The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has selected Texas A&M Univ. to lead a new Center of Excellence, the Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS), which will be focused on biological threats. S&T awarded a $3.9 million grant to CBTS for the first operating year of a 10-year grant period. “This center’s work will assist DHS operations that protect the global supply chain and reduce the risk of exposing people and infrastructures to new and evolving biological threats,” says William Bryan, the acting head of S&T.

Crossmatch, which is now part of HID Global, received a $1.8 million contract from the Army for Web-enabled Biometric Enrollment Software and Maintenance.

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] has delivered the seventh National Security Cutter to the Coast Guard. The Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its homeport of Honolulu in Jan. 2019.

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