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An electronics company out of Victor, New York has been awarded a $32,540 contract by the U.S. Secret Service to provide 26 shielded test enclosures known as “RF [Radio Frequency] isolation test products” in order to help the Secret Service identify and collect data from wireless communication devices.
The monitoring of wireless communications is nothing new, as we’ve seen the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) pour funds into projects like the so-called F-BOMB, a dirt cheap miniature spy computer which can be concealed in just about anything in order to crack wireless networks and steal data.
Ramsey Electronics, the company who received the contract, is slated to deliver the 26 devices by July 1, which is quite interesting because the original solicitation was posted on May 4.
If you know government contracts, you know that’s a pretty speedy turnaround, especially since the contract was actually awarded on June 7.
According to the statement posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, part of the General Services Administration (GSA) – employees of which, oddly enough, have actually commented on an article on End the Lie in the past – this is a fixed firm price contract, although they could very well purchase more in the future if needed.
“Forensic investigation of cell phones, PDA’s, and other hand-held wireless devices specifically requires complete hands-on manipulation of the wireless device to identify and extract data while maintaining complete RF isolation from the outside world,” explains Ramsey on their official website.
Indeed, the contract even requires “RF Window & Gloves” in order to manipulate the devices, indicated by the inclusion of “Unit mush [sic] have a viewing window and gloved access.”
Interestingly, this is to be delivered to James Darnell, 2821 E 8th Street Tulsa, OK 74104, while the U.S. Secret Service’s headquarters is in Washington D.C.