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General Dynamics Awarded $176 Million Contract from U.S. Coast Guard for Support of the Rescue 21 System — Press Release

Contract provides for the system maintenance and related management services needed to keep the life-saving Rescue 21 system operational and technically current.

TAUNTON, Mass., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide ongoing sustainment services for the national Rescue 21 search and rescue system. General Dynamics, the prime contractor for the system’s design, development and deployment, will continue to provide field service personnel, technical support and maintenance of the system. Rescue 21 currently comprises 232 fixed towers and related facilities that enable the Coast Guard to monitor the nation’s coastline and inland waterways; it also serves as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s first nationwide command, control and communications network. The four-year contract has a total potential value of $176 million if all options are exercised.

“The Rescue 21 system’s 232 fixed towers have enabled life-saving assistance for countless boaters from Seattle to Key West to Massachusetts and many points in between,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “With this award we will continue our collaboration and support of the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system and its expanding role within the Department of Homeland Security.”

The Rescue 21 system will be a network of 32 Coast Guard sector command centers, 167 stations and more than 260 fixed towers located along U.S. waterways and the shores of the Great Lakes, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Using advanced direction-finding technologies and digital communications, the Coast Guard rapidly and efficiently responds to emergency calls from mariners while coordinating with federal, state and local law enforcement and first responders. The system also supports the Coast Guard’s homeland security missions that include drug interdiction, defense readiness, marine environmental protection and law enforcement.

More information on the Rescue 21 system and border security solutions by General Dynamics C4 Systems is available online at www.gdc4s.com/Rescue21.

Additional information is available online about General Dynamics C4 Systems at www.gdc4s.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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SAIC to Support Homeland Security Move

Just like the Department of Defense has gone through with its several Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rounds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is also moving. This time after a decade in existence to a new, permanent headquarters in the Washington D.C. area. Currently the DHS is in several different buildings scattered around the capital. The DHS move to the two new complexes of buildings will take several months, involve 22 agencies and requires millions of dollars in support.

SAIC (SAIC) has been able to earn a sub-contract from the prime supporting the move, General Dynamics (GD), worth over $90 million. This would be if all seven option years are exercised. The contract will help in establishing the necessary IT infrastructure for the complex.

The BRAC moves allowed niche contractors to gain a great deal of business in construction, IT support and physically accounting for and moving equipment. GD and SAIC will be doing the same for the DHS.

GD total contract has a value that could reach almost $900 million.

The SAIC IT contract also has the potential to lead to bigger and better contracts providing IT and other support after the move is complete and the DHS settled in it’s new headquarters.

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General Dynamics Wins DHS IT Contract

After a lengthy protest and a new contest General Dynamics (GD) was able to win an IT support contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The company will support the building of the agency’s new headquarters and the move and integration of its employees into the facility.

Total value of the award could be up to $876 million as it also covers some time of dedicated support to the DHS. The original contract, though, won by Northrop Grumman (NOC) was much larger, lasting ten years and potentially worth over $2 billion.

After the award to Northrop late last year several of the losing bidders protested. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) upheld the protests and decided that a new contract should be awarded. This led to a new source selection process this spring with Northrop being the winner.

The new contract is much smaller as it was decided to de-scope the work and also eliminate many of the years of support after completion of the move. This means that in a few years there will be another contest to do that work and offers hope to Northrop that they can win that to counter the loss of the original contract.

The Federal Government stills has a hard time doing major IT work in-house and relies on large contracts such as this to carry out that work. There has been much discussion of the best way to move this work within the civil service but it has often foundered on how to integrate IT pay scales into the more rigid GS pay system. IT as illustrated does remain a significant contract cost for all parts of the Federal government as no matter what work they do from buying weapons to processing taxes they need IT support.

This area will remain a major market for the near future.

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CH Products Presents New Desktop Training Solutions at ITEC 2011 — Press Release

CH Products Presents New Desktop Training Solutions at ITEC 2011

Company to exhibit in booth #614

VISTA, California – CH Products’ Reaper Ground Control Simulator (RGCS) is an affordable single USB, plug and play desktop training device designed to meet the training needs of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Currently approved and in use by the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, this industrial quality mobile desktop unit offers identical form / fit / function of the MQ-9 Reaper Ground Control Station.

