• ATK awarded contract to supply ammo to DHS

    ATK scored a major win on Monday with the announcement that it had secured a contract to supply DHS with .40 caliber ammunition

  • SOUTHCOM deploys radar that sees through foliage, rain, darkness, and dust storms

    Lockheed Martin’s TRACER is a light weight, low-frequency synthetic-aperture radar that can peer through foliage, rain, darkness, dust storms, or atmospheric haze to provide real-time, high-quality tactical ground imagery; U.S. Southern Command has just deployed the penetrating radar to support the Command’s counter-terrorism and humanitarian assistance missions, and disaster relief operations

  • Accenture develops crime management system for Norway

    Accenture is developing a new national crime management system for the Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD) to support police investigations and criminal prosecutions in Norway; the crime management system will enable the Norwegian police force to manage, link, and analyze case information and intelligence for more reliability and consistency across law enforcement, police investigations, border management, emergency response, and case administration

  • Government contractors now required to have cybersecurity plans

    Based on a new General Services Administration (GSA) rule, all contractors and subcontractors that provide federal agencies with IT services, systems, or supplies are required to submit a cyberescurity plan that matches government regulations

  • TSA awards SpectraFluidics $1.3 million to validate detection technology

    TSA has awarded a contract to SpectraFluidics, the detection technology of which leverages two physical principles combined into a single system: free-surface microfluidics and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

  • DHS to equip border agents with new body armor

    The Customs and Border Protection buys $48,629,750 worth of personal body armor from North Carolina-based KDH Defense systems

  • SAIC wins $90 million contract to support DHS relocation

    Government contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) was recently awarded a $90 million subcontract to assist in the relocation of DHS’ headquarters; SAIC will work as a subcontractor for General Dynamics, which received the $876 million prime task order in July by the General Services Administration

  • Game to improve defense, homeland security decision making

    Raytheon BBN Technologies has been awarded a $10.5 million multi-year contract to develop serious games that result in better decision-making by teaching participants to recognize and mitigate the effects of their own biases when analyzing information used to make decisions

  • Budget cuts force military contractors to look inward for business

    With U.S. military operations overseas drawing down and the U.S. defense budget likely to shrink , contractors are increasingly looking to domestic markets for their products

  • Futuristic border gate system opens in El Paso

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has opened the first pedestrian border crossing in El Paso, Texas, that deploys a combination of gate systems, mobile handheld devices, and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology more efficiently to identify and process pedestrians crossing the border into the United States

  • Doing business with DHS

    The climate for small and mid-sized companies is extremely competitive in the current congressional budget environment, for both technology and services firms — yet there are many opportunities for companies that know where to look and how to develop their strategy

  • Rapiscan to develop advanced nuke detection tech for DHS

    DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) recently awarded Rapiscan Systems a contract worth as much as $7 million to develop advanced new technologies to address the nation’s most pressing challenges in detecting nuclear materials

  • U.S. army orders 315 reconnaissance micro-robots

    Recon Scout XT weighs 1.2lbs (540g), can be deployed in five seconds, and thrown up to 120 feet (36m); soldiers and law enforcement use the Recon Scout system to determine the layout of the enclosed spaces, identify potential IEDs, and the fix the location of friendly, indigenous, or enemy personnel

  • Anthrax vaccine contract worth up to $1.25 billion over five years

    Emergent BioSolutions has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. government with FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine; the 5-year contract a has a total value of up to $1.25 billion; the first 8.5 million doses will be delivered before the end of the year

  • Valley Forge, Livermore agree on explosive detection patents

    Last Thursday Valley Forge Composite Technologies, Inc. announced that it had just reached an agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for several key technological advances in hidden explosive detection