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September 13, 2006

DHS announces awards for nuke detection program

Filed under: Business of HLS,Radiological & Nuclear Threats — by Christian Beckner on September 13, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it would award contracts totaling $1.35 billion in value to three companies as part of the Cargo Advanced Automated Radiography System program:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today the award of the Cargo Advanced Automated Radiography System (CAARS) program contracts totaling an estimated $1.35 billion to SAIC of San Diego, Calif., American Science & Engineering of Billerica, Mass., and L-3 Communications of Woburn, Mass. The CAARS award, which comes following a fully competitive acquisition, will complement the nation’s radiological and nuclear detection capabilities.

For more on the CAARS program, see this recent presentation by DNDO director Vayl Oxford.

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