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HSR, Feb. 21, 2018

Briefing

NARCORPS Specialties, LLC has received a potential four-month, $2.3 million contract extension from the Transportation Security Administration to continue providing Role Player Support Services. NARCORPS supports the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Federal Flight Deck Officer training program, and the TSA Canine Training Center. The extension will allow time for the Government Accountability Office to…

TSA's FY '19 Request for Passenger Screening Focused on CT Systems

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking $71.5 million in FY ’19 for investments in its passenger screening program, with all of the funding proposed for acquiring 145 computed tomography (CT) systems that will screen carry-on bags at checkpoints.The budget proposal represents the largest request by the agency for CT systems at the checkpoint, which…

Coast Guard Releases RFP for Small UAS for National Security Cutters

The Coast Guard this month issued a solicitation for contractor provided surveillance services using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) aboard the entire fleet of National Security Cutters (NSCs).The commercially-acquired services include surveillance, detection, classification and identification of a wide range of targets using the ship-based sUAS systems, according to the Feb. 7 Request for Proposal…

Tech Developments

CBP Deploys Integrated Fixed Towers in SonoitaCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) has accepted and deployed an integrated radar and camera tower system in a third area of the southern U.S. border. The Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT), designed and built by Elbit Systems of America, is now deployed in the Sonoita, Ariz., area of responsibility.…

Contract Awards

Smiths Detection Receives India Order for EDS SystemsSmiths Detection has received an order from the Airports Authority of India for multiple CTX 9800 DSiTM explosive detection systems (EDS) valued at more than $50 million. The high-speed EDS systems will be deployed at 11 sites across nine airports for inline hold baggage screening. Smiths says it…

Business Opportunities

CBP Seeks Information on Handheld X-Ray ScannersCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to identify vendors that can provide handheld X-Ray scanners to support the Non-Intrusive Inspection program. The scanners will be used to detect the presence of concealed objects in targeted conveyances at ports of entry and land border…