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DHS Funds Spiderman-Like Technology to Stop Vehicles

It’s called the Safe, Quick, Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID). And according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Office, it’s a Spiderman-like“super-strong webbing … to stop vehicles in their tracks.” S&T said that a need to stop vehicles remotely that was identified by the law… Keep Reading

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DHS Warns of Service Cuts in Sequester, Postpones Industry Day

Automatic budget cuts known as the sequester took hold across the federal government Friday, including at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which warned industry of delays resulting from the cuts to its operations. Chief among those delays was the postponement of a DHS industry day originally scheduled for March 18 at the Washington Convention… Keep Reading

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Ideas for Biotechnology Development Center Sought

As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) begins to build its new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan, Kan., it is asking for industry feedback on a planned part of the lab that would transfer technology to companies producing biodefenses. The planned Biotechnology Development Module (BDM), which is being established to fight biological… Keep Reading

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FEMA Weighs Value of Geospatial Information Services

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery may seek a contractor to manage its current and future geospatial technical support services. FEMA released a request for information (RFI) asking for companies to indicate their capabilities and interest in supporting the Disaster Management and Support Environment (DMSE) Program Management Office, which provides enterprise… Keep Reading

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Coast Guard Issues Final Awards Under TABSS Contract for Financial Management

The US Coast Guard (USCG) made the final round of awards recently under its Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services (TABSS) contract to companies providing financial management support services. Six companies won final spots on the $11-billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle, which can be used by the Coast Guard or any other agency… Keep Reading

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DHS Places Industry Day at Washington Convention Center

In a recent special notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will hold its upcoming annual industry day at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 18. DHS also opened registration to the industry day, encouraging large and small businesses to send up to two representatives to attend two… Keep Reading

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DHS Considering Techniques for Attribution of Chemical Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has collected white papers for solutions that can identify the "nature and source of materials" used in an attack with chemical threat agents and thus attribute them to specific perpetrators. But DHS will require a little more time to evaluate those white papers in hopes of generating full proposals… Keep Reading

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Nett Warrior Radio to Enable Commercial Solution for Remote Network Access

Although the US Army has specific equipment requirements for its soldiers in the field, including ruggedization, it sometimes pays to look to commercial developments for more power and a lower price. Case in point, the Army’s effort to get network capability similar to civilian smart phones into the hands of soldiers. The Army initially developed… Keep Reading

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FEMA Reaches Out to PR Firms for Help with Ready Campaign

Ready? Set? Go! Beware. Prepare. Compare. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) probably wants better slogans for its public service announcements than these half-hearted suggestions for its Ready campaign. So it’s seeking sources that can come up with one and provide full marketing services to get the word out. In a notice Tuesday, FEMA said it… Keep Reading

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TSA Seeks Input on Possible Contract for Screening Equipment Maintenance

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently sought feedback from industry on a draft solicitation to maintain its screening equipment. Under the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) contract, a contractor would provide maintenance and support for a range of TSA screening equipment, including advanced imaging technology from L-3 Communications Inc., advanced technology X-ray from Rapiscan Systems Inc.… Keep Reading

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