General Dynamics Conducts Successful Border Security Technology Pilot in Texas
February 1, 2018
FAIRFAX, Va. – General Dynamics Information Technology has conducted a successful pilot of its Relocatable-Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) solution for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The company has established a teaming agreement with Parsons Government Services Inc., to support CBP with the deployment of six relocatable systems in Laredo and McAllen, Texas. CBP plans to expand the deployment across the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas in 2018.
Adaptable to multiple environments, the Relocatable-RVSS is a multi-sensor surveillance system that allows for flexible and rapid deployments. This provides U.S. Border Patrol Agents with advanced real- time situational awareness and the ability to predict, detect, track, deter, respond and resolve threats in remote locations. Throughout the pilot’s testing, the Relocatable-RVSS proved effective in increasing officer safety, intelligence and mission effectiveness and was adaptive to wide-ranging operational needs.
“General Dynamics is committed to supporting CBP’s mission to help increase the security of the nation’s borders,” said Mike Cassidy, acting general manager and senior vice president for operations of General Dynamics IT’s Global Solutions division. “The successful pilot and deployment of the Relocatable-RVSS delivers advanced technologies and demonstrates its operational value in providing enhanced tactical and mobile surveillance.”
In July 2013, CBP awarded General Dynamics a contract to upgrade the RVSS capability along the southern U.S. border. CBP announced in April 2017 that the General Dynamics RVSS solution had achieved a ‘Full Operating Capability’ designation. To date, General Dynamics has tested, installed and deployed the RVSS system across 68 sites in Arizona.
General Dynamics has a diverse portfolio of physical and border security contracts with DHS, the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. The company has provided a wide range of integrated security systems leveraging next generation wireless network infrastructure, secure mobile communications, operational support systems and advanced surveillance systems such as electro-optical and infrared long-range cameras. Notable programs include: the Tactical Communications Modernization, Commercial Tier 1 Carrier Wireless Network Infrastructure and Rescue 21. Additionally, the company is supporting large technology integration programs, including the consolidation of DHS Headquarters at St. Elizabeths Campus.
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