ADT Offers the First Sensormatic Pinless Anti-Shoplifting Tag to Help Retailers Protect More Merchandise From Theft  
Boca Raton, FL - ADT Security Services introduced the Sensormatic Ultra • Lite PT, its first secure, pinless anti-shoplifting tag. It can help retailers protect a broad range of items including jeans, leather goods, shoes and handbags that might be more difficult to tag with traditional anti-theft tags, which are pinned to products. The new tags not only help retailers protect more merchandise and decrease losses, they also enhance the customer shopping experience by allowing retailers to openly display items for easy access by the consumer. Designed with an adjustable spring-loaded metal clip, the Sensormatic Ultra • Lite PT easily attaches to products without penetrating any material. The clip compresses firmly onto merchandise, closing tightly enough to prevent unauthorized removal without damaging items. Its one-piece design allows the Sensormatic Ultra • Lite PT to be more easily applied and removed at the checkout counter.
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AAI and Carter Aviation Technologies Enter Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Slowed Rotor/Compound Technology   LaBarge Awarded $2.6 Million Contract From Raytheon for Torpedo Programs
Hunt Valley, MD - AAI Corporation, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Carter Aviation Technologies LLC, giving AAI exclusive access to Carter’s Slowed Rotor/Compound (SR/C) technology for all unmanned aircraft applications. AAI will provide guidance, support and resources to Carter for continued development and maturation of its SR/C technology, after which AAI intends to develop unmanned aircraft variants for several applications. Carter’s SR/C technology is a fixed- and rotary-wing hybrid that uses multiple proprietary approaches to deliver high speed, long endurance and vertical/short takeoff and landing capability at low cost. These features are well suited for unmanned aircraft that serve multiple mission roles. With runway-independent capability, expeditionary operations typically reserved for conventional vertical-lift platforms can be executed without the cost and performance penalties inherent in those traditional vertical takeoff and landing platforms.   St. Louis, MO - LaBarge, Inc. has been awarded a $2.6 million contract from the Raytheon Company to provide wiring harnesses for the MK 48 and MK 54 torpedoes. The contract represents the first time LaBarge has supplied product for the two torpedo programs. Primarily launched from submarines, the MK 48 is a heavyweight torpedo designed for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, in both littoral and deep-water environments. The MK 54 is a lightweight torpedo that can be launched from surface ships, helicopters or planes to track, classify and destroy underwater targets in both deep and shallow water. Production on the contract, which will take place at LaBarge's Berryville, Ark., plant, is expected to begin in January 2010 and continue through December 2011.
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Anchorage Museum Deploys New Secure, Robust Network with Juniper Networks   Army Selects L-3 for Kuwait Training Contract
Sunnyvale, CA - With the help of Juniper Networks, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center in Alaska has deployed a secure 10 Gbps Ethernet network that provides employees, visitors and researchers with secure, high-speed access to video, voice, business and Web applications. As part of a major, multiyear expansion, the Anchorage Museum enlisted Juniper Networks to provide a seamless, reliable and secure network that could be easily operated with minimal IT staff, lowering its total cost of ownership by up to 63 percent compared to competitive solutions over a five-year period. "While we may be considered a small business by IT industry standards, we still have the need for an enterprise-quality campus network so that our operations run smoothly," said Doug Adams, IT director, Anchorage Museum. "With Juniper Networks, not only are we able to deploy a wide range of solutions that meet our specific needs, we also have the benefit of significant cost savings and ease of deployment. Juniper is now our single network provider that offers the best products from the network edge to the end user."   NEW YORK - L-3 Communications announced that its MPRI division has been awarded a $162.7 million cost plus fixed fee follow-on contract to support the U.S. Army Central Command’s Kuwait Observer-Controller Team program. Under this award, MPRI will be a subcontractor to Raytheon to provide training for U.S. and Coalition forces at the Udari Range in Kuwait. The initial contract period is for seven months, effective September 2009, and includes two option years that would extend it to April 2012. "This program will enhance the skills and preparedness of our soldiers and contribute to their operational success," said Jim Jackson, senior vice president and general manager of MPRI’s International Group. "We are honored to continue to support the U.S. Army's training needs in Kuwait." Currently, the MPRI team provides comprehensive 24 hour, 7 day range support, using U.S. Army doctrine to train U.S. Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force units in ground battlefield operations. MPRI has been providing training services in Kuwait since 1999, including force-on-force training at the company/team level and battalion task force exercises and training for the associated brigade level staff for the U.S. Army.
