Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TV Worldwide Selected by 1105 Media as Official Webcaster for FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law Expos on Internet TV Channel FedEd TV

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Kodak, NSI, SecureWorks, Big Bang, Neustar, Virtensys, Prowess SmartDeploy, NetOptics, Commercial Data Systems, BT Diamond IP, Tracker Products, Eizo, Ideal.com, Novo Solutions, SoBran, Faronics, Falconstor, Trimble and Capitol College Among Others to Be Featured Along With Keynotes, Interviews Live From Washington, D.C., March 23-25, 2010

Defense News: CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - 03/22/10) - TV Worldwide, a global Internet TV Network announced that it had again been selected by 1105 Media, Inc. to webcast the FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law Conference and Exposition, live from the Washington Convention Center, March 23-25, 2010. As before, TV Worldwide will webcast the event on its FedEd TV (www.FedEdTV.com) and Homeland Defense TV (www.HomelandDefenseTV.com), channels. This will be TV Worldwide's 5th webcast of FOSE and 9th webcast of GovSec/U.S. Law.

As part of the live webcast, TV Worldwide announced that former NBC4 reporter I.J. Hudson will be joining the TV Worldwide crew at FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law 2010 as a technology correspondent, co-anchoring the launch of the live webcast on March 23. His 32 year media career included 22 years as an on-air reporter and anchor with WRC-TV, NBC Channel 4 including prior coverage of FOSE.

FOSE webcast sponsors who will be featured during the event include Kodak, NSI, SecureWorks, Big Bang, Neustar, Virtensys, Prowess SmartDeploy, NetOptics, BT Diamond IP, SoBran, Tracker Products, Eizo, Ideal.com, Novo Solutions, Faronics, Trimble and Capitol College. The free live webcast will feature keynotes and interviews with industry leaders attending FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law and highlight the latest homeland security products, services and news. Leaders in the government security, law enforcement and first response sectors will discuss the rapidly evolving demand for their services and the new technologies and solutions to meet that demand.

TV Worldwide has produced 4 pre-event FOSE TV and GovSec TV webcasts during the last several months, highlighting the upcoming FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law 2010 technology and speakers in preparation for the March 23-25 event. These events can be viewed at the links below.

"We're pleased to again work with 1105 Media, a proven leader in federal trade show production, as they deploy this state-of-the-art approach in delivering the FOSE and GovSec/ U.S. Law experience to our FedEd TV and Homeland Defense TV audience, which will be archived on the channels for a full year," commented Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide. "The past FOSE webcasts and the pre-event FOSE TV and GovSec TV webcasts have been some of our more well-attended webcasts over the past several years and the growing popularity of this show this year is a clear indication that we can again expect heavy traffic demand nationally from those who want to keep up with what's happening in the growing federal and homeland defense sectors."

The FOSE and GovSec/U.S. Law Conference and Exposition webcast will begin at 11 AM ET each day atwww.FedEdTV.com, www.homelanddefensetv.com, www.FOSE.com and www.govsecinfo.com. The webcast will be archived for a full year to permit later viewing. Participants should have the free Flash or Windows Media Player installed prior to viewing the event. Questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext. 235.

Pre-event FOSE TV and GovSec TV webcasts from December 2009 through March 2010 can be viewed at the links listed below.

Click Here to visit FOSE TV/GOVSEC TV December 17, 2009
Webcast- Event #1 in Series (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/fose/091217/)

Click Here to visit FOSE TV/GOVSEC TV January 15, 2010
Webcast- Event #2 in Series (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/fose/100114/)

Click Here to visit FOSE TV/GOVSEC TV February 17, 2010
Webcast- Event #3 in Series (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/fose/100211/)

Click Here to visit FOSE TV/GOVSEC TV March 11, 2010
Webcast- Event #4 in Series (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/fose/100311/)

About TV Worldwide

Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as "Intelligent Internet TV," Fortune 500 companies, 27 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the-art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).

