CONSTELLIS is recruiting for PSS/ Paramedic and PSS/ Translator vacancies in Iraq. The location for these positions is OCONUS at one of the below sites: Baghdad Iraq, Basira Iraq, or Irbil Iraq. Job description; Perform day-to-day personal protective security functions Drive the lead vehicle, principal’s vehicle, follow-vehicle, and/or acting as response agent whenever required in motorcade or similar operations Maintains assigned protective formation position during principal’s walking movements Participates in advance security preparations Mans the security post at the principal’s residence or mans the command post, or other static post as required The PSS/ Translator will perform interpreter/translator duties as required The PSS/ Paramedic will provide advanced emergency medical care to Contractor personnel, COM personnel, and others at the direction of DS/RSO, including invasive and pharmacological interventions within the Contractor’s Scope of Practice and in alignment with the National Emergency Medical Services Scope of Practice and Clinical Protocol Guidance Minimum qualifications; US citizen Valid US issued passport and current driver’s license Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience Must qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, and Remington 870 shotgun, requalifying as required by the task order Must attend and complete all required training Obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance/public trust certification as required for the contract Complete the Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order Possess no impediments to travelling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific For more information follow the links below.
PSS/ Paramedic and PSS/ Translator, Iraq. – PALADIN JOBS
Looking more like a tall speaker than an authoritarian android, the Cobalt security robot has an exterior made from aluminium and fabric. It is designed to operate in offices and foyers, where it performs basic functions like scanning ID cards, but also uses its sensors to detect possible security threats.
“We wanted to design Cobalt to represent a best-case scenario in which technology supports our daily lives,” said B har. “Technology can provide awareness, and accountability, keeping us safe without feeling authoritarian.”
“Cobalt is a stark contrast to the Hollywood dystopian Robocop it discreetly fits into its environment, provides a platform to grow with our needs, and enhances human ability without replacing the human.”
Both B har and Cobalt stress that the self-driving robot is intended to work alongside humans rather than replace them. With data gathered through its sensors and interpreted by advanced algorithms, Cobalt claims the robot will be able to detect and flag anomalies beyond what would be noticeable to a human guard.
It is able to work around-the-clock, and at smaller buildings where the cost of a human security guard might be prohibitive . It also keeps human security personnel out of situations that might be dangerous. However, humans are not entirely removed from the equation, as robot fleets are supported by a human supervisor who may be working remotely . People in need of assistance have the option to use the Cobalt robot to call the supervisor, who then appears on the screen, giving the machine a literal human face.
“One of the core fundamental values of Cobalt is to enable human-to-machine interactions, said Cobalt CTO and co-founder Erik Schluntz. “The way we do that is designing a robot to interact with and around people.”
“We decided that the robot should not adopt a humanoid personality,” he said. “Instead, it should aesthetically align with the furniture and decor of the office environment.”
The tensile fabric which covers the robot’s sensors, cameras and self-driving mechanism also has the benefit of preventing overheating by increasing airflow. A CNC aluminium element at the head of the robot holds the display, office ID scanner and various buttons .
It can roam fluidly around a space, and is just tall enough to operate around most open-plan office cubicles. It reads environments using a combination of 360-degree and depth cameras, infrared and ultrasonic sensors, and smoke detectors . Algorithms involving machine learning, semantic mapping, novelty detection, and deep neural networks are used to interpret the data.
Some common abnormalities Cobalt suggests the robot would spot are an open window, a loud noise, a gas leak, a suspicious package or an after-hours intruder .
In the case of an incident, the robot begins recording and engages its supervisor.
“Security guards should not put themselves in dangerous situations, nor do they have the ability to know everything that is happening in an office,” said B har. “This is where a robot can be truly effective.”
“With the right sensing abilities, a robot can detect anything happening that is out of the ordinary.”
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The scene at Ardanlee in the Culmore area of Derry where the discovery of a suspicious object was at the centre of a security alert . Several homes in the area were evacuated . Picture Martin McKeown . Inpresspics.com .
A bomb has exploded outside the home of a Northern Ireland police officer in the Culmore area of Londonderry. The device exploded as Army bomb squad officers moved in to defuse it just after 2pm on Wednesday.
PSNI and Army Technical Officers at the scene in Ardanlee, Derry, following the discovery of a suspect device. /Lorcan Doherty Press Eye Photography – 22nd February January 2017.
