Leidos tech elevates "big game" security
A Leidos VACIS M6500 mobile unit stationed outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Photo: Jerry Glaser (CBP)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) used Leidos cargo screening technology to elevate security leading up to Sunday’s game between Philadelphia and Kansas City at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Why you should know: The “big game” is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, bringing elevated terrorist threat conditions to its host city each year.
CBP utilized the VACIS M6500 mobile unit to support the event which the Department of Homeland Security classified as Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) Level 1, a threat level requiring major federal support.
The units were used to image delivery trucks approaching the stadium to reveal explosives, weapons and more.
Leidos division manager Nik Karnik said scanning operations began last Monday morning with more than 200 scans per day. Karnik said cargo scanning was just one piece of the security puzzle, which also included aerial surveillance, radiation detection and more.
From the source: “It’s an honor to have our brand of equipment utilized to support this high-profile event,” he said. “Our customer has come to rely on us time and again to help secure these global events, and we’re here to support them completely in their mission.”
This was the seventh year CBP used Leidos technology at the game.
Since 2014, Leidos has deployed VACIS M6500 units for CBP at ports of entry from coast to coast, where they’ve scanned hundreds of thousands of cargo containers entering the country.
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