USCIS Awards CSRA Potential $12M Task Order Extension
CSRA [CSRA] has received a five-month task order extension from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worth up to $12.4 million to continue providing Tier 1 call center customer assistance as part of the National Customer Service Center task order. The Tier 1 call center serves as the first line of customer support within the agency, answering over 7.2 million customer inquiries annually. CSRA has been supporting USCIS since 2012 under the task order and previously received a six-month extension that expired on Nov. 30. The company won a recompete of the task order in October but work under that award won’t begin until May 2018.
ASRC Nabs $429M DHS Award to Support Plum Island
Arctic Slope Regional Corp.’s [ASRC] has received a potential $428.7 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide support to the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. The contract to ASRC’s Federal Field Services unit is a small business set aside. The services include animal care, operations, maintenance, business administration, technical services such as biosafety and environmental, health clinic services, science and operational procurements, and fuels management. The contract is for up to 10 years.
TSA Awards IDSS $4M to Further Develop Checkpoint CT System
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) has received a one-year $4.4 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop algorithms for, and deliver several prototypes of, its computed tomography (CT)-based checkpoint parcel scanner, the DETECT 1000. The development effort is for the agency’s new Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) requirement. IDSS says the new award complements several other contracts the company has recently received from other agencies worth more than $8 million for systems and adding new capabilities to the DETECT 1000 to automate the detection of certain threat types, and to develop new solutions for other security applications. TSA has been evaluating the Detect 1000 at Boston’s Logan Airport. The agency has also been evaluating a CT-based checkpoint scanner from L3 Technologies [LLL] and plans to do the same with a system provided by Analogic [ALOG]. Analogic, L3 and Smiths Detection have also received APSS development contracts from TSA. IDSS says that in addition to TSA, several other U.S. and international customers have obtained the company’s systems for operational evaluation.
Narita Airport Orders 20 EDS Systems from Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection has received an order from Narita International Airport Corp. in Japan for 20 high-speed CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection systems (EDS) for checked baggage screening. The new systems will replace 27 legacy CTX systems and allow the airport, the main international airport in Japan, to screen hold baggage faster and with a reduced footprint. The systems will be deployed between 2019 and 2022. The contract includes 10 years of maintenance. Smiths says the order is the first for its new CORAL Advanced Predictive Analytics Suite, which predicts and schedules maintenance on checked baggage and checkpoint screening networks. Each high-speed CTX 9800 DSi can be configured to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour.
XTec Receives $82M DoD Award to Support CAC Program
The Defense Department’s Defense Manpower Data Center has awarded XTec Inc. a potential five-year $82 million Blanket Purchase Agreement to support the DoD Common Access Card (CAC) program. Under the award, XTec will supply DMDC cardstock, middleware and electromagnetic sleeves. The company partnered with IDEMIA, Gemalto and Gieseck & Devrient to provide smart cards that are compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standards 201 and all DoD requirements. XTec, which was the only awardee for the new BPA, has partnered with DMDC for the past five years supporting the CAC program.