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Today’s interdependent and interconnected world requires joint efforts and holistic approaches to protect critical infrastructure assets from the growing number of attacks and to address ever-evolving convergent threats to our economy, security and well-being.

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  • Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama

    October 15, 2018

    German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne’s main railway station “under control” and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment. She had minor injuries from the incident but he is reported to have serious injuries. There was a full evacuation of the station, one of Germany’s biggest transport hubs. Local media say ...

  • Montana National Guard responds during attack drill

    October 15, 2018

    Some Montana National Guard members learned the procedure is to run, hide and then fight in the event of a terrorist attack on the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center in Billings. The 190th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion went through a drill on Sunday morning that featured a simulated attack where a woman detonated a suicide vest. The 190th soldiers are ...

  • Facial Recognition Is Coming to an Airport Security Lane Near You

    October 15, 2018

    Someday soon you may not have to show a driver’s license or passport at the airport security lane in the U.S. The Transportation Security Administration on Monday unveiled a multistep plan to make increased use of facial recognition and other biometric identification tools to improve accuracy and speed wait times. TSA, which has tested biometric systems in ...

  • Harris, L3 Technologies Announce Merger Plan

    October 14, 2018

    Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies Inc. said Sunday they will combine in the largest-ever defense industry merger, as the Pentagon expands budgets with an eye toward increased investment by contractors and quicker weapons development. The deal, first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Saturday, would unite two companies with a combined market value of about $33.5 billion. With a ...

  • Pentagon discloses card breach

    October 13, 2018

    Pentagon official said on Friday that the Department of Defense had suffered a security breach thanks to a third-party contractor. An investigation is still underway, so the exact details haven’t been made public, but according to an Associated Press report, a DOD official said that roughly 30,000 DOD military and civilian personnel are believed to be affected. ...

  • High-speed German train bursts into flames between Cologne and Frankfurt

    October 12, 2018

    A fire in an ICE train on the Frankfurt-Cologne high-speed railway line has triggered a major rescue operation and led to the closure of one of the most important arteries in German rail traffic. The fire broke out on the train, which was reportedly travelling from Cologne to Frankfurt, on Friday morning around 6:30am, near the ...

  • Hungary increases its scientific cooperation with NATO

    October 12, 2018

    Scientists and other experts from NATO and Hungary discussed future projects of cooperation at the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme Information Day held in Budapest on 11 October 2018. ungary is currently leading an SPS project in the area of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence. The multi-year initiative aims to develop ...

  • CISF to get world’s first detect-track-disrupt counter-drone system for surveillance near airports

    October 12, 2018

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has decided to induct a completely automated counter-drone management system to neutralise or shoot down any drone which poses security risk near airports. With the system in place, CISF, which guards 60 airports in the country, will have the capability to target any kind of UAV several kilometres away from the airport ...

  • DASA new competition: Behavioural Analytics

    October 11, 2018

    The Defence and Security Accelerator is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can help UK Defence and Security to develop capability in ‘Behavioural Analytics’. We are looking for scientific and technological solutions that can provide context-specific ...

  • FBI director says hundreds arrested in past year in terrorism cases

    October 10, 2018

    FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is testifying Wednesday before a Senate committee about security threats, where Democrats are likely to press him about the role White House officials played in the bureau’s investigation of sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Wray appeared alongside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a hearing about ...

  • One Killed, Nine Injured In Bosnian Oil-Refinery Blast

    October 10, 2018

    A powerful explosion has hit a Russian-owned oil refinery in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing one worker and injuring nine, police say. Previous reports said eight people were injured in the October 9 explosion at the oil-processing plant in Bosanski Brod, near the Croatian border. The blast hit the facility at around 9:30 p.m. local time, triggering a huge ...

  • Pakistan Appoints New Head Of ISI Intelligence Agency

    October 10, 2018

    Pakistan has appointed a new head for its main intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service. The military said in a statement on October 10 that Asim Munir will replace Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, who is retiring. Munir was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in September and was awarded the Hilal-e Imtiaz, a top medal, ...