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HSR, June 13, 2018

Briefing

The U.S. State Department plans to award incumbent contractor IDEMIA a potential five-year contract to continue providing facial recognition software for biometric matching of all passport and visa applicants against fraud and security threats by comparing their biometrics to over 360 million legacy and watchlist biometrics. The incumbent contract expires in September. The State Department’s…

SITA Selected to Implement Orlando Airport Biometric Exit Deployment

SITA has been selected by the Greater Orlando Airport Authority (GOAA) to provide the front end biometric capture technology for a government-mandated biometric exit system that will be deployed at Orlando International Airport in the coming months.The airport is the first in the U.S. to fully implement the biometric exit program, a recommendation by the…

Counter Drone Bill Will Open Door for Research, Testing, Deployment

A bipartisan bill introduced last month that would enable the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to begin developing policies, procedures and capabilities for countering threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in limited circumstances in U.S. airspace hopefully will become part of the Senate’s version of an annual defense policy bill, says the chairman…

Earnings News & Notes

Analogic [ALOG]                                3Q18                      3Q17                     Sales                       $120M                    $122.2MNet Inc.                    $7.1M, 0.56            ($59.7M, 4.78)Net income swung to a profit due to asset impairment charges recorded…

Tech Developments

TSA Certifies Smiths Detection CT-Based Checkpoint ScannerSmiths Detection says the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has certified the company’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography-based checkpoint scanner for the Transportation Security Laboratory Advanced Technology-2 Tier II requirement. The certification moves the company closer to a potential deployment of the system at a U.S. airport for further evaluation.…

Contract Awards

CACI Nabs $407M Cyber Security Order to Help DHSCACI International [CACI] on Tuesday said it has won a potential six-year $407 million task order to provide the Department of Homeland Security with cyber security capabilities and tools. The award was made in April under the General Services Administration’s Alliant contract vehicle and represents new business for…

Business Opportunities

CBP Issues Presolicitation for High-Energy Rail Inspection SystemsCustoms and Border Protection Non-Intrusive Inspection Program Office has issued a pre-solicitation notice for high-energy rail inspection systems. The agency plans on a single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract covering seven years with an expected ceiling value of $293 million. The Request for Proposal is expected to…