American IT company Unisys has been selected by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to secure, operate, maintain and protect screening equipment at airports across the US.
The Unisys implementation is a collective effort by TSA’s Passenger Screening Program and Electronic Baggage Screening Program, which offers a secure platform to integrate data from travellers and baggage screening equipment for real-time threat awareness and risk assessment.
Unisys will execute the work under the single-award Domain Awareness Integrated Network (DOMAIN) Support Services $250m blanket purchase agreement (BPA) within the agency’s Security Technology Integrated Program (STIP).
Valid for a period of five years, the BPA covers a one-year base period followed by four optional years.
According to the terms of the BPA, Unisys will deliver full lifecycle application development and operational support services to connect and integrate data from up to 14,000 TSA security equipment devices.
TSA will develop, deploy and maintain a host of applications using an integrated package of Unisys Stealth software and application services.
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The applications connect, protect and integrate the agency’s security screening equipment installed at more than 400 US airports.
Unisys Federal Homeland Security, and Critical Infrastructure group vice-president Amy Rall said: “Through this work of deploying Stealth and developing, implementing and maintaining these mission-critical applications for TSA, Unisys will assist the agency in its ongoing mission to ensure safety for the hundreds of millions of US citizens who rely on air travel every year.”
The Stealth micro-segmentation and application services will enable airport security equipment including baggage and scanners to operate securely and efficiently.
The Stealth security products secure users, data, applications and systems from cyber threats and delivers adaptive protection through the application of micro-segmentation technology across extended enterprises.