General Dynamics secures TSA order to provide airport screening equipment

2 March 2014 (Last Updated March 2nd, 2014 18:30)

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has secured an $8.2m contract by the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to integrate airport screening equipment using open architecture solutions.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has secured an $8.2m contract by the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to integrate airport screening equipment using open architecture solutions.

Awarded under a five-year single-source blanket purchase agreement, the new task order is part of TSA's security technology integration programme (STIP).

The new order will help TSA in achieving its STIP goals of enhancing security, resource management as well as overall operational effectiveness.

"Our solutions are tailored to meet the requirements of the transportation security enterprise."

General Dynamics integrated platform solutions vice-president and general manager Carlo Zaffanella said: "We continue to leverage our open business model and open architecture approach to connect critical Transportation Security Administration screening technologies on a single network.

"Our standards-based solutions are tailored to meet the dynamic requirements of the transportation security enterprise as it evolves in response to operational needs."

General Dynamics will deliver complete lifecycle software development, maintenance and integration support to TSA and manufacturers of transportation security equipment.

It will offer manufacturers an integration support, ensuring the successful integration of transportation security equipment with STIP enterprise services.

The company will deliver overall programme management support as TSA expands STIP to airports across the country and integrates additional security equipment with STIP services.