National Joint Powers Alliance Awards ADT Contract to Make Security Equipment, Systems and Services Available to Government, Education and Non-Profit Agencies in North America  
BOCA RATON, FL - ADT Security Services today announced a national alliance cooperative contract award from the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) that will allow the more than 28,000 Public Entity members to receive competitive bid procurement access to ADT's industry-leading lines of security equipment, systems and services. ADT was awarded NJPA's contract for Facility Security Equipment, Systems and Services with Related Equipment, Supplies and Accessories following a competitive solicitation process that included eight other electronic security providers. A NJPA bid evaluation committee awarded the contract to ADT based on its product quality, customer service and overall market leadership. Mike Hajek, NJPA's director of business development and marketing, said ADT was selected for this national contract award for several reasons.
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US Testing Equipment Purchases GE Security's Itemiser DX for Deployment at Air Cargo Facilities   Smiths Detection Wins $4.5 Million Contract for Automated Explosives Detection Systems in Ecuador Airport
Newark, CA - GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced its initial order of 15 Itemiser® DX units from US Testing Equipment, Ltd., one of GE Security's authorized distributors for sales of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) systems for air cargo screening. The Itemiser DX can simultaneously analyze from a single sample both positive and negative ions, providing the ultimate explosive contraband detection of complex explosive substances. A lightweight, versatile, user-friendly unit with a one-hour battery, the Itemiser DX is engineered with a built in handle for hassle-free transportation. US Testing Equipment will offer Itemiser DX as part of its work with air cargo facilities to help them meet government mandates for trace detection units. The Itemiser DX meets the requirements of the TSA's Certified Cargo Screening Program.   Laval, Quebec - Smiths Detection announced it has been awarded a US$4.5 million contract for EDtS (Explosives Detection tomography System) in the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador. Smiths Detection HI-SCAN EDtS automated X-ray screening equipment will be integrated into the state-of-the-art baggage handling system of the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador. This is the latest in a series of international purchases of Smiths Detection 100% Hold Baggage Screening technology deployed in multi-level arrangements with comprehensive networked image evaluation features. This contract stems from close collaboration between Smiths Detection and its local partner, Unlimited Systems Ecuador, in promoting and offering local support for the latest technology driven solutions from Smiths Detection.
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General Dynamics Adds Networking Waveform to Radios for Critical Soldier Connectivity; Four Manufacturers Make Ready for Production   Adaptive Materials Introduces 250-watt Fuel Cell System to Portable Power Market
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) team, led by General Dynamics C4 Systems, has successfully added the highly capable Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW 1.0c) to the Rifleman Radio (AN/PRC-154) and the HMS Manpack Radio intended for use in vehicles. This places HMS first in line to bring the JTRS SRW 1.0c to dismounted soldiers for an unprecedented level of network connectivity. Next steps for the Rifleman Radio include Security Verification Testing and final certification, followed by a Department of Defense Milestone C decision which is the last step before low-rate initial production (LRIP). The government expects to make its LRIP award for HMS in November 2009. In preparation for initial production, the General Dynamics-led team has qualified four manufacturers as suppliers of HMS radios to the government. Each of the manufacturers - BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Rockwell Collins and Thales Communications - have successfully built and delivered HMS radios to the government for testing and use during military exercises.   Ann Arbor, MI - Adaptive Materials, the solid oxide fuel cell manufacturer leading the portable power revolution, recently introduced its 250-watt fuel cell to the market. The system, which joins the 50-watt portable system and 180-watt unmanned vehicle power system in Adaptive Materials' fuel cell portfolio, will provide lightweight power ideal for recharging batteries and powering portable electronic devices. "Our 250-watt system was developed to address the real need for soldiers to carry reliable, safe power into the field," said Adaptive Materials' chief business officer Michelle Crumm. "Weighing just nine kilograms and occupying 17 liters, our 250-watt fuel cell system can directly power a six bay military issue battery charger for BB-2590s, Li-145s and other lower capacity battery types. Plus, like all of our fuel cell systems, Adaptive Materials' 250-watt fuel cell is powered by globally-available, lightweight propane." Adaptive Materials' 250-watt fuel cell was developed as part of an internal project funded under IRAD. Adaptive Materials will deliver three 250-watt fuel cell systems to the U.S. Government in late 2009 for field testing.
