Archive: Homeland Defense

NIAID Issues BAA for Bio-Defense Vaccine Enhancement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with funding provided in whole or in part by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, plans to fund organizations with demonstrated vaccine product development experience to produce a vaccine candidate either for a NIAID Category A or B Priority Pathogen or a candidate third generation […]

AS&E Tallies $19.4M in New Orders

American Science and Engineering [ASEI] has received $19.4 million in new contracts, including a $13.1 million service and maintenance renewal order from the Defense Department to support its fleet of Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs). Most of the ZBVs are located in “high risk areas,” the company says. The company also received a $4 million order […]

GD Tapped to Provide IT Services for Coast Guard under EAGLE

General Dynamics [GD] won a potential 52-month, $10.5 million task order to provide technical and program management support services to the Coast Guard Incident Response Team. The contract was awarded under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE contract. GD will provide 24-hour technical and operational support to the Coast Guard network and will assist and […]

GE Deploys EntryScans to Polish Airport in Warsaw

General Electric’s [GE] Homeland Protection unit has deployed and activated 17 EntryScan walk-through explosive trace detection portals for passenger screening at Poland’s Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. Contract terms were not disclosed. The deployment is the largest application of walk-through explosive trace detection portals for aviation security in Europe, GE says. EntryScans are deployed to nearly […]

Advanced Photonix Gets $1M SBIR Award for Terahertz Development

Terahertz instrumentation supplier Advanced Photonix, Inc. [API] has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop and prototype a flexible terahertz instrument that can be marketed as a replacement for nuclear source gauges, which are used in industrial process monitoring and control. The […]

TSA Awards Analogic and Reveal Checkpoint Auto-EDS Contracts

Analogic [ALOG] received a $7.6 million contract and Reveal Imaging Technologies a $5.9 million award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the companies to supply their respective Automated Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) to screen carry-on bags at checkpoints at select U.S. airports. Analogic will provide 12 of its COBRA systems and Reveal eight of […]

Canberra Introduces Handheld Germanium-based Nuclear Detector

Canberra has introduced the Falcon 5000, the company’s first portable germanium-based nuclear identifier, which can detect, locate and identify radiation. The battery cooled device includes Canberra’s Genie 2000 gamma analysis software and easy to use control functions. The device can operate for up to eight hours.

Vidiation Launches V-RADS for Security Market

LAS VEGAS–Vidiation, a year-old firm that has developed a video-based approach to monitor sites and facilities for theft of radiological materials, has launched Vidiation- Radiation Analytics Detection System (V-RADS) and says it already has its first order for the product. The customer for V-RADS is a regional emergency response center in Illinois that is acquiring […]

Navy Awards Thermo $28.5M for identiFINDERs

The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Thermo Fisher Scientific [TMO] a $28.5 million contract modification to provide for an increase in identiFINDER quantities from 160 to 362. Work will be performed in Germany and is expected to be completed by June 2012. The identiFINDER is a lightweight, handheld device use to identify isotopes when […]

Northrop Grumman Installs New LAPD Dispatch System

Northrop Grumman [NOC] has completed the installation of a new computer-aided dispatch system and the company’s CommandPoint Mobile applications for the Los Angeles Police Department. CommandPoint Mobile interfaces between the command center and field units, providing public safety personnel with easy access to data and field unit status. Northrop Grumman says that advantages of the […]