AS&E Receives $12M Service Contract from Latin American Agency

American Science and Engineering [ASEI] has received an $11.6 million contract from a government agency in a Latin American country to continue providing service and maintenance to the company’s X-Ray inspection systems that are used in support of counter-drug and anti-terrorism missions. AS&E says the agency has deployed multiple company systems throughout the country, including the ZBV mobile vehicle and cargo inspection systems as well as fixed vehicle, cargo and parcel screening systems. “This contract renewal reflects the hard work and dedication of our worldwide services team, which has gone above-and-beyond to ensure that the customer enjoys more than 95% uptime and has immediate access to expert AS&E technicians who are strategically deployed in-country, fully aligned with its needs,” says Chuck Dougherty, AS&E’s president and CEO.

Implant Sciences Nabs New ETD Order for French Airports

Implant Sciences [IMSC] has received orders for up to 304 of its QS-B220 desktop explosive trace detectors (ETD) to be deployed across 17 regional airports in France, marking another key win for the company in Europe. The value of the order wasn’t disclosed. The order follows one for 25 of the ETD systems last month by a French airport. Implant says that under the new order, which was made by the company’s in-country, full service distributor Hi-Tech Detection Systems, the first 106 units are committed to being delivered during the next few months. Additional units are expected to be delivered through fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Implant had previously achieved certification in France for the QS-B220, even before the company had achieved certification for the system through the European Union process. “The fact that our QS-B220 had STAC certification prior to the creation of ECAC standards gave us additional insight into the French aviation market,” says Darryl Jones, Implant’s vice president of Global Sales and Marketing.

Nicaragua Orders Mobile Inspection Systems from Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply Nicaraguan Customs with several mobile inspection and X-Ray inspection systems as part of an effort to modernize security checks at ports and border crossings in the country.  Smiths says it will supply its HCVM T, which can be moved on roads and site to site, for inspection of trucks, containers and vehicles. The company will also supply a dataset management system to allow the integration and remote centralized supervision of operations at each HCVM T site. The award also includes HI-SCAN 180180 X-Ray inspection system for inspecting large pallets and freight containers.

OSI Systems gets $5M Order from Airport in Asia for Service

OSI Systems [OSIS] says its Rapiscan Systems division has received a $5 million contract from an international airport in Asia for service and maintenance of the company’s inspection systems. OSI didn’t identify the customer but says it is “longstanding.”

Marine Corps Awards Northrop Grumman $15M for Cyber Security Support

The General Services Administration FEDSIM Contracting Office on behalf of the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center (MSNOSC) has awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a potential $14.6 million interim contract for continued support of cyber defense functions. The extension has a seven-month base period and two two-month options. The interim task order will give GSA FEDSIM time to award a competitive task order for long-terms MCNOSC services. The MCNOSC program requires continuing support to execute defensive cyber operations on the global Marine Corps Enterprise Network. GSA FEDSIM plans to issue a solicitation for the new competitive task order in September.

DHS Awards $135M in Guard Services Contracts to Paragon, J. Diamond Group

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service has awarded contracts to Paragon Systems and J. Diamond Group worth $87.6 million and $47.9 million respectively to provide protective security officer services. Paragon will provide the services at federal facilities throughout South Texas and J. Diamond Group at federal facilities throughout New Mexico.

USCIS Awards VETS $12M for Service Center Support Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc. (VETS) a four-month, $12 million extension to continue providing support for the agency’s Service Center Operations Support Services at centers in Nebraska and Texas. VETS is the incumbent on the contract.

Battelle Receives $25M from DoD for Mobile CBR Labs

Battelle says it has received a new $25 million contract from the Defense Department to build three different mobile lab platforms, called the Common Analytical Laboratory System, over the next three years. The labs will be used by military service members and first responders in the identification of chemical, biological and radiological threats. The labs are configured for multiple users and each configuration will support either filed confirmation or theater validation. Two labs will be mounted on vehicles.