Also in development and shown as operational “proof of concepts” are replicas of the A-10C H.O.T.A.S. and traditional helicopter cyclic and collective controls. These USB devices demonstrate CH Products ability to emulate any military-styled controllers for use in professional desktop training applications.

Europe’s largest Defense Training and Simulation Conference, ITEC 2011, in Cologne, Germany May 10-12th, will showcase demonstrations of the RGCS with the MQ-9 Reaper Mission Training Device (MTD), Simulator, by SDS International , as well as the A-10 and helicopter controls with The Fighter Collection’s “The Battle Simulator” – STAND A108.

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About CH Products

CH Products is a leading manufacturer of industrial joysticks, trackballs and handgrip controllers and offers a complete range of COTS USB PC controllers for both general aviation and combat simulation and well as special order high fidelity controllers to meet your training needs. CH Products’ Industrial offerings are customizable while its commercial line of H.O.T.A.S., yokes, and rudder pedals are recognized as the most realistic desktop PC fight simulation controllers available.

CH Products controllers are produced in our 80,000 sq. foot vertically integrated facility in Southern California. CH Products is a member of the APEM Group, a global manufacturer of electro-mechanical switch products since 1952 with 13 manufacturing facilities on 4 continents.

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Dynasil Corporation Wins Homeland Security Award for Radiation Detection

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WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The research division, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), of Dynasil Corporation (NASDAQ GM:DYSL) has been named a 2011 Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s small business winner for radiation and nuclear detection. This award is one of DHS’s small business awards for innovative achievement and commitment to national security. Dr. Kanai Shah, Vice President of RMD, received the award on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at a ceremony held by DHS at the GSA au



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Intergraph® Government Solutions to Advance Base Security and Incident Response at Fort Benning, Georgia — Press Release

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Intergraph® Government Solutions to Advance Base Security and Incident Response at Fort Benning, Georgia

ntegrated technology delivers common operating picture for anti-terrorism/force protection missions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Directorate of Emergency Services and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort Benning, Georgia the third largest Army base in the continental United States, will deploy a suite of integrated public safety and security software from Intergraph® Government Solutions to advance base-wide security and incident response efforts.

By enhancing Fort Benning’s existing incident management system with the latest Intergraph public safety and security software, response personnel and incident commanders will have access to an integrated decision-support system that will facilitate sharing of real-time incident information. The integrated decision-support system will empower first responders and incident commanders to detect, assess and respond to a variety of threats and incidents.

An Intergraph customer for more than fifteen years, Fort Benning will enhance their existing Intergraph incident management system as part of the United States Department of Defense Installation Emergency Management (IEM) program, which specifies parameters for increasing security and incident response at all U.S. military bases worldwide. In addition, the new system will also ensure Fort Benning’s compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), a Department of Homeland Security directive for improving prevention, preparedness, response recovery and mitigation capabilities and coordination processes across the country.

Upon deployment of the Intergraph technologies, the system will incorporate first response, force protection and incident command capabilities into a single geospatial common operating picture to promote strategic decision-making. Additionally, it will enable the commander to direct response, analyze existing anti-terrorism and force protection missions, and perform required reporting to demonstrate compliance with IEM and NIMS. The system, which will extend across the border between Georgia and Alabama, provides interoperability and multi-jurisdictional capabilities among local and state response agencies for effective and efficient incident management and response.

“Each day, more than 107,000 people live and work at Fort Benning, a number that will increase by at least 35,000 in the coming months due to Base Realignment and Closure initiatives,” said Bob Brown, director, Plans, Training Mobilization & Security. “By deploying the latest Intergraph software and professional services expertise, and through the addition of dispatchers and mobile data terminals in police and fire vehicles, Fort Benning’s emergency responders and incident commanders are well-positioned to prevent, mitigate and respond to a variety of threats to promote the safety and security for all who live and work on base.”

