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Military To Provide sk© Security SAVER SALE At Major UK Events – Anti-Terrorism Chief

Britain’s most senior anti-terrorism officer said on Tuesday the raising of the country’s terror threat to critical meant major events would only take place if the authorities were satisfied with security.

Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in the country to boost security following the suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children, on Monday night.

London’s Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “There are so many big events across the country over the next few weeks.

We’re going to be working really closely with the organizers to review their security, review their stewarding arrangements and review our policing arrangements and make sure decisions are taken that events only go ahead when it’s sensible and safe to do so.”

Among major events in the next month are the FA Cup Final at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, the Derby horse race at Epsom on June 3 and the Glastonbury music festival which starts on June 21.

NC4 Announces Cyber Threat Exchange for Leading Defense Organizations

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. , April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ NC4, a leader in revolutionizing safety and security, today announced that it is supporting the Defense Security Information Exchange 1 (DSIE, also known as the DIB-ISAO) to provide its Cyber Threat Exchange Solutions 2 for cyber threat information sharing. NC4 operates Cyber Threat Exchanges for over 30 trusted communities serving over 3,000 companies, government organizations, and 16,000 IT security professionals. Cyber information sharing among trusted professional communities is becoming increasingly important as noted by recent White House and Congressional activities.

The White House focused on cyber threat sharing in the State of the Union, a Cyber Summit, and executive orders. Senate and House congressional committees are also working on cyber threat information sharing legislation. NC4 is the leading operator of Cyber Threat Exchanges for trusted communities such as: We are pleased to be supporting DSIE in their cyber sharing initiatives to help protect our critical infrastructure, remarked Jim Montagnino, NC4 President and CEO.

The work being done by this key community shows the importance of building circles of trust and in working together to collectively build a safer nation. The DSIE is comprised of Defense Industrial Base members who pioneered solutions to the challenges of building trust across organizational boundaries. The focus of the organization is to share information and mitigation strategies on cyber related attacks.

DSIE uses the NC4 s Cyber Threat Exchange to quickly notify members about critical cyber threat information.

Raytheon, DRS team for Army’s 3rd Generation IFLIR B-Kit – Military Technologies

TUCSON, Ariz. , April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Building on their combined platform integration experience, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN 1 ) and DRS Technologies have entered into a teaming agreement for the U.S. Army s 3rd Generation Improved Forward Looking Infrared program ( 3rd Gen IFLIR 2 ) B-Kit Raytheon and DRS have teamed to provide an IFLIR solution that provides our military supremacy in reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition, said Dr. Taylor Lawrence , president of Raytheon Missile Systems.

The 3rd Gen IFLIR program is critical to our military forces and necessary to sustain our soldier s combat advantage. The announcement follows the two companies previous effort on the 2nd Gen FLIR program which saw nearly 20,000 sensors fielded to the Army, Navy and Marine Corps during the last decade. With this effort, Raytheon and DRS will leverage our Horizontal Technology Integration experience and 3rd Gen focal plane array technology, said Michelle Lohmeier , vice president of Raytheon s Land Warfare Systems.

We offer a low-risk schedule and program plan to field this technology into land combat platforms. The Raytheon DRS team has delivered 2nd Gen FLIR technology to: The Army and our team have a strong track record of delivering state-of-the-art next generation FLIR technology on our nation s premiere ground vehicle combat platforms, said Sally Wallace , DRS C4ISR Group president. Our experience integrating a common FLIR across the Army s combat vehicle platforms is critical to synchronizing the Army s modernization strategy.

About DRS DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide and is a multiple recipient of the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence as well as three James S. Cogswell Awards for Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA, which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide.

About Raytheon Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com 3 and follow us on Twitter @raytheon 4 . Media Contact John Eagles +1.502.364.6768 [email protected] 5 Source: PRNEWSWIRE Raytheon, DRS team for Army’s 3rd Generation IFLIR B-Kit 6 This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 2:00 pm and is filed under MarketWire 7 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 8 feed.

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With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from US – Reuters UK

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement.

