Monday, March 1, 2010

Raytheon to Enhance Air Traffic Management Systems in India

Defense News ~ HYDERABAD, India, March 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN - News) has been awarded a contract by the Airports Authority of India to automate air traffic control services at the Chennai International Airport.

Raytheon will install AutoTrac III, its next-generation air traffic management system, to help reduce delays in aircraft arrival and departure. The new system will also have real-time meteorological information to assist air traffic controllers in adjusting to changing weather conditions.

In addition to the Chennai International Airport, Raytheon is upgrading air traffic management systems at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

"For more than 60 years, Raytheon has been at the forefront of designing and delivering the world's most innovative and reliable civilian and military air traffic management systems," said Andy Zogg, Raytheon Network Centric Systems vice president of Command and Control Systems. "This award continues our long-standing relationship with AAI and its commitment to make Indian air space as safe as possible."

AutoTrac III features a new generation of flight and surveillance data processing systems to ensure air traffic safety. The system's modern, open architecture design and high performance is fully adaptable and scaleable to fit any air traffic management environment from simple tower automation to a fully integrated multi-center system.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

SatMAX Receives 2nd U.S. Navy Purchase Order

Defense News ~ HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - 03/01/10) - SatMAX Corporation (Pinksheets:SATM - News), a leading global provider of wireless, non-line-of-sight satellite communications products and services announced today that it has received its second order from the U. S. Navy for a SatMAX� satellite communications repeater system. The new hangar-installed satellite data communications repeater will be located at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) in Patuxent River, MD.

The SatMAX� equipment will be used at NAWC to test Iridium-based communications and avionics. With this order, the Navy has expanded the usage of SatMAX� repeaters from voice communications over handheld satellite telephones to data transfer and testing of aircraft avionics. The SatMAX� repeater allows aircraft maintenance teams to discontinue towing aircraft from hangars to establish a line of sight to communications satellites in order to test satellite-based aircraft avionics systems. The Navy intends to use the NAWC installation as a prototype bringing cost reducing, patented SatMAX technology to advanced aircraft maintenance strategies.

Unlike direct satellite communications links, the patented SatMAX repeater system overcomes signal negation from structures and the need to locate in a directional area to communicate with orbiting satellites. "NAWC's creative use of our SatMAX� system, and its patent-protected application possibilities for military, commercial, and general aviation uses, opens an attractive market opportunity for our company," said Don Bresina, CEO of SatMAX Corporation. "Their unique application of our technology will allow for non-line-of-sight testing of Naval aircraft avionics. The fact that this is the Navy's second SatMAX� order is a testament to the dependable, innovative SatMAX� technology. We are looking forward to a long relationship with the Navy. Recently, SatMAX Corp. completed an installation of SatMAX� equipment for the Electronic Warfare Group at ITT Corp. This new order form the Navy represents another important validation and new application of the SatMAX� technology."

SatMAX� repeater technology enables satellite communications users to quickly and easily make fully wireless voice and data communications from any non-line-of-sight location. Historically limited by the requirement for satellite phones to have line-of-sight access to orbiting satellites, with SatMAX users now have the ability to access dependable and uninterrupted wireless satellite communications.

About SatMAX

SatMAX Corporation is dedicated to providing global wireless, non-line-of-sight, satellite voice and data communications links to government, military, and commercial and industrial customers. SatMAX� satellite repeaters have been tested and proven with all major branches of the U. S. Military and have been purchased by several major defense contractors. SatMAX� equipment has also been used by the world's largest, most prestigious oceanographic research institute as an integral component in identifying and quantifying global ocean warming issues. For more information, please visit or view our product information video at

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Certain statements contained in this release issued by SatMAX Corporation (the "Company") that are not historical facts are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, and because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations, estimates, or projections of the Company, its directors, or its officers about the Company and the industry in which it operates and are based on assumptions made by management. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that the anticipated results will occur. When issued in this report, the words "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Winchester Systems FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status

Defense News ~ BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - 03/01/10) - Winchester Systems, a leading provider of data storage products, today announced that a complete line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, including Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA models, have achieved VMware Ready� status. This designation indicates that these FlashDisk storage products have passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that these FlashDisk products make best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

The FlashDisk RAID disk arrays that are now VMware Ready include these model numbers:

FC3494R, FC3494S, FC3414R, FC3412S, SX3418R, SX3414S, SX3488R, SX3484S, SX3498R, SX3494S, SX2318R, SX2314S, SX2388R, SX2382S, SX1392S, SX1394R, SA3498R, SA4598R and SA4594S.

