DHS Selects Four Firms for Border Wall Prototypes
Customs and Border Protection awarded potential $300 million contracts to four construction companies to build concrete wall prototypes as part of the Trump administration’s plans to add more physical barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration into the U.S. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts were made to Caddell Construction Co. of Alabama, Arizona-based Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., Texas Sterling Construction Co., and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company of Mississippi. Construction of the steel-reinforced prototypes will begin this fall and the walls will be 18 to 30 feet high. CBP plans to make a decision this week on a Request for Proposal for physical barriers using other materials.
TSA Awards Leidos $1M in EDS Orders
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded Leidos [LDOS] to task orders worth a combined $1.3 million for equipment and support services for the company’s reduced size explosive detection systems (EDS). A 934,095 order is for engineering support services for multiple CT-80DR and CT-80DR+ units at various airports. The other order is worth $414,258 and is for ancillary long lead equipment, including conveyor kit, scanner pedestal, conveyor pedestal, CT-80DR XL Pedestal, and CT-80DR+ Extension Pedestal.
TSA Plans to Extend AT-2 X-Ray Contracts
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it intends to issue a contract modification to Smiths Detection and OSI Systems [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division related to existing Advanced Technology (AT)-2 X-Ray system indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts. The modification is for a one-year ordering period so the agency can buy more units, as well as associated installation and warranty services to meet program needs. TSA is currently evaluation computed tomography-based parcel scanners at aviation security checkpoints to replace the AT systems.
CBP Selects Rockwell Collins for Border Management Solutions
Rockwell Collins [COL] says that it has been selected by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record data from airlines globally for enhanced management, control and protection of U.S. borders. The company says its ARINC Border Management Solution will let CBP review passenger information in advance to identify high-risk individuals and act as needed prior to their arrival in the U.S. Rockwell Collins says it supply the information systems that receive and transmit the API and PNR data.
Coast Guard Selects GE LM2500 Engine for Ninth NSC
General Electric [GE] says the Coast Guard has selected it to provide an LM2500 engine in a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion system to power the service’s ninth National Security Cutter. All of the NSCs feature the same LM2500 gas turbine system.