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13 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Projects Awarded $9.7 Million by S&T

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

“Each Phase II award contract received approximately $750,000 to develop a prototype based on the feasibility of the technologies demonstrated in the Phase I effort, which were completed in November 2016,” S&T said in its announcement.

“Small businesses play a key role in developing effective and innovative solutions to pressing homeland security challenges,” said Acting Under Secretary for S&T Dr. Robert Griffin. “The SBIR program enables us tocapture some of the best scientific thinking to find solutions to apply in the current threat landscape.”

Initiated in 2004, S&T’s SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program designed to increase the participation of innovative and creative US small businesses in federal research and development initiatives and to increase private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.

The Phase II contracts were awarded to:

  • BlockCypher (Redwood City, CA), Blockchain Platform for Multiple Blockchains, Applications, and Analytics;
  • BlueRISC Inc. (Amherst, MA), Cyber Attack Prediction for Situational Understanding and Preemptive Cyber Defense;
  • Card Smart Technologies (Basking Ridge, NJ), Composite Identity for High Assurance Remote Identity Proofing;
  • Digital Bazaar (Blacksburg, VA), Verifiable Claims and Fit-for-Purpose Decentralized Ledgers;
  • Evernym Inc. (Herriman, UT), Decentralized Key Management using Blockchain;
  • Evigia Systems, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), Wide-Area Flood Alert Sensor Network;
  • Inferlink Corp. (El Segundo, CA), OpenWatch: An Architecture for Scalable Resiliency Assessment;
  • McQ Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA), MEGASCOP: Multi Interface Secure Audio/Video Rebroadcasting (SAVR) System;
  • Oceanit Laboratories (Honolulu, HI), FIND (First responder INdoor Determination);
  • Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Flood Forecasting and Reporting;
  • Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Information Contextual Correlation and Analysis Software System;
  • Progeny Systems Corp. (Manassas, VA), Internet of Things (IoT) Low-Cost Flood Inundation Sensor; and
  • Red Balloon Security (New York, NY), Hybrid Prediction for Embedded Malware

To learn more the DHS SBIR Program, visit the DHS SBIR Program Portal.

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