TSA Issues Solicitation for Security Screening Services at Airports in Montana

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a solicitation for private security screening services at airports in Montana. The procurement is a small business set aside. Under the Screening Partnership Program, TSA plans to award a contract for private screening at Yellowstone Regional Airport, Glacier Park International Airport, Bert Mooney Airport and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Sol. No. HSTS05-13-R-SPP002. Contact: Melany Pollock, melany.pollock@tsa.dhs.gov, 571-227-3860.

Marine Corps Seeks Info on Cyber Anomaly Detection Services

The Marine Corps Systems Command has issued a Request for Information to support an acquisition of services to detect, leverage and exploit anomalies and irregularities in cyberspace that form unorthodox structures and constructs on networks, software, hardware, and information technology processes. The information will be used for acquisition planning purposes. The command requires research and analysis of cyberspace dynamics with specific countries of interest. Studies will include recent chances as a result of the known, persistent and ever-increasing threat mechanism of cyberspace attacks directed against the military complex. Sol. No. M00264-13-RFI-0118. Respond by Sept. 24. Contact: Wanda Wichmann, customer liaison, wanda.wichmann@usmc.mil, 703-784-2326.

Army Seeks Chemical Fingerprint Identification System

The Army has issued a draft solicitation for a Chemical Fingerprint Identification System. The Army is seeking comments from industry on its requirements. Sol. No. W911SR13R0026. Respond by Sept. 24. Contact: William Mebane, William.mebane2.civ@mail.mil, 410-436-6797.

TSA Seeks Info on Hazard Analysis Support Services

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Information to better understand market capabilities and identify small business concerns that are capable of providing hazard analysis support services to the agency’s Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Division in order to perform hazard analysis assessments in accordance with Department of Homeland Security and TSA policy. The agency expects that the eventual solicitation will support a potential five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract wand that task orders will not exceed $4 million during the life of the award. Sol. No. HSTS01-13-I-OSH999. Respond by Sept. 9. Contact: Allison Veasley, Allison.veasley@tsa.dhs.gov, 571-227-5282.

DHS Seeks Protective Security Officer Services in WDC, Puerto Rico

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Service has issued two solicitations for Protective Security Officer services, both as set asides for small businesses at several locations in Washington, D.C., and to protect Customs and Border Protection locations in Puerto Rico. The solicitation for Washington, D.C., HSHQEC-13-R-00012, has an Oct. 11 response date and is for a five-year contract. Contact: Katelyn McCullough, contract specialist, Katelyn.mccullough@hq.dhs.gov, 215-521-3101. The solicitation for Puerto Rico is HSHQE2-13-R-00007 and the response date is Sept. 27. Contact: Ashley Gerigitan, Ashley.gerigitan@hq.dhs.gov.

White House, FEMA Seeks Ways to Improve Disaster Response and Recovery

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have jointly issued a challenge to a diverse group of over 80 companies, organizations and governments to come up with ways to improve disaster response and recovery efforts. “This diverse group of stakeholders, consisting of representatives from Zappos, Airbnb, Marriott International, the Parsons School of Design, AOL/Huffington Post’s Social Impact, The Weather Channel, Twitter, Topix.com, Twilio, New York City, Google, and the Red Cross, to name a few, spent an entire day at the White House collaborating on ideas for tools, products, services, programs, and apps that can assist disaster survivors and communities,” according to the OSTP blog. Among the ideas developed in the think session are a real-time communications platform that allows survivors dependent on electricity-powered medical devices to text or call in their needs and connect those needs with a collaborative transportation network to make real-time deliveries, a technical schema that tags all disaster-related information from social media and news sites to enable municipalities and first responders to better understand all of the invaluable information generated ruing a disaster and help identify where they can help, and a Disaster Relief Innovation Vendor Engine which aggregates pre-approved vendors for disaster-related needs, including transportation, power, housing, and medical supplies to make it as easy as possible to find scarce local resources.