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Maryland-based and GSN-Award Winner, TCOM, to Showcase Effectiveness of Lighter-Than-Air Maritime ISR Solutions for Cost-Efficient Persistent Surveillance at The Singapore Airshow 2018

Singapore. TCOM, Columbia, Maryland-based, a global leader for innovative, cost-effective Airborne Persistent Surveillance Solutions is proud to announce its upcoming participation in the 2018 Singapore Airshow where it will showcase superior persistent surveillance solutions at booth R92 in the USA pavilion. The long-awaited 2018 Singapore Airshow will take place February 6-11 in the Changi Exhibition Centre; showcasing the world's finest and innovative in the avionics and defense industries.

TCOM is the global authority in airborne persistent surveillance solutions with operations in over 20 countries around the world. For over 40 years, TCOM innovations have defined the industry, and their pioneering achievements continue to revolutionize the design, manufacture, and deployment of Lighter Than Air (LTA) systems. TCOM platform solutions include numerous classes of aerostats that can each be equipped with a broad selection of proven payloads that are customizable for specific customer requirements. The TCOM 22M and 28M Operational Class Aerostats are versatile, battle-proven, rapid deployment, persistent surveillance solutions. They are equipped to detect and track targets in the most challenging terrain, including those at sea.

Recently, it has been widely reported that regional states such as the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Korea, and New Zealand, are actively increasing their ISR vigilance. Adding to that complexity is the presence of largely populated areas in multiple countries proximate to the conflict zone, making it difficult to select one tool or method to create an effective operational 'big picture' for decision makers. Wisely, countries are also considering an all-of-the-above approach for their defenses to ensure full situational awareness with optimized intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) for land, air, and sea domains.

This year, TCOM will showcase the unique value its maritime systems can provide. Unhindered by costly fuel or aeronautic maintenance the Aerostat systems provide unmatched ISR capabilities. Their true strengths are observed with their Maritime ISR showings as the Aerostat is not "just a balloon" but a persistent, unmanned, ISR platform. Specific to the maritime environment where ground surveillance is rendered ineffective by the scale of the maritime environment, tactical and strategic Aerostats outperform other solutions based on their ability to carry a wide variety of payload to altitudes in excess of 20,000 ft. above mean sea level (MSL) with station time measured in weeks not hours. Aerostat systems need little time to deploy and have lower maintenance requirements at a substantially lower hourly operational cost than conventional aircraft and drones. Moreover, aerostats offer a combination of wide viewing angles and high resolution for more precise identification of small objects as well as surveillance of larger areas. In short, aerostats enable true persistent, real-time tactical ISR at an affordable cost.

Aerostats can serve as a platform for an array of sensors to provide indications and warnings of aerial and maritime threats. The helium-filled Aerostat provides a clear line of sight over air and sea space to a range of up to 200km. The reinforced tether provides near real-time ISR to the ground station personnel who can make smarter decisions based on actionable assessments. This is especially useful when dealing with extremely busy ports, and the difficult task to observe highly a congested waterway. Threats to congested waterways are ever present and not hindered by time, a safe port is a productive port and is at risk of failure without superior surveillance systems such as the Aerostat.

To Learn More, visit TCOM's booth at R92 in the USA Pavilion at the Singapore Air Show.

About TCOM, LP:

TCOM, LP is a global leader of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions of Lighter-than-Air Persistent Surveillance Tethered Aerostat platforms for Air, Maritime, and Land. For over 40 years, the company's pioneering innovations have defined the persistent surveillance and Lighter-than-Air industries. By blending leading edge technology, manufacturing and field operation capabilities, TCOM has provided ISR systems for the United States and foreign governments with complete persistent surveillance capabilities. Our systems are in use around the globe including theaters of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TCOM's delivered systems include fixed-site deployments, fully transportable systems and specialized sea-based deployments. TCOM's headquarters are based in Columbia, MD and the Manufacturing & Flight Test Facility is located near Elizabeth City, NC. TCOM is the only company in the world devoted to cost-effective LTA surveillance solutions with in-house aerostat and airship manufacture, assembly, flight test, and training capabilities. Learn more at http://www.tcomlp.com.

