Archive: Homeland Defense

Orsus’ Situation Management Software Installed in Virginia Ports

The Virginia Port Authority has acquired a situation management software suite from Orsus that will allow it to integrate 250 video cameras that are used to monitor 10 miles of fencing around three shipping terminals in the Hampton Roads area. Orsus installed its Situator product suite last month in the Port’s main command center and […]

TSA’s Golden Touts X-Ray AT as Foundation for Aviation Checkpoint

Advanced Technology (AT) X-Ray machines that will replace current X-Ray machines at aviation security checkpoints will be the main platform that gives screening officers better tools to find "bad things" in passengers’ carry on bags, a senior Transportation Security Agency (TSA) official says. "AT technology is probably the foundation for the checkpoint moving forward," Mike […]

Polish Airport Acquires Additional MagShoe Units

The operators of Lech Walesa International Airport’s terminal facilities have acquired additional MagShoe metal detectors from IDO Security, Inc. [IDOI], expanding on a prior installation of the high-speed, shoes-on portable footwear metal detection system. The value of the award wasn’t disclosed. IDO Security now has about 14 of its shoe scanners at Lech Walesa International. […]

Cross Match, L-1 Get Initial U.S.-VISIT 10-Print Orders

Cross Match Technologies and L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] have received initial orders for both companies’ 10-print livescan systems as part of an upgrade of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S.-VISIT program that requires collecting 10 fingerprints from most foreign travelers in the U.S. instead of the current two. DHS awarded CounterTrade Products, Inc., which is […]

Army Issues BAA for Autonomous Mine Countermeasures

The Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Night Vision Electronics Sensors Directorate has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking various technological approaches that can remotely and autonomously detect, mark, and neutralize explosive threats and which are suitable to be deployed on a Talon-class robotic platform. The specific technology gap being addressed is the need […]

ICF International Enters DHS Mentor Prot�g� Program

ICF International [ICFI] is partnering with Log-In Systems, Inc. (LIS), a small service-disabled veteran-owned business, under the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Mentor Prot�g� program. LIS specializes in program management, strategic planning, grant management, financial management, logistics support, quality management and certification, operational planning and transitional management. Under Mentor-Prot�g� programs, large business prime contractors provide […]

DHS, Arizona Agree On Secure Drivers Licenses

By Calvin Biesecker The State of Arizona last week formally agreed to work with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on creating an Enhanced Drivers Licence (EDL) for its citizens that is compliant the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) and eventually making the license compliant with the requirements of REAL ID. Arizona plans to begin […]

Senture Security Solutions Helping Lockheed Martin on TWIC

Senture Security Solutions, LLC, says it has received a subcontract from Lockheed Martin [LMT] to establish enrollment centers near maritime ports where applicants and apply and enroll for their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The value of the award wasn’t disclosed. Senture says its employees have helped deploy the Defense Department’s Common Access Card, the […]

DARPA, Northrop Grumman Move Into Next Phase of UAV Control Architecture

The Pentagon’s advanced research shop and industry partner Northrop Grumman [NOC] are moving into the next phase of a program that will allow Army personnel to coordinate the tactical operations of unmanned sensor aircraft more efficiently and enable soldiers at lower echelons in areas like urban terrain to call up and receive imagery readily from […]

Boeing Gets New $64 Million SBInet Task Order

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Friday that it is awarding Boeing [BA] a $64 million task order to design, develp and test an upgraded situational awareness software system that will be used by Border Patrol command centers and agent vehicles as part of the Secure Border Initiative (SBInet) virtual fence the company […]