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HSR, Sept. 6, 2017

Briefing

Athens Technical Specialists received a contract from Customs and Border Protection for Imaging Unattended Ground Sensors (I-UGS) and related peripheral equipment. The value of the award wasn’t disclosed. The procurement is an expansion of an existing deployment of I-UGS.KnightPoint Systems Inc. has received a potential $551,481.87 extension from Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the consolidated…

New DNA Law Further Opens Market for Rapid Detection Systems, Firms Say

The signing into law last month of a bill that allows DNA profiles collected at police booking stations to be uploaded to the national database will further open the market to rapid DNA systems that have dramatically reduced the time it takes from sample collection to result, say companies that develop and sell the technology.This…

GSA Issues New Task Order Request for Cyber Security Program

The General Services Administration (GSA) on Aug. 22 issued a new task order request as part of a cyber security program managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that helps federal civilian agencies enhance their cyber defenses.The task order request applies to all four phases of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program with…

Coast Guard Surveys Market for Land-Based, Long-Range UAS

The Coast Guard issued a Request for Information for land-based high-endurance drone aircraft to help it examine the potential of these systems to patrol vast ocean areas for illegal drug shipments.Earlier this year Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the service wants to obtain land-based, forward-deployed unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to patrol the transit…

Earnings News & Notes

OSI Systems [OSIS]                                4Q17                      4Q16                      FY ’17                    FY ‘16Sales                      $252.4M               $221.5M               $961M                  $829.7MNet Inc.                  $1.5M, 0.08         $5.9M, 0.30         $21.1M, 1.07      $26.2M, 1.30The top line in the fourth quarter was up 14% on the strength of a 33% increase in sales at the Rapiscan Systems security segment, which…

Tech Developments

Crossmatch Team a Finalist in IARPA Nail to Nail Fingerprint ChallengeCrossmatch says it is part of a multinational team that includes Britain’s FlexEnable and France’s ISORG that has been selected as a finalist in the Nail-to-Nail  Fingerprint Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). The team is developed a proof-of-concept automated…

Contract Awards

DHS Selects Four Firms for Border Wall PrototypesCustoms and Border Protection awarded potential $300 million contracts to four construction companies to build concrete wall prototypes as part of the Trump administration’s plans to add more physical barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration into the U.S. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite…

Business Opportunities

Army Plans Industry Day for Enhanced Maritime Biological Detection ProgramThe Army Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical will host an unclassified Industry Day on Sept. 20 in Aberdeen, Md., for the Enhanced Maritime Biological Detection (EMBD) Program. The objective of the program is to finalize development, and complete testing, integration and production of…