UK security services foiled 19 major terror attacks over past two years, says Sajid Javid

UK security services have foiled 19 major terror attacks over the past two years, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed. During a speech in which he confirmed plans to look at designating parts of Syria and possibly West Africa as terror Read More …

Funding boost for aviation security innovation

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is making more funding available for innovations that enhance aviation security measures, courtesy of the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme. FASS – a joint initiative between the Department for Transport (DfT) and Home Office Read More …

Home Office to beef up Critical Systems Project Delivery capability within Digital Services at Border

The Home Office’s Digital, Data and Technology (HODDaT) Borders IT is looking for a delivery partner for specialist project delivery capabilities to work on critical Border Force systems within the Border Systems Technology Project (BSTP) team to deliver a mixture of upgrades, Read More …

Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from Read More …

Legal questions surround police use of facial recognition tech

Police in the UK have collected more than 20 million facial recognition images without Parliament being consulted over the technology. This figure potentially corresponds to almost a third of the population – and includes the facial images of hundreds of thousands of Read More …