(For the year 2010)
The Commercial-off-the-Shelf Equipment Qualification (COTS Qual) Program was initiated to analyze, select, test
and evaluate new or improved perimeter and area sensors that will meet or exceed the requirements identified in
the Integrated Base Defense Security System (IBDSS) Capability Development Document (CDD) Annex B, Intrusion
Detection and/or Annex C, Asessment/Surveillance.
A Comparative Study for Colorimetric Trace systems, funded by the Physical Security Equipment Action Group (PSEAG), was completed at the end of July 2010.
A Comparative Study for Short Range Threat Detectors commenced in Fiscal Year (FY10). The Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA), based on Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement (JUONS) CC-0315 person-borne
improvised explosive device / vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (PBIED/VBIED) Detect and Defeat, was
published in on December 6, 2009.
The Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED) was initiated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
as a result of the 1996 bombing at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and subsequent findings of the Downing Report.
Tera-Hertz (THz) technology is being evaluated to rapidly screen personnel from a standoff distance for person-borne
improvised explosive devices (PBIED).
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