Smiths Detection says it has shipped the 200th HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) checkpoint baggage scanner to the Transportation Security Administration, demonstrating the company’s ability to continue manufacturing the systems amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Smiths won the contract for 300 checkpoint CT systems in March 2019 although the start of deliveries were delayed due to a subsequent protest. TSA is planning another round of competition for the checkpoint CT systems to meet its requirement for between 2,200 and 2,400 of the advanced scanners.

The Transportation Security Administration has awarded Jervis B. Webb Company a $1.4 million contract  to upgrade the agency’s Integration Facility transfer line for checked baggage inspection systems.

Translate Live, LLC, has received a $185,665 Phase I award from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to adapt its Instant Language Assistant capabilities in support of Coast Guard requirements to facilitate real-time communication with non-English speakers and those who are unable to communicate verbally. The award follows similar Phase I contract to Kynamics under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program. The solicitation is still open and DHS plans to evaluate proposals two more times until it closes in Feb. 2021. Translate Live’s technology enables any two people to instantly have speech to speech and speech to text conversations in more than 120 different languages and accents.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Ky., is acquiring additional Crossmatch Guardian 200 fingerprint scanners and related maintenance and software capabilities to continue to meet its need for the biometric enrollment of enlisting and commissioning soldiers. The command currently has 2,000 of the devices and has invested $6.7 million in hardware, software and licensing.

The Transportation Security Administration is awarding ManTech [MANT] a bridge contract to continue providing information technology (IT) operations and maintenance support services for all major IT Technology Solutions Division mission operation systems, which includes Secure Flight, Transportation Vetting System, Technology Infrastructure Modernization, and the Consolidated Screening Gateway. The value of the award was not disclosed and includes a six-month base period, a three-month option, and a three-month transition out period. TSA is hosting a new competition for the requirement and plans to award a new contract during the second quarter of fiscal year 2021.