Approved Technologies

The SAFETY Act provides two levels of liability protections for approval: Designation and Certification. By obtaining either Designation or Certification, companies obtain a level of legal protection in case their technology is ever put to use during a terrorist attack. See below for a list of approved technology certifications.


Lockheed Martin Corporation: Marine Traffic Management System

Approved: March 30, 2005 | Expires: March 31, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Marine Traffic Management (MTM) System provides situational awareness of maritime domain events in port and coastal zone areas on an integrated geographic display for shore-based port security and traffic control purposes.

Thermo Electron Corporation: EGIS, EGIS II, and EGIS III Systems

Approved: March 15, 2005 | Expires: March 03, 2010

Thermo Electron Corporation's EGIS, EGIS II, and EGIS III Systems is a product line of trace explosives detection systems and associated support and operations services that use gas chromatography and chemiluminescense to detect sub-microgram traces of (nitro-based) explosives.

Smiths Detection, Inc.: Hi-SCAN 7555i

Approved: March 15, 2005 | Expires: March 03, 2010

Smiths Detection, Inc.’s Hi-SCAN 7555i is a compact X-ray inspection system used to screen luggage, mail, packages, and deliveries that enables the operator to view the inside of luggage and packages in black-and-white (distinguishing materials by density), color, or Hi-MAT Plus advanced material classification (distinguishing materials as organic/inorganic by atomic weight).

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC): Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System

Approved: March 11, 2005 | Expires: March 11, 2010

SAIC's Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS®) is a non-intrusive inspection tool used to create 2-dimensional radioscopic images of large vehicles, cargo containers, palletized cargo, and other bulk cargo.  Operating as a density imager against the threat posed by Weapons of Mass Destruction, smuggling of stowaways, and conventional weapons, VACIS® detects threats through the projection of shapes, objects, or densities that are inconsistent with customs declarations and shipping documents.

Lockheed Martin Corporation: Intelligent Information Factory™ Integrated Knowledge System

Approved: March 07, 2005 | Expires: March 07, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Intelligent Information Factory™ Integrated Knowledge System version 0.2 (IIF™) is an integrated knowledge system that is designed to query multiple government databases to screen for, and identify, items of interest. IIF™ is an integration and adaptation of commercial off-the-shelf databases, messaging software, and Web software. It facilitates the display of data from multiple sources and thus enables collaboration for situational awareness and decision-making.

Siemens Maintenance Services, LLC: Maintenance and Repair Services

Approved: February 14, 2005 | Expires: February 14, 2010

Siemens Maintenance Services, LLC's Maintenance and Repair Services provides maintenance and technical services that ensure that screening equipment installed throughout the United States, which includes explosive trace detectors, cabinet x-ray systems, enhanced metal detectors, and explosive detection systems (collectively "screening systems"), function properly and detect threat items. The screening systems typically protect airports and other transportation facilities against the threats posed by weapons, explosives and other dangerous items. The Maintenance and Repair Services, which include field and preventative maintenance and support services on screening systems, are performed in strict conformance with manufacturer and customer requirements by specially trained personnel.

ITT Industries, Inc.: Force Protection Team

Approved: February 11, 2005 | Expires: February 11, 2010

ITT Industries, Inc.'s Force Protection Team is a security services system for governmental installations and personnel that include a broad spectrum of security services ranging from armed and unarmed security, the monitoring of sensors, surveillance detection systems and guard and patrol dogs. Force Protection Team personnel undergo significant screening and specialized training before being deployed as qualified security professionals. The Force Protection Team conducts operations using detailed operations manuals, standing operating procedures, and battle drills to make protected installations an undesirable target for potentially hostile personnel or terrorist elements.

Lockheed Martin Corporation: Risk Assessment Platform

Approved: June 18, 2004 | Expires: June 18, 2009

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Risk Assessment Platform (RAP) is an automated threat-based risk assessment and vetting system. RAP includes hardware, software and services for implementing a system that captures and manages information for identifying potential terrorist threats. Its analytical processes assess the terrorist risk relating to processes, events, people, or other entities in near real-time.

Northrop Grumman Security Systems, LLC: Biological Detection System

Approved: June 18, 2004 | Expires: June 30, 2012

Northrop Grumman Security Services’ Biological Detection System (BDS) is designed to screen mail for the presence of anthrax spores as it is processed on automated mail sorting equipment in mailrooms.