General Dynamics Selected to Support Cloud-based IT Transformation at Sandia National Laboratories


FAIRFAX, Va., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), will provide strategic support for the design and development of a “Cloud-of-Clouds” IT transformation initiative at Sandia National Laboratories, a federally funded research and development center for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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State of Maine and Harris Corporation Complete Statewide Public Safety Communications System

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• Provides improved audio clarity, extensive radio coverage for public safety communications
• Statewide system supports communications across all jurisdictions
• Improves response coordination among the 2,000 Maine state agency users

IWCE 2015
CHELMSFORD, Mass. –IWCE Booth # 1361 – For the first time ever, State of Maine agency users across jurisdictions and departments can communicate over a single, statewide emergency communications network, powered by Harris Corporation’s proven VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data, Access) Network technology.

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Book Review – The Real Sherlock Holmes, The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada



The author has had many articles published on the topics of family history and discovered Caminada during her research into her own family history. This has resulted in a book that is highly descriptive of life and crime in Manchester in the last three decades of the 19th Century. It is a gripping tale of one extraordinary detective in his attempts to clean up the Manchester underworld. The book will appeal strongly to all those interested in tracing their roots and in past social structures, but it provides a highly entertaining and informative insight into crime and crime fighting. The purist may baulk at the ‘real Sherlock Holmes’ connection because Holmes was a creation seen from an early forensic scientist’s perspective. It laid this view alongside the Victorian interest in ‘detecting’, whereas Caminada is a Victorian policeman who used determination and ‘modern’ techniques to achieve success in fighting real crime and real criminals in the grimy conditions of a major late Victorian city that had experienced large numbers of immigrants who combined with rural Britons drawn from the land to the cities.

Book Review – Life in the Victorian Kitchen, Culinary Secrets and Servants Stories



It has been said that an army marches on its stomach, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and that nations can be judged by their cuisine. The Victorians were at a turning point in the preparation of British food. The author has provided a comprehensive review of the Victorian kitchen and how it was supported, painting a vivid picture of Victorian life and complementing the range of Victorian themed books produced by the publisher. This is a delightful account of the part food played in Victorian life and contains many surprises for most readers.

Book Review – Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Fred Wensley OBE KPM Victorian Crime Buster



Fred Wensley was the son of a Somerset gardener who travelled London and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1888 and retired 41 years later as Chief Constable of Detectives. His life as a policeman was extraordinary and has been captured very ably in this book. There are some very helpful photo plate sections and this is a most informative book, not just in recounting and extraordinary life, but is exposing the state and development of policing into the forensically driven industry that it is today.

Wensley received the first Police medal to be awarded, was appointed OBE and dubbed “The Greatest Detective of All Time”. The author has brought to life this exceptional policeman in a very readable book.