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HSR, March 8, 2018

Briefing

Smiths Detection has received $520,820 in task orders from the Transportation Security Administration to provide support for the company’s AT-2 X-Ray systems deployed at checkpoints in some U.S. airports. Under a $501,520 order, Smiths will conduct analysis and evaluation of the AT-2 algorithm in support of TSA’s investigation of emerging threats. Under a $19,300 order,…

CBP Doesn't Expect to Use Systems Integrator for Biometric Exit Rollout

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last Friday said it doesn’t expect to use a large system integrator to design the backend capabilities for its planned rollout in 2018 of a biometric exit capability that will help track the departure of foreign nationals as they leave the U.S. from airports.“We are looking at innovative procurement options…

DNDO Sees Acquisition Spending on the Rise

With the need to recapitalize and replace some existing equipment, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) expects its acquisition budget to continue increasing for the next several years, an agency official says.DNDO’s acquisition funding has been going up the past few years after suffering from no funding in 2010, Todd Pardue, principal deputy assistant director,…

Earnings News & Notes

Analogic [ALOG]                                2Q17                      2Q16Sales                      $131.5M               $127.9MNet Inc.                  $7.5M, 0.59         ($3M, 0.24)Analogic swung to a profit on improved operating results and lower impairment costs than the year ago quarter. Sales increased 3% on a 71% gain in the Security and Detection segment to $18.8 million. Security and Detection…

Tech Developments

Smiths Detection Deploys Smart Security Checkpoint at Japan AirportSmiths Detection is deploying what it says is the first ever Smart Security Checkpoint at Kansai Airport in Japan. The checkpoint is an integrated system that combines walk-through metal detectors with passenger security scanners, cabin baggage X-Ray machines, an automated tray return system, and an advanced image…

Contract Awards

Army Orders $54M in CBRN Kits from FLIRFLIR Systems [FLIR] has received a $54.2 million delivery order from the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense for 50 U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (CBRN DR-SKO) systems. The award was made under an existing contract and…

Business Opportunities

DHS Plans Solicitation for Southern Border Wall PrototypesThe Department of Homeland Security has issued a pre-solicitation for design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the U.S. border with Mexico. The forthcoming procurement will be conducted in two phases, the first requiring vendors to submit a concept paper of their prototype…