For Designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT), a technology must demonstrate effectiveness during operational testing or through prior use. Designation provides limited liability for third-party claims arising out of the deployment of the QATT with respect to an "Act of Terrorism." The maximum liability is determined by DHS, and the Seller is required to maintain liability insurance at that level. Other protections include immunity from punitive damages. A full Designation normally lasts for 5 years and can be renewed. Any technology deployed during its period of Designation is protected for the lifetime of its deployment.


AMETEK Inc.: Detective®

Approved: September 11, 2006 | Expires: October 31, 2011

AMETEK Inc., provides the Detective® product line, consisting of stand-alone HPGe-based Handheld Radio Nuclide Identifiers that can detect, locate, (and for some models) identify radioactive and nuclear materials.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc.: Secure Broadband Wireless Communication Infrastructure

Approved: August 15, 2006 | Expires: July 31, 2011

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Inc., provides Secure Broadband Wireless Communication Infrastructure, a wireless network infrastructure for connecting devices to databases and command and control structures.

Lockheed Martin Corporation: Biological Aerosol Warning System (BAWS)

Approved: August 08, 2006 | Expires: July 31, 2011

The Lockheed Martin Corporation provides the Biological Aerosol Warning System (BAWS). BAWS is a networked array of single-point sensor nodes that can alert a user to the presence of biological particulates by discriminating particle sizes of drawn-in air, processing the sensor input, capturing particulate samples on a dry filter, and reporting the presence of these particles to the proper decision makers.

Gunnar Manufacturing, Inc.: Protective Office Furniture System

Approved: July 26, 2006 | Expires: August 31, 2011

Gunnar Manufacturing, Inc., provides the Protective Office Furniture System, a suite of furniture consisting of a desk, bridge, credenza with overhead storage unit, a box/box/file pedestal, two-drawer lateral file cabinet and a Personal Protection Pod (PPP). It is intended to help safeguard office workers by providing them a safe place to hide under their desks in the event of a structural ceiling collapse due to natural disaster, criminal activity, or terrorist act.

ASIS International: ASIS International Certification

Approved: July 12, 2006 | Expires: August 31, 2011

ASIS International provides ASIS International Certification, a certification process for security personnel, including Certified Protection Professionals, Professional Certified Investigators, and Physical Security Professionals.

Lockheed Martin Corporation: Security System Engineering Process

Approved: July 10, 2006 | Expires: June 30, 2011

The Lockheed Martin Corporation provides their Security System Engineering Process, a suite of services to design, develop, install, and support a “turnkey” integrated security system that can assist the customer in addressing identified vulnerabilities and to protect critical infrastructure.

Washington Group International, Inc.: Threat and Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Mitigation Services

Approved: June 02, 2006 | Expires: May 31, 2011

Washington Group International, Inc., provides Threat and Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Mitigation Services for the protection of public and commercial infrastructure from acts of terrorism. These services provide recommendations on the vulnerabilities of infrastructure and ways to mitigate threats through engineering and technical support services.

Pitney Bowes, Inc.: Biohazard Isolation and Screening System (BISS)

Approved: May 17, 2006 | Expires: February 28, 2011

Pitney Bowes, Inc., provides the Biohazard Isolation and Screening System (BISS). The BISS can be used to isolate incoming mail into bagged batches and extract air samples from the bags. Each air sample is passed through a filter which is then sealed in a container and made available for analysis.

FP Technologies, Inc.: VIGILAIR™ Bio-defense System

Approved: May 12, 2006 | Expires: March 31, 2011

FP Technologies, Inc., provides the VIGILAIR™ Bio-defense System, an air handler protection unit that is installed inside a building’s air handler to help protect a building’s ventilation system from a potential biological weapons attack.

Rapiscan Systems Neutronics and Advanced Technologies Corporation: Substance Specific Inspection Systems (SSIS)

Approved: February 01, 2006 | Expires: February 28, 2011

Rapiscan Systems Neutronics and Advanced Technologies Corporation, provides the Substance Specific Inspection Systems (SSIS), a set of non-intrusive inspection systems that can detect, as a group, known explosives, chemical weapons, nuclear devices and other hazardous materials.