• Saab shows new CBRN detection system

    Saab introduces a new concept in CBRN detection: a CBRN detection and warning system designed for use by non-specialists in the field

  • U.K. bans ad campaign using images of 7/2005 terrorist attacks images

    The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advertising campaign by a fortified window glass maker which used images of the 5 July 2005 terrorist bombing in London; the company’s mailing warned businesses of terrorist sleeper cells which were likely to be activated during the coming Olympic Games

  • Robbing banks doesn’t pay: econometrics study

    The average takings per person per successful bank raid are a modest £12,706.60, equivalent to less than six months’ average wage in the United Kingdom; in the United States the average raid yields considerably less – just $4,330 per person per successful raid; if a robber carries out multiple raids to boost his sub-average income, probability says that after four raids he will be inside for some time and unable to earn at all

  • Raytheon demonstrates missiles to engage swarms of small boats

    In the event of a military a U.S.-Iran military clash, the Iranian Navy plans to use hundreds of small boats, equipped with anti-ship missiles, to attack larger U.S. ships in the waters of the Persian Gulf; the Griffin B missile from Raytheon aims to offer an answer to the small-boat problem, and the company says that in a recent live-fire demonstration, the U.S. Navy proved the ability of the Griffin B missile to engage rapidly moving small boats

  • CBP receives Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion ahead of schedule

    The P-3 Orion is considered the standard for maritime patrol and reconnaissance, and is used for homeland security, hurricane reconnaissance, anti-piracy operations, humanitarian relief, search and rescue, intelligence gathering, antisubmarine warfare and, recently, to assist in air traffic control and natural disaster relief support

  • Guidelines for securing business records in hurricane season

    A data protection specialist developed best practices guidelines to assist businesses along the Atlantic coastline to assess their business continuity in preparation for the hurricane season

  • London’s financial district employees say City unprepared for Olympics

    Nearly 70 percent of investment bank staff think that the City, London’s financial district, is lagging behind in preparation for the Summer Olympic Games, with nearly half of respondents unsure whether their company has a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place

  • Day of wide-spread domestic drone use nears

    So far, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration( FAA) has issued 266 active testing permits for civilian-drone applications, but has yet to allow drones wide-scale access to U.S. airspace; law enforcement and industry officials say that it is only a matter of time before the FAA would allow the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies and departments to begin to use drones for surveillance

  • Psychemedics receives additional FDA clearances for hair analysis drug testing

    Psychemedics developed a technology, using FDA-cleared radioimmunoassays (RIA), for the detection of drugs of abuse, and says it was the first laboratory to receive FDA clearances ten years ago for screening assays used in hair testing for drugs of abuse; the technology detects cocaine, opiates, PCP, methamphetamine, and marijuana using enzyme immunoassay (EIA) analysis of head and body hair

  • Manchester, New Hampshire police orders 250 X2 ECD

    Manchester, new Hampshire police department deploys 250 TASER X2 ECD, the largest such deployment in New England

  • Global food-trade network vulnerable to fast spread of contaminants

    As the world’s population climbs past seven billion, the sustainable production and distribution of food is balanced against the need to ensure its chemical and microbiological safety; this is not easy: a rigorous analysis of the international food-trade network shows the network’s vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the correlation between known food poisoning outbreaks and the centrality of countries on the network

  • CAST Lighting’s LED Perimeter Light wins industry innovation award

    The task of illuminating long perimeter fences has always been problematic; installing tall pole-mounted luminaires to flood fence regions with light is expensive in material and labor and wastes energy, since most of the illumination falls outside the perimeter region; typical metal halide pole-mounted lamps would require nearly 4,000 watts to light 500 feet of fence; CAST Lighting’s LED Perimeter Light uses just seven watts per luminaire, thus illuminating 500 feet of fence with less than 150 watts of power, saving 96 percent on energy costs; the new LED Perimeter Light captured the industry coveted innovation award at LightFair International 2012

  • AT&T receives DHS disaster preparedness certification

    AT&T said Friday that it is the first company in the United States to earn DHS certification for disaster preparedness; AT&T’s certification is the first under the DHS Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Program, designed to enable private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats

  • Deadly Italy earthquakes result in $6 billion economic loss

    Two earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks struck northern Italy within a 9-day period, killing twenty-five people, injuring more than 400 others and causing extensive damage to the cultural heritage throughout the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in addition to businesses and personal property; prolonged periods of rain affected China throughout the month of May, with at least 143,000 homes damaged or destroyed

  • Bolstering SMBs’ disaster preparedness

    Small and medium business (SMB) in the United States are not ready for natural or man-made disasters, and for the consequences of such disasters; this is worrisome, because for a small business a disaster can be potentially devastating; being prepared can sometimes mean the difference between surviving and sinking