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HSR, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Briefing

Evolv Technology says it has raised $18 million in a new round of funding that includes General Catalyst, Lux Capital, Gates Ventures and Data Collective. Evolv in 2016 introduced a high-throughput, relocatable body scanner built for automated screening of people for mass casualty threats in places such as stadiums, non-secure areas of airports, mass transit…

Three Companies Vying for Prime Role on HART Program

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) has selected three companies to compete for the systems integrator role for a new biometric database to replace the existing IDENT system.CSRA, Inc. [CSRA], Leidos [LDOS], and Northrop Grumman [NOC] are expected to submit bids by April 7 for the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology…

Budget Amendment Seeks $200M More for Border Security Technology; RFP for Wall Issued

The Trump administration has requested an additional $3 billion from Congress to supplement FY ’17 appropriations, with nearly half of the funds slated for border security, including $200 million for technology.The budget amendment was delivered to Congress on March 14, the same day that President Donald Trump released a “blueprint” for his FY ’18 budget…

Tech Developments

Smiths Detection Unveils Dual-View X-Ray Screeners for Cruise Line Baggage ScreeningSmiths Detection and maritime security provider American Guard Services, Inc., have unveiled the first dual-view X-Ray systems to be used for screening cruise line passenger belongings. Smiths Detection says its HI-SCAN 6040-2is X-Ray systems will be used to screen the belongings of passengers embarking on…

Contract Awards

L3 Nabs $8M in TSA Contracts for EDS SystemsThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded L3 Technologies [LLL] a competitive $3.9 million contract to provide medium-speed eXaminer explosive detection system (EDS) to Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, Wash., to automatically screen checked bags for explosives. The agency also awarded the company a $4.1 million contract to provide…

Business Opportunities

TSA Issues Draft Work Statement for Maintenance of Security EquipmentThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a draft performance work statement that defines the requirements for the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of an Integrated Logistics Support program to sustain the agency’s security equipment that his deployed at Category X through Category IV airports and other…