SPAWAR Awards SAIC a $7M Contract to Develop Container Security Devices

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Container Security:Sensor or Dog, which is better?(click to view larger) Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) in San Diego, CA received a $7 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-09-D-0034) from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) Pacific to develop a container security device (CSD), a small, low-power sensor mounted on or within a shipping container to detect and warn of the opening or removal of container doors. The contract includes a 3-year ordering period without options. SAIC will perform work in San Diego and expects to complete it by July 23/12. This contract was not competitively procured; this is a sole source, follow-on contract under the authority of U.S. federal law: only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Development of the CSD was initiated by SAIC under contract N66001-05-D-6013, which was competitively awarded. DID has more on container security devices… According to, a container security device, which includes a heavy-duty seal and an electronic sensor, registers every legitimate, as well as unauthorized, opening of a shipping container. The CSD can be snapped into place in the door jamb of an existing container without any special tools. After loading, the shipper accesses […]

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