Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Embedded real-time operating system software secures military mission-critical data from growing threats

From:  Military & AeroSpace Electronics 

COMMENT - As you read down you find out it is Green Hills Software and INTEGRITY Global Systems who are the eager suppliers of this War Technology.  " David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer of Green Hills Software and Integrity Global Security LLC in Santa Barbara, Calif., is involved in “a firestorm of activity surrounding virtualization, and adding the ability to run Linux and Android on top of [Green Hills’] RTOS. In many ways, this is the future of the RTOS -- being able to handle mixed criticality requirements that include security, safety, and real-time critical applications alongside increasing requirements for rich multimedia and connectivity, app stores, GUIs, etc.”"

The present direction for war has turned war-based corporations into the equivilent of small nations who, in exact parallel with the de Rothschilds, are making money from both sides.  "Why don't you guys fight?" said the scraggy Dan O'Dowd from the sidelines, smiling at the huge profits accruing to him personally.


Posted by Courtney Howard
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS, 30 March 2012. The adoption of secure real-time operating system (RTOS) software and related embedded computing security software tools for military embedded systems continues to grow, driven by increased security threats and concerns, real and perceived.

Many pundits agree that the need for information security, especially for critical and classified data, as well as the computing and data storage systems on which it resides, has never been greater. Industry has responded with myriad innovations designed to deliver security and protection at not only the system level, but also at the embedded, component level.

“There is no single architecture, product, or capability that can protect against a continuously evolving threat landscape,” cautions Chip Downing, senior director of Aerospace & Defense at Wind River in Alameda, Calif. “Today’s connected systems need to integrate a wide range of capabilities to achieve continuous security in hostile network environments. Layered, proven security components, along with capabilities to update these system components, need to be integrated to enable continuous application and service availability, while maintaining the required security capability.”  Much More

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

From:  Military & AeroSpace


COMMENT - You see what the Corporate War for Profits is costing Americans in the number of food banks now failing to keep up with demand.  Of course, if you live and work in Santa Barbara for either Green Hills Software or Integrity Global Security you can keep the illusions going.  For a little longer.
 

by John Keller, Editor



ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Nov. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.
 
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., announced a $20.2 million contract to Northrop Grumman on Friday for the second phase of the DARPA Project Endurance to develop laser weapons to defend aircraft from electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR)-guided surface-to-air missiles.

Late last year DARPA awarded a $14.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman for the first phase of Project Endurance. Also receiving a phase-one contract for the program was the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training segment in Akron, Ohio.

Full Article

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE and Commentary

From:  PR Wire


COMMENT -  First excuse me for neglecting posting here for some time.  I was busy with other matters which actually have a direct relationship to the unbridled greed and lack of conscience exhibited by War Contractors. (Although they changed the name of the Department long ago "War" was actually more accurate, as one realizes as soon as the matter is mentioned.)

Now, Nigel clearly moved on from Green Hills Software, Inc., and probably was aware of the close, nay, incestuous relationship between Dan's Main Money train and INTEGRITY Global Security.  But I wonder if Nigel could enlighten us on a curious issue which came up a few months ago when I was Googling INTEGRITY Global Security, LLC 

INTEGRITY Global Security is one of the multiplicity of companies and corporations where  Dan is piling up the product of his unbridled and unprincipled greed.  I say one because when I went poking around I found many more.  Those do not appear to be openly owned by Dan. 

Remember, Dan's sole ambition is to be wealthier that Bill Gates and this could well be his strategy for achieving that goal while remaining largely anonymous.   Clever Dan!  

Bill and Warren Do Bomb Trains Together!

See Koch Truths for our own special version of Kenny Roger's The Gambler, dedicated to Bill and Warren.

Of course, Bill has clearly enjoyed his notoriety.  Sort of.  

But I digress.  I also found another company using the same name, minus the CAPS on INTEGRITY, which claimed to be incorporated in Nevada.  At the bottom of the site the text read, " © 2013 Dragon Master Security, LLC DBA Integrity Global Security."

Their kind of security has nothing to do with Software.  Check it out.  So, Dan, is this Integrity Global Security another acquisition?   We eagerly await your response.  

And say "hi" to Nigel for us if he is actually still working for you. One never knows when Dan has his eye on the Gold. 




NEWS RELEASE

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced today that Nigel Rozier joins the company as Sales Manager, Scandinavia and Benelux. Continued strong demand for the VectorCAST™ tool suite in the region is driving Vector Software’s continued growth in the European marketplace.
In his new role, Rozier will be serving the Benelux and Nordic regions, and adding value to the sales process by leveraging his extensive technical background to customers in Vector Software traditional markets: aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial controls, medical, transportation markets as well as emerging markets of banking, office automation systems and telecommunications,
“Vector Software’s European operation is thrilled to have Nigel Rozier on the sales team”, said Niroshan Rajadurai, Executive Vice President for EMEA, Vector Software. “The VectorCAST toolset is very popular in Europe, and Nigel’s market and regional acumen will enable us to service the region’s technical needs, in addition to furthering our growth objectives in the area.”
Rozier is a fifteen-year veteran of the embedded software industry gained in EMEA Sales Management roles for Raima, Inc., Green Hills Software and Telelogic UK Limited. A graduate of the University of Brighton, Mr. Rozier is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. 

