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Honeywell Appoints Olivier Rabiller To Continue As President And CEO Of Transportation Systems Business After It Spins

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Olivier Rabiller has been appointed to continue to lead Transportation Systems as President and CEO after it spins into a standalone, publicly traded company between now and the end of the third quarter. Olivier has led Transportation Systems since July 2016, capping a series of increasingly large leadership roles he has held since joining Honeywell in 2002.

 

"Olivier is a highly effective leader who is well-respected in the automotive industry and has played a key role in the sustained outperformance of his business within Honeywell. We are excited about what Transportation Systems will accomplish as an independent company under Olivier's leadership," said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Darius Adamczyk. "Transportation Systems is a global leader in turbocharger technologies, and it is rapidly expanding its range of technologies to meet the needs of vehicles with electrified powertrains – these include eBoosting solutions, and high-performance electric compressors for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The business is also introducing leading software solutions that monitor vehicle performance and health, and offer state-of-the-art cybersecurity."

 

Prior to Rabiller's current role, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Transportation Systems for High Growth Regions, Business Development, and Aftermarket, for two years. Prior to that, he served two years as Vice President and General Manager, Transportation Systems Aftermarket. Earlier positions within Honeywell included roles as the Vice President of Sourcing for Transportation Systems for three years; Vice President of Customer Management for Passenger Vehicles at Honeywell Turbo Technologies; Vice President, European Sales and Customer Management; and Director of Marketing and Business Development for the European region. Rabiller joined Honeywell in 2002 as Senior Program Manager and Business Development Manager for Turbo Technologies EMEA. He also served for seven years at Renault in Customer Services, Engine Project Management and Purchasing. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Nantes and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in French, English and Portuguese.

 

"It is an honor to have this opportunity to lead our business with its extremely talent workforce and world-class technology portfolio into the post-spin era," Rabiller said. "We look forward to continuing to work with our customers and suppliers to advance the state of the art in the vehicle industry, all for the benefit of drivers who are seeking the utmost in performance and efficiency."

 

On October 10, 2017, Honeywell announced its intention to separately spin off the Transportation Systems business, as well as its Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, into two standalone, publicly traded companies. The planned Transportation Systems spin is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2018. The planned Homes spin is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

 

The new Transportation Systems business will be a global leader in turbocharger technologies with best-in-class engineering capabilities for a broad range of engine types across global automobile, truck and other vehicle markets. The business is expected to have annualized revenue of approximately $3 billion, a high-yield credit rating, and approximately 6,500 employees. Transportation Systems currently serves more than 150 countries and develops more than 100 new applications each year.

 

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

Neurotechnology Iris Recognition Algorithms Among Top Rankings in NIST IREX IX Evaluation

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.

About Neurotechnology

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.

About Engility

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.

Raytheon builds small satellites for Department of Homeland Security

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.

About Raytheon
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, C5Iproducts and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

The American Waterways Operators Responds to Senate Vote Against Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

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."

About AWO

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."

About Virsec

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.

About Raytheon

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.

Mexico strengthens border with SITA biometrics

The Federal Government of Mexico is strengthening border control by automating the entry process with the introduction of SITA’s Automated Border Control kiosks. The new kiosks will use biometric technology to capture fingerprints to verify passengers’ identities and improve national security.

Mexico iBorders kiosksSITA has rolled out 100 kiosks across three major airports. These international airports, in Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos, are operated by three airport companies – Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México (AICM), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP). SITA is the systems integrator across the project delivering to the needs of all the Mexican authorities and the private enterprises in the various locations.

Enrique De la Madrid, Secretary General, SECTUR, the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, said: “As visitor numbers at international airports grow, the need for migration agents grows as well, but we have the technology to help us overcoming that challenge. This automation will ensure security and facilitate the arrival of visitors to the country."

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary General, SCT, the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation, said: “The installation of these kiosks represents another example of the implementation of state-of-the-art technology in Mexico, aimed at preserving the safety of people and their goods, as well as facilitating activities related to aviation. Automating the entry of domestic and foreign passengers who do not require a visa is achieved by capturing biometric data (fingerprints, photography and scanning of the passport), which quadruples the capacity of passenger attention for each migration agent."

Elbson Quadros, SITA Vice President, Latin America, said: “This is an exciting development in Mexico. The country is well known for its tourism and our automated border control kiosks will improve the experience for passengers at these key airports. As with most border management operations, making this improvement involves many government agencies working together with various airport operators. SITA is the integrator working with all parties, drawing on our decades of border automation experience with more than 40 governments worldwide, to deliver a secure and seamless passenger journey in Mexico.”

