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2010-06-08 09:57:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechServe Alliance, the national trade association representing the IT services industry, filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in and for the District of Columbia against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of USCIS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security. The five count Complaint charges that the government improperly and...

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2010-06-08 08:05:05

New 360 degree video surveillance system uses image stitching technology that is perfectly detailed edge to edge Traditional surveillance cameras can be of great assistance to law enforcement officers for a range of scenarios"”canvassing a crowd for criminal activity, searching for who left a suitcase beneath a bench, or trying to pick out a suspect who has fled a crime scene and blended into a teeming throng in the subway. But there are shortfalls. For starters, once they zoom in on a...

2010-05-04 10:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Eligible fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations are starting to prepare applications for the 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Launched in 2001 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the program helps first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources. "With many municipal and...

2010-04-29 15:05:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that together with SCI Consulting Inc. (SCI), it has been awarded the 2010 Mentor-Protege Team of the Year Award by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, for providing outstanding mentoring and support. The award is given to a pair of companies that work together to achieve significant developmental...

2010-04-12 07:56:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced Richard Falkenrath will join the firm and their expert team of professionals helping to advise clients on today's most pressing security challenges. The firm helps clients at each stage of the security process with a focus on prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. "We are delighted Dr. Falkenrath has joined our team as a Principal. Richard has...

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2010-04-11 08:40:00

Rehearse it with 70,000 avatars What sports fan hasn't grumbled while waiting in a long, snaking lines to get into the stadium for the big game? It's enough to discourage even a diehard fan. But if you think it's a hassle getting into a sold-out game, imagine trying to get out after a bomb explodes"”or even to get out under a bomb threat, for that matter. Let's start with the emergency lights failing. If you're thinking of feeling your way out by the light of your cell phone, join the...

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2010-04-09 09:14:50

The Optical Dynamic Detection (ODD) solution provides a new and better way to detect explosives For anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in an urban setting, the scene of a bomb squad responding to a report of a suspicious package might be all too familiar. But just how is it determined that the lunchbox left under the park bench is just leftovers "“ or a lethal weapon? The most common way is spectroscopy. "Spectroscopy is good, but it only gets you so far," says Eric...

2010-03-30 05:25:00

RESTON, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program has selected BSI to provide a single-source, web-based intelligence repository that will be readily accessible by the C-TPAT's Supply Chain Security Specialists (SCSS). This purpose-built solution, termed Global Risk Analysis & Data Evaluation (GRADE), will assist the SCSS through a systematic approach of...

2010-03-17 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced the formation of a Board of Advisors, bringing together a renowned group of leaders with unparalleled experience in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security, and financial services. In addition, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, former NSA official William Marshall, and homeland...

2010-02-19 06:24:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced a new contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue the development of adenovector-based vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) based on research and development done in collaboration with USDA-ARS and DHS S&T scientists at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. Under this new agreement, GenVec will receive $3.8 million in program funding the first year and an...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.