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Privacy Shield review – A critical moment for the transatlantic economy

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Category: Defense / Security

On 18 September 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and European Commissioner Vĕra Jourova will open the first annual review of the Privacy Shield agreement. This agreement provides a framework to ensure the protection of EU citizens’ personal data transferred for commercial purposes between the EU and the US. 2,400 companies from all sectors and […]

Source: AmCham.eu

Published: September 25, 2017


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Kongsberg Automotive’s Easley plant to be closed

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Category: Automobile / Transport

At KA’s Capital Markets Day in November 2016, Kongsberg Automotive outlined it’s plan for improving its performance. This plan included closing down 6 plants, mainly within the Powertrain and Chassis products segment in Europe. True to this plan, KA has decided that the Easley plant in the US will be closed, and that operations at […]

Source: Automotive World

Published: September 25, 2017


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Kongsberg to supply satellite ground services to NASA

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Category: Defense / Security

Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) has signed an expanded contract extension for satellite ground services to the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). KSAT will deliver operations support and data collection from the US meteorological satellites S-NPP and JPSS. The agreement has a frame value of USD 43,8 million for the period 2017-2022. The services will […]

Source: Evertiq

Published: September 25, 2017


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NASA and Norway to develop Arctic laser-ranging station

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Category: Defense / Security

NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles from the North Pole that will produce high-precision locations of orbiting satellites, help track changes in the ice sheets and improve the efficiency of marine transportation and agriculture. The Arctic station will be the latest addition to […]

Source: Eurekalert

Published: September 25, 2017


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Joint American-Norwegian Radar Project

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Category: Defense / Security

VARDO, Norway — The population of the Arctic island of Vardo has shrunk to half of what it was 20 years ago, and the fishing industry that sustained its residents for generations has mostly collapsed. But the local power company, citing a mysterious surge in electricity demand, began work last month to increase energy supplies, […]

Source: NY Times

Published: September 25, 2017


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