The Middle East’s top oil power told the United States weeks ago it was weighing action in Yemen but only informed Washington of the exact details just before Thursday’s unprecedented air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels, the officials said. U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy increasingly relies on surrogates rather than direct U.S.

military involvement. He is training Syrian rebels to take on the government of President Bashar Assad and this week launched air strikes to back up Iraqi forces trying to retain the city of Tikrit. To Obama’s Republican critics, he is ceding the traditional U.S.

leadership role. The White House denies it is disengaging from the region and says it has been in close contact with the Saudis over their plans in recent days. Although the Saudis spoke with top U.S.

officials as they debated an air assault in support of embattled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, U.S. officials acknowledged gaps in their knowledge of the kingdom’s battle plans and objectives. Asked when he was told by Saudi Arabia that it would take military action in Yemen, General Lloyd Austin, the head of the U.S.

military’s Central Command, told a Senate hearing on Thursday he spoke with Saudi Arabia’s chief of defense “right before they took action.” He added that he couldn’t assess the likelihood of the campaign succeeding because he didn’t know the “specific goals and objectives.” Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, said Riyadh consulted closely with Washington on Yemen – but ultimately decided it had to act quickly as Houthi rebels moved toward Hadi’s last redoubt in the southern city of Aden. “The concern was, if Aden falls, then what do you do?” al-Jubeir told a small group of reporters on Thursday. “The concern was that the situation was so dire you had to move.” Saudi Arabia’s air strikes point towards an aspiration to defend its regional interests with less reliance on the U.S. security umbrella that has long been the main thrust of Washington’s relations with the oil-rich kingdom. MORE ASSERTIVE Riyadh has been growing increasingly assertive since early 2011, when Washington’s reluctance to back former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in the face of mass protests led the Saudis to doubt its commitment to traditional Arab allies.

Obama’s decision in summer 2013 not to bomb Syria after the use of poison gas there, coupled with its sudden announcement it had conducted secret nuclear talks with Riyadh’s nemesis Iran, further alarmed the Saudis. “If the operation is successful, I think we will see a major turn in Saudi foreign policy. It’s going to be assertive, become more aggressive in dealing with the Iranian expansionism,” said Mustafa Alani, an Iraqi security analyst with ties to the Saudi Interior Ministry. The Obama administration is reluctant to get drawn into direct military action in another Arab conflict when it is already facing daunting challenges in Syria and Iraq.

The worsening Yemen conflict forced Washington to evacuate all remaining U.S.

special forces from the country, further undermining the U.S.

campaign of drone strikes against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda based there.

Yemen asks UN to back military action by "willing countries"

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:02pm GMT UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (Reuters) – Yemen asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to back military action by “willing countries” to combat an advance by Shi’ite Muslim Houthi militia, according to a letter from President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi seen by Reuters.

Hadi wants the 15-member body to adopt a resolution that would authorize “willing countries that wish to help Yemen to provide immediate support for the legitimate authority by all means and measures to protect Yemen and deter the Houthi aggression.” (Reporting by Michelle Nichols 1 ; Editing by Toni Reinhold 2 ) Tweet this Link this Share this Digg this Email Print Reprints 3 Follow Reuters References ^ Michelle Nichols (blogs.reuters.com) ^ Toni Reinhold (blogs.reuters.com) ^ Reprints (www.reutersreprints.com)

Fed-Ex guard Christopher Sparkman undergoes more surgery

Christopher Sparkman , the security guard critically injured when a suicidal gunman opened fire at a Kennesaw Fed-Ex facility last year, is in the operating room yet again. Family photo Sparkman has undergone more than 30 procedures. Last month his wife, Jamie Lynn Sparkman , who keeps supporters informed by posting updates online, shared the harrowing news that he d been placed in a medically induced coma following complications.

1 Although subsequent posts were somewhat more hopeful 2 amid some improvement, Jamie Lynn said her husband may face up to a year in the hospital due to the nature of his internal injuries. Thursday, she let supporters know he was back for a planned procedure. It s been a long week of OR trips and unexpected sidesteps, she posted.

It will hopefully tell us more about what we will be facing over the next year with all of the setbacks that have occurred since February. Please pray to God on our behalf, my husbands faith is strong despite, but mine is tested daily. We are moving forward, still.

I m so proud of him. I will update with more info later. A U.S.

Army veteran who was a newlywed when shot, Christopher has twice been denied disability benefits, Jamie Lynn posted previously. She has requested prayers and, if supporters feel so led, assistance. It s quite honestly very difficult, and embarrassing for us to ask for help, she posted recently.

I had to leave my job to care for Chris. He has been denied disability from the government twice. Our only source of income has been small weekly benefits of workman s comp from Allied Barton, and the benevolent gifts you all have given.

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