"We are pleased that these FlashDisk RAID disk arrays qualify for the VMware Ready� logo, signifying to customers that they have passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and are ready to run in production environments," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

"By using FlashDisk with VMware ESX, enterprises can deploy high speed, high capacity, highly reliable data storage with RAID 6 dual-parity data protection," stated Mr. Jerry Namery, the company's chief technology officer.

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,300 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Winchester Systems FlashDisk can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides high performance FlashDisk data storage plus servers and system integration services for VMware, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms plus Windows, Linux and Oracle Clusters. Storage offerings include Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions for commercial, healthcare, government, military, security, surveillance and educational applications. These tiered storage solutions include iSCSI, SAS, SATA, SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays. For more information visit:

Winchester Systems and FlashDisk are registered trademarks of Winchester Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.


Joel Leider
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Winchester Systems Inc.
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Allocade Demonstrates Its Artificial Intelligence Engine at HIMSS; Addresses One of Healthcare's Most Pressing Problems

Defense News ~ Marketwire - The On-Cue Software Solution for hospital patient flow optimization ...
Press Release Source: Allocade, Inc. On Monday March 1, 2010, 8:30 am EST

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - 03/01/10) - HIMSS Booth #7666 --Allocade, Inc., the developer of innovative healthcare software solutions, will demonstrate its On-Cue� software at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta this week. Powered by an Artificial Intelligence Engine, the On-Cue software solution addresses one of healthcare's most pressing problems today: patient flow optimization. This new, efficient operating system creates dynamic patient itineraries that help caregivers effectively manage patient flow logistics and improve operational efficiencies.

"We are very pleased with the rapid adoption of our On-Cue software by medical centers throughout the United States," said Rick Smith, president and CEO, Allocade, Inc. "On-Cue is able to minimize the impact of unpredictable disruptions by dynamically reallocating resources for the changing conditions of major hospital departments. As a result, caregivers are spending less time on non-clinical tasks and more time on direct clinical care. In addition, hospitals are realizing immediate benefits including a reduction in overall operating costs and improved resource utilization throughout the enterprise."

To date, Allocade has received 27 orders for the On-Cue software solution, 20 of which are currently installed in U.S. Hospitals.

One hospital experiencing the benefits of On-Cue is Children's Hospital Boston. The hospital, a worldwide leader in pediatric health and research, recently decided to install the On-Cue software throughout the hospital's entire Radiology Department. It was originally installed in the Interventional Radiology (IR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Departments last fall.

"On-Cue helped to make our processes for communication more efficient," said Sharon Silk, M.P.H., director, radiology quality management and operations improvement, Children's Hospital Boston. "Paper-based workflows and white boards required a significant number of phone calls and walking between areas to learn about the status of a patient. Also, with all of our IT systems, we did not have an easy way to capture meaningful metrics, which are necessary for making operational improvements.

"With Allocade, we established a comprehensive electronic method for communication. Our front desk staff, nurses, technologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, recovery room staff and our management team know the patient status and progression through the area or department. We have a more accurate estimation of patient wait times and exam completion times, which we use to update families. In addition to the workflow benefits, we are now able to capture detailed metrics to help make operational improvements."

In addition, the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York is utilizing On-Cue with similar success.

"The On-Cue software not only addresses workflow issues, but also assists with coordination and communication between different departments and caregivers throughout the hospital," said David Waldman, M.D., Ph.D., chairman, URMC's Department of Imaging Sciences. "We now have a common view of each patient's daily itinerary, and in a hospital our size, the operational improvements are significant."

Allocade's On-Cue software solution optimizes hospital patient flow for inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients by using technology developed to manage workflow on the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the On-Cue technology was conceived by Don Rosenthal, founder and chief technology officer of Allocade. At NASA, Rosenthal led the Artificial Intelligence Applications Group in the NASA Ames Research Center where he was responsible for the dynamic rescheduling software that optimally utilized the limited resources on the Hubble Space telescope. The On-Cue software system leverages the information already available in Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR).

Allocade and its On-Cue software solution were recently featured in the 2009 issue of NASA Spinoff, an annual premier publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. Since 1976, Spinoff has featured between 40 and 50 commercial products annually.

