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TSA Hosting Industry Day to Discuss Way Ahead for CT Systems

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will host an Industry Day on Nov. 17 at its TSA Systems Integration Facility to discuss the path forward for computed tomography (CT) systems. The agency uses CT-based systems to scan checked baggage for explosives. TSA is also evaluating the technology to scan carry-on bags at airport checkpoints. Sol. No. 0T04018QPL9DPSP001. Respond by Nov. 14. Contact: Siobhan Mullen, contract specialist,, 571-227-3602.

CBP Seeks IT Application Support Services

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Request for Information for information technology (IT) application support services to assist the agency in educating personnel in the use of its applications. The effort includes technology support and the development and delivery of briefings, reference and instructional materials, online helps, and simulations and demonstrations of IT hardware and software. CBP also seeks agile methodology and tools to facilitate the development of application support materials. Sol. No. RFI10312017. Respond by Nov. 15. Contact: Kimberly Cooper, contracting officer,, 202-510-5209.

DHS S&T Seeks Help with Two Centers of Excellence

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate seeks responses on the use of two Basic Ordering Agreements to accommodate requirements for researcher, analysis and technical services, and DHS specific science and engineering education and training for two if its Centers of Excellence: Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency and the Center for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis. The BOAs will be awarded to the lead research university of each COE. Arizona State Univ. leads the CAOE and George Mason Univ. leads the CINA. The total estimated value of all orders under both BOAs is between $5 million and $10 million over five years. Contact: Thomas Zaboski, contract specialist,, 202-254-8898.

CBP Issues RFI for RFID Transponders

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on interested vendors for the acquisition of a second generation Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponders to support the Automated Commercial Environment program. The transponders will be piloted at two initial sites in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas. Upon successful deployment with these two sites, the agency intends to begin deployments nationwide. The technology must interface with the application software developed by the CBP Passenger Systems Program Office and operate seamlessly with legacy equipment and specifications. Sol. No. 70B01C-I-RFIDGen2. Respond by Dec. 6. Contact: Lloyd Burton, contract specialist,, 817-868-8646.

FAA Issues RFQ for CBP 10-Print Fingerprint Scanning Needs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), on behalf of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has issued a Request for Quote for 10 Print fingerprint scanners for the Biometric Entry System. All submissions will be tested and those that qualify will be added to the Qualified Vendor List. The current scanners being used by CBP are nearing their end of life for maintenance and spares parts support. In addition, the fire wire connection that the vast majority of current 10 print scanners used are not compatible with new personal computers. The current models that are deployed are supplied by Crossmatch Technologies. Sol. No. 6973GH-18-Q-00002. Respond by Nov. 17. Contact:  Chris Ekadis,, 405-954-8071.

DHS Issues RFQ for Chemical Security Assessment Tool

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to the need for continued support with the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT). The division wants information from vendors and organizations with capability of standing up a DHS designated cloud/hybrid environments for classified and unclassified processing, transitions/migration of existing data and systems from the current environments to the new cloud/hybrid environments. The division also is interested in continued support in the operational applications throughout the transition, maintenance and engineering of the current and new hosting environments. Sol. No. RFI_HSHQDC-18-RFI-CSAT. Respond by Nov. 28. Contact: Matthew Mosellen,, 202-447-5636.

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