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HSR, Nov. 29, 2017

Briefing

Accenture [ACN] has received a potential $297 million contract from Customs and Border Protection for recruiting and hiring support activities that will include among other things applicant testing, screening for suitability, and application process streamlining. Accenture will conduct targeted marketing and advertising campaigns, develop recruitment strategies that will identify top-quality applicants.

CBP Puts RVSS Upgrade Program on Hold

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has delayed its plans to expand a sensor system along the southwest and northern borders.The agency tells interested vendors in a Nov. 21 announcement that “it no longer intends to release a solicitation towards the end of calendar year 2017, or at any time in the near future” for the…

Congressional Appropriators Agree to Fund TSA's FY '18 Request for Screening Equipment

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have both recommended fully funding the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) funding requests in FY ’18 for passenger and checked baggage screening and for the agency’s research and development effort aimed at evaluating various technologies for operational use before procurement decisions are made.Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate…

Senate Appropriators Fund Border Security Technologies

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his mark of the FY ’18 Department of Homeland Security budget request has approved funding for key border security technology programs, matching recommendations this summer by House appropriators.Cochran’s mark, released just before Thanksgiving, includes $17.4 million for the Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) and $1.6 million for Mobile…

Tech Developments

IDEMIA Completes Facial Recognition Trial with CBP at New Jersey Sea TerminalIDEMIA says it and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) have completed a trial with U.S. Customs and Border Protection of facial recognition technology to validate passengers’ identities for entry and re-entry of cruise ships at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey. The technology…

Contract Awards

CBP Awards CACI $35M for Support AMOSSCACI International [CACI] has received a four-year $34.5 million task order from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue providing technology updates and operations and maintenance to the agency’s Air and Marine Operations Surveillance System (AMOSS). The system is used by CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center to provide…

Business Opportunities

DHS to Hold Reverse Industry DayThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, will host a Reverse Industry Day in on Jan. 31, 2018 in Washington, D.C., for the department’s acquisition workforce. This will be the fifth Reverse Industry Day hosted by DHS. The event is part of the Acquisition Innovations…