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CNIguard Announces GSA Contract to Provide Infrastructure Resilience Solutions

CNIguard, a manufacturer and integrator of ruggedized sensoring systems to protect critical infrastructure, announced it received a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract award to provide their infrastructure resilience solutions to federal, state and local governments.

GSA schedules, long-term contracts between a private company and the government, account for $50 billion a year of federal procurement spending. GSA asserts that the benefits to customers include savings, a shorter lead time and greater transparency.

The designation will enable CNIguard to provide sensoring systems that protect critical infrastructure such as pipelines, tunnels, and power lines; facilities like factories and reservoirs; and nodes such as manholes and pylons.

The company is now an approved vendor under GSA Schedule 84 and holds GSA Schedule GS-07F-134CA for Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue, Clothing, Marine Craft and Emergency/Disaster Response.

“Whether it is protecting our shorelines, patrolling our harbors, ports, and federally controlled lakes and rivers, or oil-spill containment, this schedule has all types of marine craft, equipment and services to meet your needs,” stated GSA’s website. “This schedule can provide equipment and services for personal, vehicular, or facility applications for all of your law enforcement protection, prevention, apprehension, or investigation needs.”

CNIguard, which has headquarters in both the US and UK, is approved for use by the UK government, and is US Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act designated. The SAFETY Act was introduced by the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 to give security companies some protection from liability in case they fail to prevent a terrorist attack. CNIguard’s products are also designated as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies, which means they are protected under the act.

CNIguard offers a variety of products for infrastructure protection. Its SENSORCORE product provides wireless sensors that can immediately send out a manned or drone response if they go off. Its chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) detection system protects electricity generators, gas pipelines, and other critical infrastructure from attacks involving toxins, gases, poisons or explosions.

With these and a host of other products, CNIguard aims to work closely with government and industry at policy and operational levels to deliver smart solutions to water, electricity, oil and gas, chemical, telecommunications, transport, border and defense sectors.

Protection of government infrastructure is a growing concern due to fears that the next terrorist attack could target critical infrastructure. Homeland Security Today recently reported the US power grid has become increasingly vulnerable to terrorist attacks and natural factors, such as weather-related outages.

According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University, power outages are 285 percent more likely to occur today than in 1984, it is critical that the nation ensure its electric power system is reliable.

With the increasing importance of safeguarding critical infrastructure, products and services like those offered by CNIguard will be critical in enhancing the safety and security of critical infrastructure worldwide.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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