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DHS to Visit Florida, Puerto Rico for SBIR Road Tour

The Department of Homeland Security will launch a road tour for its Small Business Innovation Research in Puerto Rico and Florida. The tour will allow Florida- and Puerto Rico-based small businesses to seek opportunities under DHS' SBIR program, the department said Thursday.

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Exercise in Alabama

The Department of Homeland Security recently collaborated with other federal agencies to hold a public safety operation exercise in Birmingham, Ala., in preparation for the World Games that the city will host next year.

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DHS Selects U.K.-Based Business to Deliver Airport Passenger-Measuring System

The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measures airport passengers. CrowdVision will perform work under a $160.9K award in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.

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DHS S&T to Release Results of SAVER Field Portable Instrument Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is set to publish a report later this year to outline the results of its recent assessment of three field portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers used to chemically analyze substances. 

DHS S&T's System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders Program developed the evaluation to assess the field instruments' capabilities and help emergency responder organizations decide on which instrument is best suited to their needs and requirements, the department said Tuesday.

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NASA, FAA Implementing Cloud-Based Drone Traffic Mgmt System

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA are partnering with industry to create a cloud-based traffic management system that handles drones flying in the national airspace, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management platform organizes the flight of drones registered with the FAA and enables drone users to coordinate airspace use through a UAS Service Supplier.

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Three Firms Developing New Tech for CBP Under DHS Innovation Program

Echodyne, Tamr and DataRobot have each transitioned the technologies they're developing for the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate into the Homeland Security Enterprise, DHS said Tuesday. The three startups’ platforms, created as part of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, were deployed in 2018 to support Customs and Border Protection operations.

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DHS Integrates Real-World Test Cases Into Software Assurance Marketplace

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has incorporated over 9,700 software test cases into its marketplace platform to help developers assess their software based on real-world scenarios, DHS said Thursday. The directorate finished integrating the test cases, known as BugInjector cases, from its Static Tools Analysis Modernization Project into the Software Assurance Marketplace as part of the objectives outlined in the DHS Cybersecurity Strategy and 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan.

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