Tag Archives: United Nations

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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Janus Trains Ukraine Military, Defense Personnel on Landmine Action Strategies

Janus Global Operations has trained a group of Ukrainian military and defense personnel on landmine action quality management strategies as part of a two-month project the company carried out for a nonprofit mine-clearance organization. HALO Trust collaborated with JGO to develop training curriculum that encompassed  manual and mechanical techniques for battle area clearance, explosive ordnance …

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Ericsson, Brazilian Agency to Collaborate on Internet of Things Projects; Ulf Ewaldsson Comments

Ericsson and the Brazilian communications ministry have partnered to establish a laboratory to explore the potential applications of Internet of Things technology in agriculture, rainforest protection, disaster monitoring and prevention and energy production. The company said Monday the Networked Security Lab will be part of the Ericsson Innovation Center that aims to drive IoT innovation …

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Retired Gen. Walter Sharp Joins Thinklogical Defense, Intelligence Advisory Board

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Walter Sharp has joined the defense and intelligence advisory board at audio-visual technology manufacturer Thinklogical . The former United Nations Command commanding general becomes the board’s sixth member and will work to help the company build up its relationships with government, military, intelligence and homeland security customers, Thinklogical said Wednesday. Joe Paper, …

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AECOM Gets Industry Awards for Global Environmental Projects

AECOM has won several awards from two publications in recognition of the company’s work on various environmental remediation and climate adaptation projects globally. The Climate Change Business Journal recognized AECOM with Climate Adaptation and Resilience industry leadership and project merit awards for its support of domestic and international 35 projects, including an effort to protect Florida’s Miami …

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