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2012-08-10 02:20:25

RED BANK, N.J., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Astrix Technology Group (Astrix) announced today it has been awarded the Laboratory Staffing Contract to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) BioWatch Program. The award is a five-year contract consisting of a base period and four option years with the total amount of the award exceeding $75 million. The mission of the BioWatch Program is to provide and maintain a continuous bio-terrorism air monitoring...

2012-03-20 10:20:13

Kansas-based unit suffered major loss in deadly August 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan WILTON, Conn., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly eight months after enduring a tragic loss in Afghanistan when one of its Chinook helicopters was shot down, killing 30 service members, the U.S. Army Reserve's 7/158th Aviation Company will be welcomed home in style on Thursday, March 22 with a "Yellow Ribbon Ceremony" at Gardner Municipal Airport near Olathe, KS, that is being...

2012-03-15 09:00:00

Black Ops Pops debuts their new app "Fear the Reaper" - Fly an MQ-9 Reaper equipped with Hellfire missiles through the desert and eliminate terrorists threats with this addictive arcade thriller! Mountain View, California (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 The new Android app, "Fear the Reaper" published by Black Ops Pops uses an old formula (side scrolling shooter, ala Defender) but puts on a modern warfare twist! Fly the famed MQ-9 Reaper drone, used by today's top secret military to attack the bad...

2012-03-08 08:00:00

According to QuickMedical, the purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) exists to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after September 11, 2001. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. The tragic events of...

2012-03-07 12:40:00

Mineta Transportation Institute hosted the January information-exchange meeting SAN JOSE, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) hosted a four-day conference with the US Department of Transportation and the People's Republic of China's (PRC) Ministry of Transportation in early January. This workshop was an activity of the US/China Transportation Forum, a joint effort of the US Secretary of Transportation and China's...

2012-03-01 18:00:00

Insights could help deter, prevent, mitigate attacks in other countries SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has published a report that presents 16 case studies of attacks against Israeli bus targets between 2000 and 2005, along with detailed statistical data. Security Awareness for Public Bus Security: Case Studies of Suicide Attacks Against the Israeli Public Bus System could help increase understanding of...

2011-12-16 08:00:00

Backpacks from Coalition sponsor T-Mobile also to be distributed WILTON, Conn., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking to brighten the holidays for those severely wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (CSAH) will be hosting a dinner at Kansas' Fort Riley on Sunday, December 18, for nearly 75 soldiers and Army veterans who will each be presented with a $500 Christmas gift check. The event, which is being conducted in partnership with the Army...

2011-12-16 03:47:00

LONDON, December 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Having proved their utility in a multitude of theatres around the world, Unmanned Air Systems are rapidly becoming an integral part of modern military operations. With a multitude of solutions being procured and deployed by militaries around the world, the challenges associated with unmanned systems are gradually becoming less technology-centric. Directors and operators of UAS Training and Simulation from both military and...

2011-12-12 15:49:10

Over the past decade, attacks and plots by homegrown U.S. terrorists have increased, the work of extremists from across the political spectrum - roughly 40 percent of it by so-called 'lone wolf,' non-aligned actors - says an analysis by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) based at the University of Maryland. The statistics underscore the threat addressed in a White House plan released Thursday: Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering...

UPDATE: Air Force Claims Drone Virus Poses 'No Threat'
2011-10-14 05:20:48

Contrary to reports published earlier this month, the Air Force issued a statement Wednesday insisting that the malware that had been detected on unmanned drones at a Nevada base posed "no threat" to the aircrafts' operational status. In a media advisory dated October 12, Air Force personnel said that the virus, which was first detected on September 15, was not a keylogger as originally reported, but "a credential stealer...found routinely on computer networks" and was "more of a nuisance...