TSA to Compete Private Screening Services for SFO, SFB and SMF Airports

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to issue a solicitation for private security screening services at three airports under the Screening Partnership Program. The screening services will be for San Francisco International (SFO), Orlando-Sanford International (SFB) in Florida and Sacramento International (SMF) in California. The three resulting contracts are expected to have a one year-base period and four one-year options. Covenant Aviation Security is currently the SPP contractor at SFO. The TSA approved applications from SFB and SMF last summer to participate in the SPP program. Sol. No. HSTS05-13-R-SPP010. Contact: Ian Somppi, ian.somppi@tsa.dhs.gov, 571-227-5406.

Navy Issues RFI for Stand-off Face and Iris Recognition

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems, Systems Center Atlantic, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to conduct market research to identify face and iris recognition systems with fast-capturing and stand-off capabilities this are suited to high-throughput environments, and enabling technologies to support the development of a multimodal biometric access control prototype system. The primary emphasis is on the ability for automated fast capture of moving subjects in high-throughput environments. The information collected through the RFI will be shared with the National Institute of Justice, National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department stakeholders to assist them in shaping their strategic technology roadmap and strategic investment plan. The information will also be shared with Systems Center Atlantic Biometrics Integrated Product Team leadership, who has expressed interest in extending invitations to responding organizations with game changing, stand-off face and iris recognition systems suited to high-throughput environments. The team is interested in a capability briefing and technology demonstration during the second and third quarters of FY ’13. Sol. No. N65236_SNOTE_00068326. Respond by Feb. 15. Contact: Jackie Luna, contract specialist, Jackie.luna@navy.mil.

DNDO Issues BAA for Exploratory Research

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Transformation and Applied Research Directorate, is soliciting proposals in support of a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for exploratory research related to preventing nuclear and radiological terrorism. Awards are anticipated by Aug. 2013. The agency has $5 million available in FY ’13 for the research, which is intended to transform the basic building blocks of nuclear detection technology and supporting fields. Sol. No. HSHQDC-13-R-B0001. Respond by May 8. Contact: Heather Poindexter, contracting officer, heather.poindexter@dhs.gov, 202-254-7094.

DARPA Plans Proposers’ Day for Cyber Targeted Attack Analyzer

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office will host an unclassified Proposers’ Day on Jan. 30 for its anticipated Broad Agency Announcement for the Cyber Targeted-Attack Analyzer (CAT) program. The program seeks to reduce the amount of time cyber defenders in the Defense Department spend discovering cyber attacks by federating and correlating disparate network data sources. Changing the way information in the information technology infrastructure is acquired, processed and made available to cyber defenders, and providing them with connected and correlated data, will directly address the scale-of-data problem. Solutions will need to automatically index data sources on the network with minimal human intervention, integrate disparate data structures that do not have a consistent data structure, and allow operators to perform reasoning across the federated database. The BAA will be released in either late January or early February. Sol. No. DARPA-SN-13-12. Respond by Jan. 28. Contact: CAT@darpa.mil.

DHS FPS Seeks Armed Protective Service Officer Serves in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Service, has issued a solicitation for the procurement of armed protective service officer services for six locations in Washington, D.C. The contractor shall provide and maintain all management, supervision, manpower, training, equipment, supplies, licenses, permits, certificates, insurance, pre-employment screenings, reports, and files necessary to accomplish the requirement. Sol. No. HSHQEC-13-R-00007. Respond by Feb. 5. Contact: Nadya Popil, contract specialist, nadya.l.popil@ice.dhs.gov, 215-521-2248.

Army Seeks Deep Buried Detection Capability for Husky System

The Army Product Manager for Countermine and Explosive Ordnance Disposal is has issued a solicitation seeking a source to provide a deep buried detection capability for the Husky Mounted Detection System acquisition program. The Army needs this capability to support route clearance and area detection operations by detecting surface laid and buried explosive threats, including Improvised Explosive Devices with pressure activated trigger mechanisms, unexploded ordnance, landmines, and weapons caches. The deep buried detection capability is required to be not less than 85 percent of metallic IEDs and not less than 85 percent of metallic encased caches buried down to 48 inches of solid overburden. The capability must be installed on the front of the Husky vehicle and be radio frequency interoperable/compatible with the HMDS program of record ground penetrating radars, which is anticipated to be the NIITEK GEN III Enhanced HMDS. Sol. No. W909MY-13-R-D007. Respond by Feb. 4. Contact: Alison Landin, Alison.landin@us.army.mil, 703-704-0157.

DHS Seeks Armed Guard Services in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Service has issued a solicitation for armed protective service officer services at six locations in Washington, DC. The contractor shall provide and maintain all management, supervision, manpower, training, equipment, supplies, permits, pre-employment screenings, reports and files necessary to accomplish the requirement. Sol. No. HSHQEC-13-R-00007. Respond by Feb. 5. Nadya Popil, contract specialist, nadya.1.popil@ice.dhs.gov, 215-521-2248.