Navy Issues RFI for Portable Surveillance Kits for Law Enforcement

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command has issued a Request for Information on unmanned, cellular IP-based portable surveillance kits that can be used by law enforcement to conduct covert and or overt video surveillance. At a minimum the kits should include a camera, system software, power source, and camera mount. The information will be reviewed for the Department of Homeland Security System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program, which aims to conduct objective assessments and validations of commercial equipment and systems and provide those results to the emergency responder community. Sol. No. N65236_SNOTE_00091752. Respond by Feb. 28. Contact: [email protected]

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DHS S&T Seeks Chemical Attribution Signature Support

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate Chemical and Biological Division, Threat Characterization and Attribution Branch, has release a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking scientific techniques related to supporting attribution analyses leading to the capture, indictment, and prosecution of the perpetrators of a criminal or terrorist act involving the actual or threatened use of chemical threat agents. S&T’s Chemical Forensics Program’s primary internal customers are law enforcement and intelligence components of DHS, and the primary external customer is the FBI due to its lead investigative agency role in acts of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Sol. No. BAA14-001. Respond by April 30. Contact: Shayani Mukherjee, contract specialist, [email protected].

DNDO Issues RFI for Radiation Awareness and Interdiction Network Demo

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to help support the definition of, and the technical approach to, an upcoming advanced technology demonstration for the Radiation Awareness and Interdiction Network (RAIN). The plan is to demonstrate a new capability for high-confidence, high-precision detection, identification and localization of vehicle-borne radiological or nuclear threats in free-flowing traffic. The purpose of the ATD is to develop a mature prototype capable of providing scalable performance measurements in a simulated but challenging environment. DNDO says that if performance is encouraging, the ATD could proceed with limited deployment in an actual operating environment. The RAIN ATD is indented to demonstrate a capability for monitoring a highway or on-ramp to that highway, and be able to definitively assign a radiation signature to a specific vehicle passing by the system. Sol. No. RFI-DNDO-FY14. Respond by Feb. 24. Contact: Heather Poindexter, contracting officer, [email protected], 202-254-7094.

DHS S&T Seeks Test and Evaluation Facility for Transportation Security Lab

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has issued a pre-solicitation for construction of an Integrated Test & Evaluation (IT&E) facility for its Transportation Security Laboratory in Atlantic City. The anticipated solicitation is for a small business. The contract is expected to be between $5 million and $15 million. DHS says that the new facility will ensure that IT&E certification testing can be fully accomplished on all types of Explosive Detection Systems and screening technology currently in development or evaluation by TSL with protections to allow analysis of up to 40 pounds of net equivalent weight of explosives. Sol. No. HSFLBP-14-R-00002. Respond by April 15. Contact: Erin Riffey, contract specialist, [email protected], 785-320-6817.

Marine Corp Intel Agency Issues RFI for Inside Threat Support

The Marine Corp has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to help create an acquisition strategy to obtain technical, cyber and security support for enterprise audit and insider threat capabilities at the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity. The RFI is in response to a Presidential Executive Order (13587) that directs departments and agencies to establish, implement, monitor and report on the threat that an insider will use his or her authorized access, wittingly or unwittingly, to do harm to the security of the U.S. The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity’s Insider Threat Program is designed to deter, detect and mitigate insider threats, including the safeguarding of classified information from exploitation, compromise or other unauthorized disclosure. Sol. No. M00264-14-RFI-0216. Respond by Feb. 26. Contact: Carol Neely, [email protected], 703-432-8049.

DTRA Issues BAA for Nuclear Technologies Detection

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposal to meet its requirements to conduct research in nuclear weapons of mass destruction threat detection. The goal is to identify and select science and technology projects that can be transitioned to joint acquisition programs. Proposals are sought in the areas of passive radiation detection and alternative signature detection. Sol. No. HSTRA-14-NTD-BAA. Respond by March 27. Contact: NTD BAA, contract specialist, [email protected].

CBP Soliciting for Flight Data Services

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a Request for Proposal seeking vendors to supply information on all commercial passenger and cargo flights within the U.S., its territories, or entering or exiting the airspace of the U.S. and its territories. The information consists of published schedules, schedule changes, actual departure and arrival times, equipment type and flight latitude and longitude. Sol. No. HSBP1014R0023. Respond by March 18.  Contact: Richard Travis, contract specialist, [email protected], 317-614-4580.

CBP Seeks Information on Multi-Modal Biometric Solution for Land Border Exit

Customs and Border Protection (CPB) has issued a Request for Information to vendors seeking technical information for providing biographic exit information and a biometric exit technology solution that can be integrated in the land ports of entry for pedestrians and vehicles exiting the U.S. The technology and solution must encapsulate modular, component-based, and open architecture principles. The information gathered through the RFI will help CBP establish a baseline for industry capabilities and help its specify requirements for an affordable biographic and biometric exit solution that minimizes total life-cycle costs. Sol. No. RFI-CBP-BIO-0001. Respond by March 20. Contact: Gary Orr, [email protected].

DHS Issues RFI Seeking Cyber Security Help for Small, Medium Businesses

As part of the work around the new Cybersecurity Framework, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn about industry’s capacity to provide broadly scalable cyber security solutions at an affordable cost to small and medium businesses. The department says that small and medium-size businesses have a need for strong cyber security capabilities but have limited resources and capacity. It also says it “hopes to drive the markets to innovate creatively toward solutions that enable the provision of high levels of cyber security affordably to all entities with attractive business returns that keep the markets active. Sol. No. RFI20140220. Respond by April 8. Contact: Joseph Hatzipanagiotis, contract specialist, [email protected].

DHS Plans Small Business Vendor Outreach

The Department of Homeland Security plans to host a small business vendor outreach session on March 20 in Washington, DC. Signups for the outreach sessions will begin on March 13. The sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. The session is reserved for woman-owned small businesses. Contact: Sharon Davis, [email protected], 202-447-0104.