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Homeland Security Report

Briefing

Leidos [LDOS] has protested a Transportation Security Administration award to Peraton for integrated logistics services for the agency’s security equipment installed at the nation’s airports. Leidos is the incumbent for the work. TSA awarded Peraton a potential five-year, $578 million contract to support its Transportation Security Equipment. The Government Accountability Office will render a decision…

DHS Awards Contracts to Improve Detection Capabilities for Aviation Security

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate have awarded a number of contracts related to improving the detection capabilities of current and next-generation screening technologies used for aviation security.Under a $4 million TSA award, Analogic [ALOG] to develop an algorithm to meet the agency’s new…

DHS S&T Launches Biometric Technology Rally

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) branch is beginning a series of technology rallies to evaluate face and iris systems that meet the operational needs of department components.The first event will be held in March 2018 at S&T’s Maryland Test Facility (MdTF) in Upper Marlboro, Md., with the goal being to…

DHS Led Team Demonstrates that Commercial Aircraft Can Be Remotely Hacked

TYSONS, Va.—A team of government, industry and academic officials last year successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting, says a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official.“We got the airplane on the 19th of September 2016, two days later I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration,” which…

Tech Developments

L2 Defense Acquires Provider Of Emergency Services Simulation And TrainingL2 Defense, Inc. has acquired Advanced Technical and Educational Consultants, Inc. (ATEC), a small business that provides simulation and training capabilities to the Defense Department, federal agencies, and state and local emergency responders. Terms of the deal, which was announced on Nov. 2, were not disclosed.…

Contract Awards

Leidos Nabs $51M in DHS OrdersLeidos [LDOS] has received two awards from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for various services. The largest award, a task order worth up to $34 million over five years, requires the company to provide scientific, engineering and technical solutions to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications,…

Business Opportunities

TSA Hosting Industry Day to Discuss Way Ahead for CT SystemsThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will host an Industry Day on Nov. 17 at its TSA Systems Integration Facility to discuss the path forward for computed tomography (CT) systems. The agency uses CT-based systems to scan checked baggage for explosives. TSA is also evaluating the…