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Senate Agrees To Amendment Directing Funding For

By Jen DiMascio Just before the Senate passed its version of the FY ’08 Defense Authorization Bill, the chamber agreed to an amendment that would make clear how funding for the Navy’s Virginia-class submarine should be spent. The concern, according to congressional and industry sources, is that because of differing marks on the bill, it […]

AS&E Tallies $19.4M in New Orders

American Science and Engineering [ASEI] has received $19.4 million in new contracts, including a $13.1 million service and maintenance renewal order from the Defense Department to support its fleet of Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs). Most of the ZBVs are located in “high risk areas,” the company says. The company also received a $4 million order […]

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 […]

Air Force Prepares For Launch Next Week of Wideband Global Communications Satellite

The Air Force said yesterday that it intends to launch the first of its new communications satellites, the Boeing [BA]-built Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS) system, into orbit next Tuesday. Barring weather or last-minute developments, the satellite will lift off aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Cape Canaveral, […]

TSA Awards Analogic and Reveal Checkpoint Auto-EDS Contracts

Analogic [ALOG] received a $7.6 million contract and Reveal Imaging Technologies a $5.9 million award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the companies to supply their respective Automated Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) to screen carry-on bags at checkpoints at select U.S. airports. Analogic will provide 12 of its COBRA systems and Reveal eight of […]

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 […]

Briefing

*Emergent BioSolutions [EBS] received a $400 million contract from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide 18.75 million doses of the anthrax vaccine BioThrax through Sept. 2010 for the strategic national stockpile. Contract terms also include an additional $34 million if the Food and Drug Administration approves the company’s pending supplement to […]

GD Tapped to Provide IT Services for Coast Guard under EAGLE

General Dynamics [GD] won a potential 52-month, $10.5 million task order to provide technical and program management support services to the Coast Guard Incident Response Team. The contract was awarded under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE contract. GD will provide 24-hour technical and operational support to the Coast Guard network and will assist and […]

NIAID Issues BAA for Bio-Defense Vaccine Enhancement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with funding provided in whole or in part by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, plans to fund organizations with demonstrated vaccine product development experience to produce a vaccine candidate either for a NIAID Category A or B Priority Pathogen or a candidate third generation […]

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 […]