• 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

  • Glaring gaps in network security, I

    Specialists in penetration testing take six hours to hack the FBI; hacking the networks of Fortune 500 companies takes much less time; even companies which have been Sarbanes-Oxley compliant for several years have been hacked within twenty minutes, with the hackers taking control of the business; these hackers proved they could actively change general ledgers and do other critical tasks

  • Precise Biometrics in SEK 2.3 million Middle East deal

    Precise strengthens its already-strong position in Middle Eastern biometric markets by signing a contract to supply its200 MC combined fingerprint and smart card readers to an unnamed government

  • Technology entrepreneurs head for "startup camp"

    A new trend is afoot: camps for entrepreneurs; organizers and participants say that in these camps people to mix ideas more freely than traditional conferences

  • Verizon, AT&T win DHS contracts

    Verizon, AT&T win contracts worth nearly $1 billion to provide DHS with IP and security services as well as emergency communication services

  • Texas group sues to stop border fence

    Environmentalists and immigration rights advocates have been in the forefront of the fight against the U.S.-Mexico border fence project; now, a coalition of business owners and small towns along the border has joined the battle

  • Tyco sells M/A-COM for $425 million

    Tyco sells its radio frequency components and subsystem business to Cobham Defense Electronic Systems

  • Intercell to acquire Iomai

    Intercell will expand late stage product pipeline and strengthen position in vaccine market; immunostimulant vaccine patch enhances the immune response compared to injected pandemic influenza vaccines; if tests prove successful, it would have the effect of expanding limited vaccine supplies by allowing public health officials to use fewer or lower doses of the vaccine

  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

    In the past decade, Intel has invested $1 billion worldwide to improve education; today, Intel invests more than $100 million annually to promote education and technological literacy around the world