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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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RightNow Stockholders Approve Oracle’s $1.4B Acquisition of Company

RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW) stockholders voted to approve Oracle Corp.’s acquisition of RightNow (NASDAQ: ORCL) at a meeting Thursday. Oracle agreed to buy RightNow in October for nearly $1.4 billion in cash, or $43.00 per share (see our previous story on TheNewNewInternet here). RightNow’s federal customers include NASA, the Social Security Administration, the Customs and …

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DHS to Open Bidding on $1B Border Surveillance Contract

Department of Homeland Security officials plan to open bidding in January 2012 on a 10-year $1 billion contract to replace a border surveillance project, according to a Nextgov.com report. Aliya Sternstein reports that the Secure Border Initiative is being replaced with the Integrated Fixed Towers contract, which consists of towers equipped with ground radars and surveillance …

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