Government Security News Judge Chuck Brooks appointed to Adjunct Faculty at Master's in Applied Intelligence Program at Georgetown University

Chuck Brooks, MA ’81 was recently appointed to be Adjunct Faculty at Master's in Applied Intelligence Program at Georgetown University. Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Applied Intelligence program focuses on three key sectors, namely homeland security, law enforcement, and competitive business intelligence.

Chuck will be teaching a graduate course in Risk Management in Homeland Security. His course will provide students with the skills needed to assess and respond to an organization's exposure to risk as related to homeland security. Students will learn how to model, measure, and assess undesirable risks and reduce risks relevant to large organizations with public obligations across criminal justice disciplines and in public-private security collaborations.

Chuck is currently President Brooks Consulting International, a firm specializing in cybersecurity and emerging technologies strategy, branding, thought leadership, and marketing. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn” out of their 500 million members.  He is also an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues. Chuck has published more than 150 articles and blogs on cybersecurity and technology issues and is a frequent featured speaker at conferences.

Chuck has also judged five Government Security News Homeland Security Awards. In both 2017 and 2016, he was named “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Chuck’s professional industry affiliations include being the Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technology Committee, and as a member, Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group. He is on the Advisory Board, Center for Advancing Innovation, and has also served as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Chuck has served in government at The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering  security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. Earlier in his career he served a Special Assistant of the Director of Voice of America. He also was an Auxiliary Police Officer for Arlington County , Virginia.

Chuck was also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a course on Homeland Security and Congress.  He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.  

You can follow Chuck on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckbrooks/

And on Twitter @ChuckDBrooks

Preston Abbey Launches Solution for Secure Paperless Transfer of Government Classified Files

Preston Abbey PA-CFT eliminates the need for government personnel to manually feed secure fax machines and is compatible with Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol

 

 

RESTON, VA, 06 FEBRUARY 2018 – Preston Abbey, a developer of solutions for the secure transmission of confidential and sensitive documents, today introduced the     PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer), enabling government and defense agencies to transfer any classified files, including documents, photos, videos and maps, with the security of Secure Telephone Equipment (STE). When using Preston Abbey PA-CFT, transmitted files never leave a secure environment, thus providing a paperless solution that allows sensitive files to be sent electronically, dramatically reducing the risk of classified documents being compromised during the manual fax process.

 

“There is a pressing need for this type of solution due to the increasing number of attacks on Internet-based systems, such as email and databases, which represents a major threat to those in government who need to protect and secure classified information,” said David Shaw, President and co-founder of Preston Abbey.

 

Preston Abbey solutions accomplish the secure transmission of classified documents without the use of email, the Internet or any mechanism susceptible to eavesdropping or other interference by unauthorized parties, including foreign governments, terrorist groups, hackers and anyone who would leak sensitive material on public web sites.

 

Preston Abbey offers an effective migration path from obsolete or outdated secure fax equipment to a completely paperless operation, with little or no impact on the day-to-day operations of a government agency or its communications network. Preston Abbey solutions support the reliable connection of modern printer/scanner devices to replace legacy equipment and secure mission critical document exchange over existing communications channels, retaining the full advantages of STEs for confidentiality.

 

The full Preston Abbey product range meets the needs of civilian government and military agencies that rely on STEs and Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) to send and receive classified files and includes:

 

  • PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer)
    • The paperless solution
  • PA-LFR (Legacy Fax Replacement)
    • A cost-effective alternative to aging and often failing fax machines
  • PA-SAA (Stand Alone Application)
    • A software solution allowing connection of a STE to Windows or Mac

 

The Preston Abbey solutions allow the standard RS232 interface for STEs to seamlessly access the full features of the advanced software.

 

“It is abundantly clear that the emerging requirement for sensitive file transmission is to retain the faxing mechanism’s extraordinary security of a point-to-point, direct communication path, while avoiding the tedious need to handle physical documents,” said James Abbey, CEO and co-founder of Preston Abbey. “With PA-CFT, government users will become more efficient by being able to transfer documents to or from their computer directly without having to go through the time and trouble of manually operating a fax machine.”

The Preston Abbey PA-CFT will automatically determine the nature of the recipient device and make the appropriate technical arrangements. Designed with reliability in mind, the proprietary firmware is hardened against transmission errors or other communications problems and will optionally retry data that fails internal integrity checking. Preston Abbey solutions provide long-term dependability for secure document handling requirements, as well as an upgrade path for new features.

