Unisys scores $504M DHS task order under Alliant contract

Under task order, Unisys will operate, maintain, upgrade and enhance a suite of applications managed by TASPO.

CBP exposes contractor trade secrets in surveillance project

Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.

DHS demands turnkey-ready border system

The Homeland Security Department is giving a strong warning to vendors about its needs for the next phase of border surveillance technology strategy.

DHS paid millions in SBInet invoices without sufficient details, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said contractor invoices for the $780 million Secure Border Initiative Network program lacked details. Where did they fall short?

SBInet-like system in the works for border surveillance

The Homeland Security Department canceled the SBInet border surveillance system two months ago, but SBInet-like capabilities will live on in the new system proposed for some parts of the border, a GAO official says.

Top CBP procurement execs show lighter side at Industry Day

Many of the top IT and procurement officials at Customs and Border Protection were on hand to share information and a few candid remarks at Tuesday's Industry Day.

Customs increases collaboration with $1B in IT spending at stake

Customs and Border Protection's IT office is using more requests for information and other methods to get ideas from vendors in advance of a procurement, officials said.

CBP to spend $750M on Arizona border technologies

Mark Borkowski, assistant commissioner of Customs and Border Protection's Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, outlined procurement plans for the next phase of border security in the southwestern United States.

DHS unveils rigid requirements to replace terminated SBINet

The Homeland Security Department is inviting vendors to an Industry Day on Feb. 17 to present its three-part strategy for border-security solutions to replace the cancelled SBInet program.

Goodbye SBInet, hello Integrated Fixed Tower system?

The Homeland Security Department is seeking solutions for an Integrated Fixed Tower system at the border, which appears to have some similarities to the canceled SBInet system.

Boeing's SBInet contract gets the axe

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says Boeing's virtual fence can't meetin security objectives. New strategy includes a mix of new technologies at the border.

SBInet contract gets another 30 day extension

The SBInet electronic border surveillance system under construction in Arizona is getting another 30-day extension.

SAIC powers up radio communications for CBP

Science Applications International Corp. will upgrade communications systems for the Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection unit under a two-year task order that could be worth as much as $45 million.

CACI upgrades data systems for Customs and Border Protection

CACI International Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $29 million task order from the Homeland Security Department to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The work was awarded through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract vehicle.

SBInet contract reportedly renewed for 30 days

Boeing's contract to work on the Homeland Security Department's SBInet electronic surveillance system at the Arizona-Mexico border is getting another 30 days, according to a published report.

Unisys’ license plate-scanning award boosts border security

Unisys Corp. will build an advanced identification system for people and vehicles entering and exiting the United States across the borders with Mexico and Canada under a five-year Land Border Integration contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection that has a ceiling value of $350 million over five years.

Motorola provides CBP with communications upgrades

Motorola Inc. will provide communications equipment and technology for the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection agency efforts under a $30 million contract.

Customs and Border Protection throws open doors to vendors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to hold an event for vendors to learn about its plans for upcoming information technology procurements.

Gena Alexa: Securing U.S. land borders

2010 Rising Star winner Gena Alexa led the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a cross-agency program that uses radio frequency identification, license plate reader and biometrics technologies with Customs and Border Patrol intelligence systems to secure U.S. land borders.