Tuesday, March 11, 2008

FEMA, NGA, DARPA, Boeing, + News

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FEMA Selects Carahsoft and TerraGo Technologies to Deliver Mapping Solution

Geospatial Solution Equips Federal Emergency Responders for Critical Events
RESTON, Va. & ATLANTA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has selected Carahsoft Technology Corp., a leading government information technology provider, and TerraGo Technologies, the leading provider of geospatial data distribution and collaboration solutions, to provide interactive electronic mapping solutions for the agency's use in response to critical emergency events....

NGA eagerly awaits arrival to Fort Belvoir

As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency continues to lay the groundwork for an emerging world of cutting-edge technology and digital information, the agency will soon begin an even more visible change: consolidating its eastern facilities into one centralized location.
In accordance with Base Realignment and Closure actions passed in 2005, NGA will consolidate its operations to the Engineer Proving Ground at Fort Belvoir by September 15, 2011. With the move, the agency will close its primary sites in Bethesda, MD; Reston, VA and the Washington Navy Yard. Occupancy at the new facility is scheduled to start in spring 2010. ...

Simulation Of Pandemic Influenza Outbreak In Chicago

By using computer simulations and modeling, an international group of researchers including scientists from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech's Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL) have determined how a pandemic influenza outbreak might travel through a city similar in size to Chicago, Ill. This information helped them to determine the preferred intervention strategy to contain a potential flu pandemic, including what people should do to decrease the likelihood of disease transmission....

Air defense drill under way in Russia's central economic region

MOSCOW. March 11 (Interfax-AVN) - Over 30 air defense aircraft areparticipating in tactical exercises of special-task troops on the Ladogatraining ground. "Heat-homing missiles are fired at parachute targets by the Su-27fighter jet regiment under Col. Konstantin Shatailo's command and by theMiG-312 regiment under the command of Col. Valery Knysh," Russian airforce spokesman Alexander Drobyshevsky told Interfax-AVN on Tuesday. The air crews fly to the training area from their permanent bases. "More than 30 air defense fighter jets of the special-task forcesare involved," Drobyshevsky said.
Joint command war games to be held in Russia and Armenia

Moody conducts readiness exercises (GA)
Valdosta - Security is tightened at Moody Air Force Base but airmen say it's just part of a drill.
The airmen are being tested on how to pack and ship out on short notice.
The scenario also calls for the base to be under a heightened alert.
They say people driving by may see unusual traffic back-ups at the gates and armed airmen patrolling the perimeter.
It's only an exercise that will last through Friday.

DARPA releases 'Blackswift' hyperplane details
Runway roboplane will do porkbarrel roll at Mach 6

Boeing wins $12M DARPA F6 space contract

Language of a fly proves surprising
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 10, 2008—A group of researchers has developed a novel way to view the world through the eyes of a common fly and partially decode the insect’s reactions to changes in the world around it. The research fundamentally alters earlier beliefs about how neural networks function and could provide the basis for intelligent computers that mimic biological processes.....

SAIC Inc. Buying Icon Systems
Military Contractor SAIC Inc. Buying Laser Tech Firm Icon Systems Inc. for Undisclosed Amount http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080310/saic_acquisition.html?.v=1

CDC Issues Pandemic Systems Plan

Are the nation’s systems ready to support an all-out fight against a pandemic influenza such as the avian flu?
The just-released Influenza Pandemic Plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists 13 different systems for identifying, alerting, responding to and tracking a potential pandemic flu outbreak. Most of these systems—some are completed, while others are under development—are designed to perform specific tasks, but the CDC continues to struggle with its centerpiece, the fledgling $100 million BioSense network.
If avian flu were to suddenly make the biological leap to a form that could be transmitted among humans, U.S. hospitals and physicians’ offices would be overwhelmed. An estimated 18 million patients would need immediate care, 300,000 to 800,000 of them would require hospitalization and 90,000 to 200,000 people could die....

* Universities are morally and intellectually bankrupt and now part of the perp system....
Experts Share Views on Terrorism

Since 9/11, terrorism has been a prevalent concern on the minds of many Americans. It was with great anticipation then that CCSU welcomed two of the world’s foremost experts on terrorism: Yonah Alexander of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and Spain’s Ambassador to the United States, Javier Ruperez.
The first to speak was Alexander, the author of numerous books on the subject and a pioneer in the study of terrorism. His presentation, entitled Terrorism: Will Civilization Survive?, focused on many of the psychological aspects of terrorism.
“Terrorism is not only East-versus-West but a worldwide problem,” he said. Alexander reminded the audience that terrorists have struck in many countries around the world, and despite the diversity of terrorist groups worldwide, they all use the same basic weapon: fear. ....

Why the US has really gone broke

Military Keynesianism........

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