in Chantilly and Jessup, specializes in imagery intelligence and validation technology. L-1 develops biometric identification technology and sells software used for verifying documents like passports.
McClendon, a veteran-owned firm founded in 1983 with about 200 employees, has seen sales grow by more than 30 percent a year for the last three years. The company has a $98 million backlog, and L-1 (NYSE: ID) says its acquisition will add about $20 million in annual revenues.
The acquisition is expected to close next month.
McClendon's customers include the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Intelligence chief working to change 1981 Executive Order on national security