Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Misc.News: Post 9/11 Scam

24 Hours Left: Guess Which Country the "Future" Army Invades
Thanks to the 3300 4000 + people who
dared to guess
which country gets invaded, as a way to model the Army's Future Combat Systems. For the rest of you: Go vote now! And for the "4 journalists, 4 think-tankers, 3 1st LTs in the Army and 12 friends still in school" who've pumped the Robot Economist for info... well, you're gonna have to wait, just like everyone else.
The right answer gets revealed tomorrow at 3PM Eastern / 12PM Pacific.
In the meantime, I'll offer up one itty-bitty clue...
While the Army's "Future" forces are designed to conduct "full spectrum military operations including deterrence, homeland security, stability operations, support operations, [and] SSCs [small-scale contingencies] to restore peace and stability," according to one document, they are "optimized for the offense in major combat operations."

Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology Selected to Train Law Enforcement Personnel in Bioterrorism Defense at 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Terrorism Prevention Conference Hosted by the Sarasota Sheriff's Office
Training Will Be for Detection of Anthrax, Ricin Toxin, Botulinum Toxin, Plague, and SEBs; In an Atmosphere of Heightened Concern Over the Threat of Terror Incidents Following Thwarted Plots in New Jersey, New York, and Most Recently in London, the Nation's Leading Homeland Security Company Security Solutions International (SSI) Will Provide 5 Different Speakers, Including Universal Detection Technology, in a Full Week's Program Hosted by the Sarasota Sheriffs Office (cont..)

Japan, U.S. hold drill on missile defense

New York Plans New Surveillence Project

New York will soon follow in the footsteps of London’s "ring of steel" by implementing its own, reported CNET. The security initiative will have more than 100 cameras that will monitor cars through Lower Manhattan. London's ring of steel entails a network of cameras and roadblocks that are designed to track and deter terrorists. The images captured by officials have aided in the tracking of suspects of previous threats.New York's police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, stated last week that department has obtained $25 million toward the project, yet the estimated cost of the plan reaches a hefty $90 million. Roughly $15 million came from Homeland Security grants and another $10 million came from the city. At this point, Kelly states that there are enough funds to install roughly 116 license plate readers in fixed and mobile locations over the next few months.

Pandemic flu test: Planning for the next disaster

New Zealand braces for cyber-terror blitzkrieg

CSC names Smith intel VP

Computer Sciences Corp has appointed Harold Smith as a vice president and general manager of intelligence and law enforcement for its North American Public Sector business unit’s Enforcement, Security and Intelligence division.
Smith will be responsible for providing business and innovative technology solutions to customers in the intelligence and law enforcement communities.
He joins CSC from Science Applications International Corp., where he was a senior vice president of the Intelligence, Security and Technology Group, specializing in mergers and acquisitions strategy.
Smith is a member of the Central Intelligence Agency Director’s Board of Advisors and has had several leadership positions in government information technology

DHS picks cybersecurity czar

NGA eyes digital content-delivery system
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking for a contractor to help it test a computerized system for delivering agency products and services to military customers, according to a July 9 Federal Business Opportunities notice.The pilot project is designed to test the tenets of a new NGA program called Transforming the Dissemination Environment. The goal is to eliminate centralized production of hard-copy maps and other tools for analysts and warfighters by creating a Web portal through which they can request those products, which will then be produced as needed, the notice states.

See also:

Ewing2001's research

"Path Finder"

Carlyle Group makes a move for Arinc


It's only a drill


On reading list:

Mind Wars
Brain Research, Nanotech and the Military

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