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August 18, 2015
TSA contracts Lockheed Martin for screening technology support
Rockville, Md. (UPI) Aug 13, 2015
TSA checkpoint screening technologies at airports, ports and cargo facilities in the western United States are to receive support from Lockheed Martin. The support comes under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity Transportation Security Equipment Deployment Services award from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Under the TEDS contract, Lockheed Martin will perform all tasks associated with the deployment of security technology equipment at airports, ports, te ... read more

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