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#Cyber News: MGT Capital (NYSE MKT: $MGT) Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter; Company Currently has over $2.5 Million in Cash and Securities
HARRISON, N.Y. - May 23, 2016 ( Newswire) MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) reported financial results and operational developments for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Cyber News: #Hack Attacks Are On The Rise Both At Work And At Home; Learn How To Keep Your Assets Safe
NEW YORK - May 12, 2016 ( Newswire) Cyber warfare has become a very real part of our business, our government, our technology and our culture.

#Bayshore Networks Raises $6.6 Million From Trident Capital #Cybersecurity and Current Angel #Investors
BETHESDA, MD - May 10, 2016 ( newswire) Bayshore Networks, the cybersecurity leader for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding from Trident Capital Cybersecurity and its existing angel investors.

#Biometric Media Alert: ID Global Solutions Corporation (OTCBB: $IDGS) Fin Holdings Acquisition Featured in #PlanetBiometrics and #BiometricUpdate
ORLANDO, Fla. - February 16, 2016 ( Newswire) - Biometric Media alert for ID Global Solutions Corporation (OTCBB:IDGS) and its recent $9M acquisition of Fin Holdings.

#HSBC Announces #Biometrics #Banking Amid Strong Global Market Growth
DUBLIN - February 19, 2016 ( newswire) Research and Markets reports: The global biometric monitoring systems market is to grow at a CAGR of 26.71% over the 2014-2019 period

#Defense News: #L-3 (NYSE: $LLL) Completes Sale of #NationalSecurity Solutions Business
NEW YORK - February 1, 2016 ( stocks newswire) L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its National Security Solutions (NSS) business to CACI International Inc for $550 million in cash

#L-3 ($LLL) Announces Fourth Quarter 2015 Results; #Funded orders of $2.6 billion, funded #backlog of $8.4 billion
NEW YORK - January 28, 2016 ( stocks newswire) L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LLL) today reported adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $2.16 and diluted loss per share from continuing operations of $0.76 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 (2015 fourth quarter).

2016 Defense Stocks Interview with Scott Sacknoff, Manager, SPADE Defense Index (NYSE: ^DXS)
Point Roberts, WA and NEW YORK, NY - January 14, 2016 ( stocks newswire) newswire and (HDS) -, a digital global news source covering leading sectors including defense and security, releases the following interview with Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE: ^DXS).

Headlines #2015: Robust Growth for #Mobile #Payments Predicted but #Security Concerns Act as Inhibitor
POINT ROBERTS, WA and NEW YORK, NY - December 31, 2015 ( Newswire) -, a global news source covering leading sectors including tech, reports on the rapidly growing mobile payment sector in the US and some of the key challenges it faces in increasing consumer acceptance and adoption.

#Nortek Security & Control (NASDAQ: $NTK) Unveils New #SmartHome Safety Devices at #CES2016
CARLSBAD, Calif. - December 29, 2015 ( stocks newswire) Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security and smart home markets, today announced the addition of three new home safety products to the GoControl portfolio of devices.

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Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc ( OTC:AOLS ) is developing a platform of a new class of broad-spectrum, catalytic-antioxidant compounds that protect healthy tissue from the damaging effects of radiation. Its first compound, AEOL 10150, is being developed for oncology indications, where it is used in combination with radiation therapy. It is also being developed, with funding by the US Department of Health and Human Services, as a medical countermeasure against chemical and radiological weapons, where its initial target indications are as a protective agent against the effects of acute radiation syndrome and delayed effects of acute radiation exposure. Aeolus' strategy is to leverage the substantial investment in toxicology, manufacturing, and preclinical and clinical studies made by US Government agencies in AEOL 10150, including the contract with BARDA valued, with options, at up to $118.4 million, to efficiently develop the compound for use in oncology.

Aethlon Medical, Inc. ( NasdaqCM:AEMD ) Aethlon Medical creates innovative medical devices to address life-threatening diseases. The Aethlon ADAPT™ (Adaptive Dialysis-like Affinity Platform Technology) establishes the basis for a new class of therapeutics that target the rapid elimination of disease enabling particles from the circulatory system of treated patients. The lead Aethlon ADAPT™ product is the Hemopurifier®, a device that addresses a broad-spectrum of viral pathogens as well as tumor-secreted exosomes that suppress the immune system of cancer patients. Aethlon is also operating under two government contracts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) related the development of a medical device to reduce the incidence of sepsis. Exosome Sciences, Inc. is a majority owned Aethlon subsidiary that is advancing exosome-based strategies to diagnose and monitor cancer and infectious disease progression.

