Homeland security

Axis Communications Joins Convergint Technologies in Major Initiative to Boost Visitor Safety at the National Mall in Washington, DC

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:48pm

b'The National Mall is America\xe2\x80\x99s most-visited national park, playing host to historic events, celebrations, demonstrations, and everyday gatherings each year.

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  • b'The National Mall is America\xe2\x80\x99s most-visited national park, playing host to historic events, celebrations, demonstrations, and everyday gatherings each year.
  • Convergint Technologies initiated the project with the National Park Service and United States Park Police in early 2019.\n\xe2\x80\x9cAxis Communications is proud to collaborate with Convergint Technologies and other industry leaders to deliver innovative technology solutions for the National Park Service, the National Mall and its surrounding monuments,\xe2\x80\x9d said Mark McCormack, Senior National Sales Manager, Global & National Accounts, Axis Communications.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWorking together with partners, sharing our collective expertise, and providing a greater level of safety and security for the public truly aligns with what the National Mall represents.
  • For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com .\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005303/en/\n'

Smiths Detection awarded U.S. Customs and Border Protection contract for drive-through X-ray inspection portals

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

b'Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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  • b'Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, today announces it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
  • The system also validates the shipping manifest, further reducing the need for time intensive manual checks.\nEquipped with a high-energy linear accelerator, the HCVP\xe2\x84\xa2Z60 provides advanced imaging performance and reliable detection of objects, even those hidden or concealed behind dense or heavy materials, with greater than 12 inches of steel penetration.
  • A single scan can provide rapid results, allowing for a high throughput of over 100 vehicles per hour.\nThis contract builds on the extensive deployment of this technology by Smiths Detection, with the successful installation of 80 HCVP \xe2\x84\xa2Z60 units to date globally.\nShan Hood, President of Smiths Detection Inc., said: \xe2\x80\x9cOur HCVP \xe2\x84\xa2Z60 is designed to meet the demands of the most complex security environments.
  • With the deployment of this system at Laredo in Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will have the capabilities to efficiently identify and intercept threats and contraband without inhibiting the flow of goods.\xe2\x80\x9d\nAs with Smiths Detection\xe2\x80\x99s IDIQ contract with CBP for rail cargo inspection solutions, this agreement allows for additional orders of the HCVP\xe2\x84\xa2Z60 under a single contract over five years.\nSmiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security markets.

Oshkosh Corporation to announce second quarter earnings April 28, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 8:17pm

b'Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that it will issue its second quarter fiscal 2021 financial results on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

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  • b'Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that it will issue its second quarter fiscal 2021 financial results on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
  • The results will be discussed during a live webcast that day beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
  • To access the webcast, investors should go to oshkoshcorp.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event.
  • Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs nearly 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people\xe2\x80\x99s lives.

The U.S. Army Extends Everbridge Software Solutions to Power JARVISS, the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Enterprise System for Threat Visibility

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

b'Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management ( CEM ), today announced that the U.S. Army signed a new three-year contract for its software solutions to power JARVISS , the U.S. DoD\xe2\x80\x99s enterprise system for threat visibility.

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  • b'Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management ( CEM ), today announced that the U.S. Army signed a new three-year contract for its software solutions to power JARVISS , the U.S. DoD\xe2\x80\x99s enterprise system for threat visibility.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005462/en/\nThe U.S. Army Extends Everbridge Software Solutions to Power JARVISS (Graphic: Business Wire)\nThe Joint Analytic Real-Time Virtual Information Sharing System (JARVISS) primarily focuses on antiterrorism and other security threats such as active shooters and natural disasters that might affect DoD operations.
  • The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release.
  • All other product or company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005462/en/\n'

L3Harris Technologies and American Rheinmetall Vehicles Team to Pursue US Army’s New Fighting Vehicle

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

b"L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and American Rheinmetall Vehicles have signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop the U.S. Army\xe2\x80\x99s new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), which will replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • b"L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and American Rheinmetall Vehicles have signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop the U.S. Army\xe2\x80\x99s new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), which will replace the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210414005460/en/\nAmerican Rheinmetall Vehicles, the prime contractor, selected L3Harris to provide vehicle mission systems, cybersecurity and its modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the Lynx.
  • ( Image Credit: American Rheinmetall Vehicles)\nThe agreement combines L3Harris\xe2\x80\x99 open system design and equipment manufacturing leadership with the maturity and modularity of American Rheinmetall Vehicles\xe2\x80\x99 Lynx next-generation fighting vehicle for an OMFV offering that is low-risk and easily upgradable.\nAmerican Rheinmetall Vehicles, the prime contractor, selected L3Harris to provide vehicle mission systems, cybersecurity and its modular open systems approach (MOSA) for the Lynx.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe look forward to working with American Rheinmetall Vehicles to further expand into the ground defense vehicle market.\xe2\x80\x9d\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are excited to have L3Harris join our growing team to support the U.S. Army\xe2\x80\x99s OMFV program,\xe2\x80\x9d said Mathew Warnick, Managing Director for American Rheinmetall Vehicles.

