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Retailers prepare for hack attack; Recent malware breaches have stores increasing security budget
October 25, 2014
Retailers are shoring up defences against escalating hacking attacks but as threats multiply so do costs, with businesses increasingly factoring cybercrime into their prospects for growth. Home Depot Inc., which saw some 56 million payment cards compromised in a malware assault this year that may have begun at infected self-checkout terminals, said initial costs of $62 million (U.S.) could reach much higher. The big box retailer with outlets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico said the fraud will likely have a significant adverse impact on financial results. In addition to direct losses, retailers believe the risk of legal liability and costly lawsuits will escalate.

Lockheed Martin provides operational support for PTDS aerostat system
October 24, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lockheed Martin Corporation, an aerospace, defense, security and technology company, has announced that it is providing operational support for a Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, aerostat system.

iPhone loses subsidies in China
October 24, 2014
Chinese telecom operators are reportedly cutting subsidies to Apple's iPhone smartphones, reducing the US company's dependence on the carriers. Tony Zhan, 32, holds up his new iPhone 6 Plus after it went on sale at the Apple store in Pasadena, California September 19, 2014. [Photo/Agencies] 

USPTO Published Patent application of MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION titled as "CLOUD SERVICES PLATFORM"
October 24, 2014
United States Patent and Trademark Office has received an application no. 20140313542, published on October 23, 2014, by MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION, titled as "CLOUD SERVICES PLATFORM" for the registration of patent.

-Mentor Graphics Appoints Vice President for PCB Design
October 24, 2014
ENP Newswire - 24 October 2014 Release date- 23102014 - WILSONVILLE, Ore.-Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) the market share and technology leader in printed circuit board (PCB) design, today announced the appointment of A.J. Incorvaia to the role of vice president and general manager of the company's Board Systems Division.

Berghs students present packaging concepts for Spotify
October 23, 2014
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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993; Telemanagement Forum
October 22, 2014
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: Notice is hereby given that, on September 16, 2014, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Telemanagement Forum (“The Forum”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, the following parties have been added as members to this venture: NetYCE, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS; Intense Technologies Limited, Secunderabad, INDIA; Enhancesys Innovations LLC, Cupertino, CA; Limtel Sp.

Sky searchers
October 22, 2014
FULL TEXT For a fighter pilot, gaining and maintaining air superiority over any battlespace is a given. Detecting 'the bad guy' without being detected oneself is highly desirable. Radar, however clever, is an active sensor and can be detected. The 'mark one eyeball' - the human eye - can only see so far. Enter the thermal imager in the form of an infrared search-and-track (IRST) system: a passive sensor equipping air-defence fighters for long-range thermal identification of airborne targets. The IRST has been with us for half a century. US Air Force (USAF) F-101B Voodoo interceptors and F-102 Delta Daggers were equipped with an early form of IRST during the mid-1960s. US development then seemed to stagnate until the mid-1980s, when the then-Soviet Union revealed its MiG-29 'Fulcrum' fighter equipped with what was referred to as an 'optical radar'. Appearing in Finland in 1986, the UK in 1988, and Paris in 1989, this Russian IRST became the catalyst for the West's renewed interest in the technology.

U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity: Electronics Mechanic SWAU142447891240567
October 22, 2014
Office of Personnel Management has issued the following job announcement: Job Title:Electronics Mechanic Department:Department of the Army Agency:U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity Job Announcement Number:SWAU142447891240567 SALARY RANGE: $22.85 to $26.72 / Per Hour OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 to Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: WG-2604-11 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Richmond, KY View Map WHO MAY APPLY: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable SUPERVISORY STATUS: No JOB SUMMARY: Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. About the Position:

Lockheed Martin announces delivery of GLM instrument
October 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: Lockheed Martin Corporation, which develops air and missile defense systems, has announced the delivery of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper, or GLM, instrument, which reportedly provides earlier alerts of developing severe storms.


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