Pentagon Agency Awards $163M Integrated Security Services Contract

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency has awarded a potential $163 million contract to M. C. Dean, Inc. to continue providing services under the Integrated Security Services Contract. M. C. Dean, an electrical design-build and systems integration firm, was the incumbent on the ISSC contract. The contract is a total system approach for proving integrated electronic and physical security systems for the Pentagon Reservation, Mark Center, Defense Health Headquarters, DoD leased facilities, and Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Adams County, Pa. Electronic security systems include access control, intrusion detection, visual surveillance and intelligent video analytics, physical security information management, license plate recognition, gunshot detection, under vehicle inspection, identity, credential and access management, mass notification, biometric and multimodal authentication, computer aided dispatch and other law enforcement mission applications, chemical, biological and radiological detection and mitigation, and operations center collaboration visualization systems.

Leidos Receives $66M Contract to Support TSA Reduced-Size EDS Systems

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded Leidos [LDOS] a potential $65.5 million contract to provide technical and engineering support to the agency’s fleet of reduced-size CT-80, CT-80DR and CT-80DR+ explosives detection systems (EDS) supplied by the company to automatically screen checked bags for explosives at small and medium airports. The contract was awarded with FY ’17 funds.

TSA Awards L3 $41M for EDS Systems and Support

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded L3 Technologies [LLL] two contracts valued at nearly $41 million to provide eXaminer 6700 medium-speed explosive detection systems (EDS) and support to the agency’s fleet of deployed eXaminer EDS systems. A $20 million contract is with FY ’17 funds is for 15 eXaminer 67000 units and associated installation, integration and networking services. The units are for recapitalization and or new inline baggage screening systems. A $20.8 million contract with FY ’17 funds is for technical and engineering support services for the family of eXaminer medium-speed EDS that are already deployed at different airports around the nation. TSA uses EDS to automatically screen checked baggage for explosives.

CBP Plans $37M MSC Support Contract to FLIR

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it plans to award a FLIR Systems [FLIR] a $36.6 million contract to provide operations and maintenance support for 79 Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) systems the company has provided the agency for border security along the U.S. southern border. The award provides O&M support while CBP transitions to the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center for follow-on MSC support. Each MSC system consists of an integrated suite of sensor equipment attached to the flat skid cargo bed of a 4×4 government furnished truck, with an operator work station located inside the truck cabin. The MSCs are driven to remote locations for long-range monitoring of people and vehicles and is designed to operate in rugged terrain. The contract has a one-year base period and a six-month option.

Morpho Detection Nabs $29M TSA Contract to Support CTX EDS Systems

Safran Group’s Morpho Detection business unit has received a $28.7 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide technical and engineering support services for the agency’s fleet of CTX 9000, 9400 and 9800 medium-speed explosive detection systems (EDS) used to automatically screen checked bags at the nation’s airports for explosives. The contract was awarded with FY ’17 funds.

Parsons Wins Contract to Support U.S. Cyber Command

The Parsons Company says it has won the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Capabilities Development Support Services task order to support United States Cyber Command. The value of the award wasn’t disclosed. The award was made under by the General Services Administration’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center under an existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract the company has with GSA. The five-year task order is to provide services to the Command’s Capability Development Group, which directs cyberspace capability development efforts, translating operational needs into capability requirements in alignment with the Command’s mission of ensuring operational resiliency of the Defense Department’s Information Networks.

Huntington Ingalls Receives $486M Contract for Ninth NSC

The Coast Guard awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $486 million contract to build the ninth National Security Cutter (NSC), the last new high-endurance cutter that Congress has provided funding for. The Coast Guard’s program of record is for eight NSCs but Congress agreed to provide funding for a ninth vessel. The Senate in its version of an FY ’17 appropriations bill initiates funding for a tenth NSC but the House bill doesn’t, meaning the two chambers still need to resolve their differences here. The Legend-class NSCs are replacing 12 Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters that entered service in the 1960s. The 418-foot NSCs are built at HII’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. So far the company has delivered six of the vessels, five of which are fully operational with the Coast Guard. The seventh NSC is slated for delivery in 2018, the eighth in 2019, and the ninth in 2020.

CBP, DHS S&T Make Awards under Silicon Valley Innovation Program

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) branch has made five awards under the DHS Silicon Valley Initiative Program. The awards are CBP’s first under the program and were made to Echodyne Corp., Tamr, Shield Al, Goleta Star, and Factom. Under CBP’s Charter Class of performers, these first companies will be addressing needs related to Internet of Things security, exploring capabilities for small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) to support CBP officers’ and agents’ situational awareness and safety, and building additional capability into CBP’s Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS). Massachusetts-based Tamr, which has expertise in large-scale data analytics and machine learning algorithms, received $162,302, will build additional capability into the GTAS. The system is an open source project that provides foreign nation-states and border security entities the capacity to collect, process, query and construct risk criteria against standardized traveler information. In the area of sUAS, S&T awarded $200,000 to California-based Goleta, which has expertise in video radar technology, $199,960 to California-based Shield Al, a startup with expertise in artificial intelligence and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance systems, and $118,721 to Washington startup Echodyne that has expertise in radar products.