Police said it was fortunate there were no serious injuries or death. A security alert is underway in the area and the cordon extended following the explosion . Another security alert in Sion Mills in Strabane has now ended and Army technical officers have removed a suspicious object for further examination. Sycamore Avenue has now reopened to traffic and evacuated residents allowed to return to their homes. It is understood the Culmore device was planted under the officer’s car before it dropped off . It was then spotted by a neighbour. The device, described as “more intricate” than a basic pipe bomb, exploded as soon as the Army robot touched it.
District Commander Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said the device was designed to kill. He said: “We should be thankful that we are not talking about the death or serious injury of someone. “Shortly after 9.30am we were made aware of a suspect device at the home of one of my colleagues in Ardnalee, off the Culmore Road here in the city.
“We immediately took steps to ensure the safety of the community which resulted in 12 families being evacuated from their homes. “As Army Technical Officers were working on the device, it exploded . My colleague is someone who gets out of his bed every morning to go to work with the sole aim of ensuring the safety of the community and working to prevent harm in the community. “This is in sharp contrast to individuals who left a viable explosive device in a residential area with kids and families and the dangers don’t need to be explained in depth.
“It is our firm belief that violent dissident republicans are responsible for this attack.” The policeman is said to have been badly traumatised.
Superintendent McCalmont continued: “You can imagine the impact on someone who lives and works at the heart of our community and I am sure the trauma for him and his family is quite mammoth.”
PSNI and Army Technical Officers at the scene in Ardanlee, Derry, following the discovery of a suspect device. /Lorcan Doherty Press Eye Photography – 22nd February January 2017
“This was not a basic pipe bomb but something more intricate but more detail will be provided in time . It was planted there to kill and cause harm and this was an attempt one of my colleagues.” Residents have told the Belfast Telegraph they are angry a police officer living in their community cannot do so in peace. The Policing Board said the officer involved had a “lucky escape”. The organisation’s vice chair Debbie Watters said: I am grateful that the evil intent of those responsible for leaving this device did not succeed. “This officer has had a very lucky escape but such activity reinforces the continuing threat that exists for our police officers both on and off duty. “As a community it is our responsibility to ensure those behind such activity are brought to justice and I would urge anyone with information to bring it to the police or anonymously through Crimestoppers.
PSNI and Army Technical Officers at the scene in Ardanlee, Derry, following the discovery of a suspect device. /Lorcan Doherty Press Eye Photography – 22nd February January 2017 .
Superintendent Gordon McCalmont, District Commander, Foyle, speaking at the PSNI press conference following the discovery of a bomb under the car of a serving policeman. /Lorcan Doherty Press Eye Photography – 22nd February January 2017.
Chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland Mark Lindsay said: “This was a lethal device, capable of killing or maiming the Officer who was targeted, or anyone else who might have come into contact with it. “This was an act of cowardice . It was reckless and wanton, and displayed utter disregard for life . People who target and attempt to murder Officers have nothing to offer their communities or society at large other than misery and destruction. “The people who planned and carried out this attack should be ostracised by their own communities and by people who support the democratic path.
“It s worth remembering that this Officer was singled out because of the job he does, which is to protect the entire community and rid us of this terrorist scourge.” SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood said the “cowards” responsible were “enemies of the Irish people.”
“They are enemies of the Irish people . Their malicious and murderous attempt to bring violence back to our streets has failed before and it will fail again.
My thoughts are with the police officer and their family at what will undoubtedly be a difficult time . No one in this city or in this society should be threatened for the public service they provide.
If anyone has any information about this attempt to murder a citizen of our city and destroy the hard won peace we enjoy, I would appeal to them to bring it forward. The DUP’s Gary Middleton condemned those responsible. He said: I utterly condemn the irresponsible actions of those who saw fit to leave these devices at the home of a police officer and in Sion Mills . These are despicable acts which endangered the lives of innocent people who simply go about their everyday routine.
“The intentions are to drag Northern Ireland back into the past by instilling fear and intimidation . Our community do not want to see this type of evil activity and this deeply disturbing incident should be unequivocally condemned. “Republicans will seek to use any political vacuum for their own agenda but they will not succeed .
Political stability in Northern Ireland is important .
Today we must all stand together to send out a message that it is unacceptable to endanger life in this way and we will continue to work to move Northern Ireland forward.
“As a community there is a duty to ensure this type of activity does not continue and I would urge anyone with information to contact the Police.