TSA to Host Industry Day for AIT Systems

The Transportation Security Administration will host an industry day on Sept. 13 to outline its expectations, requirements and milestones for the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) qualification process. The event will be held at the agency’s headquarters in Arlington, Va. The agency is seeking AIT systems that offer improved detection, lower false alarm rates, higher throughput, and improved passenger experience. L3Harris Technologies

[LHX] is the current provider of AIT systems to TSA. Contact: Melyssa Bertucci, contracting officer, [email protected].

CBP Surveys Market for Advanced Trade Analytics Platform

Customs and Border Protection is conducting market research to understand the full range of options from sources that can integrate access to trade-related data sources, both government and civilian, in support of trade data analytics and case management. The agency is wants to understand industry’s ability to provide at least one of the following three capabilities: Perform advanced analytics against trade-related data, including descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics at both a tactical and strategic level; Provide a unified case management system that include workflow capabilities and cross-organizational visibility and collaboration tools; and, provide enhanced data visualization capabilities based on analytic output and other data sets. The combined capabilities are intended to deliver end-to-end visibility of trade transactions and support advanced analysis of the full set of trade data. Sol. No. ATAP. Respond by Sept. 9. Contact: Connie McKay, contracting officer, [email protected].

DHS Considering Multiple Award Contract to Manage Cyber Security Operations Centers

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a Request for Information seeking feedback on plans to transition to a single contract vehicle with multiple awardees to provide cyber security services for all 17 of its Security Operations Centers (SOCs), which are used to monitor, detect, and respond to cyber threats to its networks, information processing systems, and sensitive data. The department operates 17 unclassified SOCS, which are operated by its operational components and by headquarters offices and directorates. Currently, each SOC independently contracts for support using a variety of contracting vehicles. The DHS Enterprise SOC (ESOC) monitors, detects, analyzes and mitigates threats at the enterprise level through the DHS-managed Trusted Internet Connections and Policy Enforcement Points and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each component SOC. Due to insufficient qualified federal personnel for cyber security support, the department relies on contractors to  staff and operate its SOCs. The RFI was issued under the EAGLE Next Generation Program information technology contract vehicle. DHS wants industry feedback on approaches for obtaining staff in support of the SOCs. Some of the services the SOCs need are monitoring and analysis, email monitoring, network traffic monitoring, attack sensing and monitoring, digital media analysis, malware analysis and reverse engineering, penetration testing, and cyber threat intelligence. Last year, DHS issued an RFI seeking potential vendors that could act as managed service providers to DHS SOCs but the new RFI signals a change in approach to obtaining support for the SOCs. DHS says that individual SOCs will only acquire services deemed necessary to support their specific missions. Sol. No. DHS-70RTAC19RFI000006. Respond by Aug. 29. Contact: Industry Liaison, [email protected].