 

Preston Abbey solutions require minimum engineering changes or network alterations. They enable users of legacy equipment to migrate easily and effectively to modern, inexpensive paperless solutions. Speed is mandatory and is provided by mature platforms that Preston Abbey leverages to provide robust solutions for critical document handling. The Preston Abbey solutions are fully automated and feature a simple web interface, ensuring quick and easy configuration and set-up. Once installed, they will operate continuously without user intervention.

About Preston Abbey

Preston Abbey develops reliable, mission critical communications solutions that secure the connectivity and delivery of confidential and sensitive documents for government and DOD agencies. Headquartered in the heart of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's technology corridor, Preston Abbey has unparalleled experience, expertise and knowledge of secure fax technology for government deployments. For more information visit the website at: www.prestonabbey.com.

 

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Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the recent National Toxicology Program draft report on radiofrequency energy exposure

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- One part of the Food and Drug Administration's mission is to ensure the safety of electronic products that emit radiation, like televisions and cell phones. These types of products are part of Americans' daily life and we take our duty to protect consumers with the utmost gravity.

With cell phones, we have relied extensively on a myriad of scientific evidence developed over many years to help inform our regulatory thinking. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sets the standard for radiofrequency energy exposure limits from cell phones, the FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for scientific expertise and input regarding those standards.

We respect the recently released research conducted by our colleagues at the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which is part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences within the National Institutes of Health, on radiofrequency energy exposure. When we nominated this topic for study in 1999, there were limited epidemiological and long-term animal studies investigating the effects of radiofrequency energy exposure from cellular phones. Fortunately, since then, there have been hundreds of studies from which to draw a wealth of information about these technologies which have come to play an important role in our everyday lives. Taken together, all of this research provides a more complete picture regarding radiofrequency energy exposure that has informed the FDA's assessment of this important public health issue, and given us the confidence that the current safety limits for cell phone radiation remain acceptable for protecting the public health.

In this latest study, the NTP looked at the effects of high exposure to radiofrequency energy in rodents. It's important to understand that – as is commonly done in these types of risk assessment studies – the study was designed to test levels of radiofrequency energy exposures considerably above the current safety limits for cell phones to help contribute to what we already understand about the effects of radiofrequency energy on animal tissue. In fact, the current safety limits are set to include a 50-fold safety margin from observed effects of radiofrequency energy exposure. From the FDA's understanding of the NTP results, male rats that showed carcinogenic activity were exposed to a radiofrequency energy exposure rate that is much higher than the current safety standard. As our colleagues at NTP note in a statementissued earlier today, "the levels and duration of exposure to radiofrequency radiation were much greater than what people experience with even the highest level of cell phone use, and exposed the rodents' whole bodies. So, these findings should not be directly extrapolated to human cell phone usage."

Looking at the results in animals, the conclusions still require careful discussion, as our preliminary understanding of the NTP results is that the study found mostly equivocal, or ambiguous, evidence that whole body radiofrequency energy exposures given to rats or mice in the study actually caused cancer in these animals. There are additional unusual findings from the study, such as the exposed rats living longer than the control group rats, that we are assessing to understand how that may be relevant to the results. The FDA looks forward to participating in the peer review of this study in March, which is an important and crucial step in scientific research to assure the integrity and quality of the data and the conclusions that can be drawn from it. Public comment is welcome during this period and can be provided through the NTP's Federal Register notice.

As part of our work to assess this important public health and consumer safety issue, the FDA has reviewed many sources of scientific and medical evidence related to the possibility of adverse health effects from radiofrequency energy exposure in both humans and animals and will continue to do so as new scientific data are published. We have reviewed the 2016 interim NTP results and are currently reviewing the full set of data from the NTP draft final report. The FDA will work quickly to thoroughly review the data and consider any impact of this work within the context of the full body of scientific evidence on this exposure.

In the meantime, I want to underscore that based on our ongoing evaluation of this issue and taking into account all available scientific evidence we have received, we have not found sufficient evidence that there are adverse health effects in humans caused by exposures at or under the current radiofrequency energy exposure limits. Even with frequent daily use by the vast majority of adults, we have not seen an increase in events like brain tumors. Based on this current information, we believe the current safety limits for cell phones are acceptable for protecting the public health.

