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DHS Issues RFI on Biometric Exit Program

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to solicit industry information on biometric systems designed to screen foreign visitors exiting the U.S. under a potential $7.2 billion program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS said in a notice that it plans to field biometric exit systems at airports in 2018 …

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Unisys-Built Face Recognition Tech Deploys at JFK Airport

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 26, 2016 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to deploy facial scanner technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the scanner works to prevent U.S. entry of travelers with fake passports by …

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Nathan Houser to Lead Deloitte’s Nat’l Security Sector; Janet Foutty Comments

Nathan Houser, formerly Deloitte‘s lead client service partner for the Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection accounts, has been named head of the consulting firm’s national security sector. He has also served as the firm’s program manager for the Department of Homeland Security professional and program management support services program, Deloitte said Monday. “Nathan’s experience …

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary Wins $145M for SW Border Security Towers

An Elbit Systems of America subsidiary has won a $145, 253, 801 contract to build fixed sensor towers and command and control center equipment for Customs and Border Protection to monitor the U.S.’ southwestern border with Mexico. The firm-fixed-price contract with EFW includes options that could extend work for up to …

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Unisys Provides CBP with Scanning Tech at Busiest U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing; Steve Soroka Comments

Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection to deploy a pedestrian crossing technology intended to help the agency secure traveler passage through the U.S.-Mexico border. The kiosk-based radio frequency identification system installed at the San Ysidro, Calif.,  border crossing works to …

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CBP to Award $1B Communication Towers Contract in 2Q 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has delayed an award of a contract worth at least $1 billion to deploy fixed communication towers along the U.S. border with Mexico by at least three months. CBP originally planned to award the Integrated Fixed Towers contract during the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 …

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Report Assesses DHS FY 2014 Budget Landscape

A new Research and Markets report says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will not be immune to budget pressures in fiscal year 2014 due to sequestration. The two DHS agencies that have the largest fiscal 2014 budget requests are Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the …

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Michael Kostelnik Appointed EADS North America Space VP, Astrium Americas CEO

Michael Kostelnik, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has been selected to succeed John Schumacher as vice president for the space business of EADS North America. Kostelnik has also assumed the role of president of the Astrium Americas subsidiary, which provides telecommunications, space transportation and satellite services to federal …

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Unisys Wins $460M to Maintain CBP Software Systems; Steve Soroka Comments

Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential $460 million contract to operate and maintain software systems for the Customs and Border Protection agency. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes one base year and four one-year options, a Monday FedBizOpps notice says. Company personnel will analyze, design, program and integrate tests of automated …

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DHS Taking Bids for US-Mexico Virtual Border Fence

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final request for proposals to build a virtual fence on the U.S.’s border with Mexico, DHS said Friday. In a Federal Business Opportunities post, DHS said it wants a contracting firm to replace a faulty virtual fence it originally spent $1 billion …

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