The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has chosen IT company Unisys Corporation to secure, operate, maintain and protect screening equipment at more than 400 airports in the USA.
The TSA will use an integrated package of Unisys Stealth software and application services to develop and implement a suite of mission-critical applications that connect, protect and integrate with the agency’s security screening equipment.
The work will be performed under the single-award Domain Awareness Integrated Network (DOMAIN) Support Services blanket purchase agreement (BPA) within TSA’s Security Technology Integrated Program (STIP).
The Unisys implementation provides a secure and scalable platform to integrate data from passenger and baggage screening equipment for real-time threat awareness and risk assessment.
Amy Rall, group vice president for homeland security and critical infrastructure at Unisys Federal, said, “The Unisys solution has the potential to positively disrupt the deployment concept of operations by allowing an immediate reconnect, with complete control, management and monitoring in a secure isolated network model.
“Our approach provides TSA with considerable cost savings and efficiencies while ensuring security across TSA’s network. The result will be a more secure and efficient deployment of devices and ability to more rapidly adapt and deploy new screening technologies across all US airports.
“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 BPA has a ceiling value of US$250m over five years and covers a one-year base period, followed by four option years.
Under the BPA, Unisys will provide full lifecycle application development and operational support services to connect and integrate data from up to 14,000 TSA security equipment devices.