TSA launches project to track hazmat trucks
Sep 28, 2005 1:27 PM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the Hazmat Truck Security Pilot with the award of a $3.15 million contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems of Buffalo NY.
Under the agreement, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems will develop and demonstrate the prototype truck tracking center and the associated non-proprietary universal interface that will allow the collection of alert and tracking information from commercially available tracking systems.
This is the second award related to the truck security pilot. In July 2005, TSA awarded a $ 1.4 million contract to SAIC of McLean VA. SAIC will evaluate truck tracking solutions and monitor the development of a prototype truck tracking center designed to enhance security for the transportation of hazardous materials.
In the first phase of the pilot, TSA will evaluate a minimum of three technically different, commercially available solutions against criteria related to tracking capability throughout the United States. Later phases of the pilot program will involve creating and demonstrating a prototype centralized truck tracking center to provide a single point of contact for analyzing alerts or incidents and coordinating responses to potential threats.
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