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Homeland Security Report

Briefing

The Transportation Security Administration has awarded Leidos [LDOS] a $375,759.75 contract in support of the re-installation, integration and networking of seven of the company’s CT-80DR explosives detection systems at multiple airports.Customs and Border Protection has awarded Peraton a one-year sole-source contract to continue providing operations and maintenance support services to the agency’s eight operational sites…

San Jose Airport to Deploy Facial Recognition for Exit, Entry Processing

Customs and Border Protection and Mineta San Jose International Airport this fall will deploy facial recognition technology to verify the departure of all travelers on international flights.CBP and the airport also said that deployments of facial recognition technology began on June 25 to enhance the processing of international arrivals to the U.S.The deployment for entry…

TSA Outlines Plans for CT Rollout at Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in late July outlined its general plans to begin deploying more sophisticated scanning systems to airport checkpoints in the coming months to screen carry-on bags, marking a significant milestone toward improving security and providing opportunities to make life easier for travelers.The agency said it plans to have up to 40…

Tech Developments

Saint-Gobain Introduces New Products for RPM ApplicationsSaint-Gobain Crystals has introduced the Extended Live Plastic detector for radiation portal monitor (RPM) applications, enhancing the capabilities of the radiation detection systems. Ohio-based Saint-Gobain says the Extended Life Plastic enables RPM systems to operate with high uptime, low probability of escapes, and more affordably. Customs and Border Protection…

Contract Awards

CGI Wins $530 Million Cyber Security Contract To Protect Federal AgenciesThe U.S. federal business of Canada’s GGI Group [GIB] has received a potential six-year, $530 million contract from the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) to provide federal agencies with cyber security capabilities under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. CGI Federal won the CDM DEFEND…

Business Opportunities

TSA Issues Innovation Task Force BAA for 2018The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for its Innovation Task Force (ITF) seeking concept papers and proposals to understand existing market capabilities and identify vendors capable of enhancing the transportation security system. The ITF wants to obtain potential solutions to a number…