DoD’s Rapid Reaction Tech Office Issues RFI for Chem/Bio UAS Demo

The Defense Department’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit technology demonstration candidates for chemical and or biological detection capabilities on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and countering commercial UAS with chemical and or biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD) payloads. The Thunderstorm series of tech demos will begin in FY ’15. The intent of the effort is to accelerate the delivery of innovative capabilities to the warfighter by demonstrating the capability and technology in an operationally relevant environment. The first focus area will explore emerging technologies, technical applications and their potential to use a battery-powered vertical take-off and land UAS to support the detection and identification of chemical and or biological WMD. Sol. No. RRTO-2014-11-26-RFI-Spiral-15. Respond by Nov. 26. Contact: RRTO THUNDERSTORM, [email protected]


DoD Rapid Reaction Tech Office Issues Biosurveillance Needs Statement

The Defense Department’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office, in support of the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), and Health and Human Services (HHS), has issued a needs statement for emerging biosurveillance technologies to increase the nation’s preparedness against chemical, biological, and agricultural threats. The RRTO will host a Biosurveillance Solutions meeting in the Washington, DC area in early 2015 to discuss its needs and provide selected companies with an opportunity to make short technical presentations to government representatives about their technologies and products. DHS and HHS are looking for technologies and capabilities in the areas of real-time indoor and outdoor environmental sensing, data analytics, Internet of Things, and information technology & communications. Sol. No. RRTO-20141023-W-BIOSURVEILLANCE. Respond by Nov. 13. Contact: RRTO Innovation Outreach, [email protected], 703-697-4066.

TSA Seeking Information on Sources for IVIEW

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a Request for Information to conduct market research related to the agency’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis Intermodal Virtual Imaging Enhancement Workshop (IVIEW) program. IVIEW employs digital imagery to document complex transportation systems such as port, freight rail, aviation, mass transit, highway and air cargo. Using video camera imagery and software that stitches images together into a panorama with a final step linking documents such as a security assessment or a Google Earth map to the imagery. TSA says the tool helps plan effective responses to security threats and that the next step is to make it available to a wider set of users such as Federal Security Directors, incident managers, first responders and law enforcement personnel via the web.  In the past a small business provided the functionality for IVIEW and now it wants to see if there are other small businesses that can do the same. Sol. No. HSTS02-15-I-OIA035. Respond by Nov. 18. Contact: Delisa Corbett, [email protected], 571-227-4025.

CJIS Plans Vendor Day in November

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division will host a Vendor Day on Nov. 19 and 20 in Clarksburg, W. Va., to allow companies to showcase their capabilities and provide them with an opportunity to meet government procurement officials and program managers. The event is open to first time attendees and small businesses. Sol. No. 2014_CJIS_Vendor_Day. Contact: Kathrina Sliger, supervisory contract specialist, [email protected], 304-625-4142.

Air Force Lab Issues BAA for Cyber Agility Defense

The Air Force Research Laboratory has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Command and Control of Proactive Defense program that seeks to provide a command and control capability that orchestrates the dynamic employment of multiple cyber agility techniques—called moving target defenses (MTD)—as well as components and services across the enterprise to assure mission success. The Air Force says that “By providing mobility to static network and computing resources within the enterprise, we create uncertainty for the attacker and can outmaneuver attacks to critical cyber infrastructure. However, without a command and control structure to plan, assess, and execute a coordinated defense, we may expose a larger attack surface to the network and increase the risk of cyber fratricide.” Focus areas for 2015 include MTD characterization and MTD wrapping. There is $9.9 million in funding available under the BAA. Sol. No. BAA-RIK-14-12. Contact: Gail Marsh, contracting officer, [email protected], 315-330-7518.