More information:
FDA: Cell phones 
NTP: Draft final report 
NTP: Federal Register docket

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices. The agency also is responsible for the safety and security of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, products that give off electronic radiation, and for regulating tobacco products.

Media Inquiries: Stephanie Caccomo, 301-348-1956, [email protected]  
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Atos Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America1. This is the first time that Atos has been recognized as a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.

Gartner evaluated 20 service providers that offer managed workplace services in North America based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

With more than 125 Managed Workplace Services (MWS) clients in North America alone, and hundreds more worldwide, Atos understands clients business needs and puts a high emphasis on customer satisfaction.

"We believe being named by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America validates our commitment to transform how workplace services are delivered to end users and how our Atos Digital Workplace offerings generate a differentiating value to our clients," said Michel-Alain Proch, Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO North America Operations, Atos.

Atos Digital Workplace is one of the four strategic pillars that Atos will focus on growing over the next three years. Delivered through an enhanced partnership ecosystem, it includes:

  • A secure, mobile workplace, available anytime, anywhere
  • Cloud based services (Workplace-as-a-service)
  • Consumer-like end-user support with the Help and Interaction Center and
  • Feature-rich communication and collaboration services (including Unify's OpenScape Cloud & Circuit products).

Atos is also named as a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe report2.

To read a complimentary copy of the full Gartner report, please go to https://pages.atos.net/gartner-mws/

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, North America, Daniel Barros, Helen Huntley, Karen A. Hobert, 23 January 2018.

2 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, Europe, David Groombridge, Claudio Da Rold, Federica Troni, Nikos Drakos, 3rd January 2018.

Disclaimer
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About Atos
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with approximately 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of around € 12 billion. European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, the Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Energy & Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

 

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Kroll Names Managing Director Benedetto Demonte North America Leader for Cyber Security and Investigations Practice

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Kroll ("the Company"), a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security, and incident response solutions, today announced the appointment of Managing Director Benedetto Demonte as North America Leader for Kroll's Cyber Security and Investigations Practice. In his expanded role as a member of Kroll's Global Cyber Security leadership team, Demonte will help ensure that clients benefit from seamless cyber security services in a world where cyber challenges can span the globe.

"Ben brings to each engagement a unique blend of exceptional technical expertise, a deep commitment to our clients, and the ability to forge highly productive working relationships both inside and outside of Kroll," said Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Global Cyber Security Practice Leader for Kroll. "Ben's appointment as North America Cyber Leader, joining APAC Cyber Leader Paul Jackson and EMEA Cyber Leader Andrew Beckett, underscores Kroll's holistic and global approach to helping our clients address complex cyber challenges, wherever and whenever they arise." 

As a Managing Director, Demonte serves clients on a daily basis with integrated services encompassing information security, cyber investigations, computer forensics, business continuity, disaster recovery, incident response, IT audit, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. Demonte leads the North America team of cyber investigators and digital forensic specialists in investigating client issues relating to large-scale information security reviews, data breach incident response, insider threats, investigations of computer security events, internet fraud, identity theft, and theft of intellectual property.

Demonte joined Kroll in 2012 after a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that spanned over two decades. During his career in the FBI, he served as a Senior Forensics Examiner and Assistant Director of the FBI's Regional Forensic Laboratory in New Jersey, where he managed a staff of more than 25 examiners. He also led a variety of complex cyber investigations, including technical analysis for national security, network intrusions, insider attacks, malware infections, internet fraud, child sexual exploitation, and theft of intellectual property.

Demonte is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Holy Family University, and holds the following certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE); and Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).

About Kroll:
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security and data and information management services. Headquartered in New York with more than 35 offices in 20 countries, Kroll has a multidisciplinary team of nearly 1,000 employees and serves a global clientele of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, non-profit institutions, government agencies and individuals. For more information visit www.kroll.com.

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Media Contact:
Infinite Global
Ada Oni-Eseleh
646-685-8075
[email protected]

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Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

SINGAPORE, Feb. 5, 201 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has completed qualification to military standards of a comprehensive weapons system for S-70M / S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters. Fully integrated with the aircraft's existing avionics, the system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or moving targets with high accuracy.