“Intergraph Government Solutions proudly supports eleven United States Army bases with its integrated public safety and security software and we are honored to continue our long-standing relationship with Fort Benning,” said Brig. Gen. Jack Pellicci, U.S. Army (Ret.), President and CEO, Intergraph Government Solutions. “By increasing their decision-support capabilities through a common operating picture delivered through Intergraph software, Fort Benning’s security and response personnel are empowered to overcome the challenges associated with today’s anti-terrorism and force protection missions.”

About Intergraph Government Solutions

Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) provides geospatially powered solutions to the U.S. government and defense, intelligence, and security agencies. A wholly owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corporation, IGS builds on Intergraph’s forty year history of providing the U.S. government with offerings built on open standards to organize vast amounts of data for fast, effective operational and emergency decision-making. IGS’ solutions for anti-terrorism and force protection, enterprise information management, maintenance and installation management, cyber and border security, geospatial intelligence production and exploitation, and motion video exploitation provide actionable intelligence for situational awareness and mission success. For more information, visit www.intergraphgovsolutions.com.

© 2011 Intergraph Government Solutions Corp. All rights reserved. Intergraph Government Solutions and the Intergraph Government Solutions logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Government Solutions Corp. Intergraph and the Intergraph logo are registered trademarks of Intergraph Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Visualant Subsidiary TransTech Systems Obtains Exclusive Department of Homeland Security Distribution Deal

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a pioneer provider of industry-leading color-based identification and diagnostic solutions, an emerging leader in security and authentication systems technology and distributor of a wide variety of security solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce that TransTech Systems has become the exclusive distributor to the US Federal Government of a new custom-developed proximity card programmer



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BAE Systems to Provide Security Services to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under $650 Million Contract

February 24, 2011 by · Comment
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems is extending its security services to the U.S. government as part of a $650 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Under the contract, which has four other awardees, the company is eligible to bid on a series of task orders for services over five years. BAE Systems provides similar capabilities to the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other customers



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AS&E Receives $14 Million U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security R&D Award for Next Generation Non-Intrusive Inspection Air Cargo System

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BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”) (NASDAQ: ASEI) a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a $14 million contract award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s CanScan Program to design and build a non-intrusive inspection (NII) system for air cargo. The first phase of the contract has been funded for $2.2 million. This next ge



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Tutor Perini Corporation Announces $23 Million Task Order Award for a U.S. Coast Guard Hangar

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SYLMAR, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, today announced that it was recently awarded a $23.5 million task order under a previously announced Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard multiple award construction contract (MACC). The project is for design and construction of an aircraft Hangar at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MA. The hangar project includes the design and construction of hangar s



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CACI Awarded $29 Million Prime Contract to Support Customs and Border Protection for Department of Homeland Security

November 30, 2010 by · Comment
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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a $29 million task order to support the Passenger System Program Office (PSPO) of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency. The work was awarded through the EAGLE contract vehicle’s Functional Category 5 (Management Support Services) and is for five years (one base year, four option years). This new business for CACI expands the support t



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CBRNE Defense 2011 Summit Confronts the US Threat of Future Attacks

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces the sixth annual CBRNE Defense Summit scheduled for February 14-16, 2011 in the Washington DC area. IDGA’s 6th Annual CBRNE Defense will provide attendees with a forum to better understand how to prevent, detect, protect and respond to CBRNE threats. The premier event in CBRNE defense brings together the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Se



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CBRNE Defense 2011 Summit Confronts the US Threat of Future Attacks

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announces the sixth annual CBRNE Defense Summit scheduled for February 14-16, 2011 in the Washington DC area. IDGA’s 6th Annual CBRNE Defense will provide attendees with a forum to better understand how to prevent, detect, protect and respond to CBRNE threats. The premier event in CBRNE defense brings together the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Se



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CSC Names Knight Point Systems Subcontractor of the Year for Department of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Division

October 25, 2010 by · Comment
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FALLS CHURCH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CSC announced today that Knight Point Systems won CSC’s Department of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Division, Subcontractor of the Year award.



