For Certification, a technology must have demonstrated confidence of continued effectiveness: i.e., it will perform as intended, conform to the seller’s specifications, and is safe for use as intended. In addition to the benefits provided under Designation, Certification allows Sellers of antiterrorism technologies to assert the Government Contractor Defense that immunizes Sellers from liability for claims arising from acts of terrorism. Technologies that receive Certification will be also placed on an Approved Products List for Homeland Security. Designation is a prerequisite for Certification.


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.

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.