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Contract Awards

Savi Only Contractor on Final Option for DoD RFID-IV Contract Savi says it will continue to be the single provider for the Defense Department’s RFID-IV contract in the final option year, which ends on April 7, 2019. Savi says that for the final option year of the award, it is introducing a lighter, easier-to-maintain, portable, […]

Tech Developments

DHS S&T, Volpe Center Develop Telematics Cyber Security Primer for Fleet Managers In response to an Obama administration executive order in March 2015 on environmental sustainability across federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate contracted the Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to develop a primer for vehicle fleet managers on […]

GAO Says Fewer Major DHS Programs Meeting Cost, Schedule Goals

A review of 24 major acquisition programs at the Department of Homeland Security found fewer were on track to meet approved baseline goals in 2017 than in 2016, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2017, 10 of the 24 programs reviewed were on track to meet schedule and cost […]

DHS Planning for New EAGLE Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, Va.–The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of planning for a new information technology (IT) services procurement that is different from the current contract, according to the department’s top procurement official. DHS and its components use the multi-billion dollar EAGLE II contract vehicle to purchase a range of IT services from […]

With Border Wall System, Technology Will Be Used to Identify Activity Before it Gets to The Wall

TYSONS CORNER, Va.–As the U.S. begins to deploy new and replacement physical structures along portions of the southwest border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be looking to harness technology to give its agents situational awareness before illegal activity gets to the wall, according to the agency’s top acquisition official. As plans for a border […]

Briefing

Radiabeam Technologies has won a $3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction under a Broad Agency Announcement for exploratory research related to radiation detection. Radiabeam’s research proposal is titled, CW Racetrack Reflexotron for Active Interrogation with X-Rays. PAE has joined the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction […]

Defense Watch: Hill Hiatus, Cell Phone Restrictions, Cloud, Block III Growler

NORAD/NORTHCOM. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy formally took the reins of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) during a May 24 ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. O’Shaughnessy, former commander of Pacific Air Forces, replaces retiring Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson. DoD Research. The Senate Armed Services Committee […]

Navy Awards F-35 And P-8A Contracts

The Navy awarded two contracts for Navy aircraft worth hundreds of millions of dollars each on Thursday for the F-35 and P-8A aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $558 million contract for the sustainment support, including equipment, training devices, training facilities, non-aircraft spares, various hardware and software, and facilities support […]

Senator Urges More Scrutiny Of Arms Exports

A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urged his fellow lawmakers May 22 to increase their scrutiny of arms exports to minimize the United States’ role in causing civilian casualties. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said at a Stimson Center conference that few arms sales are debated in Congress even though the United States is the world’s […]

Saab Providing Sea Giraffe Radar In FMS To Philippines

Sweden’s Saab said it will supply the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam (ABM) naval radar system in a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines. The AN/SPS-77 Sea Giraffe is planned to be installed in two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16). The ships are both former Hamilton-class U.S. Coast Guard cutters. […]