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HSR, May 31, 2017

Briefing

Elbit Systems of America’s EFW Inc. subsidiary has received a $1.9 million contract from Customs and Border Protection to supply and install a radar system and tower in Texas. The radar and 50-foot tower are expected to be delivered within seven months at a remote site in Webb County, Texas.Unisys Corp. has appointed Ann-Marie Johnson…

Budget Request for CBP Emphasizes Wall but Surveillance Technology Fares Well

As expected the Trump administration’s budget request for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for border security is heavily weighted toward construction of a wall along the southern border but there are also proposed increases in spending for security technology, the FY ’18 budget documents show.The administration is requesting nearly $1.6 billion related to border wall…

CBP Plans to Have Back End Infrastructure for Biometric Exit Ready by FY '19

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to have ready its network infrastructure by FY ’19 to support the build out of a solution that collects the biometrics of travelers departing the U.S., part of what it describes as a three phase effort to deploy a biometric exit system.The agency is seeking $90.6 million in FY…

Tech Developments

Smiths Detection Launches Upgraded Screening Management PlatformSmiths Detection has launched its upgraded screening management software, Checkpoint.Evoplus, which is designed to streamline security processes by increasing passenger throughput, optimize resources, reduce operating costs and increase security. The software management platform links individual components and sensors that previously couldn’t communicate with each other into an integrated solution,…

Contract Awards

Smiths Detection Nabs EDS Contracts in UK, IndiaSmiths Detection says it has won order to provide explosive detection systems (EDS) for screening checked bags in airports in London and India. The company says it will supply nine high-speed CTX 9800 DSi EDS systems under a contract with London Gatwick Airport. The contract includes service as…

Business Opportunities

DHS S&T Issues New Cyber Security CallThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) branch has issued a new research and development solicitation for cyber security in a new research are called Predict, Assess Risk, Identify (and Migrate) Disruptive Internet-scale Network Events (PARIDINE). The project builds on the work of the Internet Measurement…