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Dynasil Receives Additional U.S. Department of Homeland Security Award of $2 Million to Advance Nuclear Detection Capabilities

October 12, 2010 by · Comment
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WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dynasil Corporation of America (OTCBB: DYSL) today announced that the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (“DNDO”) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“Homeland Security”) awarded Dynasil’s subsidiary, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (“RMD”), funding totaling $2.0 million for the advancement of its new high performance nuclear threat detector materials, which are potentially important additions to the nation’s homeland security arsenal. The Company’s



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FedSources Releases “Agency Drivers” for the Department of Homeland Security

October 12, 2010 by · Comment
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MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FedSources releases “Agency Drivers” and detailed budget information for the Department of Homeland Security.



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GTSI’s Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Brown Technology Group Approved by the Department of Homeland Security

September 20, 2010 by · Comment
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HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI), a systems integrator, solutions and services provider to the government, today announced its Mentor-Protégé Agreement with Brown Technology Group, LLC has been approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. GTSI will provide Brown with developmental assistance designed to enhance Brown’s capabilities at DHS and provide beneficial business development opportunities for both com



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AtHoc Congratulates U.S. Coast Guard on Winning Government Computer News’ Award for Emergency Mass Notification System Based on AtHoc Technology — Press Release

AtHoc Congratulates U.S. Coast Guard on Winning Government Computer News’ Award for Emergency Mass Notification System Based on AtHoc Technology

nnovative AtHoc IWSAlerts Net-Centric Technology Can Send Emergency Alerts and Critical Information to U.S. Coast Guard Personnel and Partners

San Mateo, Calif. (September 15, 2010) AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today congratulates the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for receiving the Government Computer News (GCN) Agency Award for its enterprise-wide Alert and Warning System 2.0 (AWS 2.0).

The USCG is being recognized by GCN for “Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government” for its AWS 2.0, which is built on AtHoc’s IWSAlerts™ net-centric emergency mass notification solution. The system is being used by more than 100 Coast Guard facilities to send alerts to 50,000 Coast Guard personnel and the maritime community. The system is the first of its kind within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is utilizing the same technology and architecture that has been recognized as best practice within the Department of Defense (DoD).

“The U.S. Coast Guard is to be commended for its approach in using innovative IP-based mass notification technology that enables the agency to meet its missions effectively,” said Guy Miasnik, president and CEO of AtHoc. “AtHoc has experienced a collaborative partnership with the Coast Guard, and this award shows the depth of the team’s commitment to equip USCG personnel and their partners with a net-centric mass notification system to support the safeguarding of people and property. AtHoc IWSAlerts is the standard for the Navy’s emergency mass notification system and currently deployed across many DoD and DHS agencies, protecting more than 1.5 million military and homeland security personnel.”

“AWS 2.0 demonstrates an adoption of an innovative network-centric security and emergency communications system that can reach 50,000 USCG personnel and maritime industry members in minutes, thereby greatly enhancing the USCG’s ability to accomplish its many missions,” said USCG Lt. Commander Ted Kim. “AWS 2.0 can automate personnel recall and continuity of operations and can manage personnel accountability in emergencies. Most recently, the AtHoc-based system was used extensively to support the Coast Guard’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”

AtHoc IWSAlerts provides a comprehensive, unified net-centric system for USCG that allows the agency to manage alert dissemination across multiple communications channels and devices, including telephony alerting, e-mail, SMS text messaging and other devices to help the USCG protect people and property in harm’s way. AWS 2.0 can notify active duty, reserve, auxiliary, civilian, maritime industry partners and other government agencies; can automate personnel recall and continuity of operations; and can manage personnel accountability in emergencies. This unified collaborative capability, which has been extensively used by numerous units around the USCG, provides a single enterprise solution able to send alerts concerning safety, security and environmental protection events to USCG personnel and maritime community members.

Over the years, the GCN Awards have come to symbolize some of the best and most notable IT accomplishments in advancing the work of government agencies. This year’s winning projects were selected from nearly 100 nominations submitted to GCN, based on the degree to which a given IT project improved an agency’s ability to operate more efficiently or serve the public more effectively.

