Transportation Security Administration Awards Leidos Prime Contract

Leidos has a long history of supporting TSA security initiatives, goals, and requirements through the design, development and deployment of Leidos Reduced-Size Explosives Detection Systems (RSEDS) for aviation security. The Reveal CT-80DR and CT-80DR+ Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) are the premiere RSEDS machines currently serving small to midsize U.S. airports, with more than 600 systems implemented at more than 200 major and regional U.S. airports. The systems are powerful, rugged, compact, and have served TSA for over a decade.

Under the contract, Leidos will help TSA manage its RSEDS inventory, move and redeploy EDS assets, and augment the EDS software to meet new and emerging threats. Leidos will provide for system management support, engineering support services, and IT security support services to support all TSE systems.

“We look forward to continuing the support of TSA with powerful and reliable threat detection technology, improving the safety of U.S. air travel, and protecting the nation’s transportation systems which helps ensure the freedom of movement of people and commerce,” said Leidos Group President Angie Heise.

About Leidos
Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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