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HSR, April 4, 2018

Briefing

OSI Systems [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division is acting as an original equipment manufacturer for international sales of Analogic’s [ALOG] computed tomography-based passenger checkpoint carry-on baggage scanner. The agreement is non-exclusive and doesn’t include the U.S. Analogic calls its system ConneCT but Rapiscan will call the systems it sells to foreign customer the 920CT and it…

DHS Counter WMD Chief Says Spending Focus Will Shift to Operators; Outlines Rad and Bio Defense Plans

The spending priorities for a new Department of Homeland Security office that is focused on countering chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland will shift away from policy and analysis and toward getting operators the equipment and capabilities they need, according to a department official.“So policy and analysis and all those kind of things…

For HART Award, DHS Had More Confidence in Northrop Grumman, GAO Decision Shows

The Department of Homeland Security’s award to Northrop Grumman [NOC] last fall of a contract to develop a new biometric storage and matching system was based on having higher confidence than the one losing bidder that protested, which was Leidos [LDOS], and to a lesser degree a lower price, according the Government Accountability Office (GAO).GAO…

Tech Developments

Smiths Detection EDS System Receives European Approval for Standard 3.1Smiths Detection says its HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system (EDS) has achieved European Civil Aviation Conference Standard 3.1 approval for hold baggage screening. Standard 3.1 is the highest in the European Union and demonstrates Smiths Detection’s scanner can upgrade from Standard 3 to the higher…

Contract Awards

GD on Potential $628M Contract for IT Operations at DHS HQ CampusGeneral Dynamics [GD] says has been awarded a potential six-year, $628.6 million multiple-award task order by the General Services Administration to provide information technology (IT) services, operations and maintenance, and logistics support for the continued development, expansion and design of new and rehabilitated buildings…

Business Opportunities

CWMD Offices Issues RFP for Helium-3 Alternative Backpack Rad/Detection EquipmentThe Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for backpack-based solutions for radiological identification and data transfer that isn’t based on Helium-3 technology. DHS plans to award up to four contracts for the wearable systems…