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Brevard County Florida Launches New Communication Tool for Hurricane Season   Check Point IPS Solutions Protect Against Unpatched Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Exploits
MELBOURNE, FL - For Brevard County residents, the second half of hurricane season historically marks the beginning of the action. Despite the best efforts of service providers, hurricanes can knock out power, phone and internet to thousands of residents. This year the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with Melbourne-based viaRadio to maintain communication with residents before, during and after a storm. viaRadio developed a local alert system combines radio-style receivers, known as HEARO, with software technology to send immediate text messages to residents from Brevard County Emergency Management. During this hurricane season, Brevard County officials will use the HEARO Local Alert Receiver as a standard part of their comprehensive emergency messaging protocol. Officials will employ the technology to communicate with county staff, emergency management team members and in some cases, residents of Brevard County on subjects ranging from urgent safety concerns to road and school closures.   Redwood City, CA - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that Check Point IPS solutions shield customers against exploits associated with the FTP Service in Microsoft Internet Information Services vulnerability. Successful exploitation of this unpatched vulnerability could allow hackers to take over an affected company's systems. Although no Microsoft patch is currently available for this vulnerability, Check Point Security Gateway R70 customers using the IPS Software Blade are automatically protected. No action is required if they are using the "Recommended Profile" setting. Check Point VPN-1® NGX R65, VSX® NGX R65 and IPS-1® NGX R65 customers also have existing protections and should check they are activated. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is a collection of Internet services packaged with several versions of the Windows operating system. IIS includes a FTP server service for exchanging and manipulating files over a TCP computer network. The vulnerability is due to an error in IIS that fails to do sufficient bounds checking when processing an FTP NLST command.
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SafeNet Announces Launch of New eSafe® SmartSuite™ Web and Mail Security Gateway   BAE Systems to Provide All-Weather Day/Night Target Location System to U.S. Army
BALTIMORE, MD - SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in information security now affiliated under common management with Aladdin Knowledge Systems, announced the general availability of its new eSafe SmartSuite Secure Gateway for Web and mail protection and control. An entirely new gateway platform, eSafe SmartSuite offers Security that Thinks - the strong combination of intelligent protection, ease of use, and value-focused management and reporting that provides the insights today's businesses require. Building on the foundation of eSafe's real-time, intelligent technology platform, designed to protect organizations from current and future threats, eSafe SmartSuite offers real-time, intelligent inspection of all inbound and outbound Web and mail traffic while delivering unmatched performance and scalability. Additionally, eSafe SmartSuite now improves productivity and management visibility, and enhances security decision-making capabilities through simple, intelligent, and value-driven monitoring, trend analysis, and reporting functionality.   NASHUA, NH - BAE Systems will provide U.S. Army soldiers with handheld laser target locators that will enable them to identify target locations while on foot, in daylight or at night, and in obscured-visibility conditions such as fog and smoke. The company has partnered with Vectronix Inc. to produce, maintain, and provide logistical support for up to 200 laser target locator modules (LTLM) per month under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to $347 million. "These modules will enable soldiers to determine target coordinates quickly, safely, and accurately," said Dan Murray, LTLM program director for BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire. "The system provides a much-needed capability in a single, lightweight package. Removing weight from soldiers' packs makes their jobs easier and enables them to complete missions faster and with greater precision."
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Agility AGS Gets Kuwaiti Warehousing Contract Renewed   Inmarsat BGAN to Bring Real-Time GIS Data to Remote Wildfire Teams
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Agility Defense & Government Services said that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) renewed its contract for warehouse and distribution services at the Defense Distribution Center, Kuwait/Southwest Asia (DDKS). Under the one-year follow-on award, Agility DGS, a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, will use its extensive facilities in Kuwait to provide DLA with a complete warehouse management system to support operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. DLA originally awarded Agility DGS a one-year DDKS contract in 2005. Each year since, Agility DGS has won the right to handle the work. The potential value of the DDKS awards is $214 million over five years. "We are gratified to have earned the confidence of DLA based on our record of outstanding performance since 2005," said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. "We've become a trusted partner because we provide advanced logistics experience, capabilities and facilities that are unsurpassed. We are uniquely suited to continue helping the DDKS provide outstanding support to the U.S. military."   WASHINGTON & SAN DIEGO, CA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Inmarsat plc, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and the Immersive Visualization Center at San Diego State University's Homeland Security Program, today announced a new partnership to develop and test solutions to extend the availability of time-critical Geographic Information System (GIS) data to remote fire teams fighting wildfires. Utilizing Inmarsat's innovative Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service and building on cutting-edge visualization research at San Diego State University, the partnership will develop solutions to replace static, hours-old information with dynamic, real-time data. "By delivering dynamic, real-time information about fire perimeters, weather and ground conditions, Inmarsat and the SDSU "Viz Lab" will enhance the ability of incident commanders to protect lives and property, and enhance the safety of fire-fighters in the field," said Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Vice President, Global Government Services at Inmarsat. BGAN is the world's first mobile satellite communications service to provide both voice and broadband data simultaneously through a single, highly-portable device on a global basis. Launched in 2005, BGAN is accessible worldwide, delivering broadband connectivity to users anywhere on the planet.
