Archive: Homeland Defense

General Dynamics UK Ltd. Collaborates With UWE To Develop Facial Recognition System

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited subsidiary yesterday announced it is collaborating with the University of the West of England (UWE), the Imperial College London, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, Identity Solutions Ltd., and the International Association for Biometrics, to advance facial recognition techniques. The team is researching 3-D imaging techniques as part of […]

ICGS Delivers C4ISR Simulator To Coast Guard

By Calvin Biesecker The Coast Guard this week took delivery of a new C4ISR simulator as part of its Deepwater modernization program that will allow the entire watch team for its National Security Cutters to train together before heading to sea. The $20 million C4ISR simulator is located at the Training Center Petaluma in Petaluma, […]

TSA, Continental, Pilot Paperless Boarding Pass

By Calvin Biesecker The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Continental Airlines [CAL] kicked off a new pilot project this week at George Bush International Airport that allows passengers to receive their boarding passes electronically on their cell phones or PDAs, eliminating the need for a paper boarding pass. Moreover, unlike the current paper boarding passes, […]

General Dynamics UK Ltd. Collaborates With UWE To Develop Facial Recognition System

General Dynamics [GD] United Kingdom Limited subsidiary yesterday announced it is collaborating with the University of the West of England (UWE), the Imperial College London, the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, Identity Solutions Ltd., and the International Association for Biometrics, to advance facial recognition techniques. The team is researching 3-D imaging techniques as part of […]

Cross Match, L-1, Receive Initial U.S.-VISIT Upgrade Orders

By Calvin Biesecker Cross Match Technologies and L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] have received initial orders for both companies’ 10-print fingerprint systems as part of an upgrade of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S.-VISIT program that requires collecting 10 fingerprints from most foreign travelers into the United States instead of the current two. L-1 is […]

Axsys Technologies Realigns To Enhance Security Focus

Axsys Technologies [AXYS] on Monday said it has sold its non-core Distributed Products business and has realigned its organizational structure to focus on its security, defense and space markets. Under the new organization Axsys will have two business units: the Surveillance Systems Group and the Imaging Systems Group. Surveillance Systems will consist of all infrared […]

Defense Watch

The Latest Word On Trends And Developments In Aerospace And Defense Movement Possible. A House leadership aide confirmed the House is likely to appoint conferees this week for the defense authorization bill. Conferees from the House and Senate are expected to meet shortly after to sign off on the defense authorization bill. Most of the […]

Coast Guard, Border Patrol Sign Cooperation Agreement For San Juan Sector

The Border Patrol will permanently assign intelligence agents to the Coast Guard’s operations center in San Juan Puerto Rico under a new agreement aimed at improving the flow of information and joint operations between the two Homeland Security agencies. The agreement grew out of the establishment in July 2006 of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group […]

DHS Touts Success of Coast Guard’s At-Sea Biometrics Pilot

A limited trial by the Coast Guard of fingerprint capture and identification technology has helped reduce the flow of illegal immigration by nearly 50 percent in the Mona Passage, which separates Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic. The pilot project was begun a year ago aboard Coast Guard cutters operating in the Mona Passage, a […]

DTRA Seeks Sources for Ordnance/Mine Detection Technology

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) seeks white papers regarding the integration of selectable passive and non-passive ordnance detection technology into an Ordnance Detector/Mine Probe instrument that is currently made or that can be easily constructed. Technologies must already be proven and include electro-magnetic induction, magnetometers, gradiometers, ground penetrating radar, non-linear junction detectors and more. […]