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HSR, March 21, 2018

Briefing

Two Six Labs, LLC has received a potential $13.4 million contract from the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a wide-area, continuous, radiation threat monitoring network system under the SIGMA program. Under the two-year Phase 2 award, Two Six will scale up its prototype system to optimize the system architecture, adds support for new…

Court Prevents TSA from Awarding Unisys Security Integration Contract

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims earlier this month imposed a temporary restraining order on the Transportation Security Administration to prevent the agency from awarding a contract to Unisys [UIS] for the integration of security equipment at U.S. airports.The restraining order is in effect until March 16 to give the court more time to adjudicate…

Pekoske Looks to Build on Successes with Public-Private Partnerships

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske wants to take greater advantage of public-private partnerships to more quickly field and evaluate new technologies to help save time when programs go through the formal acquisition process.If a technology can be proven to work in an operational environment and the data that is collected answers the demands…

Mix of Physical Infrastructure, Technology and People Works for Border Security, CBP Official Says

Although performance metrics are still lacking for determining the effectiveness of specific types of investments in border security, history has shown that a mix of technology, physical infrastructure and personnel are effective in curbing illegal border activity, says a senior Customs and Border Protection (CBP).“We know over the history of CBP and the use of…

Tech Developments

Unisys Introduces Analytics for Helping Border AgentsUnisys [UIS] has introduced LineSight, software that it says uses data analytics and machine learning to flag potential threats in near-real time.  The company, building on its more than 15 years of experience with border security globally, says its predictive analytics solution will speed up passage for low or…

Contract Awards

USCIS Awards PAE $292M for Application Support CentersPAE has received a potential $291.7 million contract from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to help support and manage Application Support Centers, which the agency uses to collect applicant biometrics and identity data for processing for immigration benefits such as green cards, student visas, asylum, and refugee…

Business Opportunities

TSA Issues RFP for Universal Enrollment ServicesThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Universal Enrollment Services (UES) for programs and populations managed, authorized or serviced by the agency. The RFP had been expected to be released last October or November. IDEMIA is the incumbent for the work. TSA plans…