MEPs Call for Private Security Regulations

Private security companies (PSCs) in Europe should be regulated by the EU to ensure compliance with international conventions and human rights, a bloc of both conservative and socialist members of the European Parliament have argued. Growing support for such measures was evident during a European Parliament sub-committee on defence and... Read more

NATO Edges Towards ACCS Software Validation

After years of initial cost overruns, delays and interoperability problems, NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS) is entering the final stretch of software testing and validation, with national-level replication sites beginning to roll out across the alliance. Although some data-exchange interoperability problems continue to beleaguer the system, ACCS is... Read more

Name Data Strengthens Border Security

Data is an essential resource in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and other trans-border criminal activities. Whilst legacy Advanced Passenger Information Systems (APIS) have been in use since the late 1980s, the data they provide is often inaccurate, in an unusable format or provided too late to be actionable.... Read more

Energy, Environment & Security Industries Opportunities

E2DS’11 is geared to securing greater engagement by the aerospace, defence and security industry in clean energy and environmental markets. Full engagement in these areas by the sector, with its largely untapped knowledge of energy and the environment, is the missing component to a range of innovative technological solutions related... Read more

Identity Management 2.0 – The Secret Revolution

Identity Management 2.0 meets the definition of a revolution. Certainly the circumstances driving the development of these 2.0 technologies can be described as revolutionary. The IT world is currently faced with an unprecedented era of governance, risk and compliance; increasingly sophisticated online attacks; and corporate consolidation from merger and acquisition... Read more

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