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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has awarded a one-year, $2.1 million contract to Nlets, the International Justice and Public Safety Network, to add functionality for the Sexual Offender Notification service.

The Transportation Security Administration says it plans to extend current contracts with OSI Systems [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division and Smiths Detection for Advanced Technology X-Ray systems that screen carry-on bags at U.S. airports. The one year contract modifications will allow the agency to quickly order additional units, and related installation and warranty services as needed.

Leidos [LDOS] has received nearly $2 million contracts from the Transportation Security Administration for supporting and testing of the company’s reduced-size explosive detection systems installed at some airports and at a test facility. The largest award, $873,978.56, is for engineering services for EDS algorithm development and testing of systems at the Transportation Security Integration Facility. A $606,720 awards is for engineering services for EDS enhancement and technical refresh of 15 EDS units. The final award, worth $252,946, is for network assessment and inventory of EDS at 20 airports in the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate awarded a $749,241 Small Business Innovation Program contract to Digital Bazaar, Inc. to develop fit-for-purpose blockchains for identity and access management. Under the Phase II contract, the Virginia-based firm will develop a flexible software ecosystem that combines fit-for-purpose distributed ledger technology, digital credentials and digital wallets to address a wide variety of identity management and online access use cases for the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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