About 1105 Government Information Group
1105 Government Information Group is the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Our comprehensive portfolio of print, online, event, custom media and research products distinctively serves the information needs of the government IT buying team -- agency executives, program managers, IT managers and systems integrators -- across all segments of federal, state and local government. Flagship news and information brands include Defense Systems, Federal Computer Week, FEND, GCN, and Washington Technology. Flagship events include the Federal 100, FOSE, GCN Gala, GovSec, U.S. Law and a series of conferences focused on collaboration, networking and education. ww.1105govinfo.com

About FedEd TV (www.FedEdTV.com)

FedEdTV (www.FedEdTV.com) is an Internet TV Channel on the TV Worldwide Network dedicated to educating the public and private sectors on federal, state and city government issues. Both live and archived FedEdTV Internet TV programming features the latest information on the business of government at all levels, with in-depth coverage from the perspective of both government officials and private sector professionals involved in supporting the needs of government. This includes FedEdTV highlights from premier industry trade conferences showcasing the latest public sector technology while offering keynotes and seminars from leading government experts. With content from 17 federal agencies, all 50 states (through groups such as the National Governors Association), over 1600 cities (including coverage of organizations like National League of Cities), FedEdTV is an indispensable source of up-to-date programming for the full spectrum of decision-makers in the public sector.


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Ness Technologies Signs Additional Defense Contract with Latin American Country

Defense News: HACKENSACK, New Jersey, March 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ness Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ and TASE: NSTC), a global provider of IT services and solutions, today announced a multi-million dollar contract with a Latin American government, to install a command and control system in military helicopters and ground command posts. This is an additional contract following the contract announced by Ness in June 2009, through which Ness is currently implementing its NessControl mobile tactical command and control system for the country's special forces.

The new helicopter borne system will transfer information in a wide range of missions, including counter-terrorism, search and rescue, reconnaissance missions.

The system is a comprehensive tactical command and control system. It comprises an advanced, independent and fully redundant communication infrastructure which enables the real-time collection, dissemination and analysis of data among all units linked to the system. The highly versatile, integrated system handles a wide range of information, including photographs, maps, intelligence aids, text and messages, alarms, and GIS data - all in real time.

"This sophisticated airborne system will provide the customer with very high operational capabilities, enabling it to meet complex challenges," said Michael Zinderman, President, Ness Technologies & Systems Group (TSG). "The system has a proven track record in field operations and is a critical element in the command and control of armed forces, helping the chain of command to successfully perform a wide range of missions."

The system provides real-time viewing of force positions and movements, leading to increased coordination among neighboring forces. During emergency conditions, when every second is critical, the system enables its users, military and special forces personnel, to take immediate control of a situation. It rapidly assesses the distance between the scene and initial responders, including the length of time it will take them to arrive and the most expeditious route. With this information, commanders can quickly create action plans, and make better, more informed decisions, adapting to the current situation.

About Ness Technologies

Ness Technologies (NASDAQ:NSTC - News) is a global provider of IT and business services and solutions with specialized expertise in software product engineering; system integration, application development and consulting; and software distribution. Ness delivers its portfolio of solutions and services using a global delivery model combining offshore, near-shore and local teams. With about 7,800 employees, Ness maintains operations in 18 countries, and partners with numerous software and hardware vendors worldwide. For more information about Ness Technologies, visit http://www.ness.com.

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Israeli Government Accepts Morpho Detection's Itemiser® DX Desktop Trace Detection Unit

TSA-certified Itemiser® DX explosive trace detection system now commercially available worldwide for identification of complex explosive substances in seconds
Defense News: NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morpho Detection, Inc., part of the Safran group’s security business, today announced the Itemiser® DX explosive trace detection (ETD) system has been accepted by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office for use by government agencies. With this designation, the Itemiser DX is approved for use by Israeli government agencies at border crossings, transportation facilities and civilian facilities and institutions.

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This milestone represents the first time a Morpho Detection ETD solution has been accepted by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. First certified by the TSA in July 2009, the Itemiser DX utilizes Ion Trap Mobility Spectroscopy (ITMS™) technology to simultaneously analyze both positive and negative ions from a single sample, providing unparalleled threat and contraband detection.

“This designation from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office reflects our core commitment to develop the most advanced and integrated solutions to tackle the world’s toughest security challenges,” said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “We are thrilled to be able to offer this next-generation technology to governments, transportation hubs, cargo facilities and secure locations around the world. By quickly and accurately identifying traces of potential explosive materials, the Itemiser DX offers the capabilities needed to protect the most sensitive locations.”

“The strategic advantage Itemiser DX will provide is important to meeting the security challenges faced in this region,” said Yaron Yezersky, marketing manager, Hypertech Systems Ltd – Morpho Detection’s strategic partner in Israel.

A lightweight, versatile and user-friendly detection unit with a one-hour battery engineered with a built-in handle for hassle-free transportation, the Itemiser DX is now available to protect high-risk facilities and locations around the world.

