CryptoMove has received a $200,000 award from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology branch to enhance the security of small unmanned aircraft systems used by Border Patrol agents. CryptoMove is proposing a dynamic defense system and data fragmentation approach for sUAS platforms embedded in all levels of the technology architecture to enable automated system resilience for connected devices. The award was made under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program Other Transaction Solicitation, which brings in non-traditional performers to offer solutions for difficult homeland security missions.

The Transportation Security Administration Office of Intelligence and Analysis plans to award a sole source bridge contract to Safran Group’s MorphoTrust USA business unit to continue operating enrollment centers under the Universal Enrollment Services contract. The bridge contract will allow TSA time to award a new contract vehicle. Full operations under the new contracts are not expected to occur until the fourth quarter of FY ’18. The UES program supports various TSA transportation populations, including the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program, Transportation Worker Identification Credential, Alien Flight Student Program, the PreCheck application program, and others.

The FBI plans to award a sole source contract to 908 Devices for the procurement of a MX908 second generation handheld mass spectrometer chemical identification systems. The agency says its Scientific Response and Analysis Unit must be able to identify threats to FBI employees at weapons of mass destruction incidents and investigations. It says that based on its market research the 908 devices is the only second generation handheld mass spectrometer chemical identification system on the market.

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