Honeywell Appoints Olivier Rabiller To Continue As President And CEO Of Transportation Systems Business After It Spins
VILNIUS, Lithuania, April 23, 2018 -- Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced that their iris recognition algorithms were among the top scorers in the NIST Iris Exchange (IREX) IX evaluation. Neurotechnology's algorithm had the second best accuracy among all tested iris recognition algorithms for both verification (1:1) and identification (1:N) scenarios, and their accelerated iris identification algorithm was nearly 50 times faster than any other matcher in the IREX IX evaluation according to NIST's report.
"Once again the NIST IREX evaluation proved that our ongoing improvements in both accuracy and speed provide our customers with the best-performance solutions for real-time iris recognition biometric systems at any scale," said Dr. Justas Kranauskas, head of the biometric research department for Neurotechnology.
The only vendor to achieve higher accuracy results in this latest IREX evaluation processes iris images seven times slower, creates a roughly two-and-a-half times larger template and matches irises two times slower than Neurotechnology's VeriEye and MegaMatcher iris recognition algorithm in a verification scenario. In an identification scenario, the MegaMatcher Accelerator iris matching algorithm from Neurotechnology was 50 to 1000 times faster than any other algorithm in the top accuracy range.
Neurotechnology submitted top performing iris recognition algorithms in 2009, 2012 and 2013 IREX evaluations. For IREX IX, NIST evaluated 46 iris recognition algorithms from 13 commercial and research institutions in a large-scale identification task. As in past evaluations, Neurotechnology's algorithms continue to be among the most accurate for iris recognition while also being the fastest by a wide margin.
Also Neurotechnology has consistently achieved industry-leading results from NIST for fingerprint algorithms. In the latest MINEX III evaluation, Neurotechnology's fingerprint template generator algorithm ranked first in the interoperability category and the fingerprint matching algorithm ranked second. When combined, the two offer the most accurate, highspeed fingerprint recognition system.
Neurotechnology offers a full line of products for iris (VeriEye), fingerprint (VeriFinger), face (VeriLook) and voice (VeriSpeak) modalities as well as MegaMatcher SDK multibiometric technology, which includes all modalities in any combination. For very large, national-scale applications the company also offers turnkey solutions, including MegaMatcher ABIS and MegaMatcher Accelerator in Extreme, Extended, Standard and Development editions.
The entire Neurotechnology biometric product line can be purchased from Neurotechnology and through distributors worldwide. For more information, go to www.neurotechnology.com.
Neurotechnology is a developer of high-precision algorithms and software based on deep neural network (DNN) and other AI-related technologies. The company offers a range of products for biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification as well as AI, computer vision, object recognition and robotics. Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 130 products and version upgrades. More than 3000 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide. Neurotechnology's algorithms have achieved top results in independent technology evaluations, including NIST MINEX and IREX.
Engility unveils MetaSift™: Groundbreaking data analytics integration platform developed for intelligence community
TAMPA, Fla., April 23, 2018 -- Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) today unveiled MetaSift, a data analytics integration platform developed specifically to help the intelligence and defense communities better find actionable information in huge amounts of data. The company debuted MetaSift to leaders of the geospatial intelligence community at the GEOINT Symposium today in Tampa, Florida.
"Every day human analysts in the intelligence community and Department of Defense sift through enough data to fill the Library of Congress," said Lynn Dugle, Engility Chairman and CEO. "MetaSift is designed to meet the needs of agencies in analyzing, processing and managing large data sets, and then turning that into usable information. We address our customers' specific missions, systems and infrastructure rather than providing them a one-size-fits-all proprietary solution."
Human analysts often examine thousands of data "haystacks" to find one "needle" of key information. The data is typically spread through immense amounts and various types of data across multiple, unstructured formats, such as removable media, large network shares and complex databases.
Engility developed MetaSift to handle those challenges and more. The platform gives intelligence analysts automated content management processes and the means to identify information linkages not readily apparent to human users. Built on an open architecture, the platform uses source-agnostic tools to ingest, manage and quickly retrieve data.
Some of the platform's specific capabilities include:
- Applied AI and machine learning integration
- Knowledge management
- Multi-media analysis
- Content creation and collaboration
- Intelligence reporting
- Digital information management
Learn more about MetaSift at www.engility.co/metasift.
Engility (NYSE: EGL), a $2 billion technology leader, has thousands of employees around the world working to make a difference. Our history of delivering results for the defense, federal civilian, intelligence and space industries spans more than 60 years. We provide leading-edge solutions and services on Earth, in space and across cyber by leveraging expertise in systems engineering & integration, high performance computing, cybersecurity, readiness & training, enterprise modernization and mission operations support. To learn more about us, please visit www.engility.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has built two small, Polar Scout satellites for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Millennium Engineering and Integration. The satellites have flexible radio frequency receivers to help search and rescue teams locate emergency beacons in remote areas, such as the Arctic.
