CBP Awards Leidos $155M to Maintain Imaging Technology
Leidos [LDOS] says it has received a potential five-year $155 million contract from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide systems administration and maintenance services for X-Ray and imaging technology. Under the contract Leidos will provide post-warranty support for fielded systems such as the company’s VACIS inspection systems, Radiation Portal Monitors, and Radiation Isotope Identification Devices.
CACI Receives $93M ICE Contract for Support
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded CACI International [CACI] a potential 54-month $93 million contract to provide tactical communications engineering and maintenance support services. The contract expands the scope and size of CACI’s support to ICE and increases business in its communications market area. CACI will provide preventative and corrective maintenance for more than 600 fixed infrastructure sites throughout the U.S. and its territories to provide faster response for any outages affecting the agency’s more than 20,000 portable and mobile radios used by ICE personnel. The company will also provide system life-cycle development and maintenance activities, including planning, gathering operational requirements, system requirements development, testing, and operational and intermediate level maintenance.
Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $7M for JCREW Support
The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $6.6 million contract modification for engineering support services in support of low-rate initial production of the Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device, Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Block One systems. The modification is being awarded because of an unanticipated burn rate in the original contract, which Northrop Grumman received in 2015. The JCREW Increment One Block One includes mounted, dismounted and fixed site variants and supports operational Naval Expeditionary Combat Command and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Forces’ capability.
CBP Awards $94M to Three Companies for Body Armor
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has selected three small companies to compete to provide Level IIIA body armor under a potential $93.8 million contract. The companies are Armor Express, KDH Defense Systems, and NTE. The contracts are for up to seven years and cover body armor for all components within the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.
DoD to Use Aware Web-Based Biometric Enrollment Solution
Aware, Inc. [AWRE] says that its web-based biometric enrollment products are part of a new system to be used by the Defense Department to screen applicants for employment. The WebEnroll, BioComponents and BioSP products are part of a solution that enables fingerprints to be collected using a biometric enrollment application that runs in a browser, making it easier to distribute, maintain, and secure across the DoD’s various departments and numerous facilities and bases. The new system is called SWFT Plus Enrollment and is administered by the Defense Manpower Data Center. It standardizes the capture, storage and forwarding of electronic fingerprints across the DoD in a way that enables use of existing fingerprint capture workstations. SWFT+ was first successfully piloted and rolled out for the Army before being mandated for department-wide deployment. The system will be used to screen applicants for military and civilian positions.
DNDO Awards Research Contracts for Anti-Terrorism Project
The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded four new exploratory research contracts under its Preventing Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism Program. CapeSym, Inc., received two awards, $1.3 million for low-cost processing and packaging of scintillator crystals, and $1.3 million for automated fabrication chain for low-cost thallium bromide devices. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. received $1.4 million for wafer-level processing of T1Br semiconductor detectors, and Leidos [LDOS] received $2 million for global algorithms for detection of threats in radiography.