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HSR, July 12, 2017

Briefing

Vanderlande acquired Canada's Optosecurity, a software provider for remote screening and data integration. The deal combines Vanderlande's automated passenger checkpoint solutions with intelligent software to integrate passenger screening processes at airports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The McLean Group served as Optosecurity's financial advisor on the transaction.OSI Systems [OSIS] has completed its $75.5…

American Airlines Acquires ConneCT Checkpoint Scanners from Analogic

American Airlines [AAL] in June acquired eight computed tomography (CT)-based screening systems from Analogic [ALOG] for use at airport checkpoints, marking the first sale of the next-generation screening systems for Analogic.The $6 million acquisition makes American Airlines the launch customer for Analogic’s ConneCT Checkpoint CT system, which is the same technology used in the U.S.…

DHS Management Nominee Stresses Tailored Oversight to Acquisitions

Based on her experience working in the acquisition oversight communities in both the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the Trump administration’s nominee to head up the DHS management office says that one lesson for her has been that oversight of acquisitions needs to be measured according to the program.Claire Grady, who was nominated in…

IG Cites Continued Shortcomings in Acquisition of DHS Human Resource System

A four-year old program designed to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with an integrated and automated employee performance and learning management system falls short of meeting operational requirements and has failed to achieve expected cost savings, according to an internal audit report.DHS entered the Performance and Learning Management System (PALMS) into operations in…

Contract Awards

OSI Systems Receives $24M in Security OrdersOSI Systems [OSIS] says its Rapiscan Systems division has received $24 million in service-related orders for a number of its security inspection systems. The customer was not disclosed. The orders are for maintenance and support services for various products including the Eagle, Z Portal, and Z Backscatter Van cargo…

Tech Developments

TSA Certifies Smiths Detection’s IONSCAN 600 ETDSmiths Detection says that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has certified the company’s IONSCAN 600 explosive trace detection (ETD) system, demonstrating that the desktop unit meets detection standard. The certifications is the first of three phases in the agency’s qualification process to be placed on the Qualified Products List…

Business Opportunities

CBP Plans RFI for Tethered Aerostat Radar SystemCustoms and Border Protection (CB) in July plans it release a Request for Information and Sources Sought to help with draft solicitation documents for the development of an acquisition strategy and final solicitation of the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) Follow-On Operations and Maintenance contract. The TARS is…