Alexium International Group ( ASX:AJX.AX ) is engaged in developing and licensing its intellectual property, Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) technology. Alexium is focused on developing the RST technology for a range of military and commercial applications. Alexium's Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) is a technology for nanoscopic coatings that combines advanced materials chemistry with a processing step. Alexium's Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) uses cold microwave energy to direct a precursor's polymerization onto a substrate's surface. Its technology is used in textiles, air/fluid filtration, industrial coatings, composite fibers, leather, glass/lens surface treatment, bulk chemicals and thin films. BIODEFENSE: Responding to specific military and first responder needs, Alexium developed the Cleanshell® chemistry to offer a new generation of liquid repellency protection in chemical and biological threat scenarios. Cleanshell® CB is an advanced repellency treatment, optimized for chemical and biological protection. Cleanshell® CB has been optimized to provide excellent water and oil repellency, but has also dramatically increased the repellency of Chemical Warfare Agent (CWA) simulants. Cleanshell® CB offers days of protection versus minutes for conventional fluorocarbon repellency finishes.

American Science and Engineering, Inc ( NasdaqGS: ASEI ) is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company's product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter™ technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E's complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E® systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, illegal immigration, and people smuggling.

BRUKER Corporation ( NasdaqGS: BRKR ) is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for industrial, diagnostics and applied analysis. CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense) : The CBRNE threats facing Armed Forces, Emergency and Security Services across the globe are complex. Simple and reliable solutions are required in order to provide protection and fast, effective response. As the market leader in CBRNE for over 20 years, Bruker understand the threat and needs of those operating against it. Our trusted equipment and software is installed around the world providing unrivalled protection. Our equipment is always easy to use and enables full spectrum Detection, Identification and Monitoring utilising state of the art technology.

Cepheid ( NasdaqGS: CPHD ) is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the Company's solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the Company is focusing on those applications where accurate, rapid, and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer. BIOTHREATS : The Cepheid GeneXpert® System makes biothreat agent detection possible in minutes — all from unprepared samples. This easy-to-use, automated and highly accurate real-time PCR instrument combines the ingenuity of more than 30 patents into a sophisticated genetic tool for first responders. A patented, disposable, cartridge test for anthrax is available now, and can be performed on-site — delivering critical answers in critical situations.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. ( NasdaqCM:CBLI ) is an innovative biopharmaceutical company seeking to develop first-in-class pharmaceuticals designed to address diseases with significant medical need. The company's lead product candidates are Entolimod, which is being developed as radiation countermeasure and a potential cancer treatment and Curaxin CBL0137, our lead oncology product candidate. BIODEFENSE:Entolimod (CBLB502) Biodefense

Dynasil Corporation of America ( NasdaqGM:DYSL ) develops and manufactures detection and analysis technology, precision instruments and optical components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. Combining world-class technology with expertise in research and materials science, Dynasil is commercializing products including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications, probes for medical imaging and sensors for non-destructive testing.

Electronic Sensor Technology ( OTC:ESNR) develops, manufactures, and sells electronic devices used for vapor analysis. The company offers zNose, an electronic nose designed for various industry applications, which can detect odors and chemical vapors produced by explosives, chemicals, and biological weapons, as well as used for identifying hazardous industrial materials, improvised explosives, and flammable materials. Its product is used in the homeland security, chemical and petrochemical, environmental, life science, and food and beverage industries. The company also provides spare parts, such as columns, saw detectors, and traps; and accessories, including rugged shipping case, battery assemblies, battery chargers, DC/AC inverters, desorbers, heaters, remote samplers, sample injectors, system controllers, user tool kits, and water traps, as well as support and validation services. Electronic Sensor Technology offers its products through online store.

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. ( NYSE:EBS ) is a specialty pharmaceutical company seeking to protect and enhance life by offering specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats. The Company provides the world's only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine to protect against anthrax disease, BioThrax®.

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Defense stocks Indices and ETF's

  • S&P Sector Indices Brochure
  • Standard and Poor's 500 Aerospace & Defense Index is a capitalization-weighted index. The index was developed with a base level of 10 for the 1941-43 base period. This is a GICS level 4 sub-industry group. The parent index is SPX. This is a GICS Level 4 Sub-Industry group.
  • The Amex Defense Index (DFI) is an equal dollar weighted Index designed to represent a cross section of widely held, highly capitalized companies involved in providing systems, equipment and services to the United States government and its allies for the purpose of supporting military, defense and intelligence efforts. The component stocks operate in industry segments that include, but are not limited to, military aircraft manufacturing, shipbuilding, ground transportation, aerospace instrumentation and technology, specialized communication and radar systems, ammunition and weapon systems.
  • The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index.
  • The SPADE Defense Index (AMEX: DXS) is a modified market cap-weighted index that was developed to provide a financial benchmark for the performance of companies involved with the defense, homeland security, and space. More than 50 companies currently comprise the index. Information on the Index -- including its methodology, rules, constituents, and performance -- can be found at In October 2005, the first (and currently only) exchange traded fund on defense and homeland security was launched by Powershares. The Powershares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio ETF trades under the symbol 'PPA' and is designed to track the performance of the SPADE. - more info