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HSR, May 30, 2018

Briefing

Radiabeam Technologies has won a $3 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security Office of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction under a Broad Agency Announcement for exploratory research related to radiation detection. Radiabeam’s research proposal is titled, CW Racetrack Reflexotron for Active Interrogation with X-Rays.PAE has joined the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Consortium,…

With Border Wall System, Technology Will Be Used to Identify Activity Before it Gets to The Wall

TYSONS CORNER, Va.--As the U.S. begins to deploy new and replacement physical structures along portions of the southwest border, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be looking to harness technology to give its agents situational awareness before illegal activity gets to the wall, according to the agency’s top acquisition official.As plans for a border wall…

DHS Planning for New EAGLE Procurement

TYSONS CORNER, Va.--The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of planning for a new information technology (IT) services procurement that is different from the current contract, according to the department’s top procurement official.DHS and its components use the multi-billion dollar EAGLE II contract vehicle to purchase a range of IT services from qualifying…

GAO Says Fewer Major DHS Programs Meeting Cost, Schedule Goals

A review of 24 major acquisition programs at the Department of Homeland Security found fewer were on track to meet approved baseline goals in 2017 than in 2016, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).In 2017, 10 of the 24 programs reviewed were on track to meet schedule and cost goals…

Tech Developments

DHS S&T, Volpe Center Develop Telematics Cyber Security Primer for Fleet ManagersIn response to an Obama administration executive order in March 2015 on environmental sustainability across federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate contracted the Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center to develop a primer for vehicle fleet managers on cyber…

Contract Awards

Savi Only Contractor on Final Option for DoD RFID-IV ContractSavi says it will continue to be the single provider for the Defense Department’s RFID-IV contract in the final option year, which ends on April 7, 2019. Savi says that for the final option year of the award, it is introducing a lighter, easier-to-maintain, portable, deployment…

Business Opportunities

CBP Seeks Sources for Portable Surveillance SystemsCustoms and Border Protection has issued a Request for Information related to the availability of Agent Portable Surveillance Systems (APSS). The APSS systems would be used by Border Patrol agents to help guard against the illegal entry of people and goods between ports of entry. The Border Patrol wants…