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Oshkosh Defense Selected to Produce U.S. Army's FMTV, Receives First Delivery Order for $280.9 Million   Raytheon Unveils SPY-5 -- an Affordable, Advanced Naval X-Band Radar
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) rebuy program. "We feel privileged that the U.S. Army has selected Oshkosh to produce the FMTV, an important element to the Warfighter's tactical vehicle fleet," said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. "This was a highly competitive bid. We look forward to working closely with our customer on this project to meet the needs of our troops, just as we have with our other products and services." The FMTV rebuy program is a five-year requirements contract award for the production of up to 23,000 vehicles and trailers as well as support services and engineering. The FMTV is a series of up to 23 variant and 17 different models ranging from 2.5 ton to 5 ton payloads.   TEWKSBURY, MA - Raytheon Company has developed a new naval radar -- AN/SPY-5, a multitracking, target-illuminating system for surface combatants that can simultaneously search, detect and precisely track multiple surface and air threats. The Raytheon-developed SPY-5 is an open architecture, phased-array radar system, providing an advanced and affordable self-defense solution for small and large surface ships operating in the littorals and other maritime environments. "SPY-5 is an affordable, effective and reliable radar system that provides critical capabilities for naval forces around the globe," said Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Charles "Tom" Bush, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems. "The radar delivers the capabilities of multiple radar systems to counter a broad range of threats in a single, cost-effective solution." SPY-5's mission capabilities include low-altitude horizon search; focused volume search; surface search; missile and surface gunfire control; simultaneous threat illumination; and missile midcourse guidance and terminal homing -- capabilities previously only achievable through multiple radar solutions. These tasks can be performed simultaneously with an innovative advanced radio frequency phase shifter phased-array system technology.
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Agilent Technologies' New High-Performance VME/VXS Digitizer Targets Programs for Defense Market   Anaren Launches First in Family of New, Surface-Mount Xinger(R)-Brand Couplers Designed for Defense Applications and Bands
Santa Clara, CA - Agilent Technologies today introduced a VME/VXS module that simultaneously provides wide input signal bandwidth and dynamic range. The SVM3500 is a quad-channel 12-bit digitizer allowing channel interleaving to provide sampling up to 2 GS/s. With more than 2 GHz analog bandwidth, the module is ideal for applications in radar, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Synthetic Instrumentation (SI). The Agilent SVM3500 builds on the modular U1083A VME/VXS base card with an analog digitizer mezzanine that includes four 12-bit, 500 MS/s ADCs. The mezzanine incorporates a clock distribution circuit, the MCK, distributing an external clock throughout the mezzanine, in phase, in anti-phase, or in quadrature with very low added jitter, allowing interleaved sampling rates at up to 2 GS/s. When interleaving, frequency-dependant gain and delay mismatch correction is handled by a finite impulse response (FIR) filter implemented in an on-mezzanine Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA that also includes an externally accessible lookup table (LUT), correcting any static offset and gain errors.   SYRACUSE, NY - Anaren, Inc. announced that it has introduced three Xinger(R)-brand couplers specifically designed to cover the wide range of bands of interest to manufacturers of defense equipment, such as military radio receivers and counter-IED products, among other applications. Available in three formats -- the smallest measuring only 0.20 x 0.56 x 0.089" -- and featuring Anaren's proven multilayer stripline approach, these new wideband couplers are among several technologies Anaren has successfully adapted from its commercial-wireless business for defense-related applications. These components also mark the first in a family of related military components that Anaren intends to introduce over time. "Our customers have expressed a desire for functional consolidation into wider bandwidth assemblies in order to lower material costs and reduce channel counts," says Mark Kosalek, Business Development Manager for Anaren's Space & Defense Group.
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ICF International: Using Innovative Analytics to Produce Compelling Results  
ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. Within each market, the firm offers advisory and information technology services to assist clients in strategy and policy analysis, program management, project evaluation, and other services.
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