Archive: Homeland Defense


*General Dynamics [GD] won a potential $65 million contract over five years to develop an automated recruiting and hiring system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the e-recruitment system is part of an overall effort to consolidate and modernize the Human Resource systems of DHS. The […]

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 […]

Retica Introduces Dual Iris Capture Device

Retica, a small Massachusetts-based firm, last month introduced a new handheld device that simultaneously captures images of both irises on an individual in about one second. The company showed off Mobile Eyes at the recent Biometric Consortium Conference. Retica began shipping Mobile Eyes to U.S. military customers beginning in August, Barry Morse, the company’s CEO, […]

Kroll Wins Potential $30M Award from ICE

The risk consulting firm Kroll received a potential $30 million contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to conduct security clearance background checks on current and prospective employees and contractors. The base period of the award is worth $6 million and runs through Aug. 31, 2008. The contract also contains four one-year options. Kroll has […]

DHS S&T Seeks Info on Standoff Explosive Detection Technologies

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a Request for Information (RFI) related to standoff explosive detection technologies that have been integrated or are currently being integrated to improve the overall performance of the countermeasures architecture. Examples of system integration of interest to DHS and its partners include: video […]

Israel Commits To Civil Airliner Protection Systems

TEL AVIV, Israel–Israel will become the first nation in the world to try to safeguard its commercial airline fleet against missile attacks after the Security Cabinet met here last week to discuss aviation security and decided to invest in Elbit Systems’ [ESLT] MUlti-Spectral Infrared Countermeasure (MUSIC) system beginning in 2008. “The process of reinforcing Israeli […]

OSI Systems Nets $30M in Contracts for Inspection Systems

OSI Systems [OSIS] received contracts worth about $30 million from two U.S. government agencies for its Rapiscan Eagle Mobile, Rapiscan Eagle Gantry and Rapiscan Gamma Radiographic Detection Systems (GaRDS) Gantry systems. “The systems are to be deployed domestically and internationally for the inspection of inbound and outbound shipping containers and trucks,” says Ajay Mehra, president […]

DHS Orders Training and Simulation Systems from Arotech

Arotech Corp.’s [ARTX] Training and Simulation Division has received $3.2 million in orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to supply 55 of its MILO Range simulations systems, the largest order for the firearms simulator the company has ever received. “It is a testament to our staff and the quality of our products to […]