For additional information on the Itemiser DX, please visit www.morphodetection.com.

About Morpho Detection, Inc.

Sagem Sécurité’s Morpho Detection, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Formed in 2009 following Safran Group’s acquisition of GE Security’s Homeland Protection business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

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WTO likely to rap Airbus aid but row to drag on

Defense News: GENEVA, March 23 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organisation is expected to confirm criticism of European aid for Airbus (EAD.PA) when it issues a final subsidy ruling on Tuesday, but this won't spell an end to the record transatlantic trade dispute.

Subsidy rules lie at the heart of the battle for dominance of the market for civilian aircraft which aerospace firms estimate will be worth $3 trillion over the next 20 years.

The United States argues that Airbus got a total of $205 billion in unfairly priced loans and other benefits from France, Germany, Spain and Britain over two decades -- making the case by far the biggest international trade dispute.

Even if the ruling condemns support by European governments for Airbus, the European Union will argue that a full picture will emerge only when the WTO rules on a countersuit brought by Brussels.

Final resolution of the two cases -- which may yet involve a negotiated settlement -- will define the rules of the civil aviation market, where Airbus and Boeing have together nearly $1 trillion of aircraft on their order books, for years to come.

A confidential interim ruling in September found European government payments to Airbus were "actionable" and backed some U.S. claims that they fell into the more severe category of illegal export aid, sources familiar with the findings said.

But trade judges were said to have rejected the idea that the findings would apply to future programmes, meaning trade tensions with Boeing (BA.N) could continue over the funding for Europe's next generation of airliner, the Airbus A350.

Barring a major upset, Tuesday's final ruling is expected to endorse the earlier report which triggered trade rhetoric on both sides of the Atlantic, trade diplomats said.

Boeing and Airbus clashed before the final report had even been published, saying it was likely to justify their claims.

Boeing seized on a German promise to provide similar funding for the A350 to the disputed system of government loans which triggered the original U.S. complaint to the Geneva-based WTO.


The move "flies in the face of both the expected WTO decision and the rules-based global trading system we've all endorsed", said Boeing's top legal executive Ted Austell.

Airbus spokeswoman Maggie Bergsma said the ruling would be "significantly disappointing for Boeing and largely different to what they are predicting".

The WTO panel's ruling, although final, is confidential to the parties in the case. Publication of the 1,000-page document must await translation and could take until the end of April or longer.

U.S. and European officials gave their interpretations of the report before publication, with Washington saying it would prove that Airbus had harmed U.S. workers and Europeans stressing it was only one part of a long process. In theory a WTO ruling could require the EU to desist from further aid within weeks. In practice both sides are certain to appeal both cases, stringing litigation out for months or years. (Reporting by Jonathan Lynn and Tim Hepher; editing by David Stamp)

Mitsubishi Elec raises 2009/10 outlook to net profit

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* Mitsubishi Elec raises annual oper profit outlook by 55%

* Says demand for auto parts,factory gear prompted revision

* Shares end up 0.1 pct ahead of revision, outstrip market

Defense News: TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Electric Corp (6503.T) raised its earnings forecast for the year ending this month to a net profit from the previously expected loss on strong demand for its factory automation equipment and auto components.

The diversified electronics maker, which competes with Siemens (SIEGn.DE) in factory automation gear and with United Technologies (UTX.N) in elevators, now expects a net profit of 25 billion yen ($277 million) for the year to March 31, up from the 20 billion yen loss previously forecast.

The new outlook exceeds the consensus of an 11 billion yen profit in a poll of 16 analysts by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Demand for the firm's factory automation tools, car parts and power semiconductors has picked up in recent months due to recovering capital spending in Asia and governments' stimulus measures, the company said.

Power semiconductors control electricity flows and are used in a wide range of products including automobiles and air-conditioners.

Mitsubishi Electric, known for its conservative earnings estimates, also raised its operating profit forecast to a 93 billion yen profit for the current business year, up 55 percent from its prior outlook and narrowly beating an analyst consensus for an 89.8 billion yen profit.

Prior to the announcement, but following a report by the Nikkei business daily that the company would likely post an operating profit of about 90 billion yen for the year to March 31, Mitsubishi Electric shares closed up 0.1 percent at 815 yen, outperforming the Nikkei average .N225, which fell 0.5 percent. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Joseph Radford)