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AECOM Joint Venture Awarded $360 Million ICE Contract

AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., a provider of technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 130 countries, announced that a joint venture in which it participates has been awarded a $360 million, 6-year contract by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Under the contract, the joint venture team,… Keep Reading

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AOptix and Unisys Form Alliance for Biometric Identity Assurance

AOptix Technologies, a provider of advanced optical technologies, announced that Unisys, a worldwide information technology company, has become an AOptix strategic alliance partner. Unisys will offer AOptix InSight iris recognition and face capture systems to its customers using biometrics for identity verification, national border management and aviation security. AOptix iris recognition solutions already process tens… Keep Reading

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FEMA Announces Development of Youth Preparedness Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the formation of its new Youth Preparedness Council. The council supports FEMA’s emphasis on and dedication to involving the whole community in preparedness-related activities.   The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for a select group of youth leaders to serve on a national council and… Keep Reading

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SAFE Boats Wins 101-Boat USCG Contract

SAFE Boats International was awarded a contract to build the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) new Cutter Boat-Over the Horizon-IV. The contract calls for up to 101 boats procured over seven years, and the Coast Guard will begin taking delivery in early 2013. The boat will act as a multi-mission, National Security Cutter-launched law enforcement vessel.… Keep Reading

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TSA PreCheck Hits 2 Million Mark

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced the agency has screened more than 2 million travelers through the TSA PreCheck prescreening initiative. TSA PreCheck is currently available for US citizens traveling in the United States who are members of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler programs, in addition to select frequent travelers on participating… Keep Reading

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World’s Tallest Building Posed Preparedness Challenges for Building Safety Solutions

Building Safety Solutions, Pasadena, Calif., announced it implemented its BSS Guardian online emergency preparedness safety training program at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The world’s tallest building, it incorporates 900 residences, 160 hotel rooms, 49 floors of offices and an observation deck 124 floors off the ground. BSS Guardian facilitates the organization… Keep Reading

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Battelle Wins NIAID Biodefense Research Contract

Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, has won a single-source award from the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health for evaluation and testing services for vaccines and other biologics for infectious diseases.   The work, worth as much as $102.5 million over 10 years, will be conducted at Battelle’s biosafety level 3 laboratories and… Keep Reading

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PositiveID Names Dr. Kimothy Smith Chief Technology Adviser

PositiveID, Delray Beach, Fla., announced it has added Dr. Kimothy Smith as chief technology adviser to the company and its Microfluidic Systems subsidiary. Recently, Smith was a senior scientist for the Tahoe Research Initiative LLC, where he worked on global biosurveillance issues. He previously served as a senior adviser for international biodefense at the Department… Keep Reading

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Cassidian Completes Test Flights with Barracuda Unmanned Jet

Cassidian has successfully carried out a series of test flights with the Barracuda unmanned aerial system at Goose Bay military airfield in Canada. The drone completed five test flights in June and July as part of a research and development program called Agile UAV in a Network Centric Environment. The Barracuda demonstrator flew in combination… Keep Reading

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Harris Atlas Systems Awarded $8 Million Contract to Supply Geospatial Data Sharing System

Harris Atlas Systems, Melbourne, Fla., was awarded an $8 million contract to provide an unnamed Middle Eastern government agency with a system that will ensure that critical military and public safety information can be shared quickly, easily and securely, even under the most demanding circumstances. The advanced geospatial intelligence solution consists of enterprise and mobile… Keep Reading

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