Interview with: Dr. Tim J. Nohara, President & Chief Executive Officer, Accipiter Radar


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Interview with: Dr. Tim J. Nohara, President & Chief Executive Officer, Accipiter Radar

  1. 1. Interview with: Dr. Tim J. Nohara,President & Chief Executive Officer,Accipiter RadarThere is a need to detect and analyzesecurity threats in a much wider areathan ever before, according to Dr. TimJ. Nohara, President & Chief ExecutiveOfficer, Accipiter Radar. As the threaton the homeland front requiressurveillance that has no time or spaceboundaries, sensors must be abstractedand their information integratedtogether so that various agencies canrespond in a coordinated fashion, headds.Accipiter Radar will be present at themarcus evans Aerospace & DefenseManufacturing Summit 2013, in LasVegas, Nevada, October 20-21, as asolution provider.Ho w h a s t h e su r ve i ll a n c eenvironment changed in recentyears?In the 20th century, radar technologywas the gold standard surveillance tool,as it could detect uncooperative targetsof interest. In the military context, youcould move your assets and peopleoverseas to a military operation andsurvey a specific geography, wheretargets were either friend or foe.Today, in the homeland environment,the area of interest is the entirehomeland. The threats on safety andsecurity can occur anywhere, anytime,and must be distinguished from themuch more numerous innocent civiliantraffic.Multiple agencies have responsibility.Users are not sensor experts so threatawareness must be user-centric andeasy to understand. These are newrequirements in the defense andsecurity sector.What surveillance solutions couldaddress this issue?The solution sets of the 21st century willinvolve a large number of surveillancesensors that are inexpensive, spatiallydistributed, located across the areas ofinterest, but abstracted and integratedtogether to provide real-time targetinformation and historical behaviorpatterns in support of intelligence-ledoperations.Sensors need to be deployed on a muchwider scale for threat mitigation today,and they need to plug and play into atarget information system that allowsany number of users and agencies tointeract with the data in the way eachuser’s mission requires.Why should different departmentsshare surveillance information?How would it address the costelement?Technologies that act like “forcemultipliers” are similar to adding moresecurity personnel. Governments todaytypically have a number of differentagencies and departments surveyingmovement of people and goods acrossborders or within the country, but atpresent, they do not readily shareinformation primarily to protect theprivacy of their citizens.The defense sector needs to be muchsmarter. We need to distinguishbetween personal information and non-sensitive target information. Theinformation to detect and avert a threatis often available, but we lackconnectivity between the dots.If we shared non-sensitive targetinformation across departments, wewould get a much higher yield on oursecurity budgets.Countries could even share targetinformation or sensor resources withfriendly neighbors, such as the US andCanada, without impinging on theprivacy of citizens.Most movement that is observed isfriendly and good, but it is critical todeter the small percentage that are not.By sampling target patterns, agenciescould focus their resources onsuspicious activities. This would bemuch more cost effective in thisenvironment of austerity.Any final thoughts?This is a new way of thinking abouthomeland security. We are in theinformation age today, and radarinformation networks will leave behindthe old ways of protecting citizens.The threatson safetyand securityin thehomelandcan occuranywhere,anytimeCost-Effective Surveillance in the 21st Century
  2. 2. The marcus evans Summitsgroup delivers peer-to-peerinformation on strategic matters,p r o f e s s i o n a l t r e n d s a n dbreakthrough innovations.Please note that the Summit is aclosed business event and thenumber of participants strictlylimited.About the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Summit 2013This unique forum will take place at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Las Vegas,Nevada, October 20-21, 2013. Offering much more than any conference, exhibitionor trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thoughtleaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event.www.aerospacedefensesummit.comContactSarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, SummitsDivisionTel: + 357 22 849 313Email: press@marcusevanscy.comFor more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.comAll rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindlyinform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Accipiter RadarAccipiter Radar develops, sells and operates high-performance radar and sensor information networks engineered to detect, trackand characterize uncooperative targets such as small vessels, low-flying aircraft, and birds. The result is enhanced, wide-areasecurity through unprecedented domain awareness for 21st Century applications including domestic security, law enforcement,critical infrastructure protection, bird strike prevention and environmental protection.www.accipiterradar.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtables and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: