World Security Report2018-09-12 10:55:09
TSA Awards Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) a $2.8 Million Option for the DETECT™ 1000 Dual Energy Computed Tomography Checkpoint Baggage Screening System
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) announced today that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately $2.8 million under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program. Under the option exercise, TSA acquired additional advanced DETECT™ 1000 screening systems, IDSS Auto-Diverter Systems as well as deployment and integration of the scanner with various Automated Screening Lanes.
The DETECT™ 1000 is currently operational at Boston's Logan Airport, Houston's Hobby Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Several other U.S. and international customers have also obtained IDSS systems. The additional systems purchased under this contract option are scheduled to be installed in Fiscal Year 2019 at six U.S. domestic airports.
The award of this contract option compliments a number of development contracts IDSS has recently been awarded by other agencies and organizations. These contracts, totaling over $13 million, are for adding new capabilities to the DETECT™ 1000 to advance the automated detection of certain threat types, as well as to develop new solutions for other applications and government agencies.
"The IDSS team has focused on providing a system with advanced detection and growth capability while maintaining a Low Operational False Alarm Rate for our customers. The system offers high throughput and submillimeter image resolution which facilitates improved and expeditious security screening. This option exercise for additional DETECT™ 1000 systems further validates the benefits and readiness of this advanced CT technology," said Joe Paresi, IDSS CEO. "We are focused on supporting TSA and our international customers and appreciate TSA's recognition of our capabilities to bring next generation technology to airport checkpoints for improved security screening for all passengers."
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