ICE Issues Pre-solicitation for Investigative Case Management System

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to issue a Request for Proposal around March 15 seeking proposals to place its existing TECs case management system used for criminal investigations. ICE wants solutions that are already in production and operational and would only require configuration changes without changes to software code, although it is willing to accept minimal software code changes to satisfy its key requirements. ICE says two key milestones must be met. First the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) must occur before Sept. 2015. The government’s requirement is that the legacy TECS system be disposed of by Sept. 30, 2015. The second is that there must be a “code freeze” date at which all code development, if required, will be completed and prospective offeror’s system will begin integration and integration testing with other required systems and interfaces. The proposed date for this milestone is Jan. 2015. ICE expects some additional functionality will be required for Full Operational Capability one to two years after IOC. Sol. No. ICE-ICM-2014-SYNOPSIS. Respond by March 14. Contact: William Fuller, contracting officer, [email protected]


SOCOM Issues RFI for Next-Gen Biometric Device Testing

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gain knowledge of qualified sources to participate in a test event for next-generation multi-modal biometric devices at Fort Bragg, N.C., in September. Production devices are preferred but fully-functional prototypes will be accepted as long as they can produce exportable EBTS-compliant images for fingerprints, facial photos and irises. The information may be used by SOCOM to help it develop an acquisition strategy, statement of work/statement of objectives, and performance specifications. Sol. No. H92222-RFI-BIOMETRICS14. Respond by March 20. Contact: Erica Fairley, contract specialist, [email protected], 813-826-7069.

Army, JIEDDO Seek Support for IED Surveillance and Detection

The Army Research Laboratory  in collaboration with the Joint Improvised Explosive Devices Defeat Organization (JIEDD) seek innovative solutions for surveillance and inspection of improvised explosive devices (IED) emplacements and remote detection and identification of objects of interest, specifically IEDs and paraphernalia within and around culvert tunnels, tunneling events under roadways, and roadway craters. The army plans to issue a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to large and small companies that can provide these solutions. An Industry Day is planned on March 25 in Adelphi, Md. Sol. No. W911QX-14-R-0002. Respond by March 21. Contact: Christine Chase, contract specialist, [email protected], 301-394-4012.

DARPA to Host Proposer’s Day Standoff Bio/Chem Detection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host a Proposer’s Day on March 18 in support of its LUSTER program, which is aimed at developing compact, efficient and low-cost deep-UV lasers for highly deployable biological and chemical agent detection. The goal of the Laser UV Sources for Tactical Efficient Raman program is to create a new class of UV lasers that are more than 300 times smaller than current lasers and 10 times more efficient. “Today’s standoff detection systems are so large and heavy that trucks are required to move them,” says Dan Green, DARPA program manager. “LUSTER seeks to develop new laser sources for breakthrough chemical and biological agent detection systems that are light enough to be carried by an individual, while being more efficient than today’s systems. We also want to take a couple of zeroes off the price tag.” DARPA hopes that the LUSTER program can build on the successes of the recently completed Compact Mid-Ultraviolet Technology program, which developed record high-power UV light emitting diodes with high efficiencies and wavelengths approaching those sought under LUSTER. For information on the Proposers’ Day visit:

TSA Plans Small Business Industry Day

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will host its Annual Small Business Industry Day on May 6 at its headquarters in Arlington, Va. The agency is seeking contractors that have past performance in intelligence, intelligence gathering, security risk assessments and mitigation, biometrics, security technology program management, human capital management, large dollar acquisition management, and contractors currently performing at TSA on a subcontract arrangement working in security technologies. Sol. No. SBIndustryday2014. Respond by March 14. Contact: Susan Schaffer, American Small Business Alliance, [email protected], 301-596-6031.

DHS S&T Issues RFI for AIT Technologies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Explosives Division has issued a Request for Information for new technologies that either build upon current imaging systems or are completely new imaging systems to meet requirements for next-generation body scanners, which are called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT). S&T is currently in the planning stages for a next-generation AIT development program to provide AIT systems with video frame rate rendering capability in a flat panel system form factor to provide throughput above 250 people per hour. The program will incorporate recent scientific discoveries in imaging technology into commercial people screening systems for eventual deployment to DHS operational components. Sol. No. HSHQDC-14-00015. Respond by March 11. Contact: Jeffrey Marriott, contract specialist, [email protected], 202-254-5376.

IARPA Requesting Information on Cyber Attack Data

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on data sources for evaluation of cyber attack detection tools and methods. The RFI seeks to identify existing (non-simulated) data that can be used to evaluate state-of-the-art cyber attack detection techniques in large organizations. Sol. No. IARPA-RFI-14-06. Respond by April 2. Contact: Dewey Murdick, [email protected].

DNDO Plans Industry, Academia Engagement Day this Summer

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) plans to host an Industry, Academia and Lab Engagement Day this summer in the Washington, DC area. The event will provide prospective vendors, universities, national laboratories, and federal collaborators an overview of DNDO’s product acquisition priorities and long-term research and development focus areas as they align to the Department of Homeland Security’s Global Nuclear Detection Architecture. Sol. No. DNDO_IndustryDay_2014. Respond by March 14. Contact:  Matthew Robertson, contracting officer, [email protected], 202-254-7163.

S&T Issues RFI for Mobile Biometric Device Integration

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) branch has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on current capabilities to develop and perform a full systems development, integration and testing for an enterprise-compliant prototype system mobile solution to be used by the Border Patrol to collect biometric and biographic information on aliens encountered or apprehended in the field. The data collected will be queried in the field against existing DHS and other federal databases to determine known identities and previous histories of apprehended subjects. Sol. No. RSRS-14-00046. Respond by March 17. Contact: Myron Waddell, [email protected].