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BAE to provide data analysis, support for Janus programs

BAE to provide data analysis, support for Janus programs

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Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has issued contracts worth up to $ 1.52 billion to BAE Systems for information services and to improve real-time access to data collected by the agency from satellite data. The contracts fall under the three Janus programs that include Geomatics Precise Imagery, Geography and Geomatics Elevation. All three contracts will be valid for 10 years. "Policy-makers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders all depend on accurate geospatial data," Kevin Malone, vice president and general manager of Analytics Systems at BAE Systems, said in a press release. "In an increasingly complex and fast-paced world, the demand is rising and timelines decreasing. Janus positions NGS to meet these expectations," Malone said. Wo...
Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Technology
Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" report on Tuesday, urging for more comparable student assessment data worldwide and help getting girls through their schooling. "The world, in education, focused a lot on access, which is super important, and in most countries made huge progress on gender-equal access, but now there needs to be a focus on quality," Gates said in a press call on September 11. The majority of the Gates foundation's resources are dedicated to global health and d...
Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Technology
Google is going to Europe's top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally. The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday with France's data privacy regulator over an order to remove search results worldwide upon request. The dispute pits data privacy concerns against the public's right to know, while also raising thorny questions about how to enforce differing legal jurisdictions when it comes to the borderless internet. The two sides will be seeking clarification on a 2015 decision by the French regulator requiring Google to remove results for all its search engines on request, and not just on European country sites like google.fr. Google decli...
British Airways probes customer data theft

British Airways probes customer data theft

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British Airways says it is investigating "as a matter of urgency" the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app.The airline said personal and financial details of customers making bookings had been compromised. About 380,000 transactions were affected, but the stolen data did not include travel or passport details.BA said the breach took place between 22:58 BST on 21 August and 21:45 BST on 5 September."The breach has been resolved and our website is working normally," BA said in a statement "We have notified the police and relevant authorities. We are deeply sorry for the disruption that this criminal activity has caused. We take the protection of our customers' data very seriously."BA said anyone who believed they might have been affected s...
Rockwell Collins to provide engineering, technical data for E-2D Hawkeye

Rockwell Collins to provide engineering, technical data for E-2D Hawkeye

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions has received a $ 32.9 million contract modification to provide for engineering and technical data services for the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems engineering change proposal. The contract modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, also provides for the production of one Simulated Maintenance Trainer Device, upgraded power plant trainers and personal computer simulators for aircraft training. Work on the contract will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed in September 2020. Navy 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement funds in the full amount of the contract have been obligated at the time of award. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is the latest variant of the Navy's carrier-based ...