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08 Jul 08. Lockheed Martin has received a $1.2bn contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to manage its Integrated Hiring Operations and Personnel (IHOP) Program. Under the potential eight-year contract, Lockheed Martin will develop a fully-integrated human resources solution to support the recruiting, assessing, hiring, paying and promoting of all TSA employees. Lockheed Martin will develop and deploy an advanced HR system, as well as provide the people and processes to manage TSA’s human resource services. “It is a privilege to continue our support to the TSA,” said Elmer Nelson, vice president of homeland security solutions. “Our IHOP solution will allow the TSA to have the right staff at the right time and at the right place to support its critical mission of keeping our nation safe and secure.” The contract will be managed by TSA’s Office of Human Capital, who is responsible for hiring and retaining qualified personnel to carry out the agency’s critical missions. Lockheed Martin has supported the TSA since its inception in 2002 on programs such as screener training and checkpoint reconfiguration. The contract also builds on the corporation’s previous experience in managing large federal human capital programs.

09 Jul 08. General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a $9.2m contract option to continue the development, qualification and certification of a National Security Agency (NSA) approved encryption module that will be used to secure telemetry, tracking and control of Department of Defense satellites. The option
modifies a contract initially awarded to General Dynamics in July 2006, which brings the total contract value to $19.3m.

09 Jul 08. The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Raytheon Company a phase 2 contract to continue its development of a Stand-Off Radiation Detection System (SORDS). “The purpose of the SORDS is to develop advanced nuclear detectors that can determine the type and location of radiation sources at much greater distances than current technologies,” said Mark Russell, Raytheon’s vice
president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance. “Phase 2 involves engineering a prototype design.” Phase 2 is an eight-month contract for $4.7m that is being managed by DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. It is the second of a four-phase development program worth a potential $9.9m if all four options are exercised. A Raytheon team developed a preliminary prototype design in Phase 1, a $2.9m DHS contract that ran from November 2007 to April 2008.

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