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*The Army plans to negotiate a sole source award with Colorado State University for continued covariate studies and analysis and experimental designs for the National Institute of Standards and Technology sponsored Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge (MBGC). The goal of the Grand Challenge is for vendors to develop new or improved algorithms intended to improve face […]

Security Firm Purchases Botulinum Toxin Detection Kits from UDT

Universal Detection Technology [UDTT] has received a purchase order from Security Solutions International for its Botulinum Toxin detection kits. The kits will be used by SSI at upcoming seminars and conferences where the firm will provide counter-terrorism training and education to members of the law enforcement community, the U.S. Army, and other security and emergency […]

ICx Unit Introduces Chemical Agent Detection Spray

ICx Technologies’ [ICXT] Agentase business unit has introduced a new enzyme-based chemical agent detection spray that changes color when sprayed on surfaces contaminated with nerve agents. The new spray was developed in response to requests by customers of the company’s Chemical Agent Detection Kit, which provides spot measurements of nerve, blood and blister agents for […]

TSA Issues RFI for Help with Secure Flight Transfer

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for Implementation and Business Operations support in establishing connectivity and operations with domestic airlines–as well as international, general aviation and others in the future–for the Secure Flight Program as TSA assumes responsibility for the passenger watch list matching functions currently performed by aircraft […]

Army $140.7 Billion FY ’09 Budget Request Continues Growth, Focuses On Soldiers, Balance

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s $140.7 billion request in the FY ’09 president’s budget request is $12.3 billion, or 9.6 percent higher than the $128.9 billion FY ’08 projected for enacted funds and is intended to balance immediate warfighting needs with developing systems soldiers need for the future. The Army requests $51.8 billion, or 38 […]

Navy’s $41 Billion Procurement Request Includes Fewer VH-71s, LCS

By Geoff Fein The Navy’s $149.3 billion FY ’09 budget request includes $41.1 billion for ships, aircraft and weapons procurement in FY ’09, but removes four VH-71 presidential helicopters and four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) from the plan projected at the release of last year’s budget. The new budget, released yesterday, includes seven new construction […]

Bush Seeks $50.5 Billion Budget For Homeland Security

By Calvin Biesecker The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking Congress for nearly $51 billion in FY ’09, a 7 percent increase from the current budget, with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tallying the largest increases in terms of absolute dollars. To help pay for the increase, […]

Coast Guard Delivers $9 Billion Budget, $1.2 Billion For Recapitalization Efforts

By Geoff Fein The Coast Guard has requested more than $9 billion dollars for its FY ’09 budget that includes $1.2 billion for recapitalizing the service’s fleet of vessels as well as improving command and control and intelligence gathering. Additionally, the Coast Guard will publish its first-ever posture statement along with the budget, a Coast […]

Air Force Space Budget Request Includes Increase In Situational Awareness Funding

By Jen DiMascio The president is asking for approximately $8.6 billion to fund research, development and purchasing of Air Force space platforms for fiscal year 2009, including a 21 percent increase in funding for programs that respond to the threat seen after the Chinese launched weapons against their own satellite last year. In addition, the […]

Bush Seeks $ 9.3 Billion For Missile Defense Agency In Fiscal 2009

By Dave Ahearn President Bush would provide $9.3 billion for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2009, under the budget plan that Bush yesterday sent to Congress for its review and approval. That would include $6.9 billion for development and testing of new and existing missile defense platforms, $1.7 […]