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HSR, May 16, 2018

Briefing

Intelleuron, LLC has received a $199,977 contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology branch to design, develop and test artificial intelligence-based technology for applications with small unmanned aircraft systems in support of Border Patrol agents. The award was made under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program and is aimed at automatically identifying potential…

Unisys to Begin Networking TSA Screening Systems with Pilot Effort

After being cleared in April to begin work on security network integration program for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Unisys [UIS] and the agency are developing plans to first pilot the solution this summer at an airport.The pilot at Dulles International Airport, which Unisys expects will occur throughout this summer and into the fall, will…

TSA Wants Parallel Procurements of CT and Advanced Screening Lanes at Checkpoints

As the Transportation Security Administration prepares to further test and hopefully deploy next-generation technology at airport security checkpoints, the agency wants to align the procurements of new carry-on baggage scanners and the related automated baggage handling systems that feed parcels into scanners and then extracts them, according to the agency’s chief.The computed-tomography (CT)-based scanners and…

Northrop Grumman Begins Development of Next-Generation DHS Biometric System

Work is well underway by Northrop Grumman [NOC] to develop a new cloud-based biometric system for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that will provide more robust capabilities in a flexible, scalable architecture to meet current and future needs, according to David Grauel, the government’s program manager for the biometric system.Northrop Grumman was in the…

CBP System Ready to Ramp Up Biometric Exit Deployments

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is ready to accelerate the adoption of a congressionally-mandated biometric exit system at U.S. airports and the agency expects to see airports and airlines begin to expand their participation in the program, says John Wagner, the CBP official overseeing the Biometric Exit program.The Traveler Verification Service (TVS) has been “scale…

Tech Developments

BMC Added to DHS CDM ProgramInformation technology solutions provider BMC says multiple of its solutions have been authorized by the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) approved products list and will soon be added to the CDM Tools Special Item Number for the General Services Administration IT Schedule 70. The solutions include…

Contract Awards

Merlin Nabs $200M in DHS, VA AwardsMerlin International says it has won enterprise-wide information technology contracts from Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. At TSA the company will support the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Security Operations, and the Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis.…

Business Opportunities

DHS S&T Seeks Sources for Robotic Aircraft Sensor ProgramThe Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a Request for Information for a program to collect data from the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and sensor supplier community to inform the directorate and its stakeholders of current capabilities with the UAS and…