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Sikorsky and Tata Create Joint Venture in India to Manufacture Aerospace Components   viaRadio Partners with America's Emergency Network (AEN)
Mumbai, India - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited announced the signing of an agreement creating a joint venture that will manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92® helicopter cabins. The joint venture agreement builds upon a long-term contract signed in June 2009 for TASL to assemble Sikorsky S-92® helicopter cabins. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, and TASL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. Both the joint venture agreement and the cabin assembly contract stem from a Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2007 by the companies to explore the creation of aerospace operations in India. The cabin assembly contract signed in June 2009 has led to ongoing construction in Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where TASL will assemble S-92 helicopter cabins starting in 2010. The new joint venture will be positioned to manufacture components for other aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as well as detailed parts for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter cabin.   Melbourne, FL - viaRadio Corporation announces the addition of America’s Emergency Network (AEN) to its ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform. AEN offers emergency-communications services including a direct-to-the-public, live-video distribution system with satellite redundancy and a satellite-based backup internet and phone system for businesses and government agencies. In an expansion of the company’s ENVOY Emergency Solutions platform, the partnership allows viaRadio clients access to AEN’s full range of live video-streaming services. Also, dedicated two-way satellite systems are available in case of telephone or internet outages at critical emergency command centers. "This new offering gives our clients a two-pronged way to immediately communicate with the public. As our clients send text message instructions and warnings directly to HEARO devices, they can simultaneously hold live news conferences on the emergency event," says Sean Crane, viaRadio vice president. "We’re delighted to have a relationship with such a well-respected player in the emergency community."
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Smiths Detection Awarded $21.9 Million TSA Contract for Portable Liquid Scanners   Check Point IPS Products Protect Businesses Against First Microsoft Windows 7 Vulnerability
Pine Brook, NJ - Smiths Detection announces a $21.9 million delivery order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to supply portable liquid detection scanners for its Bottle Liquid Scanner (BLS) program. The RespondeR BLS detectors, based on Smith Detection’s RespondeR RCI scanner, are tailored to meet specific TSA requirements. Following a competitive evaluation by TSA, this order was awarded under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract and funded by the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act of 2009. Stephen Phipson, President of Smiths Detection, said: "We are delighted that TSA has chosen our portable liquid detector, again underlining our ability to provide the most advanced technologies for vital airport security. Smiths Detection is committed to developing state-of-the-art solutions that increase public safety."   Redwood, CA - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, announced users of Check Point Security Gateway R70, VPN-1® R65, VPN-1 VSX R65 and IPS products protect against denial-of-service vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Check Point customers gain immediate protection against the exploit, which causes an affected system to stop responding until manually restarted. The new Windows 7 vulnerability is due to an error in the Microsoft SMB implementation that fails to sufficiently validate all fields when parsing specially crafted packets. The SMB Protocol is a network file sharing protocol that is implemented in Microsoft Windows. A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability and a denial of service condition on the target system. Check Point IPS solutions provide intrusion prevention capabilities available on dedicated platforms or integrated into Check Point gateways by detecting and blocking malformed SMB packets. Check Point IPS products are supported by Check Point’s update services, which provide ongoing and real-time updates and configuration advisories for defenses and security policies.
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SafeNet Announces Leading IPsec solution to Integrate Cavium Networks OCTEON and Multi-Core Support   Finjan Launches Industry-First Hybrid Cloud Web Security
Baltimore, MD - SafeNet, Inc, a global leader in information security, now affiliated under common management with Aladdin Knowledge Systems‚ announced the general availability of QuickSec 5.0, an industry-leading carrier grade IPsec toolkit that offers true multi-core support, integrated with Cavium Networks OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors. QuickSec 5.0 is a complete IPsec and IKEv1/IKEv2 software toolkit that enables developers to integrate industrial-strength and standards-based security into high-bandwidth networking applications. QuickSec 5.0 is offered as a server toolkit for telecommunications and networking applications and as a client toolkit for mobile and remote networking devices. Carriers are extremely demanding customers as a result of large established customer bases, the quality of service requirements imposed by corporate customers, experience dealing with the pain of service disruption and customer service issues, and market dynamics demanding a combination of rapid introduction of new services and careful cost management.   San Jose, CA - Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of unified web security solutions for the enterprise market, announced the launch of its Vital Cloud and Vital Cloud Hybrid. These enterprise web security solutions address the needs of enterprises as well as Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). More and more enterprises are becoming "borderless", with an increasing number of remote workers and branch offices. As a result, companies turn to cloud-based web security to cost-effectively protect their users and data everywhere. Companies realize that they need to maintain full control of their web security and policy both on-premise and in the cloud. They also demand that corporate data remain within the corporate boundaries and is not stored in the cloud for privacy and regulatory compliance reasons. Finjan’s cloud-based, hybrid and on-premise enterprise web security solutions offer the industry’s most versatile set of web security solutions for enterprises. Utilizing its patented active real-time content inspected technology, Finjan’s solutions protect all users against crimeware and Web 2.0 attacks. Finjan Vital Cloud Hybrid seamlessly integrates Amazon’s EC2 robust cloud-based platform with Finjan’s on-premise web security solution.
