JSaRC Update – 27 November 2019

Published on 27 November 2019

JSaRC Update – November 2019

Welcome to the latest JSaRC Update.

International Security Expo 3-4 December, your chance to meet the JSaRC team

The JSaRC team will be exhibiting at the International Security Expo, which takes place at London’s Olympia next week. JSaRC’s stand is situated within the Government and Agency Zone. There’s still time to register to attend. We hope to see you there. Register here.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will also be at the International Security Expo. They are hosting a briefing to provide information regarding the successful suppliers who were awarded funding as part of the recent £2 million ‘Improving Crowd Resilience’ competition. Further details are available here.

Counter drone strategy policy paper published

The UK’s new strategy for harnessing the economic and social benefits of unmanned aircraft, by reducing the risk posed by malicious or illegal use has now been published. You can download and read the policy paper here.

Shoe Scanner trial at London Luton Airport

As part of the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme, a trial of new shoe screening technology was undertaken recently at London Luton Airport. This is the first trial of this type to be undertaken. The objectives of the trial were to assess the potential to improve the efficiency of the airport passenger security process and gather data to prove the technology’s potential.

The trial has been seen as a success and was made possible through the co-operation of the Department for Transport (DfT), JSaRC, London Luton Airport, and the screening technology manufacturers, Stage Gate 11. Read more about this trial here.

21st International CBRN Symposium

Head of JSaRC, Angela Essel, spoke at this year’s recent International CBRN Symposium at Farnborough. Her talk covered all aspects of JSaRC’s work and the unique way we sit between Government, industry and academia. Find out more about ADS Special Interest Groups here.

Security Minister visits QinetiQ

Security Minister Brandon Lewis spoke at a Policy Exchange event on ‘Security and Crime after Brexit: keeping Britain safe’. The event was hosted by QinetiQ. You can read a transcript of the Minister’s speech here.

Milipol Paris 2019

ADS co-ordinated the UK Pavilion at Milipol in Paris in November. Members of the JSaRC team attended the event and met with visitors and exhibitors to share details of JSaRC and the work that the team does. Find out more about Milipol here.

Get involved in the JSaRC immersive features at Security and Policing 2020

The planning for Security and Policing 2020 is well underway. During this show, JSaRC will be co-ordinating two exciting Immersive Features; one showcasing the latest security technology in the travel sector and another focusing on solutions for combatting knife crime.

The immersive features provide a popular showcase for the latest in technology and innovations to help keep people safe.

The features will demonstrate new solutions, products and product concepts using AV demonstrations to show how products could improve security in new and innovative ways. Details on how your organisation can get involved in these features is available here.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory co-hosting Financial Instability Conference

On 2 December, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is co-hosting a unique conference to improve the understanding of how financial and economic systems might impact the UK’s defence and security. Find out more and register your interest on the Dstl webpage here.

Certification of Explosive Detection Dogs Procurement Opportunity

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is looking for a provider of certification and Quality Assurance (QA) for Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs).

The closing date for submissions of the Selection Questionnaire is 18 December 2019. The published notice is available here.

Future Aviation Security Solutions Industrial PhD Partnership (FASS IPP) grants

Future Aviation Security Solutions Industrial PhD Partnership (FASS IPP) grants will be funding universities and industry partners to conduct innovative research into the future of aviation security through PhD studentships. Universities from across the UK that wish to carry out cutting edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are invited to apply for a share of this £1 million government fund.

To find out more out more about FASS IPPs on the Connected Places Catapult (CPC) website. The deadline for submission of proposals is the 3rd January 2020.

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