Leidos, a global science and technology solutions company, was been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, to provide systems administration and maintenance services for X-ray and imaging technology.
(Leidos’s versatile All-Terrain VACIS mobile scanning system allows customs and security agents to search vehicles and cargo for weapons, contraband and other suspicious items in remote locations and difficult terrain. Courtesy of Leidos and YouTube)
This hybrid firm fixed-price time and materials contract has a one-year base period of performance, and includes four one-year options. If all options are exercised, the contract carries a total value of approximately $155 million.
Under this award, Leidos will help the CBP’s efforts in securing the Nation’s borders, by providing post-warranty support for fielded technology.
(Learn More about Leidos VACIS inspection systems, while stationary or in motion, and can even scan occupied vehicles. Detailed, color-coded images help inspectors locate weapons, explosives, drugs, undeclared cargo and other contraband. Courtesy of Leidos and YouTube)
This includes Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) gamma imaging and X-ray equipment like Leidos’ VACIS inspection systems, Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM), and Radiation Isotope Identification Devices (RIID).
Through the company’s maintenance and support efforts, the CBP will be able to better maintain operational readiness and ensure the equipment is functioning appropriately.
“We are pleased to continue our support of the CBP mission by providing critical administration and maintenance services,” said Tim Reardon, President of Leidos Intelligence and Homeland Security.
“Through our efforts, the CBP will be better able to secure land border crossings, airports, seaports, and rail crossings within the United States and abroad.”
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS).