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TSA Launches Pilot Project to Track Hazmat Trucks

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the Hazmat Truck Security Pilot this week with the award of a contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems of Buffalo, N.Y. for $3,157,744. This is the second award related to the truck security pilot. In July 2005, TSA awarded a contract to SAIC of McLean, Va., for $1,434,588. SAIC will evauate truck tracking solutions and monitor the development of a prototype truck tracking center designed to enhance security for the transportation of hazardous materials. 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. Full Story

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