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HSR, Oct. 4, 2017

Briefing

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has awarded a one-year, $2.1 million contract to Nlets, the International Justice and Public Safety Network, to add functionality for the Sexual Offender Notification service.The Transportation Security Administration says it plans to extend current contracts with OSI Systems [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division and Smiths Detection for Advanced Technology X-Ray systems that…

Northrop Grumman Wins DHS HART Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last Friday selected Northrop Grumman [NOC] as the prime contractor to create a new multimodal biometric identity management system meant ultimately designed to provide the department’s components and other federal stakeholders with greater capabilities to ferret out terrorists and criminals.Northrop Grumman beat CSRA, Inc. [CSRA] and Leidos [LDOS] for the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART)…

CBP Preparing to Evaluate New Biometric Processes for International Arrivals at Airports

Now that it has begun a slow rollout of a biometric-based system to verify the departure of travelers from the U.S. on international flights, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is about to begin a pilot test using the same technology to verify the identities of people arriving to the country by air.The facial recognition technology…

TSA to Release RFP for Enrollment Services Contract Soon

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) soon expects to issue a solicitation to kick-off a re-competition for a contractor-owned and operated service that enrolls and vets people for various trusted participant programs.The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new Universal Enrollment Services (UES) program is expected to be released in late October or early November with…

Earnings News & Notes

Analogic [ALOG]                                4Q17                      4Q16                      FY ’17                    FY ‘16Sales                      $111.6M                  $138.1M                 $486.4M                $508.8MNet Inc.                  ($24.65M, 1.98)       $8.8M, 0.70            ($74.2M,…

Contract Awards

Smiths Nabs Huge Order for High-Speed EDSSmiths Detection says it has received a contract from Germany’s Frankfurt Airport to provide 35 of its high-speed HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosive detection systems (EDS) for hold baggage screening, the largest single order the company has ever received for the system. The systems will enable the airport to upgrade…

Business Opportunities

TSA Plans Industry Day Advanced ETDThe Transportation Security Administration will host an Industry Day on Oct. 24 and 25 to receive presentation from performers on Broad Agency Announcement 13-03 Advanced Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) Instrumentation and Methodologies, and sponsored researchers who are exploring fundamental science related to contact and non-contact sampling and characterizing trace explosive…