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Homeland Security Report

Briefing

Germany’s Desko GmbH has received a $9.8 million contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for Boarding Pass Scanners and related support services.The Transportation Security Administration has selected Mineta San Jose International Airport and Miami International Airport to test new perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies. Mineta San Jose says that that for the testing,…

Facial Recognition Featured in TSA Biometric Roadmap to Enhance Aviation Security, Improve Passenger Experience

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Monday issued its first roadmap for the adoption of biometric technologies to strengthen aviation security while improving the passenger experience at airports, and like its sister agency Customs and Border Protection (CBP), it plans to focus on facial recognition technology.The roadmap puts forth four goals for the biometric vision,…

CBP Awards Heuresis $29M for Handheld X-Ray Imagers

Heuresis Corp. says it has received a potential five-year $28.8 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite quantity contract from Customs and Border Protection to provide handheld reflective X-Ray imagers, the first purchase of the technology by CBPHeuresis, which is based in Massachusetts, will supply its HBI-120 keV imager, which is based on backscatter technology. OSI Systems’ [OSI] Rapiscan…

Tech Developments

Delta to Launch Curb to Gate Biometric Experience at Atlanta AirportDelta Air Lines says that late this year its customers flying direct to an international destination from Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, a significant step toward a seamless travel experience…

Contract Awards

TSA Awards Smiths Detection Potential $500M for EDS SystemsSmiths Detection has received a whopping $500 million contract for medium-speed explosive detection systems (EDS) from the Transportation Security Administration. The potential $500 million award is the ceiling value. Smiths supplies its CTX 9800 EDS systems to TSA for the automatic screening of checked bags for explosives.…

Business Opportunities

Army Seeks Sources for Biological Agent Warning SensorThe Army has issued a sources sought notice for the Biological Agent Warning Sensor (BAWS) 4 Plus, which would be part of the Joint Biological Point Detection System. Qualification testing and evaluation is required to become an approved source. Sol. No. 2018-740. Respond by Oct. 29. Contact: Source…