Archive: Homeland Defense

Brijot Nabs U.K. Contract to Supply BIS-WDS GEN 2 at Ports

Brijot Imaging Systems has received a contract from a British government agency for the supply, installation and maintenance of the company’s passive millimeter wave imaging technology for use at seaports and airports, marking the first significant international government win for Brijot. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. Brijot will provide more than two […]

CBP’s Requirements for CSDs Less Robust than Expected

Customs and Border Protection last month issued a Request for Information (RFI) for existing Conveyance Security Devices (CSDs) mounted inside cargo containers to meet requirements that appear softer than expected. The requirements, released along with the RFI, seek information on CSDs that can report if, and when, cargo container doors are opened or closed, and […]

OSI Systems Gets International Contract for New Multi-View X-Ray System

OSI Systems [OSIS] says it has received a $5 million contract from an undisclosed international aviation customer for a new automated multi-view X-Ray system that will be used to screen carry-on bags at passenger checkpoints. The MVXi system, which is a new addition to OSI’s multi-view family of X-Ray systems and hadn’t been previously disclosed, […]

DHS Seeks Services from Service-Disabled Vets

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gain knowledge of Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) in advance of department-wide indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts for Program Management, Administrative, Clerical, and Technical Services under the program name PACTS. The program will be a set-aside for SDVOSBs. The services […]


*The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) issued a sources sought synopsis (DNDO08-01RFI) for vehicle identification/tracking systems and license plate readers related to its Securing the Cities initiative. DNDO says it is exploring concepts on how to deal with screening in high traffic areas. Under sources sought solicitation, DNDO wants information on commercial off-the-shelf systems that […]

L-1 Acquiring Biometric Access Control Firm Bioscrypt

L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] has agreed to acquire Canada’s Bioscrypt Inc. in a $44 million stock-for-stock transaction, in a deal that would give it capabilities and customers in the biometric-based physical and logical access control market. "With this acquisition, L-1 strengthens its leadership position in protecting and securing personal identities and assets by extending into […]

DoD Plans JNBCRS Full Rate Production

The Army is seeking qualified sources for a full rate production contract for the Joint Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System (JNBCRS) Increment 1. Increment 1 will be for 20 systems, with each system consisting of a base vehicle (Light Armored Vehicle), NBC detection equipment suite, and command and control suite. The NBC detection suite […]

DHS Policy Office Seeks Support

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy seeks a contractor to support the drafting and reviewing of HDS plans, policies, directives and standard operating procedures. DHS says that as it moves toward a more aggressive approach to offering new, creative threat reduction options to the prevention of bio-vulnerabilities, such as Pandemic Flu, tainted […]

DoD Seeks Support with Chem/Bio Defense Material

The Chemical Biological Medical Systems Joint Project Management Office sees support for accountability, storage, maintenance, security, handling, packing, transportation and testing of government-owned and regulated chemical and biological defense materials, including biological select agents and toxins. Sol. No. W9113M-08-R-0001. Respond by Jan. 17. Contact: Glen Seipp, 301-619-8443,

DoE IG Reveals Laptop Lapses At Y-12 Plant

By George Lobsenz In an "incident of security concern" at the Energy Department’s highly sensitive Y-12 plant, unauthorized laptop computers were repeatedly brought into the restricted area of the Tennessee high-enriched uranium facility–raising the risk of classified information breaches–and the plant operator failed to promptly report the security lapses to DoE headquarters as required, the […]