2014-01-29 02:31:02 - US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Budget Assessment 2014 - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
CSC, Lockheed Martin, and SAIC, respectively, were the top three companies in 2012 that acquired the largest portions of contract obligations in the United States homeland security market.The largest funding request comes from US Customs and Border Protection in the amount of billion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency´s (FEMA) funding request ranked second highest among other DHS agencies because of disaster relief requirements generated by hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.The US Coast Guard continues to modernize its patrol vessel fleet by investing heavily on Fast Response Cutters (FPC) and Response Boat-Medium (RBM) and expects to select a ship builder later this year for its planned Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) acquisition.The Transportation Security Agency (TSA)´s elimination of full body scanners without advanced
imaging technology (ATR) effectively eliminated Rapiscan Systems as a competitor within airport screening market, leaving L-3 Communications as the leading supplier of full body scanners.Reports indicate that the CBP final contract award for the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) project could be announced in late September or early October 2013. According to various government reporting, the contract´s value could be worth over a billion dollars.The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is evaluating the variety of applications possible for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS).The US Forest Service grounding of air tankers used to fight wildfires may have a direct effect on future disaster relief funding required by FEMA.
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