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Name change for BAE Systems Detica

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Detica will operate as BAE Systems Applied Intelligence beginning next month, the company announced.

The name change of the information intelligence company is meant to reflect the company's closer alignment with BAE Systems and its ambitions for further global market growth.

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"The combined strength and global reach of the BAE Systems brand and our applied intelligence capabilities will differentiate us and position us as a world leader in universally protecting the converged physical and virtual worlds," said Martin Sutherland, managing director, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. "And as fraud becomes increasingly cyberenabled, we believe no other organization offers our unique cybersecurity and financial crime heritage in dealing with the threats and opportunities presented by the intelligence age.

"The increasing ownership of critical national infrastructure by private business and fast-evolving technology now means that the front line is as much in enterprise as it is on physical borders. The ability to combine experience with cutting edge technology skills has never been more important and by helping protect nations, both physically and virtually, BAE Systems can help increase national prosperity and national security in new ways."

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence will continue to focus on protecting and enhancing clients' critical operations and assets using intelligence-grade security and large-scale data exploitation and analytics.

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The company said the interrelationship between cybercrime and financial crime -- demonstrated in the recent fraud against U.S. retailers such as Target -- shows both government and commercial organizations need to adopt new, more intelligent approaches to protection and security and BAE Applied Intelligence is ready to do so.

The change takes effect on Feb. 1.

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