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GovCon Leaders Discuss U.S. Border Challenges During Expert Panel at Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum

On Thursday, March 28th, GovCon leaders from public and private sectors gathered at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum.   Following a thoughtful keynote address from John Sanders, chief operating officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, …

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John Sanders, COO of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Speaks at Potomac Club Event

A federal official responsible for border security discussed how his private sector experience prepared him to manage the increasing demands of an agency that operates under close scrutiny during the 3rd Annual Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum hosted by the Potomac Officers Club. John Sanders, chief operating officer of …

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Raytheon IIS to Supply EO/IR Surveillance Platform to Mideast Nation, Dave Wajsgras Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 13, 2019 — A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) business unit will deliver electro-optical/infrared camera surveillance systems to support the security programs of a Middle Eastern customer under a contract with the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported March 5. The company said March 4 Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services …

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Potomac Officers Club to Host Security Vetting Process Modernization Forum on Oct. 17

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 2nd, 2018 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — will be hosting the Security Vetting Process Modernization forum on Oct. 17 at 2941 Restaurant. Monte Hawkins, director of the National Vetting Center, will serve as the keynote speaker, while Kathy Lane, of …

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Unisys to Deploy Updated Biometric Matching System to Australia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2018 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will work to deliver a new biometric matching technology for traveler screening and border clearance under an estimated $35 million contract from Australia’s department of home affairs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its Australian business will design and deploy the Enterprise …

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CBP Taps 4 Firms to Develop Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

The Customs and Border Protection has awarded four companies separate contracts worth up to $500,000 each to develop prototypes of a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, The New York Times reported Thursday. CBP said Caddell Construction, Fisher Industries, Texas Sterling Construction and W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company will perform work …

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State Dept OKs $662M Sale of Lockheed-Built AN/TPQ-53(V) Radars to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a potential $662 million foreign military sale of Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) AN/TPQ-53(V) radar platforms and related services to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia requested 26 AN/TPQ-53(V) radars, M931 and M107 projectiles, GPS receiver tools, single channel ground and airborne radio systems, FMTV M1092 medium tactical vehicles and related accessories, the Defense Security Cooperation …

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CBP Chief Ron Vitiello: Border Arrests at ’45 Year Low’ Since November 8

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plays a starring role in President Donald Trump’s new executive orders, and CBP chief Ronald Vitiello spoke Wednesday morning at the Potomac Officers Club about the new opportunities and challenges ahead. Since Trump’s election, CBP has seen a “dramatic change in the flow of …

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Beechcraft to Replace Argentina’s Military Training Aircraft Under $88M Air Force FMS Contract

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Beechcraft subsidiary has landed a one-year, $88.2 million “undefinitized” contract with the U.S. Air Force to build trainer aircraft and provide maintenance support and pilot training services for Argentina’s air force as part of a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Tuesday Beechcraft will deliver four T-6C+ …

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