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Tata Communications Deploys RedSeal Software To Continuously Monitor Global Security And Compliance   Global Aerospace & Defense Company Selects IFS Applications
San Mateo, CA - RedSeal Systems, Inc., the leader in security posture management software, announced that Tata Communications, a leading global provider of advanced communications solutions, has selected RedSeal’s software to continuously monitor security and compliance across its world-wide network. "Tata Communications operates one of the world’s largest IP networks, spanning more than 200 countries and incorporating thousands of network devices," said Adam Rice, Chief Security Officer of Tata Communications. "RedSeal enables us to deliver best-in-class security to our customers. We can continuously verify that our security policies are enforced, identify any potential holes and proactively address any issues." RedSeal software brings a new level of insight to network security. In addition to evaluating individual firewalls and routers, it analyzes how devices work together to enable or deny end-to-end access on the network. This makes it easy to discover security holes that may exist on the network. In addition, RedSeal organizes the entire infrastructure into security zones, allowing organizations to validate that their firewalls enforce business-level policies for access.   Itasca, IL - IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced an agreement with a global defense, security and aerospace company. The contract, valued at over $2 million, is for IFS Applications licenses, consulting services, and maintenance and support. IFS Applications’ Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Engineering, and HR components will be used for a new program which will support various defense projects within the United States. Aerospace & Defense is a targeted industry vertical for IFS. IFS Applications’ strength in enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and defense manufacturing is complemented by its fully integrated project tracking and product data management (PDM) capabilities. IFS Applications is a best-practice solution for fleet management, MRO and supply chain management in A&D. IFS customers within the Aerospace and Defense industry include the US, British and Norwegian defense organizations as well as the Eurofighter consortium.
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General Dynamics Awarded $22 Million Contract from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command   ICx Awarded Detect-To-Protect Contract for Mass Transit Security
Fairfax, VA - General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $22.2 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to support the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System Next Generation (NITES-Next) program. The contract has a potential value of $67.7 million over five years if all options are exercised. Through the contract, General Dynamics will design, develop, integrate, test and support the deployment of NITES-Next, which displays tailored meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) products on mission-planning and command-and-control systems. NITES-Next is a net-centric solution based on a service-oriented architecture. This solution will employ geographic information systems (GIS), support physics-based modeling and implement an advanced database design. NITES-Next will make METOC products available across the Global Information Grid (GIG) in a joint environment. The work will be performed in Newport, R.I.; San Diego, Calif.; and Bay St. Louis, Miss.   Arlington, VA - ICx Technologies, Inc, a developer of advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications, announced that it has been awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract to participate in a FY2010 mass transit security pilot program. The focus of this pilot deployment is to test new sensors that can rapidly detect and identify the potential release of a bio-threat agent as part of the DHS S&T Detect-to-Protect (D2P) Project. The D2P Project is focused on developing rapid biological detection technologies and sensor network architectures for indoor environments. For this pilot deployment, a network of rapid response bio-detectors will be evaluated in a mass transit system. The pilot program is anticipated to begin in early 2010. As part of the program activities, ICx will provide IBACTM real time biological aerosol threat monitors and additional advanced prototype sensor hardware. The IBAC is a continuously operating indoor or outdoor monitor that provides early warning of an airborne biological agent attack. The IBAC facilitates the process of identifying bio-terror agents to allow timely containment, treatment and remediation.
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dB Control: Mission Critical Supplier to the Armed Forces and Defense OEMs  
dB Control, Inc. designs and manufactures reliable high-power microwave amplifiers, transmitters, power supplies and modulators for radar, electronic countermeasure (ECM), communication and instrumentation applications. Available in production quantities, dB Control’s modular products can be quickly and easily configured to meet custom specifications and platforms requirements for ground-based, shipboard and high-altitude military manned and unmanned aircraft. Founded in 1990, the company’s products are used in radar, ECM, communications and instrumentation applications, and in high-power commercial products such as X-ray systems. dB Control provides convenient depot repair and "one-stop shopping" for the build, test and burn-in of high-voltage and microwave equipment at its 40,000-square-foot facility in Fremont, Calif.
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