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HSR, Dec. 13, 2017

Briefing

The Marine Corps in September completed fielding a new multimodal biometrics system, the Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps (IDS-MC), to help deployed Marines identify individuals they encounter on the battlefield, at entry control point operations, and determine friend from foe. The handheld Secure Enrollment Kit, which is supplied by Crossmatch Technologies, is combined with a laptop…

TSA Chief Looks to Reprogram FY '18 Funds to Purchase Advanced Checkpoint Scanners

Computed tomography-based scanning systems are the technology of the future for checkpoint screening of carry-on items and the plan is to begin buying the systems within a year as long as detection standards are met, says the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Testing and evaluation of the CT scanners to meet new detection standards…

CBP Plans to Add Facial Recognition to Trusted Traveler Program

Having already committed to using facial recognition technology to verify the identities of foreign nationals departing the U.S. on international flights, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to add the technology to its premier trusted traveler program for participating U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the country by air, according to the agency’s…

TSA Exploring Further Segmentation of Airport Checkpoint Based on Risk

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering adding another trusted traveler category to its risk-based approach to security screening at airport checkpoints to allow highly vetted travelers to speed through the checkpoint with barely a stop, says an agency official.The Expedited Plus screening lane, which would be for travelers that receive enhanced vetting, would require…

Earnings News & Notes

Analogic [ALOG]                                1Q18                      1Q17                     Sales                       $106.9M                 $121.1MNet Inc.                   $5.7M, 0.45            $2.5M, 0.20Sales fell 12% due largely declines in the Medical Imaging segment to a lesser degree…

Tech Developments

California Working with NNSA on Dirty Bomb ProtectionThe state of California is participating in a National Nuclear Security Administration program to reduce the possibility of medical isotopes becoming ammunition for dirty bombs, the semi-autonomous Department of Energy agency says. The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Cesium Irradiator Replacement Program helps academic and medical institutions replace…

Contract Awards

USCIS Awards CSRA Potential $12M Task Order ExtensionCSRA [CSRA] has received a five-month task order extension from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) worth up to $12.4 million to continue providing Tier 1 call center customer assistance as part of the National Customer Service Center task order. The Tier 1 call center serves as the…

Business Opportunities

FBI Surveys Market for Facial Recognition VendorsThe FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division has released a Request for Information to identify potential sources that plan to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology Face Recognition Vendor Test one-to-many evaluation in 2018. The FBI says in the future it plans to solicit proposals from…