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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)

DHS CWMD Awards $6.7M Contract for U.S. Coast Guard Radiological and Nuclear Threat Detection Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded a $6.7M task order to procure 2,364 Polimaster next-generation personal radiation detectors (PRDs) for the U.S. Coast Guard.  These PRDs are specialized for use in a maritime environment to detect radiological and nuclear threats.  The task order award was made under an existing blanket purchase agreement with William F. Hawk Consulting.

DHS CWMD Awards $19.9M Contract to Equip DHS Partners with Radiological and Nuclear Detection Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded a $19.9M task order to Thermo Eberline LLC under an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The task order funds the procurement of RadEye spectroscopic personal radiation detectors for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The funding also provides CBP and TSA with associated training for the devices.

CWMD Delivers Updated Technology to Detect Radiological Threats

To improve our Nation’s defense against radiological threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) completed a technical refresh of 60 mobile Radiation Portal Monitors currently deployed and used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CWMD supplies CBP with this capability to scan cargo for potential radiological threats.

CWMD Awards Funding to Detect Radiological Threats

To equip frontline operators with the radiological detection equipment, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded the Helium-3 Alternative Implementation Backpack Program (HAIBP) Phase Three Full Rate Production contract to Target Systemelektronik/FLIR Systems.

CWMD Funds Design, Construction, and Deployment of Detection Equipment to Scan Cargo for Radiological and Nuclear Threats

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) announced that its contract for Radiation Portal Monitor;(RPM) design, construction, and deployment would be awarded to K2 Construction Consultants, Inc.;(K2). A key element of protecting the Nation from potential threats is detecting and preventing them before they even clear our ports of entry. As cargo and conveyances are shipped into the U.S., RPMs provide a cost-effective means to scan incoming shipments for radiological and nuclear (rad/nuc) threats.

Seeking Information on CBRN Threat Detection Capabilities to Protect Cities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) is seeking information on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threat detection capabilities for long-term data collection campaigns and to provide coverage city-wide. The request for information (RFI) was posted through DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program’s Other Agency Technology Solutions (OATS) in support of CWMD and is now live until July 30.

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