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HSR, June 14, 2017

Briefing

The Federal Aviation Administration, on behalf of Customs and Border Protection, says it will award a single-source purchase order to General Dynamics [GD] Global Imaging Technologies unit for thermal imaging cameras, thermal imaging systems, and pan/tilt units in support of the Remote Video Surveillance System Upgrade. CBP deploys the camera-based RVSS units at select areas…

OSI Systems to Acquire Explosive Trace Detection Business from Smiths

OSI Systems [OSIS] this month agreed to acquire an explosive trace detection (ETD) business from Britain’s Smiths Group for $75.5 million in cash, a deal that many industry observers believed likely and which fills a gap in the company’s portfolio with a mature technology that is widely deployed.The ETD business that OSI Systems is buying…

CBP Expands Biometric Exit Evaluations to Dulles Airport

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has begun the expansion of a year-old biometric technology evaluation aimed at improving the agency’s ability to verify and track the departure of foreign nationals leaving the United States on international flights.The agency earlier this month says it deployed facial recognition technology to Washington Dulles International Airport for one daily…

Earnings News & Notes

Analogic [ALOG]                                3Q17                      3Q16Sales                       $122.2M                 $128MNet Inc.                  ($59.7M, 4.78)          $5M, 0.40Analogic swung to a big loss due to a hefty asset impairment charge, $73.1…

Tech Developments

DHS Lab Certifies Smiths Detection EDS for Detection of Homemade ExplosivesSmiths Detection says its high-speed HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system (EDS) has achieved laboratory certification for homemade explosives (HME) based on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) requirements for automated explosives detection. The certification follows certification for detection of conventional explosives in 2013. The 10080…

Contract Awards

Passport Systems Signs Potential $1B LOI with Vietnam for Cargo Security SystemPassport Systems, Inc. says it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to sell 18 of its SmartScan 3D scanners to Vietnam’s Customs Authority in a deal potentially worth $1 billion. The SmartScan 3D scanners features automated detection, including of radiological threats. The system…

Business Opportunities

TSA Issues Draft RFP for Recompete of Universal Enrollment Services ContractThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) to recompete its Universal Enrollment Services (UES) contract that is currently in place with MorphoTrust USA. The agency plans to conduct an Industry Day to provide an overview of the UES requirement.…