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HSR, June 27, 2018

Briefing

Telos Identity Management Solutions has received a subcontract from IndraSoft, Inc., to provide nationwide fingerprinting services to the U.S. Census Bureau. IndraSoft has a $64 million, multi-year contract with the bureau to for identification services—fingerprinting and photographic—for over 500,000 workers to be hired across the U.S. and U.S. Territories. “By extending a nationwide network of…

Senate Appropriators Back Administration on Border Security Funding

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of a fiscal year 2019 spending bill that prioritizes building physical barriers along the southern border more so than additional technology deployments.The committee’s markup of the Department of Homeland Security’s spending bill includes $1.6 billion for physical barriers and related infrastructure, the same as requested, although instead…

Coast Guard Proposes Delay in TWIC Readers for Certain Facilities

The Coast Guard is proposing a three-year delay in requiring the deployment of transportation worker credentials in certain facilities and is taking the next month to accept comments on the plan.“This proposed delay is to consider industry input asking us to reconsider the scope of the TWIC Reader final rule and to re-evaluate the underlying…

Tech Developments

OSI Systems’ CT Checkpoint Scanner Approved in EuropeOSI Systems [OSIS] says its computed tomography (CT)-based checkpoint parcel scanner has received Standard C2 approval by the European Civil Aviation Conference for airport checkpoints. The standard means that large electronics such as laptops do not have to be removed for screening. The OSI’s Rapiscan Systems division is…

Contract Awards

OSI Systems to Provide RTT EDS for Air Cargo InspectionOSI Systems [OSIS] says its Rapiscan Systems division has received orders worth about $10 million from one of its European distribution partners to provide multiple units of its RTT 110 explosive detection systems for air cargo screening applications. The customer and end user were not disclosed.…

Business Opportunities

DHS CWMD Office to Host Industry Day for RPM Open System ArchitectureWashington State related to the procurement of a modular, open architecture Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM). In addition to providing an overview of the RPM Open System Architecture (ROSA) program, DHS will provide a description and technical discussion of the architecture, explain a government-developed prototype,…