From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: SS United States Conservancy makes final push to save fabled ocean liner from being sold for scrap
Date: Wed Sep 24 13:30:43 MDT 2014
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Sept. 24th, 2014

Seaport Security SS United States Conservancy makes final push to save fabled ocean liner from being sold for scrap
Time is nearly up to save America's Flagship, says the SS United States Conservancy. With 2,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity hanging in the balance, America's Flagship, the SS United States, is making her final push to return home to New York in time to avoid being sold for scrap. The SS United States Conservancy, the non-profit organization that owns the legendary 990-foot-long liner...Read More
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to open and operate a new residential center in Dilley, TX to house adults with children in response to the influx of adults traveling with children apprehended along the southwest border. Expected to open in early November, the South Texas Family Residential Center will be the fourth facility the Department of Homeland Security is using to increase its capacity to detain and expedite...Read More
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L-3 Applied Optics Center completes large optic coating for MMT
L-3 Corporation's Applied Optics Center (AOC) recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5 m MMT (Multiple Mirror Telescope). Located on the site of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, the MMT is one of the world's largest astronomical telescopes, located on top of the 8,530-high Mount Hopkins, south of Tucson, AZ. The window is the entrance window for the Binospec spectrograph, to be placed in operation at the MMT Observatory in 2015. The spectrograph will be capable of obtaining simultaneous optical spectra of up to 300...Read More
RADA's MHR Radar System successfully defends against mortars, rockets, UAVs in Gaza conflict
Israeli defense electronics contractor RADA Electronic Industries, Ltd., which specializes in the development, production, and sale of Tactical Land Radars, has announced the successful operational debut of its MHR Radar System (Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar) during the recent Gaza conflict (Operation "Protective Edge"). The system's significant operational contribution includes the detection of enemy mortar shells, short-range rockets, and UAVs...Read More
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NICE Systems launches video surveillance system that reduces time needed to pinpoint persons of interest
Leading software firm NICE Systems (NICE) has launched a video surveillance program, NICE Suspect Search, which claims to be able to reduce the time it takes to locate and track persons of interests through surveillance cameras. NICE Security Group's Executive Vice President Chris Wooten states that the program aims to solve "the burden of processing all of the data [that] has limited the value of the video footage...Read More
FAA calls on the aviation industry to increase safety and efficiency
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it will hold a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The summit will be held on October 28. The FAA and the aviation industry will discuss how they can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to meeting the mandate to equip tens of thousands of aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics in the next five years. ADS-B is a core NextGen technology that will move aviation technology from a ground radar system to satellite-based GPS technology...Read More

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