BAE TSS: 95 M$ for security systems to control access to Army bases
BAE Systems has received a U.S. Army contract worth up to $95 million to install and maintain automated security systems to control access to Army bases and other installations. This award expands the company’s work in supporting physical security at government sites.
The automated installation entry systems use software and hardware to verify information on individuals and match that information to data on registered vehicles. The company will install the systems at multiple Army sites in the United States and the network will be designed to transfer information across those sites.
BAE Systems currently provides similar systems for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and others in security-critical environments.
“These systems are vital to advancing physical security for the Army,” said Richard Anderson, vice president and general manager for integrated technical solutions at BAE Systems. “They will enable guards to quickly permit or deny entry to drivers based on threat levels. They will also lower overall security costs by reducing guard requirements.”
The contract includes an initial two-year award plus one option year that, if exercised, could extend its value to $95 million. Work will be performed primarily at BAE Systems operations in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Source : BAE Systems PLC
Rick Anderson is the Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Technical Solutions Line of Business targeting the Systems Integration and Operations & Maintenance market spaces.
Rick joined BAE Systems in 1984 as a test engineer for the Tomahawk Weapon System and has held a number of increasingly significant leadership positions. Most recently, Rick served as the VP & GM of Integrated Electronic Solutions, based in California, Maryland, where he grew the business and became an active supporter of the Southern Maryland community. Under his leadership, that business continued to be a Center of Excellence for communications systems, electronic systems, and systems integration.
Prior to that, Rick was vice president for the Weapons Systems division headquartered in Dahlgren, Virginia. Previous assignments within BAE Systems also included Department Head for Quality Engineering and Group Manager for Product Assurance.
Rick joined BAE Systems following six years in the U.S. Navy, where he completed one afloat tour and one tour as a test engineer at a Navy research facility.
Rick graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor‘s degree in management and technology. He also holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech. During his career, he has completed numerous advanced financial management and senior leadership programs.