Archive: Homeland Defense

CSC Receives Potential $53M DHS Task Order

Computer Sciences Corp. [CSC] received a potential five-year, $53 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide information technology support services for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Verification Information System (VIS). The task order, which was awarded under the EAGLE contract, has one-year base period and four one-year options. CSC […]

DHS S&T Improving Breathing Apparatus for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate plans to enter contract negotiations with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) for aid in the development of a revolutionary new compressed air system to improve self-contained breathing apparatus for first responders. The IAFF will produce a first of its kind plastics based […]

Coast Guard Looks to Expand At Sea Biometrics Pilot

BALTIMORE–A trial begun last year by the Coast Guard that features the use of fingerprint collection and database search during alien migrant interdiction operations in the Mona Passage has proven to be successful and the service is mulling its options in terms of expanding its areas and missions for the use of biometrics, Coast Guard […]

TSA Extends HR Contracts with CPS and Accenture

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded contract extensions to both CPS Human Resource Services and Accenture [ACN] potentially worth $58 million and $48 million respectively for one year to provide continuity of human resources services as the agency continues to procure a new contract for these same services. The contract extensions have a three […]

DIA Seeks Bio-Chem Collection Capabilities

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is seeking sources in several areas related to the collection of chemical and biological warfare agents. The agency seeks sources to develop materials collection guides that will be based on comprehensive reviews and analysis of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive literature. The guides will be used as reference and […]

Cleveland BioLabs Completes Manufacturing Process for Radiation Drug

Cleveland BioLabs [CBLI] has completed the technology transfer to its manufacturing partner for Protectan CBLB502, which the company has developed for medical radiation countermeasures to treat gastrointestinal effects of acute radiation syndrome. Production of the first Good Manufacturing Practices compliant batch of Protectan was also completed ahead of schedule. Cleveland BioLabs submitted Protectan in response […]

Identica Establishes U.K. Office

Identica Holdings Corp., which sells the VP-II Vascular Pattern Recognition scanners, has opened an office in the United Kingdom to service demand from clients in Europe that use the company’s products. Dr. Royston Flude will be Identica’s general manager for European operations. “Biometric vein recognition should not be regarded as just an opportunity to have […]

Implant Sciences Decides to Beef Up Sales and Marketing

Believing it has too little manpower chasing too many opportunities, Implant Sciences Corp. [IMX] has decided it will bolster its sales and marketing team by adding new personnel and international distributors. Over a year ago the company decided to make the security business its primary focus but has found the market for its explosive trace […]

Acro to Acquire RAY Detection Technology Group

Acro, Inc. [ACRI], a developer of explosive detection technologies, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire RAY Detection Technology Group, an Israel-based firm developing technology solutions for screening cargo, mail and luggage. RAY’s products are based on its proprietary Discovery CERT, which enables trace automated sampling of bulk goods and cargo for the […]

Rapiscan to Distribute Brijot’s Millimeter Wave Screener

Adding to its portfolio of security screening systems, OSI Systems’ [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division will distribute under its own label a passive millimeter wave people screening system supplied by Brijot Imaging Systems. The two companies have entered into a private label distribution agreement that calls for the development, marketing and selling of people-screening and object […]