Raytheon assembled the small satellites at the company's advanced missile production facility in Tucson, Arizona. The smallsats are part of a project led by the U.S. Air Force Operationally Responsive Space program to show how they can be built efficiently and cost effectively.
"With our automated production lines, Raytheon can produce highly reliable, small satellites quickly and affordably," said Dr. Thomas Bussing, Raytheon Advanced Missile Systems vice president. "Because our advanced manufacturing facilities are flexible, we can build small satellites or satellite components designed by Raytheon or another company."
Small satellites are less expensive and can be produced more quickly than large geostationary satellites. Operating from lower orbits, the smallsats apertures and sensors can meet mission requirements normally accomplished by larger satellites.
"Because of its innovative technology and advanced production facilities, Raytheon has been the ideal partner for this program," said George Moretti, Millennium Engineering and Integration executive director.
In addition to Millennium, Raytheon worked with Rincon Research and Space Dynamics Laboratories to develop and produce the Polar Scout satellites. The smallsats are scheduled to be launched into lower Earth orbit later this year.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
WASHINGTON, The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, due to inclusion of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) within the bill, failed by three votes to reach the 60 votes needed in the United States Senate to end debate and move to a vote on final passage. While the vote tally reflected bipartisan support for the Coast Guard authorization bill with VIDA included, the votes against included several senators who were previously supporters of VIDA, either in this Congress or the previous Congress: Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), Sen. Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts), Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).
In response to the vote, Thomas A. Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators, stated:
"The outcome of yesterday's vote on VIDA was a great disappointment to the men and women of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, who work tirelessly to support homeland security and to deliver annually over 760 million tons of vital commodities that drive our economy.
"VIDA is both critically important and thoughtfully balanced legislation. Currently, commercial vessels navigating American waters are subject to a patchwork of conflicting vessel discharge regulations issued by two federal agencies and 25 states. Our government does not require airplanes, trains or trucks to disrupt transit, switch out technologies and take on exceedingly high costs to meet a different environmental standard every time the vehicle crosses state lines. To require this of commercial vessels defies common sense and threatens the viability of maritime commerce – the most environmentally friendly mode of cargo transport – throughout the country, including in states like Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia.
"VIDA replaces today's unsustainable system with one under which the Coast Guard administers a single federal ballast water discharge standard, but maintains as that standard one that the EPA and National Academy of Sciences have deemed the most stringent currently available, and that can be raised over time as technology improves. The approach taken by VIDA is the reason it is supported by over 320 organizations representing U.S. and international vessel owners and operators; fishing vessel, passage vessel and charterboat operators; labor unions; marine terminals and port authorities; national business organizations; and industries that rely on maritime shipping to transport essential cargoes in domestic and international commerce. This legislation solves a serious regulatory problem while protecting the environment – a point on which at least 60 senators had agreed for many months, until yesterday.
"We remain committed to working on a bipartisan basis to see VIDA enacted into law, and we call on the Senate to resolve any outstanding issues before adjourning for Memorial Day recess. The American maritime workforce, which urgently needs the balanced, common sense regulatory relief that VIDA provides, deserves no less."
The American Waterways Operators is the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which operates on the rivers, the Great Lakes, and along the coasts and in the harbors of the United States. Barge transportation serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly and most economical mode of freight transportation. For more information about AWO, please visit www.americanwaterways.com.
Raytheon, Virsec establish alliance to protect government and critical infrastructure from advanced cyberattacks
DULLES, Va., April 23, 2018 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced an alliance with Virsec to bring commercial cybersecurity tools to global government and critical infrastructure customers. Combined with Raytheon's decades of cybersecurity defense expertise, Virsec's patented Trusted Execution™ technology protects networks by detecting deviations in software applications caused by cyber intrusions.
"Critical infrastructure – from the electrical grid to transportation – is under assault, and hackers are evading conventional security defenses," said John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity and Special Missions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Commercial tools from companies like Virsec can help bridge the gap for our global government and commercial customers and provide effective protection against the growing cyber threat."
Trusted Execution protects against attacks on critical systems that bypass conventional network security tools using advanced hacking techniques and memory exploits. Commercially available, this technology protects memory and processes in real-time and instantly detects deviations in software applications. This deterministic process blocks attacks within milliseconds, providing precise forensics at every step.
"It's time to change the equation for security and deliver better protection for our most critical infrastructure," said Atiq Raza, CEO of Virsec. "Our philosophy is simple – rather than eternally chasing elusive threats, we need to take the guess-work out of cybersecurity and stop attacks, at the application level, in real-time."
Based in San Jose, California, Virsec was founded on the belief that a new model is required to counter today's advanced threats. The company is led by industry veterans who have driven one of the world's top processor teams, and created innovative technology in network security, embedded systems and real-time memory systems. The team has broad leadership experience at multiple leading cybersecurity and information technology companies, as well a long list of high-growth start-ups. More information and demos are available at www.virsec.com.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.