Archive: Homeland Defense

DHS Awards NYPD Small Grant for Securing the Cities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the New York City Police Department a $3.25 million grant to establish a network system that will link radiation detection systems with command and control centers for quicker response and resolution as part of the Securing The Cities initiative. NYPD will use the money in part to select […]

AS&E’s OmniView Debuts at Port of Charleston

Project Seahawk, the Department of Justice administered unified intelligence operations center for the Port of Charleston, S.C., has deployed the OmniView Gantry X-Ray system for the inspection of high risk cargo containers entering the port. OmniView is the most powerful X-Ray inspection system deployed at a commercial port in the U.S., Bill Mahoney, CEO of […]

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Multi-Mission Craft

Northrop Grumman [NOC] is demonstrating a prototype craft loaded with a suite of network-centric warfare systems that it is looking to market to the Navy’s riverine forces and for homeland security. The one-of-a-kind Joint Multi-mission Expeditionary Craft (JMEC), is designed by Bellingham, Wash.-based Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB), is 41-feet long, and slightly less than 10-feet […]

DNDO Issues RFI for Mobile Rad Detection Equipment

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather technical and engineering information on commercial off-the-shelf gamma and radiation detection systems that can be used in potential testing. DNDO expects to test mobile devices that can be used in a maritime environment mounted on or in a small boat. […]

DARPA Seeks Proposals for Hyperadsorptive Sampling Technology

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement under the Hyperadsorptive Atmospheric Sampling Technology (HAST) program that seeks to develop systems that permit exhaustive, accurate, and economical collection of atmospheric trace constituents to support chemical mapping of urban and military environments. In a second phase of the program a complete […]

IBM Nabs Potential $1B TSA IT Award

IBM [IBM] won a $98.5 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under a potential five-year, $1 billion award to improve information sharing within the agency. The contract was awarded to meet the Operational Applications Support and Information Services requirement under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE program, which is a DHS-wide acquisition program […]

ICx Unveils SafeAir Biodetection System

LAS VEGAS–ICx Technologies last month unveiled a new biodetection system it is developing that combines several existing systems into a more capable product for monitoring and protecting buildings and facilities from biological threats. Called SafeAir, the new system integrates ICx’ Air Sentinel indoor air monitor, Cepheid’s [CPHD] GeneXpert, and ICx’ air sampler called BioXC, to […]

DHS S&T Revises BAA for Home Made Explosives Detector

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has revised a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) issued last September for Home Made Explosives (HME) Detection System Capability Development. S&T is using a two phased approach to development, with white papers for both phases due Oct. 12 and full proposals due by Dec. 10. […]

TSA Seeks Help Finding Gaps in Public’s Anti-Terror Awareness

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Information seeking comment and potential bidders related to a comprehensive examination of anti- terrorism awareness campaigns currently in place for the passenger rail and intra-city bus industries to understand where there are gaps. TSA wants to identify ways to mitigate these gaps to improve passenger […]

AC Airport Using Under Vehicle Cameras

Atlantic City International Airport has deployed Under Vehicle Inspection Systems supplied by Law Enforcement Associates [AID] to screen the undercarriage of cars, trucks and buses for explosives or contraband as they enter airport property. The purchase and deployment of the UVIS systems was funded by a $22,500 grant from the New Jersey Office of Homeland […]