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TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
TWI Named Superior Gold Supplier by DLA
12/11/2014 1:03:34 PM
TWI is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to receive the award as one of 15 Superior Gold Suppliers for 2014. As a part of the Department of Defense’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program, TWI was selected from a group of more than 150 international suppliers that supports DLA on its largest contracts over the past two years. This …
Foreign Nationals File Whistleblower Rewards Claims in United States
12/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Washington, D.C. December 9, 2014.  Today, as part of the U.N. sponsored International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center issued a report,  The Importance of Whistleblower Rewards in Combating International Corruption , endorsing whistleblower reward laws.  The Center is calling on government’s around the world to enact whistleblower laws and to model …
TWI Attends 6th Annual NATO Support Agency Conference
TWI Attends 6th Annual NATO Support Agency Conference
12/8/2014 9:56:33 AM
TWI recently attended the 2014 NATO Support Agency (NSPA) ‘Conference on Logistics Support to Operations by Industry’. Held 27-28 November at the NSPA offices in Capellen, Luxembourg, the event brought together key industry leaders to discuss current operations and future opportunities to provide logistics and supply chain support to NSPA programs worldwide. Key topics of …
NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test
NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test
12/5/2014 6:42:23 PM
NASA marked a major milestone Friday on its journey to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA and a really critical part of our work to pioneer deep space on our Journey to Mars,” said NASA …
LA Metro Transportation Authority selects Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Advanced Information Management System for light rail expansions
12/5/2014 10:04:20 AM
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase 2 light rail systems. The new light rail SCADA system will be based on the company’s latest ARINC Advanced Information …
Major new ticketing and revenue collection contracts signal Thales’s comeback in France and continuing success in India
Major new ticketing and revenue collection contracts signal Thales’s comeback in France and continuing success in India
12/3/2014 5:57:08 PM
Thales revenue collection solutions have been selected for the urban transit systems in Bordeaux and Delhi. The Bordeaux contract is Thales’s first major award for an entirely contactless ticketing system in France. The Thales solution was selected by the Bordeaux Urban Community (Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux – Cub) after an international bidding process, and signals …
Allstate to Join Consortium Researching Benefits of Using Drones
12/3/2014 2:57:15 PM
In an effort to learn more about how unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, can improve the property claims process, Allstate Insurance Company will join a consortium dedicated to the research and development of drones. Drones used for property insurance can potentially create much faster inspections of homes both for underwriting and claims adjustment. …
CodeBaby Listed in 2014 Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com
CodeBaby Listed in 2014 Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com
12/2/2014 8:00:00 AM
Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 2, 2014) –– CodeBaby, a leading interactive virtual assistant (IVA) and consumer engagement company, today announced that they have received the honor of one of the Top 20 Authoring Tools by TrainingIndustry.com.   The award is given based on key criteria including leadership and innovation, features and capabilities, and company …
Investec Bank Joins Q400 NextGen Aircraft Family Following Lease Agreement with Thailand’s Nok Air
12/1/2014 9:32:57 AM
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially welcomed Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) to the family of Q400 aircraft lessors as Thai premium low-cost carrier Nok Air and the international bank and asset manager closed the sale and leaseback of two extra capacity Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners. The 86-seat aircraft recently joined the carrier’s fleet as part of a purchase …
Lead Poisoning Risks and Shooting Ranges Come Under the Microscope
Lead Poisoning Risks and Shooting Ranges Come Under the Microscope
12/1/2014 9:27:13 AM
Recently, NBC News published a report about hidden dangers at shooting ranges. The article looked at lead poisoning risks to employees, law enforcement and the public who visit these locations. According to the article, a study in Alaska found that the largest source of lead exposure for 6 to 17 year olds was from shooting ranges.  It also discussed the case of 20 youths …
Thales and the AGH University of Science and Technology signed a cooperation agreement for joint innovations
11/27/2014 1:54:03 PM
On November 27, 2014 in Krakow was signed an agreement for cooperation between Thales and one of the leading Polish technical universities – the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST). Through this agreement, Thales and AGH will conduct joint scientific research projects for the development and implementation of new technologies. The purpose of the cooperation …
Rosetta know-how harnessed for UK’s future submarines
11/27/2014 12:26:08 PM
BAE Systems and scientists from The Open University have worked together to design new atmosphere monitoring technology for the UK’s future submarine programme, based on lessons learned from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission. The analyser continuously monitors the precarious environmental atmospheres found on-board submarines and is capable of analysing dozens of …
DNA survives critical entry into Earth’s atmosphere
11/26/2014 3:27:56 PM
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere – and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission. Applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket using pipettes, small, double-stranded DNA …
Whistleblower Seeks Supreme Court Review in Controversial Iraqi War Defense Contracting Fraud Case
11/26/2014 3:26:51 PM
Washington, D.C. November 25, 2014. A whistleblower who formally worked for the giant defense contractor, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has filed a petition for a writ of  certiorari  to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of a highly controversial ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit permitting corporations to hide documentation of fraud obtained in …
Inmarsat and ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership
11/26/2014 12:43:32 PM
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. Inmarsat has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Iris Precursor partnership which will upgrade SwiftBroadband to meet the demanding standards set for ground-based VHF data links. This will enable Single European …
The Army Marathon and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation Honor the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
11/25/2014 12:42:09 PM
Today, leaders with The Army Marathon and the National Mounted Warfare Foundation (NMWF) announced the next step in their partnership – the unveiling of the Marathon’s 2015 finisher’s medal that includes an image of the one of the battle tanks that will be a focal point in the National Mounted Warrior Museum which the foundation is planning to build at Fort Hood. “The Army …
US Marine Corps awards Rolls-Royce v-22 engine services contract
11/25/2014 10:49:09 AM
Rolls-Royce has been awarded a new, two-year contract to provide aftermarket engine support for the US Marine Corps and Air Force V-22 fleets, which provides a more than 30 percent reduction in support costs. The contract, through the company’s innovative MissionCare™ model, is valued at up to $287 million and will cover all V-22 aircraft across the Marine and Air Force …
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
French President François Hollande inaugurates new Safran/Albany production plant in eastern France
11/24/2014 11:27:00 AM
François Hollande, President of France, Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran, and Joseph G. Morone, President and CEO of Albany International Corp., today inaugurated a new production plant in Commercy, eastern France, within the scope of the industrial partnership between Safran and Albany. Opened in May 2014, the plant makes parts for new-generation aircraft …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Air Canada renews radio support agreement with Rockwell Collins
11/19/2014 10:31:44 AM
Rockwell Collins announced today that Air Canada has signed a three-year contract to renew the company’s ARINC Managed Services (AMS) radio support services agreement for the airline’s ground handling operation in Canada. Through its AMS offering, Rockwell Collins provides 24x7 on-site technical support for the UHF ground-to-ground communication system and radio equipment used …