To learn more about the On-Cue system and to see live demonstrations of the software, please visit Allocade at HIMSS 2010 in booth 7666.

About Allocade

Allocade, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif. The company is a healthcare software technology company that develops solutions designed to effectively optimize patient flow throughout the hospital enterprise. Allocade's first product is the On-Cue� software solution. The company's management team includes former top executives from the NASA Ames Research Center, Siemens Medical Systems, Philips Medical Systems, Winster, Acuson Corporation, Sierra OnLine, Stentor and Inzap. For more information, visit

On-Cue is a trademark of Allocade, Inc.

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Mobile Satellite Users Association Announces 2010 Awards to Be Presented at Upcoming Conference

Defense News ~ MCLEAN, Va., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) announced the winners of its 2010 Awards, with the Innovation Award going to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband product and the Pioneer Award going to Mary Ann Elliott. The MSUA-7 conference is being held in conjunction with SATELLITE 2010 Conference and Exhibition, the premier event providing solutions to the satellite end-user community, and includes a luncheon sponsored by Hughes on Tuesday, March 16, at which the awards will be presented.

MSUA-7 and SATELLITE 2010 will be held from March 15-18, 2010 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Commenting on the awards, MSUA President Tim Farrar noted, "We are delighted to present an Innovation Award for the third year. This year, the award recognizes Inmarsat's FleetBroadband which provides broadband data and voice through a compact antenna that is being adopted rapidly in the maritime market across a range of vessels. We are pleased to honor this innovative product."

MSUA Chairman Bob Roe stated that MSUA's Pioneer Award is being conferred on Mary Ann Elliott in recognition of "her outstanding leadership in facilitating U.S. Government use of commercial mobile satellite communications for almost 30 years. While today government use of commercial facilities is assumed, that wasn't the case years ago, and Mary Ann was instrumental in working with government and the mobile satellite industry in a manner that brought benefits to both."

Roe added, "This year, the Awards Committee also recognized Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) which, since 1998, has been among the first humanitarian groups to arrive at disaster zones, immediately setting up emergency communications facilities. TSF understands, values and optimizes mobile satellite communications whenever it deploys to a disaster area."

The seventh international Mobile Satellite Users Conference and Exhibition, MSUA-7, provides a unique opportunity for users and providers of mobile satellite communications. MSUA-7 is the only forum devoted exclusively to the mobile satellite industry, and features panel discussions and demonstrations of satellite terminals from many companies. Tickets to the luncheon are included with MSUA-7 Conference registration, or can be purchased a la carte. For more information, or to register for MSUA-7, please go to

MSUA ( is a non-profit association that promotes the interests of mobile satellite users worldwide. It serves the interests of mobile satellite users by fostering communications among and between users, suppliers of mobile satellite equipment and services, operators of mobile satellite systems, and the various entities that may affect the future of the industry. In addition, MSUA reviews, analyzes and reports on, from a user's perspective, the activities, regulatory decisions and critical events of the MSS industry. Finally, MSUA provides a means of assembling MSS users' views on system and service concerns and conveying these concerns to the appropriate authorities.


Tim Farrar, President

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nCircle Announces Self-Service Security and Compliance Portal, Enhanced Auditing of Virtualized Environments

Expanded self-service reporting portal proves security and compliance investment value
Defense News ~ SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--nCircle, the leader in automated IT security and compliance auditing solutions, today announced the release of new audience-specific security risk and compliance dashboards and enhanced auditing of virtual IT infrastructures. The new dashboards are part of nCircle’s self-service security and compliance portal and provide role-based visibility into an organization’s IT governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) processes. nCircle also delivers security and compliance auditing of VMWare-based virtual infrastructures, a key area of investment in today’s enterprises.

nCircle Suite360’s Self-service Security and Compliance Portal

Today’s IT organizations face increasing pressure to not only improve the security of their networks, but also to demonstrate their effectiveness and to prove that they are maintaining compliance with industry and government regulations. However, enterprises have had difficulty finding tools that both improve security and compliance and deliver clear evidence of such success with objective metrics and reporting for senior management. nCircle Suite360 delivers the proof with new security risk and compliance analytics and audience-specific reporting dashboards for IT security, IT audit, IT operations and executives.

