Author Archives: Calvin Biesecker

Leidos Takes DHS Secure Data Network Contract From Northrop Grumman

Leidos [LDOS] on Sept. 12 won a potential $684 million contract from the General Services Administration (GSA) to support the Department of Homeland Security’s secure data network used to share classified information across government agencies involved in homeland security missions. Leidos unseated Northrop Grumman [NOC], which won a contract in 2004 to develop and implement the Homeland Security […]

Business Opportunities

DHS Schedules Third Strategic Industry Day for Oct. 19 The Department of Homeland Security has set Thursday, Oct. 19 as the date for its Strategic Industry Day III. The event is part of the department’s Acquisition Innovation in Motions effort and will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Claire […]

Contract Awards

Leidos Nabs DHS Secure Data Network Support Contract Leidos [LDOS] won a potential $684 million contract from the General Services Administration (GSA) to support the Department of Homeland Security’s secure data network used to share classified information across government agencies involved in homeland security missions. Leidos unseated Northrop Grumman [NOC], which won a contract in 2004 […]

Tech Developments

Analogic’s New CT Screening System Can Be Demonstrated following TSA Certification Analogic [ALOG] says the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has certified the company’s computed tomography-based checkpoint screening system, ConneCT, clearing the way for the carry-on baggage screener to begin testing at airport checkpoints in the U.S. The agency is already testing CT-based checkpoint systems offered […]

FBI Refreshing New Biometric Database as it Goes

Unlike its original electronic fingerprint database that went more than a decade without upgrading its fingerprint matching software, the FBI’s new multimodal biometric database is being enhanced along the way, taking advantage of the flexibility built into system, an agency official says. The FBI’s original Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), launched in 1999, didn’t […]

As Award Nears, DHS Identity Office Planning for Future Needs

Any day now the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is about to award a contract to replace its existing biometric repository with a more robust and scalable system but the department’s identity management office is already focused on future needs looking out five years and beyond. Other groups within the Office of Biometric Identity Management […]

Briefing

Bollinger Shipyards delivered to the Coast Guard the 25th 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, the USCGC Jacob Poroo, which will be the second FRC stationed in Pascagoula, Miss. The Poroo will be commissioned on Nov. 8. So far the Coast Guard has ordered 38 of the 58 FRCs it plans to buy. The Critical Infrastructure Research […]