"Sikorsky has vastly simplified the complex task of placing rounds onto a target from standoff distances by calculating the complex ballistics required for effective airborne gunnery," said Bill Gostic, Sikorsky vice president of Global Military Systems & Services. "Once the weapons interfaces and electro-optical infrared sensor are integrated with the Black Hawk helicopter's existing controls and displays, international militaries can add external wings and weapons of choice in less than three hours to perform a range of medium attack missions."

In 2017, Sikorsky concluded a six-year development program of the weapons system, including two years of live fire tests at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Sikorsky's independent Qualification Assurance Board recently verified and validated the weapons system's effectiveness and conformance to operational safety, airworthiness and firing accuracy.

Weapons are carried by two external wings supporting four weapons stations, which can support any combination of fixed forward 50-cal (12.7mm) gun, 7- or 19-shot Hydra 70 rocket pods, or Hellfire air-to-ground missiles. Additionally, the qualified configuration features pilot-controlled fixed forward or crew served flex fire 7.62-mm mini-guns mounted to both cabin windows.

Once integrated for weapons delivery, the armed Black Hawk aircraft can be configured to perform a variety of medium attack missions:

  • Attack, armed escort, fire suppression: Carry full external weapons load, with ammunition pallets and auxiliary fuel tank inside the cabin
  • Troop transport and assault: Seat up to 10 troops and two window gunners with external wings (no ammunition pallets inside the cabin)
  • Anti-armor: Carry up to 16 laser guided missiles.

To engage with guns and rockets, the weapons system presents continuously updated targeting symbology to each pilot's helmet mounted display. By following the cues on the display, the pilot can maneuver the aircraft and engage the target. The system also provides target designation for laser-guided HELLFIRE missiles.

Available from Sikorsky, the Black Hawk weapons system can be tailored to customer preferences.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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Leidos Joins Forces with IBM, Unisys, and Verizon to Pursue the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete Service Management, Integration and Transport Program

RESTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2018 -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science leader, announced today it has joined forces with IBM, Unisys, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions to pursue the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete (NGEN-R) Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMI&T) program.

The team brings decades of experience supporting the federal government's evolving information technology (IT) needs. Leidos is the largest government systems integrator and the top provider of IT services and technical solutions to the U.S. Federal government. IBM has a track record of pioneering innovation, and houses one of the world's largest research and development organizations. Unisys builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most digitally demanding businesses and governments on earth. Verizon Enterprise Solutions is a leading provider of IT solutions to the Federal government, and is continually recognized for its portfolio of security, wireless, and network services. Combined, the team offers commercial best practices through research and development innovation, technology leadership, and the security expertise needed to provide a smooth transition to a future system that will achieve the Navy's critical modernization mission.

NGEN-R SMI&T will provide IT and support services to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN), and the Outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS) Navy Enterprise Network (ONE-Net). The team's breadth of experience and history of mission-focused IT solutions demonstrates its capability to support the Navy and Marines' global operations.

"Leidos is a leading global solutions integrator with a prominent portfolio among the international federal IT solutions and service providers," said Roger Krone, Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The merger with Lockheed Martin's former Information Systems & Global Solutions Business strengthened our scale to provide cost-effective, agile, and 'speed to mission' capabilities that solve our customers' most challenging problems. The Leidos team offers unmatched execution excellence, proven engineering rigor, and business analytics that can expertly support the Navy's critical missions anytime and anywhere."                 

About Leidos 
Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

 

Contact:    

Melissa Koskovich                 

Jennifer Moffett 

 

(571) 526-6850                  

(571) 526-6852

 

[email protected]                

[email protected]

 

SOURCE Leidos

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Security Market Analysis and Segment Forecasts, 2014-2017 & 2025 - Key Players are Anixter International, Tyco, Honeywell International, Inc.; FLIR Systems, Axis Communications & Senstar

The global security market is anticipated to reach USD 167.12 billion by 2025

The adoption of security systems is increasing as these systems offer high quality surveillance with optimized distortion. The illegal activities across the globe and stringent government regulations has led to a surge in the adoption of security systems.

Increasing competition in the market, owing to the introduction of advanced technologies, is driving the need for automation in organizations at various levels. In addition, the growing number of infrastructures across the globe has resulted in the increased demand for safety systems such as access control systems and video surveillance system for real time monitoring. As a result, the demand for security systems is anticipated to rise over the forecast period.

