Leidos, a national security, health, and engineering solutions company based in Reston, VA, announced August 25 that it was awarded a prime contract by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide deployment of transportation security capabilities for the Office of Security Capabilities (OSC). The Leidos East Region single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity firm fixed-price contract has a five-year period of performance with a combined maximum ceiling of $450 million established as the cumulative total of all orders issued under all three geographic region contract awards.
TSA is charged with the mission of protecting the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. The mission of the OSC is to implement the best security technology solutions to further the overall mission of TSA.
Under the contract, Leidos will provide deployments of transportation security capabilities for TSA, primarily deploying checkpoint technologies for passenger screening and carry-on baggage, and technologies for the screening of checked baggage. Leidos will be responsible for all tasks associated with the installation of security technology equipment at geographically dispersed airports, ports, terminals, cargo facilities and other locations within the East Region including the continental United States and its territories. Leidos will work to ensure new technologies are deployed as they become available based on a risk based model; old technologies are removed from service when they are at the end of their life-cycle; and systems are relocated as necessary to meet security or agency safety factors needs.
“We are honored to be chosen by the TSA for the transportation security equipment deployment contract, a program of national importance that helps to secure the homeland, and protect our nation’s transportation infrastructure and the people travelling within it,” said Leidos Group President, Sam Gordy. “We look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with TSA.”