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Earnings News & Notes

American Science & Engineering [ASEI]                                      3Q14               3Q13               Sales                            $37.8M            $50.8M Net Inc.                       $1.6M, 0.20     $6.1M, 0.73 Sales fell 26% largely due to a delay of a shipment of Z Backscatter Vans (ZBV) while in transit and also to declines in the company’s other product and services lines with the exception of people and parcel […]

Tech Developments

FIS Global to Serve as Cyber Security Research Partner with DHS Banking and payments technology provider FIS [FIS] says it has entered into an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a research partner in the area of cyber security. FIS will work with DHS and the federal government to address and respond […]

Contract Awards

Northrop Grumman Nabs $350 DHS Award, Unseats GD for US-CERT Support Northrop Grumman [NOC] says it has won a potential $350 million contract to provide operational services to a unit of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that responds to, and shares information about, cyber threats affecting partners in the federal and private sectors. Northrop […]

Business Opportunities

Navy Seeks COTS Handheld Explosive Detection Systems for Testing The Naval Sea Systems, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, is seeking commercial-off-the-shelf handheld explosive detection systems to conduct comparative testing in anticipation of acquiring new systems. The legacy system is approaching the end of its service life and a replacement system is required. The purpose of […]

Defense Watch

DEFENSE WATCH The Latest on News and Trends in Aerospace and Defense     STRATCOM SSA. U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) signs a new space situational awareness (SSA) data sharing agreement with France, permitting an advanced exchange of SSA data, according to a STRATCOM statement. France joins Japan, Australia, Italy and Canada in participating in these […]

Obama Administration Says Finishing Rewriting Munitions List Is 2014 Export Control Priority

The administration of President Barack Obama is prioritizing the completion of rewriting the U.S. Munitions List (USML) in 2014 as part of its export control reform initiative. The administration’s export control reform initiative is moving certain items from the strict State Department-controlled USML to the more flexible and Commerce Department-controlled Commerce Control List (CCL). The […]

Lockheed Martin To Support M-TADS/PNVS For U.K. Apaches

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Feb. 6 said it received a $60 million sustainment and support contract from Finmeccanica’s AgustaWestland for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system on the U.K.’s Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. “Working with AgustaWestland, we developed an M-TADS/PNVS product support strategy designed to optimize system readiness and mission effectiveness,” said […]

EastWest Institute Urges Nations To Forego Cyber Attacks Against Civilian Nuclear Sites

Cyber attacks against civilian nuclear assets could have grave consequences and nations should formally agree to forego such attacks, according to a new report from the EastWest Institute (EWI).  “Until now, most bilateral work to reduce cyber risk has focused on confidence building measures, such as hotlines and information sharing about low-level attacks,” Bruce McConnell, […]

U.S. Protected Satellites Lack Throughput For Success In Conventional Operations, Expert Says

The United States’ protected military communications satellites do not have the throughput to sustain the data requirements necessary for success in conventional operations, according to an expert on Asian strategic issues.  Ashley Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense and Asian strategic issues, told a House […]

U.K., France Plan Closer Defense Ties

New agreements to jointly invest in defense equipment, joint training and development of an Anglo-French Combined Joint Expeditionary Force were signed Jan. 31 by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. Building on the Lancaster House treaty signed in 2010, the leaders signed various agreements, such as a statement of intent for […]