Initially, the SITA automated border control kiosks will be used to securely identify passengers as they enter the country. In time, they will facilitate the full admission process for Mexican citizens and those non-citizens who do not require a visa for entry. Arriving passengers will use the kiosks to provide standard travel information to the authorities, place their hand to be scanned for fingerprints and then once their identity is verified against the INM (National Institute of Immigration) database they will be given the all clear to enter the country.

Automating the entry process will help speed up passenger processing while maintaining high levels of security. SITA border technology enables governments to clear large numbers of passengers in record time. Travelers from up to five SITA iBorders® BorderAutomation ABCKiosks can be managed from just one immigration counter and these kiosks have been shown to reduce the time passengers spend in line by as much as 40%.

Gerardo Garcia, Commissioner to INM, the National Institute of Immigration, said: “Automation increases security and efficiency. Increased numbers of low-risk passengers are processed quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively while we maintain the security and integrity of our border. By automating the arrival process using SITA’s world-class biometric kiosks, we will improve the speed and accuracy of checks of passengers arriving in Mexico.”

The full rollout across Mexico City, Cancun and Los Cabos International airports is now complete and the 100 SITA kiosks are expected to securely process close to eight million arrivals in the first year.

Expert Providers Deliver School Emergency Management Solution

VINELAND, N.J., April 12, 2018 -- ComTec Cloud, Division of ComTec Systems Inc., and Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley announced today that they have standardized the design and installation of a new Education Security and Monitoring System to provide advanced security and enhanced communications for schools.

"ComTec is proud to continue our legacy of providing leading technology solutions to the educational community," said Mike Vertolli, President of ComTec Systems. ComTec Cloud Services built the iConnect-EDU platform and integrated ALERT Advanced Layered Emergency Response Tools modules for enhanced safety and communications: from automatically locking down the school and integrated emergency paging, to in-building signage, we are helping to protect our students and community."

The offering includes hardware and software to trigger an emergency response; an emergency notification system; integration with core systems including access control, Sonitrol Intrusion Detection with live audio feeds to the Sonitrol central station, the phone system, and the school public address system; and strobe lights, emergency buttons, and signage within the buildings. The emergency notification solution is integrated with a smartphone app to communicate with parents, students, and staff.

"This solution leverages the full capabilities of Sonitrol. After over 53 years in the security industry, Sonitrol has delivered services to over 12,000 schools nationally and over 400 in PA, NJ, and DE.  With the launch of our school alerting solution, we are offering an array of cutting-edge safety tools that better enable school districts to offer the best information to emergency responders, staff, parents, and students in the event of a situation," said Joe Allen, Vice-President/Owner of Sonitrol. "With 24x7 live monitoring and the active alerting system, this will give parents peace of mind."

The notification technology provides needed information on a timely basis.  With both SMS and in-app notifications, the system is a powerful way to communicate in a controlled manner.  The system allows one-way alerts, for example, a late opening message, and also enables two-way communications, for instance, the athletic staff can acknowledge that they will turn on the field lights.  Authorized users can push a message to thousands or a few individuals, and require acknowledgment or reply if necessary.

"We always wanted Cumberland County TEC to be at the forefront of technology and safety.  CCTEC was designed to represent the best technology in a next generation school.  We have done a great deal of research on the technology options for this solution.  ComTec's integrated mass notification system combined with Sonitrol's security and safety offering has delivered the community a state of the art platform that has exceeded all expectations," said Gene Mercoli, Business Administrator of Cumberland County Technology Education Center. "ComTec and Sonitrol worked well with Garrison Architects and Pennoni Associates to design the solution into our infrastructure.  This enhanced communications technology will deliver real-time information to emergency responders, staff, parents, and even students. The ability for the school to require acknowledgment to notifications will positively impact our daily activities."

To learn about this exciting solution, please join us for an interactive event with lunch on Thursday, April 26th at Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ at 900 Kennedy Blvd from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  RSVP with Claudia at 877-652-3060 or [email protected]

About ComTec
ComTec Systems has been delivering technology solutions since 1988 and has evolved into one of the fastest growing and most successful business telecommunications and managed cloud services providers. ComTec Systems has four divisions— ComTec Cloud Services, ComTec Consulting, ComTec USA and ComTec Financial Services. Together they provide clients with the latest technologies to address their essential business needs. More information at https://ComTecCloud.net.

About Sonitrol
Since 1964, Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley has been the trusted name for providing security to businesses and Educational Facilities in North America, with a combination of human know-how and the latest technology.  We often catch criminals before they gain entry to our customers' facilities.  Sonitrol Security of Delaware Valley provides unique audio intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and fire detection systems, and has assisted in over 176,000 documented apprehensions.  More information at https://sonitrolde.com.

