CISA Awards Leidos $61M for SETA Support

Leidos [LDOS] has received potential $61.5 million contract to provide priority services scientific, engineering and technical assistance (PS-SETA) support to the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. A DHS notice says the contract is in support of CISA’s Emergency Communications Division. Leidos is the incumbent on the contract. The company won a potential five-year, $34 million contract in late 2017 in support of the DHS Office of Emergency Communications.

DTRA Awards $10M for Research into Chemical and Biological Threats

The National Strategic Research Institute at the Univ. of Nebraska has received a $9.6 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to continue laboratory support, capability innovation and end-user training for timely and accurate identification and mitigation of chemical and biological threats. The new contract runs through 2024. “Developing and maintaining new chemical and biological threat detection and countermeasures is essential to the strategic deterrence of the nation, Rick Evans, executive director of the NSRI and a retired Air Force Maj. General, said in a statement. “As a University Affiliated Research Center designated by the Department of Defense, NSRI is tasked with providing ongoing essential scientific and engineering leadership, leadership that results in tangible solutions for use by our warfighters and first responders.

Coast Guard Awards $11M to Shen Te for HC-14B Maintenance Training

Shen Te Enterprises has received an $11 million contract from the Coast Guard to provide training to HC-144B maritime patrol aircraft aviation maintenance technician and avionics electrical technician students at the Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., The Oklahoma-based company will convert an existing HC-144 hull into an integrated HC-144B MTU, which will support the Coast Guard’s upgrade of its HC-144 fleet with Ocean Sentry Refresh modifications and Minotaur mission systems integration.

TSA Plans Award to Jervis B. Webb for TSIF Checked Baggage Inspection System

The Transportation Security Administration says it plans to award a contract to Michigan-based Jervis B. Webb Company to extend the useful life of the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF) Checked Baggage Inspection System. Under the contract, which will be awarded without competition, Jervis B. Webb will replace obsolete components and add new technology extend the usable life of the system for another 10 years and bring the CBIS system into compliance with the agency’s Checked Baggage Planning Guidelines and Design Standards. Jervis B. Webb is part of Japan’s Daifuku.

DHS Awards $1M to Univ. of North Dakota for Counter-UAS Work

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded more than $1 million to the Univ. of North Dakota for research on countering unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS). Under the two-year contract, the university, including the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and other partners, will research the current capabilities, limitations and constraints of existing UAS technologies to assess potential threats. Once the research is done, the university will lead C-UAS demonstrations to evaluate the best methods of threat mitigation. “We’ve built North Dakota into a premier location for unmanned research, development, training and operations, and UND has been a pivotal part of these efforts,” says Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.). “That’s why we made the case to DHS to use UND and our state’s expertise in developing these counter-UAS technologies. This is an important part of our efforts to ensure unmanned aircraft can be safely integrated into our airspace and unlock this technology’s potential, both for our economy and our national security.”