TFF Pharmaceuticals Awarded Contract under DARPA’s Next-Generation Personalized Protective Biosystems Program for U.S. Warfighters

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Phase I of the program will include the development and validation of methods to quantify countermeasures and the formulation of countermeasures for delivery to the various tissue.

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  • Phase I of the program will include the development and validation of methods to quantify countermeasures and the formulation of countermeasures for delivery to the various tissue.
  • TFF Pharmaceuticals has two lead drug candidates: Voriconazole Inhalation Powder and Tac-Lac Inhalation Powder.
  • To learn more about TFF Pharmaceuticals and its product candidates, visit the Company\xe2\x80\x99s website at https://tffpharma.com .\nThis press release contains forward-looking statements regarding TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including the Company\xe2\x80\x99s participation in the Personalized Protective Biosystems (PPB) Program and the benefits of the Company\xe2\x80\x99s TFF platform.
  • TFF Pharmaceuticals cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

U.S. Space Force Selects Slingshot Aerospace to Develop Next Generation Visualization Tool for Battlespace Awareness and Missile Warning Detection

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

The company has partnered with Culver City, CA-based Zoic Labs , a software and advanced visualization company, to develop a video transcoder.

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  • The company has partnered with Culver City, CA-based Zoic Labs , a software and advanced visualization company, to develop a video transcoder.
  • These instruments, known as overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) remote sensors, use infrared radiation to visualize adversary weapons and assets.
  • The solution will also lay the groundwork to support the Department of Defense\xe2\x80\x99s new, high-priority missile warning satellite program, Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (or next generation OPIR).
  • SMC's portfolio includes space launch, global positioning, military space vehicle communications, defense meteorological space vehicles, range systems, space vehicle control networks, space-based infrared systems, and space situational awareness capabilities.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210413005069/en/\n"

President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Sheppard Mullin Partner Jonathan Meyer as Department of Homeland Security General Counsel

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 5:56pm

b'President Joe Biden today announced his intent to nominate Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Washington, D.C. partner Jonathan Meyer to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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  • b'President Joe Biden today announced his intent to nominate Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Washington, D.C. partner Jonathan Meyer to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • "\nIn November 2020, Meyer was tapped to help lead the DHS Agency Review Team for then President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris.
  • Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin in 2016, Meyer spent 17 years in government, including as Counsel and Acting Chief Counsel to then Senator Biden, Deputy General Counsel and Senior Counselor in the Department of Homeland Security, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice (twice).
  • Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.

IDEMIA Launches Health Travel Pass, Which Seeks to Help Governments Boost Border-Crossing Traveler Traffic

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 9:00am

b'Fake health certificates have become a big issue since Covid began, even more so since vaccination programs started.

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  • b'Fake health certificates have become a big issue since Covid began, even more so since vaccination programs started.
  • As the Pass is linked to a traveler\xe2\x80\x99s identity, it cannot be transferred to anyone else and cannot be copied without appropriate authority.
  • This quick process for both travelers and security staff guarantees convenience and cuts airport congestion when international air travel returns to normal.\nIn keeping with data privacy by design, IDEMIA\xe2\x80\x99s Health Travel Pass complies with data privacy regulations.
  • With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.\nFor more information, visit www.idemia.com and follow @IDEMIAGroup on Twitter.\n'

FLIR Wins DARPA Contract Worth Up to $20.5M to Develop Revolutionary New Protective Fabrics for Chem-Bio Defense

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment such as boots, gloves, and eye protection that can be worn by troops on the battlefield, medical experts, healthcare workers, and more.

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  • The revolutionary fabrics will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment such as boots, gloves, and eye protection that can be worn by troops on the battlefield, medical experts, healthcare workers, and more.
  • FLIR received $11.2 million in initial funding for the potential five-year effort worth up to $20.5 million, including options.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210412005140/en/\nThe Personalized Protective Biosystems (PPB) program will create fabrics with built-in ability to fight chemical and biological agents, from VX to chlorine gas to Ebola virus.
  • The revolutionary fabrics being developed by FLIR Systems will be incorporated into protective suits and other equipment such as boots, gloves, and eye protection that can be worn by troops on the battlefield, medical and healthcare workers, and more.