For Certification, a technology must have demonstrated confidence of continued effectiveness: i.e., it will perform as intended, conform to the seller’s specifications, and is safe for use as intended. In addition to the benefits provided under Designation, Certification allows Sellers of antiterrorism technologies to assert the Government Contractor Defense that immunizes Sellers from liability for claims arising from acts of terrorism. Technologies that receive Certification will be also placed on an Approved Products List for Homeland Security. Designation is a prerequisite for Certification.


Lockheed Martin Corporation: Risk Assessment Platform

Approved: June 18, 2004 | Expires: June 18, 2009

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Risk Assessment Platform (RAP) is an automated threat-based risk assessment and vetting system. RAP includes hardware, software and services for implementing a system that captures and manages information for identifying potential terrorist threats. Its analytical processes assess the terrorist risk relating to processes, events, people, or other entities in near real-time.

Northrop Grumman Security Systems, LLC: Biological Detection System

Approved: June 18, 2004 | Expires: June 30, 2012

Northrop Grumman Security Services’ Biological Detection System (BDS) is designed to screen mail for the presence of anthrax spores as it is processed on automated mail sorting equipment in mailrooms.