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Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

Harris contracted by Army for radios for security force assistance brigades

Business
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades that train and organize coalition forces are to be equipped with Harris Corporation communications systems.Harris, which did not detail the financial value of the contract, said it will supply its Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband networking handheld radios, AN/PRC-117G multi-band networking manpack radios and AN/PRC-160 high-frequency manpack radios to the U.S. Army.The radios will be equipped with the Soldier Radio Waveform and the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform for enhanced battlespace communications.Additional details of the order, however, were not disclosed."The Security Force Assistance Brigades are an important, near-term Army priority," Chris Young, president of Harris Communication Systems, said in a press release....
US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

US embassies beefing up security ahead of Trump's expected announcement on Jerusalem

World
Several teams of U.S. Marines will reinforce security at some American embassies in the Middle East, according to U.S. officials, in advance of President Donald Trump’s expected announcement that the U.S. embassy in Israel is moving to Jerusalem. The U.S. military has made prudent precautionary planning in the Mideast region if violence flares up following Trump's expected announcement, according to several U.S. officials. Trump is expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and initiate the process of relocating the U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, two U.S. officials and a source close to the White House confirmed to ABC News Tuesday. U.S. officials said planning has been underway to send several Marine Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Teams (F
Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard

Huntington Ingalls launches 8th National Security Cutter for Coast Guard

Business
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries launched its eighth National Security Cutter vessel, Midgett, for the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday.Midgett, a Legend-class cutter, launched off a dock in Pascagoula, Miss., Wednesday morning and will be christened during a ceremony Dec. 9."As the National Security Cutter program continues to mature, we are providing our Coast Guard customer the best ships in their fleet," Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. "Our shipbuilders know and understand the importance of quality in building these highly capable cutters so the men and women of the Coast Guard can perform their important national security missions."Legend-class cutters are being designed and procured to replace the service's legacy Hamilton-class cutters, which have been ...
Uber bins security chief over hack cover-up

Uber bins security chief over hack cover-up

Technology
Uber has got rid of its chief security officer and announced that his team paid off hackers who stole data belonging to 57 million users.The ride-hailing app's chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, said: "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it."Former CSO, Joe Sullivan, presided over a loss of the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers belonging to Uber drivers and passengers, according to Bloomberg.Mr Sullivan's team then paid the hackers $ 100,000 to delete the data instead of notifying the victims.Uber's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, learned of the hack in 2016, according to Bloomberg - seven months before a shareholder revolt forced him to quit and replaced him with Mr Khosrowshahi."At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to...
Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

Reports: USB stick with high-level security info of Heathrow airport found in street

World
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A USB stick containing high-level security information details of London's Heathrow airport was found on the street by a pedestrian, according to reports.The Sunday Mirror first reported that the USB stick was found and that it contained information about Queen Elizabeth's route at the airport and security measures used to protect her, timetables for police patrols to guard against potential suicide bombers and terrorist attacks, and other security information for one of the world's busiest and most important airports.A spokesperson told CNN that airport authorities are looking into the potential security breach."We have reviewed all of our security plans and are confident that Heathrow remains secure," the spokesperson said. "We have also launched an internal investigatio...