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Cornerstones of UK’s national security “being undermined” warns JCNSS

The cornerstones of the UK’s national security are being undermined as the Government fails to keep pace with challenges to the UK’s position as a global security actor amid fast-changing security threats, warns the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS). In...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
Adrian Belton
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Adrian Belton named as new chairman of the Board at Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Adrian Belton has been named as the new chairman of the Board at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Belton was CEO of the Government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) from 2009-2014, having established it from a four-way merger including the Central...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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HASP Suite modelling software developed by Dstl in bid to combat CBRN incidents

New software developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations will allow emergency responders to respond more effectively to chemical and biological incidents and, in turn, reduce the risk posed to the public...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to host AI Defence and Security Conference

Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theme for this year’s ‘AI Fest’, an annual conference hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) that explores the implications of AI for defence and security. The conference will be held on Wednesday 5...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Former Met Commissioner urges use of facial recognition cameras for Stop and Search

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has commented that the current Stop and Search procedures used by the police service could be improved if officers were allowed to use facial recognition cameras as an integral part of the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
Andrew Buxton
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Global Cyber Academy launches #ProjectThankYou in bid to heighten UK’s cyber resilience

The London-based Global Cyber Academy specialising in cyber and tech-focused security has introduced #ProjectThankYou in a bid to make the UK more cyber resilient. The Academy will be providing a flat 40% course fee reduction for all applications received from UK Blue Light...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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MoD/Home Office joint funding supports tests of “life-saving” chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time. Tests of the cutting-edge, multi-million pound project, co-funded by...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
Darren Read
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The Race to the Bottom in Security Services: A Loser’s Game

Security can often feel like a sector that’s in the doldrums, much of which is down to the constant flurry of negative outsourcing stories unveiled within the national press. Sometimes, outsourcing’s condemnation is justified, writes Darren Read. Carillion’s collapse, for...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Mike Haley: CEO at Cifas
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Mike Haley selected to become next CEO of Cifas as Simon Dukes heads for PSNC

The Board of Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention agency, has announced the selection of Mike Haley as the new CEO for the organisation when current chief executive Simon Dukes steps down in April. Haley has over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018