Archive: Homeland Defense

HHS Releases Draft RFP for rPA Anthrax Vaccine

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 25 million doses of a recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine that would be delivered in the Strategic National Stockpile. Acceptance of the rPA anthrax vaccine into the stockpile will be contingent upon the contractor […]

DHS Awards More Border Infrastructure Contracts

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected three companies to compete for a potential $172 million over five years to provide tactical infrastructure in the Border Patrol’s Laredo Sector located in southwest and northeast Texas. The three companies are Environmental Chemical Corp., Kiewit Texas Construction, L.P., and Weston Solutions. The contract, which is administered […]

DHS S&T Announces SBIR Solicitation

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate is soliciting proposals from small businesses in the following five research topics: H-SB08.1-001, Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dilation to Determine Intent to Deceive; H-SB08.1-002, Miniature Chem/Bio/Explosive Sensors; H-SB08.1-003, Mapping of Long Term Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts; H-SB08.1-004, Trace Explosives Sampling […]

The Tauri Group Awarded Potential $85M to Support DTRA

The consulting firm The Tauri Group received a potential five-year, $85 million task order as part of an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Technologies Directorate. The directorate provides science and technology support to DTRA and the Defense Department’s Chemical […]

LLNL Seeks Industry Partners for High-Energy Spectrometer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is seeking industry partners for the licensing of its technology called UltraSpec: Ultrahigh-Energy Resolution Gamma and Fast Neutron Spectrometer. UltraSpec is a new analytical tool for examining nuclear materials non-destructively. The technology can be used to characterize and identify gamma-ray or neutron sources quickly. Moreover, LLNL says UltraSpec can be […]

Cross Match Takes Interest in AssureTec Systems

Cross Match Technologies has made a strategic investment in privately-held AssureTec Systems, a developer and supplier of document authentication systems, as part of the company’s strategy to offer more complete solutions in the identity management space. The value of the investment wasn’t disclosed. Cross Match will obtain a seat on AssureTec’s board of directors. "Our […]

DoD Surveys Market for Biometrics Support

The Army is conducting market research to identify potential sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to provide biometrics research, technology, and information management support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the combatant commanders, the military services, the defense agencies and other field activities as required. Among others, the requirements […]

Georgia Ports Select Datastrip ID Verification Device

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has selected Datastrip, Inc.’s, DSVII-SC biometric and card reader to validate worker ID cards at the Port of Savannah. The company is supplying 25 of the handheld units to the port, which will use them at various gates to ensure that the workers’ cards are valid. The device weighs two […]

Sandia, Partners Tackle False Alarms in Bio-aerosol Detectors

Recognizing that the current generation of bio-aerosol detectors still gives off too many false alarms, which in turn can have a costly series of consequences, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are developing technology that could be integrated with existing bio-sensing systems to provide a second look at air samples before an alarm is sounded. "The […]

Coast Guard Plans Release of NAIS Increment 2 RFP

The Coast Guard expects to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) around Dec. 20 to procure Increment 2 Phase 1 of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) to establish coastal transmit and receive capability. In Increment 2 Phase 1 the core NAIS capability will be designed, developed and delivered and NAIS receive and transmit coverage […]