The USCG is one of 10 recipients for this coveted award in 2010 and was selected from a field of 100. The USCG will be formally honored at the GCN Awards Gala, October 27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Va.

About AtHoc

AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.

For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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RELM Wireless Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Orders Totaling Approximately $1.1 Million for P25 Digital KNG Products — Press Release

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RELM Wireless Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Orders Totaling Approximately $1.1 Million for P25 Digital KNG Products

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) today announced that it has been awarded orders totaling approximately $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). These orders are for the Company’s digital P25 KNG portable radios and accessories. It is anticipated that the orders will be fulfilled during the third and fourth quarters of 2010.

RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, “We are very pleased with these recent orders and our progress with the DoD business over the course of the last year-and-a-half. Our products in-service with the DoD are performing well and the users are very pleased with our customer support. Consequently, we have cultivated a positive image and strengthened the relationship, which should position us well in our pursuit of new business.”

About APCO Project 25 (P25)

APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures during events such as the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.

About RELM Wireless Corporation

As an American Manufacturer for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced highspecification twoway communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital twoway radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM’s products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at www.relm.com or directly at 18008212900. The Company’s common stock trades on the NYSE Amex market under the symbol “RWC”.

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OSI Systems Receives Contracts Worth up to $12M from U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

August 31, 2010 by · Comment
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HAWTHORNE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS), a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the Security and Healthcare industries, today announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, has been awarded multiple Exploratory Research Program (ERP) contracts by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). By conducting transformational research and development initiatives,



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New Technology to Rescue Firefighters; Q-Track’s System Succeeds at National Trial

August 5, 2010 by · Comment
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WORCESTER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week the Department of Homeland Security sponsored testing of systems to locate emergency responders inside a structural inferno. The testing took place at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Fifth Annual Technology Workshop. The Worcester Fire Department, who suffered the loss of six team members in 1999, performed the trials. Three systems were tested. Without the aid of any system, the Worcester Firefighters needed 24 minutes to locate a fallen emergency



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Department of Homeland Security Selects ADF Solutions to Provide Universal Triage Tool for First Responders – Press Release

Department of Homeland Security Selects ADF Solutions to Provide Universal Triage Tool for First Responders

BETHESDA, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire/ — ADF Solutions Inc., the leading provider of forensic triage tools for computers and peripherals, announced today that the company has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to develop a universal triage field kit that will aid law enforcement officers in the immediate extraction of information and evidence from computers and other devices involved in active criminal or terrorist investigations.

Law enforcement officers and forensic examiners face a constant challenge to stay ahead of the latest technologies encountered every day during their investigations. In addition, the amount of digital data of these investigations has grown exponentially over the past few years, resulting in overwhelming forensic backlogs.

ADF Solutions has been providing law enforcement agencies with tools to improve digital investigations since 2005. The tools are used by both technical and nontechnical users. They have had proven success at allowing investigators to quickly identify conclusive digital evidence to pursue their investigations without unnecessary delays, resulting in record conviction times worldwide. The tools have also been integrated in forensic triage programs by forensic examiners to successfully reduce forensic backlogs with minimal risk.

“ADF Solutions was selected for this project because we are the only company with experience in building forensic triage tools for nontechnical users and have an extensive user base worldwide,” said J.J. Wallia, CEO and co-founder of ADF Solutions. “Our plan is to leverage our existing investigator tools and develop the equivalent of a PC Breathalyzer for first responders to use on computers. We are looking forward to working with the Department of Homeland Security on this project.”

The new tool will be named Triage-Responder® to complement the current Triage-Examiner®, Triage-Investigator®, Triage-G2®, and Triage-Lab® solutions offered by the company. Triage-Responder is currently scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2011.

ABOUT ADF SOLUTIONS:

ADF Solutions Inc. is the global leader in forensic triage tools for rapid evidence recovery and intelligence extraction from computers and peripheral devices. The tools have a proven track record of reducing forensic backlogs, securing fast convictions, and identifying suspects who are a threat to national security. The tools are designed to be used by both technical and nontechnical users and are widely deployed for both field and lab investigations. ADF Solutions’ clients include major law enforcement, defense, customs border, and intelligence agencies worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.adfsolutions.com/.

