• Briefly noted

    Decision in Defense procurement case could set precedent… Elbit completes acquisition of Innovative Concepts for $15 million… Huntsville grows into major explosives hub

  • CBP releases trade strategy document

    In fiscal year 2008, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency processed imports worth $2.2 trillion and collected $32 billion in revenue; these figures are only going to grow

  • ESA's gamma-ray technology used to detect dirty bombs

    The European Space Agency has licensed its gamma-ray detection technology to a U.K. company; the latter has signed a contract worth $222 million with DHS to next-generation radiation gamma-ray detection and identification system

  • Businesses to increase IT security budgets

    Ernst & Young finds that at least 50 percent of companies are set to increase their IT budgets, the current financial difficulties notwithstanding

  • HHS offers legal shield to anthrax manufacturers, distributors

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers legal shield to manufacturers and distributors of anthrax vaccines and treatments under a “public health emergency” to be in effect until the end of 2015

  • IT security during tough economic times

    Tough economic times lead to layoffs and mergers and acquisitions; a key aspect of such transitions is the inevitable turnover and its impact on internal security

  • DHS to use TeraView's terahertz technology in chemical detection

    Goodrich chose U.K. terahertz technology specialist TeraView for developing a DHS-sponsored chemical detection system for government and public buildings, and on the battlefield

  • Briefly noted

    Iraqi military looks at unmanned air force… Iraqi brass confirm interest in F-16s, armed Helos… Lockheed Martin establishes Center for Cyber Security Innovation… Nuke detection is latest fallout from Georgia war

  • FBI worried about increased cyber crime

    Head of the FBI cyber division says the number of victims of cyber crime, and the cost of that crime, are increasing; moreover, as many as two dozen countries have taken an “aggressive interest” in penetrating the networks of U.S. companies and government agencies

  • Heron UAV delivered to Canadian forces in Afghanistan

    Israel Aerospace Industries deliver Heron UAV to Canada; delivery is part of part of a $85 million contract

  • Chertoff urges industry to invest in cybersecurity

    About 85 percent of the U.S. critical infrastructure is owned and operated by private industry; DHS secretary Chertoff says this fact makes cybersecurity a shared responsibility between government and the corporations that control most computer networks

  • Militaries eye biometric technology

    New report says that biometrics is useful not only for homeland security applications, but also for military uses in the theater; the military biometrics market thus offers investors new opportunities

  • Briefly noted

    Quantum cryptography: As awesome as it is pointless… Smiths Detection wins $26.7 million TSA order for advanced checkpoint X-ray systems… Motorola sells biometrics arm to Safran… Aussie government approves ProtectDrive for government use

  • GSC announces six finalists for 13 November event

    The Global Security Challenge has announced the six finalists for the competition to be held 13 November; winner will receive $500,000 grant in cash and mentorship from venture capitalists

  • Thales opens European security center

    More than 25 percent of Thales’s revenues come from its security systems, which totalled approximately €3.4 billion in 2007; the French giant launches a security research center dedicated to homeland security