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HSR, Feb. 7, 2018

Briefing

Customs and Border Protection and vessel operator Ferries del Caribe have introduced the first Automated Passport Control system on boar the San Juan-Santo Domingo ferry that transports passengers and cargo between the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The APC program allows travelers to use self-service kiosks to respond to…

DHS Awards Booz Allen $621M Under CDM Program

Booz Allen [BAH] has won a $621 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the first award under a new effort that involves replacing existing cyber security tools that are part of an ongoing federal cyber security program and providing new cyber protection capabilities.Under the six-year task order, which was awarded under…

GD Protests TSA Award to Unisys in Court

General Dynamics [GD] earlier in January filed a protest in federal court over a potential five-year $250 million contract Transportation Security Administration (TSA) award to Unisys Corp. [UIS] in November for a program that integrates the agency’s security equipment at U.S. airports.GD first protested the ward of the Domain Awareness Integrated Network (DOMAIN) on Dec.…

GD Completes Pilot of Relocatable RVSS in Texas

General Dynamics [GD] has successfully completed pilot testing and an initial deployment in South Texas of a border security surveillance system designed to shift with evolving illegal cross-border activity.GD says six of its Relocatable-Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) have been deployed in Laredo and McAllen, Texas, with additional deployments planned in South Texas in 2018.The…

Technology to Detect Threats in Open Areas Still Several Years Away, DHS Official Says

Detection technology for threats like explosives worn on a person’s body or carried in a backpack is three to five years from being ready for deployment to protect relatively open, high-throughput areas such as mass transit stations, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.“Technology of this magnitude and for this hard problem is…

Earnings News & Notes

OSI Systems [OSIS]                                2Q18                      2Q17                     Sales                       $277.5M                 $242.5MNet Inc.                    ($47M, 2.47)           $4.8M, 0.25Net income swung to a loss due to a $56 million charge related to…

Contract Awards

German Airport Acquires Smiths Detection EDS SystemsSmiths Detection says that Germany’s Ministry of Interior awarded the company a contract for 14 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosive detection systems that support the airport’s upgrade of its hold baggage screening technology to meet the European Civil Aviation Conference Standard 3. The contract includes an eight-year service agreement. The…

Tech Developments

Leidos Withdraws Protest of TSA Award to PeratonThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has lifted a stop work order it had placed on Peraton last October pending the outcome of a protest by Leidos [LDOS] of a potential $578 million contract the agency awarded Peraton for support of transportation security equipment at airports nationwide. Leidos, which…

Business Opportunities

State Department Seeks Sources for Biometric Capture EquipmentThe State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is conducting market research for a biometric capture device that uses commercial off-the-shelf hardware, software licensing, maintenance, and development services to attach to a Bittium Mexsat smartphone. The survey is in preparation for a potential procurement of…