Archive: Homeland Defense

Earnings Notes And News

American Science & Engineering [ASEI]   2Q08 2Q07 Sales $37.6M $29.6M Net Inc. ($4.5M, $0.48) ($4.8M, $0.49) Despite a 27% jump in sales, profits fell due to lower gross margins on product mix, new product development costs and an 81% increase in research and development spending. Part of the reason for the profit decline stems […]

DHS S&T Issues RFI for Reliable First Responder Link

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to the development of a working concept for an affordable communication system that provides first responders with resilient and durable communications after an event responsible for the loss or serious degradation of existing communications systems. Some […]

CBP Awards SAIC $33M for VACIS Systems

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded Science Applications International Corp. [SAI] a $33 million contract to supply VACIS P7500 X-Ray inspection system under the Secure Freight Initiative. The number of VACIS systems to be purchased wasn’t disclosed. CBP officers will use the VACIS systems in foreign ports to scan cargo containers destined for the […]

Navy Issues RFI for IED Detection Technologies

The Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Va., has issued a Request for Information for technologies and systems that can detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The desirable characteristics of the detection technologies and systems include a detection range of at least 100 meters, carried or installed on a vehicle, capable of being used in harsh […]

Alltel Wireless Offering HazMat Response Tool

Alltel [AT], which owns and operates the nation’s wireless network and has 12 million wireless customers, is offering law enforcement and public safety officials the HazMasterG3 decision support tool on select phones. Once first responders identify and even quantify a hazardous materials type of threat, HazMasterG3 tells them what to do next, Joe Johnson, staff […]

Raytheon, Invizeon Partner on Emergency Comms System

Raytheon’s [RTN] JPS Communications unit has partnered with Invizeon Corp. to market an emergency alert system to colleges, universities, and civil and military customers. The company’s say a notification message can be delivered within minutes to thousands of users regardless of device, access method or carrier. “By combining our capabilities with Invizeon, a comprehensive solution […]

Clear Selected to Provide RT Services at Denver International

Denver International Airport has selected Verified Identity Pass’ Clear Registered Traveler (RT) service at the airport with plans to launch the new express security lanes this winter. Clear enrollment will begin this month in cooperation with Hyatt Hotels. “Denver serves a strong population of business travelers, consumers and government,” says Steven Brill, Clear’s CEO. “It […]

Lockheed Martin, IriTech to Cooperate on Iris Technology

Firming up access to a key biometric technology, Lockheed Martin [LMT] has signed a cooperative agreement with IriTech, which specializes in advanced algorithms and software systems for iris recognition. Lockheed Martin works with both L-1 Identity Solutions [ID] and IriTech currently for iris recognition technology but wanted to strengthen its relationship with IriTech to guarantee […]

GD, Mizzou to do Counter-IED Research

General Dynamics [GD] and the University of Missouri-Rolla have received a three-year applied research contract from the Navy Sea Systems Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division for Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Researchers at the two organizations will collaborate in the development of solutions for detecting and neutralizing remotely triggered, electronically initiated IEDs. GD and UM-Rolla […]

Sarnoff Unveils Iris-based Vehicle Drive Through System

Sarnoff Corp. has unveiled a vehicle drive through system for access control based on the company’s Iris on the Move identification technology. The biometric drive through system features a pan-tilt-zoom mechanism that allows iris image capture for people inside of vehicles at various heights. Sarnoff says the system works outdoors under different lighting conditions and […]