Air Force Awards Leidos $18M for Standoff Chemical Detection

The Air Force has awarded Leidos [LDOS] a $17.9 million contract to develop a portable system for real-time standoff detection and identification of trace chemical residues on surfaces using active infrared spectroscopy at a 30-meter range. The Air Force says that it received 17 offers for the competitive bid. Work is expected to be complete by Oct. 3, 2020. The service obligated $3.7 million at the time of the award.

Joint Chem-Bio Defense Office Selects Firms to Compete for Support Work

The Army has selected 17 companies to compete for logistics and service support for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense under a potential $990 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The companies are Aktarius, Allied Technical Systems, AQuate II, Axseum Solutions, Analytical Consulting Inc., Murtech, Omega Consultants, SciTech Services, STS International, Veteran Corps of America, Battelle Memorial Institute, Camber Corp., Finmeccanica’s DRS Technologies, Engility [EGL], Leidos [LDOS], Patricio Enterprises, and SAIC [SAIC]. The contract has a three year period of performance and one three-year option period.

Air Force Selects 15 Firms to Compete for Potential $975M in Global Threats Work

The Air Force has selected 15 companies to compete for task orders worth a combined $975 million for work to counter narcotics and global threats operations and logistics support. The selected firms are Atlantic Diving Supply, CACI International [CACI], DynCorp International, Global Threat Reduction, Global Threat Response Group, Honeywell [HON], PAE, Raytheon [RTN], Triple Canopy, Blackhawk-PRI Critical Services, Cambridge International Systems, International Tactical Solutions, Obera, Patriot Group International, and Technology Management Co. The companies will provide services, equipment, material and minor construction services to improve the capability of U.S. and partner nation agency organizations, and endeavors to detect, deter, disrupt, degrade, and defeat national security threats posed by illegal drugs, trafficking, piracy, traditional organized crime, threat finance networks, and any potential nexus among these activities.

MorphoTrust Nabs Fingerprinting Contracts in Two States

Safran Group’s MorphoTrust says it has signed contracts to provide fingerprinting services for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the West Virginia State Police. The services provided through the company’s IdentGO Centers will support the vetting of individuals applying for jobs or licenses in childcare, finance, law enforcement, nursing, education and other fields where fingerprint-based background checks are require by law or regulation in these states. The new contract continues work the company has been providing these agencies. The contract in West Virginia is for one-year with six one-year options. MorphoTrust will expand the number of IdentGO Centers to 27 locations throughout the state.