The video surveillance systems segment dominated the market in the year 2016. The increased use of cameras in various locations, such as airports, railway stations, and ports, for security purposes, is driving the demand for high-quality video cameras that enable effective monitoring. These systems have further been largely used by the military and defense sector for surveillance purposes.

The maintenance & support segment is anticipated to witness substantial growth, owing to the need for regular maintenance, post installation. The demand for these services is expected to increase over the forecast period. The increasing number of advancements in video capturing is encouraging providers to introduce new updates in minimal time with better quality. This is further creating an opportunity for market growth.

Further Key Findings From the Report Suggest:



  • The demand for security system has been increasing over the years, owing to the increasing awareness of safety concerns and adoption of advanced systems with real-time monitoring support
  • The governments of various nations such as the US, and Canada have initiated the implementation of security systems and are emphasizing on cross border safety.
  • The advanced systems help effectively monitor the surrounding activities with optimized power consumption
  • The suppliers are focusing on collaborations with other manufacturers for achieving enhanced product features and improved performance
  • The key players in the market are Anixter International, Inc.; Tyco International Plc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; FLIR Systems, Inc.; Axis Communications AB; and Senstar Corporation

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Research Scope & Assumptions
1.3 List of Data Sources

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Security Market - Industry Snapshot & Key Buying Criteria, 2014 - 2025
2.2 Global Security Market, 2014 - 2025 (USD Billion)

Chapter 3 Security Market - Industry Outlook
3.1 Market Segmentation and Scope
3.2 Market Size & Growth Prospects
3.3 Security Market - Value Chain Analysis
3.3.1 Vendor landscape
3.4 Security Market - Market Dynamics
3.4.1 Market driver analysis
3.4.1.1 Rise in terrorism and illegal activities across the globe
3.4.1.2 Stringent industry standards and government regulations
3.4.1.3 Increasing smart city infrastructures
3.4.2 Market restraints analysis
3.4.2.1 High costs of security systems
3.4.3 Market challenges analysis
3.4.3.1 Improving the reliability of security systems
3.5 Penetration and Growth Prospect Mapping
3.6 Security Market Company Market Share, 2016
3.7 Security Market - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.8 Security Market - PESTEL Analysis

Chapter 4 Security Market By System Outlook
4.1 Security Market Share By System, 2016 & 2025
4.2 Access Control Systems
4.3 Alarms & Notification Systems
4.4 Intrusion Detection Systems
4.5 Video Surveillance Systems
4.6 Barrier Systems
4.7 Other systems

Chapter 5 Security Market By Service Outlook
5.1 Security Market Share By Service, 2016 & 2025
5.2 System Integration & Consulting
5.3 Risk Assessment & Analysis
5.4 Managed Security Services
5.5 Maintenance & Support

Chapter 6 Security Market By End-use Outlook
6.1 Security Market Share By End-Use, 2016 & 2025
6.2 Government
6.3 Military & Defense
6.4 Transportation
6.5 Commercial
6.6 Industrial
6.7 Others

Chapter 7 Security Market By Region Outlook

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape

  • Axis Communications AB
  • Cias Elettronica Srl
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • PureTech Systems Inc.
  • RBtec Perimeter Security Systems
  • Senstar Corporation
  • Southwest Microwave Inc.
  • Tyco International Plc
  • United Technologies Corporation

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ASSA ABLOY Acquires Phoniro in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 2, 2018 - ASSA ABLOY has acquired Phoniro, the largest player within integrated digital key management solutions and alarm for homecare and nursing homes in the Nordic region.

"I am very pleased to welcome Phoniro into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Phoniro constitutes a strategic addition to the Group and reinforces our position in the market for elderly care," says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

"The addition of Phoniro to our company is the natural next step for us to further develop our dedicated organization in addressing the needs of specific verticals and scale solutions internationally, with a high level of recurring revenue," says Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President ASSA ABLOY and Head of business unit Hospitality.

Phoniro was founded in 2004. It is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden and has approximately 80 employees.

Sales for 2018 are expected to reach around SEK 175 million with a good EBIT margin and the acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.

For more information, please contact:
Johan Molin
President and CEO
tel. no: +46-8-506-485-42

Carolina Dybeck Happe
CFO and Executive Vice President
tel. no: +46-8-506-485-72

About ASSA ABLOY
ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales of SEK 71 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

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