Unisys Receives Potential $504M Award to Help CBP with Risk Assessments

Unisys [UIS] has received a potential five-year, $504 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Office (TASPO) to develop, operate, manage and upgrade systems used for risk assessments of people and cargo entering the U.S. daily. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order continues and expands on the work Unisys has done for TASPO and its predecessor organizations for the past 15 years. TASPO, part of CBP’s Office of Information and Technology, provides technology solutions that support the agency’s inspection and enforcement activities and help the agency protect the country’s borders. The award has a base-year and four one-year options.

AMETEK Unit Nabs $9M DNDO Order for Handheld Radiation Detection Devices

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded AMETEK Inc.’s [AME] Ortec division an $8.8 million contract to provide handheld radiation detection and identification units. DNDO procures the devices on behalf of Customs and Border Protection, the Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. The award has a base year and four one-year options. DNDO is buying Ortec’s Micro Detective gamma ray detectors that are based on high purity germanium that can positively identify nuclear materials without expert intervention.

Creative Computing Solutions Receives $9M Follow-On US-VISIT Award

Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) has received a potential nine-month, $8.8 million follow-on task order from the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Program Directorate to provide the US-VISIT Program’s Identity Services Branch with technical support services. CCSi will assist US-VISIT and its government stakeholders with the operation of systems, processes and decision making regarding law enforcement actions, benefit denial, deportation, refused entry and intelligence updates, and improvement of data quality contained in the electronic systems. The hybrid firm-fixed price, time and materials task order has a seven-month base period valued at $6.9 million and two one-month options worth $983,000 each. On Sept. 1, 2009 CCSi won the original task order for the US-VISIT support via the General Services Administration’s Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services contract. That potential five year award was worth up to $85.9 million. The company has received funding through the base year and two option years under the award with the latest task order being an extension of option two.

DNDO Plans $1M Contract with Linde Electronics for Helium Recycling

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) plans to award Linde Electronics & Specialty Gases a $1.1 million follow-on contract to recycle helium-3 gas from discarded and obsolete neutron detectors. Linde will also be responsible for purifying the recycled gas and then redistributing it to various organizations throughout the U.S. The contract has a two-year base period valued at $757,000 and a two-year option period worth $310,000. DNDO says that Linde is the only company that can provide these services. There is a global shortage of He-3 that prompted the Department of Homeland Security to establish a recycling program. DHS uses the gas in its radiation portal monitors.

PureTech Systems Deploys Wide Area Surveillance Solution for Army

PureTech Systems has completed the installation of its PureActive wide area video surveillance system at two Army bases and is nearing completion at a third. The surveillance solution is being used for protection of critical infrastructure and key assets. The solution includes the ability to monitor and generate alarms when a target of interest is detected at the perimeter near any critical infrastructure. The facilities are spread over a side area and incorporate more than 150 thermal cameras. All cameras on the network feed into the company’s video analytic system. In addition to thermal video analytics, PureActive also provides the ability to steer at PTZ cameral to the exact point of intrusion and can automatically follow any threat without the need for operator intervention. Williams Electric Company is responsible for the camera infrastructure under contract to the Army Corps of Engineers.