Archive: Homeland Defense

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 […]


*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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

TSA Issues RFI for Exit Lane Security Systems

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking industry input related to technologies and operational capabilities to automate the process of detecting, locating and preventing people and objects from massing through exit lanes from the public side into the secure or sterile areas of transportation entities in order to circumvent […]

GE, NRL, SAIC Developing Stand-Off Rad Detectors for DNDO

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded General Electric’s [GE] Global Research Center, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and Science Applications International Corp. [SAI] a combined potential $33 million to develop Stand-Off Radiation Detection Systems (SORDS) that can automatically determine the type and location of radiation sources at distances much greater than current technology. […]

FEMA Surveys for Guidance on Seismic and Multi-Hazard Loads

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is conducting a survey for contractor support in the investigation of the effects of seismic and related multi-hazard loads on structures, non-structural components, and other issues such as land movement and tsunami as they are identified by FEMA. A contractor would also develop technical design and construction guidance product […]