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Friday, January 15th, 2021

Countermeasures

IARPA initiative aids satellite imagery automation

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has launched a multi-year research effort officials said is designed to automate broad-area search of multi-source satellite imagery. The Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program detects, monitors, and... Read More »

BAE Systems secures Navy rapid response pact

The Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $4 million rapid response contract to conduct a quick-turnaround demonstration of a P-8A Poseidon radio frequency countermeasure (RFCM) system. “The ability to meet this unprecedented response time underscores our agility, focus on meeting customer needs, and... Read More »

DHS report details alien border encounters

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have released the Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement Lifecycle Report, an analysis of enforcement outcomes for aliens encountered at the Southwest Border. The report covers Fiscal Years 2014 through 2019. The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS)... Read More »

Congress passes REAL ID Modernization Act

The U.S. Congress has passed the REAL ID Modernization Act, which updates identification requirements set 15 years ago by the 9/11 Commission. “This new law marks another important step toward meeting the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations to close dangerous vulnerabilities to terrorist... Read More »

Lockheed Martin touts F-35 aircraft delivery initiatives

Lockheed Martin personnel are touting the company's ability to produce and deliver F-35 aircraft amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm recently delivered the 123rd F-35 aircraft of the year. In 2020, 74 F-35s were delivered to the U.S. military, 31 to international partner nations, and 18 to... Read More »

Yuma Sector Border Patrol names new chief patrol agent

Chris T. Clem has been named Yuma Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent, bringing 25 years of Border Patrol experience to the post. Authorities noted Clem’s career includes a variety of leadership roles involving serving as senior patrol agent, supervisory border patrol agent, field operations... Read More »