Airport | Aviation Security
As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach, TSA and DoD on November 13 announced a partnership to expand TSA Pre expedited screening benefits to all U.S. armed forces service members, including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
As a result, these individuals will be able to enjoy the benefits of the program at the 100 participating airports across the country, beginning on December 20.
Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC has been selected by the Denver International Airport to provide Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services for processing employee and contractor background checks.
“The airport’s selection of Telos ID’s channeling service illustrates that their commitment to quality extends to airport security and passenger safety as well.”
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced on November 12 that it was awarded a prime contract by TSA to sustain transportation security equipment, which account for more than 11,250 pieces of passenger screening equipment.
TSA employees, airport workers and travelers across the nation paused on the morning of November 8 to mark the moment an attack took the life of TSA officer, Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, last week at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
TSA has announced that it will make a sole source award to Morpho Detection Inc., of Newark, CA, to supply two “reduced size standalone” explosive detection systems (RSEDS). One of the units will be for first article testing and the other will be the company’s first production unit, said a TSA award notice issued on November 6.
TSA has announced that it plans to award a sole source contract to IBM, of Bethesda, MD, to provide operations and maintenance support to the agency’s Transportation Vetting System.
IBM will be responsible for meeting the requirements of the TSA office of intelligence and analysis’ technology solutions division, said a special notice published by TSA on November 6.
Within the next few days, CBP will begin the deployment of military-owned equipment for protection of the homeland in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
The equipment is being evaluated in a key operational environment to assess its usefulness to CBP. The equipment could have significant benefits to the protection of the U.S. when deployed in a homeland security situation, says the agency in a news release issued on November 5.
CBP recently assumed responsibility for the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) from the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The aerostat-borne surveillance system -- operating in the U.S. since 1978 -- provides radar detection and monitoring of low-altitude aircraft and surface vessels along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Florida Straits, and a portion of the Caribbean.
In order to enable its entire workforce -- including its 45,000 screeners -- to keep abreast of new security threats and emerging technologies, TSA wants to find highly-capable training companies that can help the agency beef up its “Specialized Security Training” program.
To that end, TSA released on November 4 a Request for Information (RFI) to industry for market research and capabilities information from prospective vendors.
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products and solutions; Vendors of physical security products and solutions; and noteworthy achievements of federal, state, county and municipal government agencies.
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|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|