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BAE to provide technical services for Army's 116th MIB

BAE to provide technical services for Army's 116th MIB

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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command has awarded BAE Systems $ 100 million to provide technical and general support to the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade. The contract, running over four years, will provide technical experts who will assist the 116th MIB to better understand regional threats. "The demand for intelligence services and support continues to grow as our soldiers remain engaged on multiple fronts," Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems' Intelligence Solutions, said in a press release. "We are helping to better inform the military decision makers responsible for ensuring the security and effectiveness of global operations," Jungck said. The contract will also update and improve soldier training in intelligence, surveill...
Eurostar services could stop under 'no-deal' Brexit

Eurostar services could stop under 'no-deal' Brexit

World
Eurostar services from Britain to Europe could stop running in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, it has been revealed. The government has released its latest batch of documents covering the potential effects of such a scenario, covering areas like consumer rights, rail transport, copyright and free trade.On rail transport, the government says it would have to negotiate new arrangements with individual countries to keep trains heading to the continent."Arrangements for cross-border services would be subject to any bilateral arrangements that the UK negotiates with individual EU countries," the technical notice said.Sky News understands work to prepare for such a scenario is already under way, while Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is confident Britain would be able t...
Study: Wraparound services reduce health costs, improve outcomes

Study: Wraparound services reduce health costs, improve outcomes

Health
Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Providing nonmedical services in conjunction with primary care -- known as wraparound services -- resulted in a reduction in the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits, according to a study of one system. Researchers studied the effects of a large urban safety-net health provider that also included on-site dietetics and social work: Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. The findings were published in the October issue of the journal Health Affairs. Providers have been turning to nonmedical services to improve patient outcomes and reduce overall healthcare spending as "U.S. reimbursement policies are increasingly holding providers financially accountable for patients' health," said the authors, who were affiliated with the health provider as well as Indiana Univers...
TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TOTE Services of Jacksonville, Fla., has received an $ 11 million contract for operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will last one year with four-and-a-half years worth of possible options, which could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $ 65.3 million, the Pentagon said. Work will be conducted at sea-based positions across the world and is expected to be completed by September 2019. If the options are exercised, the program will continue through March 2024. Working capital funds will be issued for the contract depending on availability. The SBX-1 is a large sea-based radar system designed for mobile long-range detection of ballistic missiles by the Missile Defense Agency....
Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd's boss

Brexit services plan will speed up relocation, says Lloyd's boss

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Lloyd's of London chief says the government's plan for relations with the EU after Brexit will speed up the departure of firms from the UK.Inga Beale told the BBC the White Paper would see the 300-year old insurance market go "full speed ahead" to set up its subsidiary in Brussels - and spur others on as well. Service sector groups say the plan will affect employment and is a "real blow".However, non-services groups were more positive.Services, including banks, insurance companies and investment firms, make up 80% of the UK economy and are one of its most successful exports to the EU.The government wants UK financial services in future to adopt a beefed-up version of a system already used by cer...