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DHS Unveils SBIR Topics for Fiscal 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has released 11 topics for this fiscal year's wave of small business innovation research projects.

DHS said Thursday it released a pre-solicitation with nine topics from the department's Science and Technology Directorate and two others in support of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office.

“The pre-solicitation allows small businesses to learn about partnering with DHS S&T to develop new ideas and technologies that can benefit homeland security end users,” said William Bryan, DHS acting undersecretary for S&T.

Interested parties may submit questions for the pre-solicitation through Dec. 17.

The 11 SBIR topics are:

  • Development and Evaluation of Nucleic Acid-Based Assays to Accelerate Biohazard Detection (DHS201-011)
  • Digital Paging over Public Television (DHS201-003)
  • Enhanced Explosives and Illicit Drugs Detection by Targeted Interrogation of Surfaces (DHS201-007)
  • Handheld Advanced Detection/Imaging Technology System (DHS201-006)
  • In-building Coverage Analysis System (ICAS) Using Existing First Responder’s Radio and Smartphone (DHS201-005)
  • Innovative Technologies for Next Generation of Sample Collection Media (DHS201-010)
  • Machine Learning Module for Detection Technologies (DHS201-009)
  • Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) Multimedia Content Analysis Engine Capability for the Emergency Communications Cyber Security Center (EC3) – (DHS201-001)
  • Remote Sensor Data Protection and Anti-Spoofing – (DHS201-002)
  • Soft Targets and Crowded Places Security (DHS201-004)
  • Urban Canyon Detection Tracking and Identification of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (DHS201-008)

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