CBP Awards Unisys $460M for Systems Support
Unisys [UIS] has won a potential five-year, $460 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in support of the Border Enforcement and Management Systems (BEMS) Program Office. CBP says that the primary objective of the work is to establish operational maintenance and systems development support services for BEMS. The company also said the work is expected to include enhancements and modernization of existing BEMS systems as well as potentially developing new systems to meet evolving border security requirements. Unisys said the contract represents new work and builds on its existing support for CBP. Last year the company won a potential $504 million task order to support CBP’s Targeting and Analysis System Program Office and is the prime contractor for the agency’s Land Border Integration project at land ports of entry. BEMS is part of the CBP Office of Information and Technology.
QNA Nabs TSA Award for TTAC Maintenance
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded an $86.6 million contract to QinetiQ North America (QNA) for operation and maintenance of the agency’s Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC) Operations and Computing Environment. The contract was competitively awarded. QNA is the U.S.-based division of Britain’s QinetiQ.
FLIR Gets $22M Under NBC Contract
FLIR Systems [FLIR] has received a $21.8 million contract under an existing award for services in support of the Defense Department’s Joint Program Manager for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Contamination Avoidance program. The initial increment is for $3.9 million for research, development, testing and engineering. The contract authority, the Army Contracting Command, says the contract is a modification to an existing contract that has a total face value of $68.7 million.
DHS Biometric Office Awards Ideal Innovations $59M for Analytic Support
Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) earlier this summer said it has received a potential $58.9 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management to provide fingerprint analysis in support of OBIM’s Biometric Support Center (BSC). I3 will support BSCs in San Diego and Arlington, Va. The contract was awarded under the General Service Administration’s Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services Federal Supply Schedule. The BSC provides fingerprint identification services when the automated matching capabilities of DHS’ IDENT biometric database can’t determine if two sets of fingerprints match. The BSC also provides latent print identification and biometric watchlist enrollment services to DHS and other government agencies.
DARPA Awards Metronome $2M for Cyber and App Security
Metronome Software LLC has received a $1.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for cyber security and application security under the Transformative Apps Market Place program. The program is aimed at developing a diverse array of military-relevant software applications using an innovative new development and acquisition process. DARPA says that a military apps market place will be created to enable rapid innovation to met user needs based on a direct collaboration between a vibrant and highly competitive development community and involved communities of end users. The objectives are to transition the resulting systems to end users in the military services and to foster a new model for rapidly and effectively acquiring, introducing, maintaining and enhancing software. Metronome, which is based in Northern Virginia, is focused on secure mobility, mobile application development, cyber defense, app store management and web development
London Police Select Northrop Grumman for Key Part of New C2 System
Northrop Grumman [NOC] says it has been selected by the Metropolitan Police Service in London to provide the company’s CommandPoint security management platform as the core component of the service’s new command and control requirements. The MPS’ command and control system is slated to go live in Oct. 2015. The service currently handles between 12,000 and 15,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per day with more than 2,000 operators employed to answer calls and dispatch officers. “This is an important award for us that acknowledges our leading capability in public safety command and control application systems,” says Jim Myers, vice president and general manager of the Cyber Solutions division within Northrop Grumman Information Systems segment. The CommandPoint system includes real-time resource management, geographic information systems, and secure mobile information capabilities. The London Ambulance Service implemented CommandPoint last year as its new computer-aided dispatch system prior to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.