Archive: Homeland Defense

SRA Nabs $24.7M DHS Support Contract

SRA International [SRX] won a potential five-year, $24.7 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide program support, metrics development, risk management and technical writing to the Sector Specific Agency Executive Management Office. The office develops, coordinates and implements critical infrastructure protection programs to help achieve the federal government’s vision for […]

TSA Deploys COBRA at BWI

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week began piloting Analogic’s [ALOG] COBRA automated-explosive detection system (EDS) at a checkpoint serving Southwest Airlines at Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. In August TSA began piloting a COBRA system at Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport. Unlike with the X-Ray Advanced Technology machines that TSA is buying for widespread deployment […]

QinetiQ Teams with VeriTainer on Crane-Mounted Rad Detector

QinetiQ North America (QNA) has partnered with VeriTainer Corp., a small research and development firm that has developed and tested a radiation detection system that can be integrated on dockside cranes that load and unload shipping containers, to offer the radiation detection system to customers in the U.S. and elsewhere. QNA is the U.S.-based division […]

URS Gets Potential $50M A&E Contract with Coast Guard

URS Corp. [URS] has received a potential 10-year, $50 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the Coast Guard to provide architectural and engineering (A&E) services for various infrastructure and facilities projects across the country. The range of services URS will provide include architectural, mechanical, structural, civil and geotechnical engineering, environmental assessments, surveying and project […]

DIA Issues RFI for Portable Genetic Sequencer

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to identify qualified sources to perform a feasibility study and then develop a compact, lightweight, portable, rugged genetic sequencer capable of performing genetic sequencing with commercially available molecular biology reagents and consumables. DIA says the system protocol must have minimal processing time and effort […]


*FirstLine Transportation Security won a potential $1.3 million contract, including options, to provide private screening services for the Gallup Municipal Airport and the Roswell Industrial Air Center in New Mexico under Transportation Security Administration’s Screening Partnership Program. FirstLine, which also provides security officers at the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, will provide screening services […]

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 […]

DTRA Issues BAA Core and Transformational Medical Technologies

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to solicit proposals for the Core and Transformational Medical Technologies Initiative programs. The BAA is focused on developing tools and countermeasures for chemical and biological defense that can be brought into acquisition and fielded worldwide. Sol. No. HDTRA1-CBMEDICAL-TMTI-BAA. Respond by Dec. 5. […]

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 […]

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 […]