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Novetta Recognized for National Security Efforts Under NCIS RISER Program; Bill Dorr, Kevin Heald Quoted

Kevin Heald, VP of Information Explotation for Novetta

Novetta has been recognized by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Technical Services Field Office Identity Activities Branch (TSFO-IA) for the company’s contributions to the RISER Program, which won “Best Technical Advancement” during the FedID awards. RISER is Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software for rapid ingestion of biometric data from fingerprint cards. 

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Report: New Hellfire Missile Variant Aims to Avoid Civilian Casualties

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The U.S. government developed a variant of the Hellfire air-to-surface missile designed to target terrorists without explosion and reduce the risk of civilian casualties, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The modified Hellfire missile, also known as R9X, comes with a ring of six blades that can cut through vehicle roofs or buildings to home in on the target. U.S. officials said the Department of Defense used R9X six times in its operations in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. 

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Jeh Johnson: DHS, Army to Increase Cooperation to Combat Evolving Threats

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for closer cooperation between his department and the U.S. Army to counter threats and address public concerns through fact-based dialogue and messaging, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Johnson noted the need to align efforts, particularly in counterterrorism, as threats evolve and terrorists utilize technology to recruit fighters and …

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Report: US State Dept Shuts 19 Diplomatic Missions for a Week

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The State Department has closed 19 U.S. consulates and embassies for a week after a National Security Agency surveillance program identified a possible al Qaeda-planned attack during the Eid’l Fitr celebration, Reuters reported Monday. Tabassum Zakaria writes a list of regions and areas where diplomatic operations have been suspended from …

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