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HSR, Nov. 1, 2017

Briefing

Armor Express says it has been selected by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to equip agents with its ballistic-resistant vests under a five-year, multi-million dollar contract. Armor Express has previously supplied Customs and Border Protection and the Internal Revenue Service with its vests.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Concurrent Technologies Corp. a $1.8 million task…

DHS Reaches Out to Silicon Valley for Help with Land Border Biometric Exit

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) branch has issued a call for proposals from start-up and other emerging high technology companies for help in identifying the identities of all travelers departing the U.S. by vehicles at its land ports using facial recognition.The call was put out through S&T’s fast track acquisition…

Coast Guard Approves Plans to Move Forward with Small UAS Acquisition

The Coast Guard in late October said its acquisition authorities have approved a plan to begin soliciting bids for a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can operate from its new high-endurance cutter fleet.Release of a Request for Proposal for the small UAS is expected before the end of 2017, a spokeswoman for the Coast…

DHS S&T Focusing UAS Efforts on Helping Customers Understand the Utility of Systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) branch isn’t developing technologies for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to help meet needs of its customers in the department but instead is working with them to provide a better understanding of how the technology can help with their missions, according to a DHS official.There are…

Raytheon Begins Work on DOMino After GAO Rejects Northrop Grumman Protest

After the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in early October rejected a protest by Northrop Grumman [NOC], Raytheon [RTN] has been work supporting a cyber security system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).The GAO’s decision was rendered after DHS twice reviewed earlier awards of the $1 billion-plus DOMino contract to Raytheon before re-awarding the…

Earnings News & Notes

OSI Systems [OSIS]                                1Q17                      1Q16                     Sales                       $257.1M                 $220.9MNet Inc.                    $10.2M, 0.52          $700K, 0.03Sales increased 16% to a record largely due to the acquisition of the explosives…

Tech Developments

Gemalto Launches New Version of CABIS Biometric SolutionSix months after acquiring the former Cogent biometrics unit from 3M Corp. [MMM], Gemalto has released CABIS 7 software management system, which is designed to provide law enforcement and other government agencies the ability to conduct multimodal biometric searches with more speed, precision and efficiency. The Dutch company…

Contract Awards

Smiths Detection Nabs Contract for EDS Systems at German AirportSmiths Detection says the District Government of Upper Bavaria has selected the company to provide 25 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosive detection systems (EDS) for hold baggage screening at Munich Airport. The XCT systems combine X-Ray and computed tomography technology and advanced detection algorithms. The machines meet…

Business Opportunities

CBP Seeks High Tech Help on Counting and Measuring at AirportsCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a solicitation seeking a way to capture passenger queue lengths and wait times at each step of the international arrivals process in the air environment, with lane level fidelity. The agency issued the call as an Other Transaction…