Tag Archives: science and technology

DHS Announces Planned Pre-Solicitation Topics for Small Business Innovation Research Effort

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the topics for the 19.1 pre-solicitation under the department’s Small Business Innovation Research program. The pre-solicitation covers eight planned topics for DHS Science and Technology Directorate projects and two subject areas that support the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office’s missions, DHS S&T …

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Progeny to Help DHS Create Mobile App Development Security Framework

Progeny Systems has received a $749,928 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate to craft a framework to secure mobile application development and deployment processes. DHS said Wednesday Progeny will collaborate with Microsoft‘s Xamarin subsidiary to produce the framework for enterprise organizations to safeguard iOS, Windows and Android mobile …

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Applied Visions to Develop Unified Threat Mgmt System for DHS

Applied Visions has secured a $16.3 million contract to help the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate create a unified threat management system for developers to detect potential cyber vulnerabilities in software codes. DHS said that Applied Visions and its partners will develop and integrate UTM system components such as application threat modeling, attack …

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DHS S&T Opens Tech Testing Opportunity for GPS Equipment Manufacturers

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has issued a request for information participation for global positioning system equipment manufacturers to offer an opportunity for product testing against jamming and spoofing threats. DHS said Monday it will host a GPS Testing for Critical Infrastructure event April 17-April 21 at the …

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DHS, Israel’s Public Security Agency Seek First Responder Tech Grant Applications

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate and the Israeli ministry of public security have announced a potential $1 million grant opportunity for developers of first responder technologies. DHS said Wednesday the NextGen First Responder Technologies program seeks new protective clothing, situational awareness and wearable platforms that can work to help  …

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ONR Seeks Sci-Tech Approaches for Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems in Amphibious Operations

The Office of Naval Research looks to explore science and technology approaches on how to utilize multi-domain unmanned systems in support of amphibious operations. A presolicitation notice issued Thursday on the FedBizOpps website says ONR looks to develop autonomous amphibians with a capacity to maneuver through the surf zone, emerge and navigate …

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Natl Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Lands NASA Space Research Contract

The Washington-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has secured a potential five-year, $34 million contract from NASA to conduct studies within the domain of the space agency’s science and technology programs. NASA said Saturday the Space Studies Board indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers research designed to address various questions regarding space science, …

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MapR Creates Federal Advisory Board to Aid Govt Clients in IT Modernization Efforts

San Jose, California-based converged data platform developer MapR Technologies has established a federal advisory board that aims to help familiarize U.S. government customers with big data management technologies. MapR said Wednesday the advisory board comprises former government leaders who previously worked at the Defense Department, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies and have knowledge of various issues that affect the government’s information …

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10 Startup Companies to Participate in DHS Wearable Tech R&D Project

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has chosen 10 startup companies to join a new research-and-development program that seeks to build  wearable devices for first responders. DHS said Thursday the EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology program offers startups the opportunity to equip emergency response personnel with body-worn electronics, sensors and integrated voice and …

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Lou Von Thaer Keynotes K-12 Intro to STEM Event

Lou Von Thaer, president of the national security sector business at Leidos, will be a co-keynote speaker at a company-sponsored symposium on how parents can best engage kids in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Von Thaer, a Wash100 inductee, headlines the WashingtonExec 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium on March 7 with …

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