Suite360 now delivers the industry’s most advanced security risk and compliance analytics. User-programmable dashboards deliver the right information to the right audience:

· Risk and compliance trends for executives

· Current compliance posture vs. target, with detailed drill down for auditors

· Instant visibility to security issues across the enterprise for IT security

· Prioritized remediation instructions with role-based asset views for IT operations

For the first time, enterprises can visit a central portal to get the actionable security and compliance information that matters to them. Asset views enable analysis of security and compliance audit data by any business dimension, including asset type, asset owner, geography or business unit. Annotation capabilities enable administrators to explain deviations directly in the reports for improved understanding by multiple audiences. Suite360 enables all IT audiences to view the security and compliance status of their networks and clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of their efforts and investments.

“In a security environment characterized by ever more sophisticated attacks and adversaries, checkbox compliance and routine scans of IT infrastructure aren't sufficient," said Paul Roberts, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security, 451Group. "IT professionals need comprehensive security and compliance audit data that prioritizes issues based on both compliance objectives and a nuanced understanding of overall risk. Finally, enterprises need integrated reports that are tailored to diverse audiences: senior executives, and specialists in both security and IT operations.”

“IT organizations are increasingly being asked to justify their technology investments,” said Mark Wood, Vice President of Product Management at nCircle. “nCircle Suite360 now provides everyone in IT, from executives to operations, with the tools to track their progress and prove that their efforts are improving security and compliance.”

nCircle Suite360 is “Virtual-infrastructure Ready”

The use of virtualized infrastructure in the enterprise has grown rapidly in recent years and is now a critical tool for enterprises, enabling server consolidation, more efficient data center management and other cost reductions. However, the spread of virtualization has created new security and compliance issues, requiring continuous auditing of the virtual infrastructure to maintain security and compliance.

nCircle Suite360 now audits the full virtual infrastructure, from virtual machines to the hypervisor, on VMWare-based systems. Suite360 audits the configurations of an organization’s virtual infrastructure and compares them to Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks, or hardening guides, to ensure the security of virtual machines and their hypervisor. The CIS benchmarks are accepted best practices for secure operation of VMware virtual machines and hypervisors. Additionally, Suite360 can continuously monitor hypervisors and virtual machines to ensure configurations remain compliant with the “gold standard” build, making the administration of these systems considerably easier and more efficient.

“Virtualization provides cost savings and helps streamline IT deployments, but it also creates significant new security and compliance challenges,” added Wood. “nCircle Suite360 continuously monitors the virtual infrastructure, identifying security issues and misconfigurations to help our customers maintain the highest levels of security and compliance.”

nCircle will demonstrate the new self-service security and compliance portal and enhanced virtualization support at RSA 2010 from March 1-4.

About nCircle Suite360

nCircle provides the world's most comprehensive suite of solutions for agentless security and configuration auditing for physical and virtual IT environments. nCircle’s solutions combine the broadest discovery of networked systems and their operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities and configurations with advanced analytics to help enterprises reduce security risk and achieve compliance. nCircle's solutions include IP360™ for vulnerability and risk management, WebApp360™ for web application vulnerability auditing, Configuration Compliance Manager (CCM)™ for configuration auditing and file integrity monitoring, Certified PCI Scan Service™ for on-demand self-service PCI scanning, and Security Intelligence Hub™ for IT governance, risk and compliance (ITGRC) reporting and analytics.

About nCircle.

nCircle is the leading provider of automated security and compliance auditing solutions. More than 4,500 enterprises, government agencies and service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive solutions to manage and reduce security risk and achieve compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. Additional information about nCircle is available at

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.


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SAIC Schedules Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call for March 30, 2010

Defense News ~ MCLEAN, Va., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAIC, Inc. (NYSE:SAI - News), a scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, will issue its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 earnings press release after close of market Tuesday, March 30, 2010. Management will discuss the financial results in a conference call beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Analysts and institutional investors may participate on the conference call by dialing (800) 510-9661 (U.S./Canada) or (617) 614-3452 (International/Local) and entering passcode 37633811. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously to the public through a link on the Investor Relations section of the SAIC web site (

A replay of the conference call will be available by telephone approximately one hour after conclusion of the call through April 13, 2010 by dialing (888) 286-8010 (U.S./Canada) or (617) 801-6888 (International/Local) and entering passcode 37633811. In addition, a replay of the webcast will be available on the SAIC web site approximately two hours after the conclusion of the conference call.

About SAIC

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science To Solutions®

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2009, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.