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Inmarsat Joins UN’s Crisis Satellite Communications Providers; Paul Gudonis Comments

On Thursday, Inmarsat announced it signed a contribution agreement supporting the United Nations’ Crisis Connectivity Charter, which directs participants to dedicate satellite equipment and network volume for humanitarian and emergency response. The agreement with the World Food Programme , on behalf of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, is meant to improve the humanitarian response …

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Esri to Help UN Member States Use ArcGIS-Based Data Hub for Sustainable Development Efforts

The United Nations Statistics Division has partnered with Esri in an effort to help UN member states implement a data respository for assessing, monitoring and reporting sustainable development goals. Esri said Monday the Federated System for the SDGs is based on the company-built ArcGIS mapping platform and designed to process location intelligence data. Gregg Scott, inter-regional adviser …

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Pentagon Performance Selected to Provide ISR Services for UN’s Congo Peacekeeping Mission

Pentagon Performance Inc. has received a notification of consideration for a potential $50 million contract from the United Nations to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the UN’s peacekeeping effort in the Republic of Congo. PPI seeks to deploy its SureCam medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system to help address surveillance and detection requirements of …

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Sierra Nevada-UN Partnership Targets 2021 Launch of Multicountry Microgravity Mission

A partnership between Sierra Nevada Corp. and the United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs aims to launch microgravity payloads from UN member states aboard the company-built Dream Chaser spacecraft by 2021. The U.N. said Tuesday the collaborative effort aims to give developing nations an opportunity to build and deploy payloads into orbit and that all member nations will …

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ITU 2015 Conference Allocates Frequency Band to Track Aircraft; Houlin Zhao Comments

Delegates at the International Telecommunication Union’s 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva have allocated the 1087.7-1092.3 megahertz frequency band to track aircraft worldwide. ITU said Wednesday the agreement over the radiofrequency spectrum allocation is in response to the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. “In reaching this agreement at …

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AECOM-IBM Disaster Risk Mgmt Tool Wins Recognition; Peter Williams Comments

AECOM has been chosen to receive the University of Notre Dame’s Corporate Adaptation Prize in recognition of a disaster preparedness assessment tool developed through an AECOM-IBM partnership. The university evaluated the companies’ Disaster Resilience Scorecard using criteria such as market impact, scalability and measurable adaptation progress, AECOM said Wednesday. Peter …

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SAP, UN Putting Data on a Dashboard for the 7 Billion+ Population

  SAP AG and the United Nations Population Fund have recently unveiled two interactive population dashboards making use of SAP’s business analytics technologies. The dashboard create greater transparency surrounding core UN population data and trends.  “The world’s population reaching 7 billion people presents an excellent opportunity for technology to play an active role …

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International Agreement on Cyber Moves Forward

A group of 15 countries have agreed to engage one another in ways to combat the growing threats on the Internet. The new agreement is a set of recommendations, it is still representative of a change in U.S. tactics, Robert Knake of the Council on Foreign Relations told the Washington …

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South Korea Looks to Host UN Cybersecurity Body

The South Korean government is preparing to make a bid to host a UN run cybersecurity organization, according to an article on JoongAng Daily. An anonymous source in the Ministry of Public Administration and Security told the paper that Korea is currently researching cybersecurity issues and is looking to make …

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