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ONVU technologies strengthens leadership team with new VP Commercial

ONVU Technologies, the provider of empathy-led solutions in the surveillance, learning and retail industries, have announced that Simon Pearson has joined the Group as VP Commercial. In this role, Pearson will have revenue responsibility for the Group businesses, Oncam, ONVU Learning and ONVU Retail. He will bring cohesion, direction and overall strategic vision to the sales and marketing activities across the group to help propel the Group into its next

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Tom Arseneault to become President & CEO of BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. have announced that Tom Arseneault will become president and chief executive officer of BAE Systems, Inc., effective April 1, 2020. Having served as chief executive officer since 2014, Jerry DeMuro will transition to a new role as executive vice president of Strategic Initiatives and continue to serve on the US organisation’s Board of Directors. Under DeMuro’s leadership, BAE Systems, Inc. navigated protracted defense spending downturns – intensified

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ADS appoints Tony Wood as President

The appointment comes ahead of the 2020 Farnborough International Airshow, where the spotlight will be on the UK aerospace, defence and space industries, the latest developments in sustainable aviation technology, and attracting future engineering talent. Tony Wood said: “It is an honour to be appointed ADS President and I look forward to championing the industries we represent: industries that connect people across continents, ensure our national security and put advanced

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QinetiQ completes its acquisition of MTEQ

QinetiQ Group plc is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of Manufacturing Techniques Inc. (MTEQ) following receipt of required regulatory approvals. MTEQ is a leading US provider of advanced sensing solutions with a strong reputation for mission-led innovation, rapidly developing and fielding operationally relevant solutions to deliver information advantage to the warfighter. In the 12 months to August 31, 2019, MTEQ generated $167.4m of revenue, $11.4m of EBITDA, and

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Rolls-Royce opens new facility in Bristol

A new Rolls-Royce facility which will develop jet engine technologies set to transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency has opened in Bristol, UK. The composite technology hub will develop fan blades and fan cases which significantly reduce weight in a jet engine, lowering fuel consumption and emissions. The fan blades and fan cases being made at the facility are a feature of the Rolls-Royce UltraFan engine demonstrator,

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US kill top Iranian military commander via drone strike

An escalation of a war of words between the US and Iran could bring the entire world to the brink of war following the death of top Iranian military commander General Qasem Soleimani in a targeted attack by a drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The drone strike by the US on the general, who was strongly believed to be the second in command of the country, was carried

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CrowdStrike Global Report uncovers organisations paying hacking ransoms

CrowdStrike Inc., a leader in cloud-delivered cyber security endpoint protection, have shared the UK story behind the 2019 CrowdStrike Global Security Attitude Survey, which includes the attitudes and beliefs of those in charge of cybersecurity, and how they fare against today’s sophisticated cyberattacks. Commissioned by CrowdStrike and produced by independent research firm Vanson Bourne, the study surveyed 1,900 senior IT decision-makers and IT security professionals across 11 countries, including 200 respondents in the UK. Attacks

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2019 activities of the CTED/UNODC/IAP Global Initiative on Digital Evidence across borders

During 2019, the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) co-organized six regional and national workshops around the world about enhancing Cooperation and Strengthening Capacity in Obtaining Digital Evidence from Internet Service Providers (SPs) in Counter-Terrorism and related Organized Crime Cross-Border Investigations. The workshops are within the framework of their joint global initiative on the legal

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New Openow mobile app for SMARTair adds online functionality

The newly updated Openow app now includes Update on Card functionalities, offering additional and powerful features to security managers. Openow is the convenient mobile solution for SMARTair wireless locking systems. Users store their validated digital keys securely in the Openow app. To open a SMARTair lock, they simply tap their phone against its inbuilt RFID reader. An encrypted (https/AES128) Bluetooth connection connects the phone and locking device to quickly validate

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Safetyflex Barriers scoop Product of the Year award for the second year in a row

Coventry-based Safetyflex Barriers landed the Product of the Year award at the Australian Security Industry Awards for its 9-40 Truckstopper Bollard – the first time any company has won the accolade two years in succession. The award marks Safetyflex’s growing presence in Australia after it helped secure one of the busiest railway stations in Sydney and two of Brisbane’s most popular tourist attractions with anti-terrorism bollards, as well as the

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