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HSR, Aug. 9, 2017

Briefing

The Transportation Security Administration plans to award Leidos [LDOS] a sole source contract for the transition of Tier 0 and Tier 1 help desk support services to address requirements of the agency’s Office of Human Capital in transitioning to the incoming contractor.The Department of Homeland Security says it will award the Univ. of Texas at…

L3 Looks to Double Security & Detection Business within Five Years

L3 Technologies’ [LLL] Security & Detection Systems business will generate more than $500 million in sales this year and the company is “aspirationally” targeting $1 billion in sales for the business within a few years, company officials say.The rosy outlook is being driven by demand for airport security technology, the officials say on L3’s recent…

Border Security Bills Introduced in House, Senate

House Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) in late July introduced a border security bill that targets billions of dollars in funding for physical barriers and to strengthen security at the nation’s ports of entry, but also calls for specific technology deployments at various sectors along the northern and southern borders of the United…

GAO Calls on DoD to Improve Strategic Plans for Biometric and Forensic Capabilities

The Department of Defense’s deployment of biometric and forensic capabilities is hindered by a lack of strategic plans for implementation and miscommunication across the armed forces on how to develop key tools needed to gather evidence and data on combatants, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Aug. 7.The GAO conducted a performance audit on…

Tech Developments

DHS Selects George Mason for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis COEGeorge Mason Univ. has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new center of excellence (COE) in Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). The Northern Virginia…

Contract Awards

Army Awards Leidos $133M for DoD ABIS SupportLeidos [LDOS] has received a potential five-year, $132.7 million contract from the Army to provide support services and enhancements to the Defense Department’s authoritative biometrics repository, unseating incumbent Northrop Grumman [NOC]. The award for the DoD Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) Sustainment Services and Service Life Extension was…

Business Opportunities

TSA Issues Targeted BAA for Future Checkpoint Screening Needs; Higher ThroughputThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to meet the latest version of the Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) Detection Standard, which will require higher levels of detection for explosives and other, non-explosive, prohibited items for checkpoint screening. A new version of the APSS Detection Standards is…