• French company's bid for Digimarc raises U.S. security concern

    L-1 Identity Solutions’ Robert LaPenta says allowing French company Safran, which is 30 percent owned by the French government, to acquire U.S. ID card maker Digimarc would compromise security of U.S. citizens’ personal information

  • A case for RFID and biometric security solutions

    Greater reliability and convenience make a case for RFID and biometric security solutions

  • Investing in biodefense companies, II

    Billions of dollars are being spent on finding vaccines and treatments for possible bioterror attacks; investment analyst says that these billions of dollars in government spending notwithstanding, when considering an investment in a company doing R&D in the bioterror field, you should consider its non-terror-related biotechnology efforts, and the quality of its management team

  • The neglected aspects of business continuity planning

    Most business continuity plans fail to take into consideration the fact that in the aftermath of a disruption, organizations may have to handle large volumes of telephone calls from a variety of sources including

  • Combined Systems acquires Penn Arms

    As interest in less-lethal and tactical munitions grows, the acquisition of specialty arms manufacturer by a leading branded munitions maker would allow both to pursue new market opportunities more aggressively

  • Biometrics market to reach $7.1 billion by 2012

    Biometrics market shows a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.3 percent; fingerprint biometrics still leads the pack, with face recognition following

  • German solar sector attracting investors

    More and more investors are moving into the German solar energy sector; sector employment should grow from 41,000 jobs last year to around 110,000 by 2020

  • Uranium report: Plenty more of the ore is available

    Renewed interest in nuclear power increases new investments and expenditures for uranium exploration more than 254 percent over the two-year period from 2004 to 2006; new report says supply sufficient for next century

  • New bird flu vaccine looks promising

    Baxter’s cell-based vaccine appears to work better than more traditional egg-based ones; tests show promise at low doses

  • Smiths Detection in $25 million TSA contract

    The Transportation Security Administration awards Smiths Detection a $25 million follow-on contract for the company’s Advanced Threat Identification X-Ray (aTiX) systems

  • WiMAX patent alliance formed to promote the standard

    WiMAX has so far failed to deliver on the promise inerent in it; six WiMAX big hitters create a patent alliance which will allow for quicker and smoother adoption of the technology

  • Airlines buy plane spare parts on line

    More questions about airline safety: Not only do many U.S. airlines have maintenance work on their planes done by abroad in shops which are not properly inspected by the FAA — many also buy spare parts on-line from suplliers not inspected ar approved by the FAA; some airlines buy spare parts on Craigslist

  • HS Daily Wire conversation with Tim Williams of ASIS International

    ASIS 2008: The 54th edition of the key security industry show; Williams: “The opportunity to meet with your trusted peers on a regular basis is critical in this field. It’s helpful professionally. It’s helpful personally”

  • Investing in biodefense companies

    Billions of dollars are pouring into biodefense vaccines and treatments; do companies engaged in developing such vaccines and treatment offer attractive investment opportunities? The answer is a qualified “Yes” to this specific question — but a more resounding “Yes” when these companies’ other research and development endeavors are taken into consideration

  • Cogent's good financial report

    Company’s sales of $24.6 million and profit, excluding some costs, of 16 cents share exceeded the consensus forecast for $23 million and 9 cents, and profit more than doubled from the same period a year earlier