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March 28, 2013 by Deloitte LLP

A new report by Deloitte into IDGA's last Cargo Security Summit highlights the need for more collaboration across government agencies and the challenges in creating cargo policies and achieving supply chain security.Sign in or Sign up below to DOWNLOAD the full report.
Tags: cargo security | Homeland Maritime Security | Homeland Security
March 5, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
He may just be a U.S. Serviceman’s best friend. Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a video of the robot BigDog picking up and hurling cinderblocks in an amazing show of strength. The video shows the beast using great balance to pick up the blocks in its jaws, before bending its neck and throwing the weights more than 17ft Read more
Tags: Military Antennas West | Boston Dynamics | Tactical Vehicles | Military Vehicles
February 28, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
President Obama met with Congressional leaders at the White House on Friday but there was no last-minute compromise to avoid sequestration. Some observers even suggested the meeting was little more than a photo opportunity.
Tags: President Obama | White House | Sequestration
February 28, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
The U.S. is to supply Syrian rebel fighters with food and medical supplies, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday. Supplies will be dispatched through the rebels’ military headquarters, but there will be no deal as yet on the heavy weaponry they want.
Tags: John Kerry | Syria | Military Aid
February 25, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
The Pentagon’s biggest weapons program, the $396 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project, was dealt a setback when a routine inspection uncovered a crack on a turbine blade in the jet’s engine. Flights of all 51 F-35s were suspended on Friday as engineering teams prepared to investigate the crack and establish whether or not Read more
Tags: Warplane | F-35 | Mission Command
February 21, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
The U.S. has deployed 100 troops to Niger to help French forces in troubled, neighboring country Mali. President Barack Obama told Congress on Friday that the troops will be fully armed but will be chiefly involved in providing intelligence support.
Tags: President Obama | U.S. Army | Mali
February 15, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
Two U.S. Army contracts worth nearly $162 million have been won by Lockheed Martin to make improvements to the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The defense contractor will upgrade the Apache’s night vision and targeting systems, known as the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor.
Tags: night vision | Military Radar | Military Vehicles
February 6, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
An internal Justice Department document has spelled out why it is lawful for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it thinks they are terrorists plotting to kill fellow Americans. The 16-page memo, which was obtained by NBC News, provides the legal framework behind the Obama administration's deployment of drone strikes against al Read more
Tags: electronic warfare | actionable intelligence | Mission Command
February 6, 2013 by Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien
While investment in many areas of hardware has stalled, advancements in security force protection such as body and vehicle armor continue to move forward at a swift pace. The global body armor and personal protection market was valued $1.5 billion last year and is expected to increase at the rate of 4.89% in the next decade, peaking at $2.4billion Read more
Tags: Individual Body Armor | Vehicular Armor | ArmorCon | Tactical Vehicles | Border Management
January 31, 2013 by IDGA Editorial Staff
IDGA Editorial Staff
If the recent agony over raising the deficit ceiling in the U.S. and the financial turmoil over euro-zone debt is anything to go by, reducing government deficits and cutting back on the programs that fuel them is more important than ever. But where do you start? Peter Drucker’s theories provide government decision makers with some Read more
Tags: Government | Debt Ceiling | Peter Drucker
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