In a statement released by Rapiscan (OSI Systems, Inc.)
it said “Rapiscan Systems, its Security division, has
reached an agreement with the U.S. Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) regarding the Rapiscan
Secure 1000SP Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) systems
and Automated Target Recognition (ATR) software.
The agreement relates to the contract underlying
the issues raised in a 'show cause' letter delivered to
the Company by the TSA on November 9, 2012”.
“We are pleased to reach a mutually satisfactory
agreement with the TSA,” OSI Systems President and CEO,
Deepak Chopra, commented. “We have had a close working
relationship with TSA and its predecessor agencies for
the better part of two decades, during which time we
have together pioneered many of the transportation
security technologies in use today.
As we continue that relationship, we look forward
to continuing to provide leading-edge technologies and
services to the TSA.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Rapiscan and TSA
determined that the Secure 1000SP, would not be ready to
meet the next level of ATR software by the
congressionally mandated June 2013 deadline. As the
Secure 1000SP has been operated by TSA as an effective
imaging system, TSA plans to deploy these systems, with
Rapiscan’s assistance, to U.S. government agencies that
already rely on the Secure 1000 product line or can
enhance their security programs with the Secure 1000SP.
The agreement enables the U.S. government to continue to
benefit from the investments made by TSA, while allowing
TSA to meet the congressional ATR mandate.
The agreement results in the mutually-agreed
conclusion of ATR software development for the Secure
1000SP, but continues Rapiscan’s overall contract with
TSA for AIT systems.