About Cumberland County Technology Education Center

Cumberland County Technology Education Center (CCTEC) is a four-year vocational public high school located in Bridgeton, New Jersey that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from across Cumberland County, New Jersey, operating as part of the Cumberland County Vocational School District.  More information at https://www.cumberland.tec.nj.us

Netwrix Adds Data Discovery and Classification Functionality to Netwrix Auditor

IRVINE, Calif., April 12, 2018 -- Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today announced the release of Netwrix Auditor – Data Discovery and Classification Edition. The new edition provides complete visibility into where sensitive files are, what content is inside them, who can access these files and who actually uses them, so organizations can mitigate the risk of data breaches and prove the effectiveness of their security controls.

Netwrix Auditor – Data Discovery and Classification Edition was developed in partnership with Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation. The solution empowers risk, compliance, data security officers and IT security pros to prioritize their efforts and secure data in accordance with its value or sensitivity. It enables them to mitigate the risk of PII, PHI, PCI and IP being stored outside dedicated locations and apply controls and policies consistently and accurately, so their organization can ensure both data security and regulatory compliance.

The key features include:

  • Deep insight into sensitive data
    New predefined reports provide visibility into where sensitive files are, what content is inside them, who can access the files and who actually uses them. Subscriptions automate report delivery to any stakeholders.
  • Fast and accurate search of sensitive data
    The new edition empowers you to quickly hone in on files containing very specific information —without any downtime or having to create new rules. For example, you can quickly find all personal data related to an individual in order to comply with the GDPR's "right to be forgotten."
  • Reusable index
    A unique ability to accumulate complex, multi-term metadata — not based on phrases, proximity, keywords or pre-configured taxonomies — eliminates the need to re-index the entire data repository whenever a classification rule is added or changed.
  • Predefined and custom discovery rules
    Out-of-the-box rules for identifying data protected by GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA and other regulations simplify the discovery process. Granular settings can be customized to find the exact data that matters to the business.
  • Statistical, concept-based analysis
    Statistical analysis of multi-word concepts ensures a better understanding of the sensitive information patterns specific to the organization and provides more relevant results than are possible by relying solely on keywords and semantic analysis.
  • Incremental indexing
    New files and changes to existing files are automatically detected and quickly indexed and classified, without full re-collection.

"One of the most significant aspects of data protection is the ability to prioritize your security efforts to ensure your business-critical data is under close surveillance. Apart from dealing with evolving cyber threats, organizations now have to ensure compliance with the GDPR and provide hard evidence that sensitive files are not overexposed and data is processed securely. Netwrix Auditor – Data Discovery and Classification Edition can help companies gain a high-level view of what's going on with their sensitive data and easily understand which data requires more attention, so they can improve the effectiveness of their security strategies and increase business value," said Steve Dickson, CEO of Netwrix.

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid IT environments to protect data regardless of its location. The platform provides security intelligence to identify security holes, detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns in time to prevent real damage.

Netwrix Auditor – Data Discovery and Classification Edition is available worldwide starting April 12, 2018. Learn more: https://www.netwrix.com/data_discovery_and_classification.html

Raytheon contracted to demonstrate Army mobile intelligence platform

STERLING, Va. -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to demonstrate the company's commercially available mobile intelligence platform that will allow soldiers to quickly collect and access information on the battlefield.

This commercial laptop-based platform, called the FoXTEN, may be considered as a future mobile component of the Army's Distributed Common Ground System. DCGS is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system that enables deployed soldiers to collect, process and display intelligence information from a variety of sources and sensors. The Army is upgrading their existing DCGS system with a series of new components and capabilities, including the mobile platform.

"Our soldiers need real-time access to intelligence and surveillance data, and FoXTEN is designed to get that information to and from the most remote edges of the battlefield," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "We'll be bringing our deep experience integrating the best commercial software into a system our soldiers can trust to keep them constantly aware of threats and give them the advantage they need to win on any battlefield."

Under the contract awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Raytheon will demonstrate the company's FoXTEN software product, which can be loaded onto a commercially procured laptop and easily deployed and used by soldiers operating in the field. FoXTEN quickly connects warfighters to intelligence from various sources, giving them the real time information they need to make mission decisions across all battle domains. FoXTEN, when loaded onto a laptop, is lightweight, requires little power and can operate at low-transmission speeds.

"Our system is intuitive, easy to use and only takes eight hours of training compared to the current system," said Probert. "It's also completely open, allowing the Army to integrate new capabilities from any developer. The system is designed from the ground up to be easily upgraded so our soldiers always have the best technology and intelligence in their hands."

The Army will conduct a series of operational tests of the FoXTEN software over the next year before making a final procurement decision.

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