Northrop Grumman Gets USPS Deal to Continue Bio-Agent Testing

Share this article:
The U.S. Postal Service confirmed yesterday that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Security Systems LLC unit in Baltimore a contract to continue testing of its Bio-Agent Detection System, designed to protect postal employees and consumers from bioterrorism.


Northrop Grumman and team members Cepheid Inc., Smiths Detection, Edgewood Inc. and Sceptor Industries will install and test systems at 14 USPS facilities.


The USPS would not say how much the contract was worth, but that it will come out of the $675 million allotted to the USPS last year and earlier this year from Congress.


The Bio-Agent Detection System analyzes air samples from mail-sorting systems to search for trace amounts of anthrax spores and other biological agents.


Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

Delivered: Food Delivery Mailers

Delivered: Food Delivery Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Food delivery mailers. Which one's the tastiest?

Tracking Direct Mail Response in a Digital World

Tracking Direct Mail Response in a Digital World

It's essential to understand how direct mail delivers website traffic and impact conversions.

Help Out the USPS—and Yourself—by Amping Up Your Direct Mail

Help Out the USPS—and Yourself—by Amping Up Your ...

Direct mail is far from obsolete, and investing in it could save the USPS.