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HSR, May 3, 2017

Briefing

Of the $20 million the Trump administration is asking Congress to reprogram in FY ’17 funds for construction of prototype sections of border security wall, $15 million would come from an existing border security technology program called the Mobile Video Surveillance System, according to a report by the Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security…

CBP Expects Limited Deployments of Biometric Exit System At Some Airports This Year

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expects that it will begin rolling out the deployment of a congressionally-mandated biometric exit system as some airports this year to help verify the departure of foreign nationals from the U.S., but the agency isn’t likely fully deploy the systems at any one airport initially, says John Wagner, deputy executive…

Congressman Wants TSA To Look At Bolstering Innovation Task Force Effort

The chairman of a House subcommittee that oversees the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants the agency to look at the additional staff and resources it would need to strengthen a year-old task force charged with bringing new capabilities and technologies aimed at strengthening aviation security and at the same time improving efficiencies.Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.),…

Earnings News & Notes

OSI Systems [OSIS]                                3Q17                      3Q16Sales                      $245.1M                  $210.8MNet Inc.                   $14M, 0.72              $9.3M, 0.47Sales jumped 16% to a record, driven by record revenue in the Security segment, Rapiscan Systems. Rapiscan’s sales soared 31% to…

Tech Developments

EC Approves Advent International Deal for Safran’s Identity BusinessThe European Commission has cleared the proposed $2.7 billion acquisition by Advent International of Safran Group’s Morpho identity solutions enterprise with the one condition that Morpho’s smart card payment business in France be divested. Advent and Safran agreed that Morpho’s French subsidiary CPS, which supplies payment smart…

Contract Awards

TSA Awards Support Contracts for Imaging EquipmentThe Transportation Security Administration has awarded seven single awardee indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts for technical and engineering services to support the agency’s fleet of security technology for checkpoint and checked baggage screening. The individual award values were not disclosed although the potential total over five years is $215.1…

Business Opportunities

Army Issues RFI for RIIDs Used in Man-Portable Radiation Detection SystemsThe Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense has issued a Request for Information for handheld high resolution Radioisotope Identifier Devices (RIID) used in Man-portable Radiation Detection Systems (MRDS). The JPEO-CBD and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency will test the RIIDs from about…