“We’re very pleased to bring Nigel on board in Europe, especially with the surge in demand for the VectorCAST suite in the Nordics and Benelux nations,” said Bill McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer, Vector Software. “His presence will broaden our reach in the region, and ensure that we maintain our high level of customer service across the Globe.”

About Vector Software, Inc.

Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™ test solution. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide, and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: http://www.vectorcast.com.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Exposed: Pentagon Funds New Data-Mining Tools To Track and Kill Activists, Part I

From:  Occupy

COMMENTS - This is a must-read article.  Note that:  Arizona State is officially an NSA-designated university and more about the tools which will be applied to Americans, and for which we pay more contractors to develop.  Look for subsection, "When Data Mining leads to Drone Strikes."  Links to Parts I & II of IV are below.  III and IV will be posted as they appear.
Arizona State is officially an NSA-designated university - See more at: http://www.occupy.com/article/exposed-pentagon-funds-new-data-mining-tools-track-and-kill-activists-part-i#sthash.KHlGIh3A.dpuf

by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is funding a multimillion dollar university research program to develop new data mining and analysis tools for the U.S. military intelligence community to track political radicalism among British Muslims and other activist groups around the world.

Leading intelligence experts including former National Security Agency (NSA) official Thomas Drake – the whistleblower who inspired Edward Snowden – confirm that the tools are designed to enhance the intelligence community’s capabilities to identify potential terrorism suspects that could face a range of sanctions, from surveillance to no-fly injunctions to, at worst, being targeted for extrajudicial assassination via the CIA’s "kill lists."

But, they say, inherent flaws in the program are instead likely to facilitate the criminalization of political dissent and the targeting of innocent civilians – and that such trends are increasingly likely to affect not just "hostile theatres" abroad, but even domestic populations in the U.S., Britain and Europe.  MORE

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE FROM Green Hills Software, Inc. On to India!

 From:  Marketwired

COMMENT - it is truly amazing how the cooperative relationship between GHS and the Greedville community has worked for them.  Of course, it always turns my stomach to see them use the word, INTEGRITY.  

How many other companies does GHS own?  Inquiring minds are about to find out. 



SOURCE: Green Hills Software
Green Hills Software
August 20, 2014 08:00 ET

Green Hills Software to Exhibit at Freescale Technology Forum 2014 in Bengaluru, India

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) -  Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), will demonstrate its latest embedded software solutions at the Freescale Technology Forum, Leela Palace, Bengaluru, India, August 26 - 27, 2014. As a silver sponsor of the event, Green Hills Software will offer the following demonstration on the show floor:
OpenGL Graphics for i.MX6 Devices
Next-generation devices need modern graphics capabilities. See pre-integrated OpenGL ES 2.0-enabled graphical solutions from partners including Crank Software Storyboard, DiSTI GL Studio, Elektrobit EB Guide, and Rightware Kanzi for the INTEGRITY® RTOS on a Freescale i.MX6 processor.
The Latest MULTI IDE and Optimizing Compilers
Green Hills technical personnel will be available to discuss customer project requirements and give personalized demonstrations of the latest Green Hills MULTI® IDE and optimizing C/C++ compilers.
About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Contact:
Green Hills Software
Barbel French
805-965-6044
bfrench@ghs.com

Monday, July 7, 2014

Memo Justifying al Awlaki Assassination Does End-Run Around the US Constitution

From:  Activist Post


COMMENT - What does being an American mean to people who profit from tyranny?  Hope your 4th of July was lots of fun, Green Hills Team.

Janet Phelan
Activist Post

In response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the ACLU, the Department of Justice this week released the memo providing legal analysis in support of justification for the 2011 assassination of Anwar al Awlaki, a US national living in Yemen.

Al Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico, was a Muslim cleric considered to be in a leadership position in Al Qaeda. He was killed in a targeted drone strike in Yemen, after Obama placed him on the targeted assassination list in 2010. The fact that President Obama had taken the unprecedented step of ordering the assassination of a US citizen was repeatedly highlighted in the press. The ACLU went to court to attempt to inhibit the assassination, albeit unsuccessfully.

The DOJ memo, authored by David Barron, is a compelling study in government double speak. Large chunks of the memo were redacted before its release, with approximately ¼ removed from public purview.

What was made available to the public delves into the legal inhibitions which might come into play with a targeted government murder of a US citizen. Title 18 Section 1119 of the US Code is referenced repeatedly, and the prohibitions against murder contained in this section resolved essentially due to the invocation of “public authority.” MORE

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

US, fess up to drone killings!

From:  RBN

COMMENT - A picture is worth a thousands words

By RMN





 The White House administration continues to deny its drone program is a violation of human rights that kills innocent civilians. We’ve seen evidence from countries affected directly, outrage from the international community, and now protests from American organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. What’s it going to take to get it through the US’ thick skull that its drone program is a blight upon the planet? The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.