TSA Awards Leidos $471M to Help Deploy Checkpoint Security Systems

The Transportation Security Administration has awarded Leidos [LDOS] a potential five-year $470.7 million contract to provide services related to the deployment and removal of transportation security equipment at airport checkpoints. TSA says work under the new contract is expected to “be larger than recent years as there are many new initiatives for the Checkpoint.” The agency says that over the next five to six years it plans to replace about 2,200 carry-on baggage scanners, 1,000 body scanners, 5,000 explosive trace detectors, and 1,600 bottled liquid scanners with next-generation technology. Leidos will be responsible for shipping, rigging, installation, relocation, decommissioning of checkpoint screening equipment and peripherals at airports, TSA labs and other locations.

AT&T Nabs $306M in DHS Telecommunications Task Orders

AT&T [T] said it received four task orders worth a potential $306 million over 12 years to modernize the Department of Homeland Security’s telecommunications infrastructure with internet protocol-based networking services. The task orders were awarded under General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. AT&T’s work will support DHS headquarters, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Science and Technology Directorate. DHS will access products and services that include data networking, voice collaboration, equipment, security and labor.

DHS S&T Awards Slew of SBIR Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has awarded 29 competitive research contracts to 25 small businesses to participate in Phase I of the department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Each recipient will receive up to $150,000 to conduct proof-of-concept research over a five-month period. The topics and awardees under the fiscal year 2021 SBIR program are: Non-Invasive Breathalyzer Detection System to Screen for Presence of Viral Respiratory Infections (N5 Sensors, Lynntech, Inc., and Triton Systems, Inc.); 5G & Wi-Fi 6/6E Coexistence for Secure Federal Networks (Palindrome Technologies, Intellisense Systems, Inc., and ANDRO Computational Solutions); Improved Curved Transparent Ceramic Structural Components (Optipro Systems LLC, Surmet Corp., and Optimax Systems Inc.); Vehicle Infectious Diseases Protection (Karagozian & Case, MagPlasma, Inc., and Progressive Engineering Services); Amphibious Extreme Terrain Vehicle for Ice Rescue (Newton Innovations and Triton Systems); Artificial Intelligence to Augment the 911 Telecommunicator Function (Sage Analysis Group, SecureLogix, Intellisense Systems, and Spectronn); Software Supply Chain Identification for Compile Binary Executables (Cybernet Systems Corporations, ObjectSecurity LLC, Oceanit Laboratories, and Orang Labs); Intelligent Document Design: Combating Industry Trends Incentivizing Weak Security (Intelligent Payload Solutions, Inc.); High Throughput Non-Ionizing Screening Capability for Identifying Contraband (Spectrohm Inc., Quantum Ventura, and Spectrum Photonics, Inc.); and Screening Sensor Technology as Part of Passenger Checked Luggage (N5 Sensors, Triton Systems, and LytEn).