SAIC Awarded Contract by TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    SAIC Awarded Contract by TSA
    Company to Provide Hazardous Materials Management and Disposal Services
    Oh, ya mean like hazardous shampoo and conditioner and sunscreen and hand lotion and baby powder and eyedrops and makeup and cupcakes?

    But hey, $46 million to dispose of all that dangerous contraband is a bargain.
  2. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Assuming the original article was correct, in the grand scheme of things, this isn't a very big contract. SAIC isn't known for "hands-on" and "hands-dirty" type of work, so, this is simply a services contract. Notice that the $46 million cost is if all 5 years are exercised. That's $9.2 million per year, assuming level loading, spread over 450 airports, which equals a whopping 20K per airport. On the outside, this is about 50 people per year at a rate of 200K per body (being generous here). That means one person per 10 airports, not counting all the people they will have at TSA HQ making sure they stay in plain sight of TSA management.
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Is it uncharacteristically optimistic of me to assume that the "hazardous materials" this company would be disposing of would include radioactive NoS components?
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I doubt it. I've never seen the TSA do anything with confiscated materials other than toss them into a regular garbage can.

    This contract probably covers the cost of having someone go to each airport once a month and make sure the sharps disposal box isn't full yet.
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    You're quite right, of course; it isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things. I'm just thinking of all the similar contracts out there that, together, add up to a whole lot of money.

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