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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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General Dynamics Border Video Surveillance Tech Reaches Full Operating Capability

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 13, 2017 — General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Remote Video Surveillance System has secured full operational capability status from the Customs and Border Protection agency following two years of field tests, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the system was deployed along the southern U.S. border for the …

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Unisys, Australian Research Agency to Utilize Data Analytics for Border Security Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 15, 2017 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will help Australia’s scientific research agency CSIRO build a data analytics platform that will work to identify security risks at land, air and sea entry points, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said March 7 that it will collaborate with CSIRO’s data science …

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Parsons to Extend Border Surveillance Services in Lebanon Under DTRA Task Order; Carey Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 6, 2017 — Parsons will extend its surveillance services in Lebanon to help deter, detect and prohibit weapons of mass destruction at the border with Syria under a task order from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will provide new equipment and related …

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Salient CRGT Promotes Tom Howe to Homeland Security & Law Enforcement Solutions VP

Tom Howe, formerly a division director at Salient CRGT, has elevated to vice president of homeland security and law enforcement solutions at the Fairfax, Virginia-based information technology services provider. Salient CRGT said Wednesday he will oversee the company’s work with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI in his new role. Tom Ferrando, president of Salient CRGT, …

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