Triage-Responder, Triage-Examiner, Triage-Investigator, Triage-G2, and Triage-Lab are registered trademarks of ADF Solutions. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

Source: ADF Solutions Inc.

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Raytheon Delivers Third Advanced SUV-based Radiation Detection System to Florida

July 14, 2010 by · Comment
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Raytheon Delivers Third Advanced SUV-based Radiation Detection System to Florida
July 14, 2010

TEWKSBURY, Mass., - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its third Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System (MNRDS) to Florida's Department of Transportation.

The Florida Department of Transportation took ownership of the system during a ceremony at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems' Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.

"With this third delivery, the state of Florida is expanding its ability to protect citizens against nuclear threats," said Karen Kalil Brown, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of National & Theater Security Programs. "We're proud that Florida continues to choose this proven capability to meet a critical need shared by every state with a large city."

The MNRDS is a mobile radiation detection system mounted in a sports utility vehicle; it provides the ability to detect and identify nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations using advanced spectroscopic technology. It will expand the state's capability to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry, and public venues such as major sporting events and other large gatherings that might be considered targets.

This delivery grows Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' position as a source for homeland security solutions to all levels of government. With award-winning manufacturing capability, a highly skilled workforce, proven and affordable technology innovations can rapidly be delivered.

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Northrop Grumman Begins Deliveries of Key Assay Technologies For DHS’ BioWatch Next-Generation Biological Detection Program

Northrop Grumman Begins Deliveries of Key Assay Technologies For DHS' BioWatch Next-Generation Biological Detection Program
May 24, 2010

LINTHICUM, Md. – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun deliveries of critical assay technology to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of the company's BioWatch Gen-3 contract to develop a new generation of biological detectors for homeland defense applications.

The assay represents the key technological component of Northrop Grumman's BioWatch Gen-3 system. BioWatch Gen-3 is envisioned by DHS as a fully autonomous network of bio-detectors located in population centers around the U.S. that will continuously monitor the air for agents of biological concern.

Under a Phase I indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at $15.1 million awarded in November, Northrop Grumman's Advanced Concepts & Technologies Division is providing its Next-Gen Automated Detection Systems (NG-ADS) for independent laboratory and field testing at military and national laboratories. The intent is to demonstrate that the NG-ADS meets or exceeds performance criteria with regard to both detection and reporting.

"Automating the bio-detection process in these next generation instruments will provide much earlier warning of a bio-terrorism attack," said Dave Tilles, vice president of homeland defense programs at Northrop Grumman. "It will operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, in select cities across the nation. Earlier warning will allow the nation's public health and safety officials to reduce exposure, distribute medication sooner and proactively manage the response to a bio-threat."

Northrop Grumman established its leadership in biodetection technology by successfully developing and deploying a national network of Biohazard Detection Systems (BDS) within the U.S. Postal Service. The BDS collects and analyzes air samples from mail-sorting systems using polymerase chain reaction technology to detect trace amounts of DNA from biological agents. The company intends to leverage its biodetection systems experience and expertise gained in support of the U.S. Postal Service for the BioWatch program.

The Northrop Grumman BioWatch team includes Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq:LMNX), Austin, Texas; Research International, Monroe, Wash.; and Global FIA, Inc., Fox Island, Wash.

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Norad Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Norad Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.
March 15, 2010

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a three-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-06, beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). There will be two flights per night on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the first flight scheduled to take place between midnight until 2 a.m.EDT and the second between 4-6 a.m. EDT. There will be one flight on Thursday, which is scheduled between midnight and 2 a.m. EDT.

In the event of inclement weather, the exercise will take place the following day. People can expect to hear and see NORAD fighter aircraft, Civil Air Patrol aircraft, and Coast Guard helicopters as they participate in these exercises.

The exercise has been carefully planned and will be closely controlled to ensure NORAD's rapid response capability. NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. and Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command's response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

For more information, please contact NORAD Public Affairs at 719-554-6889.

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