Tag Archives: SBIR

DHS Tasks Texas-Based Small Business to Develop Small Drone Tracker in Urban Canyons

Cobalt Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Texas-based small business Cobalt Solutions funding to develop its Urban Canyon Detection Tracking and Identification of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles system. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award tasks Cobalt to keep working on a system that uses commercial 5G signals to find adversarial small UAVs in urban canyon environments, DHS said Monday.

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Kathleen Hicks: DOD Looks to Address Admin Barriers Facing Small Businesses

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said DOD is committed to looking at the administration barriers facing small companies seeking to do business with the Pentagon and will initiate measures to address those challenges where it can.

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Draft House NDAA Provisions Seek to Address Gap Between R&D, Acquisition


A draft of a House defense bill contains two provisions that would create a five-year pilot program to identify promising technologies and broaden Navy programs that promote innovation involving small businesses to help address the “valley of death” between research and acquisition in order to get the technology into the hands of warfighters.

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DHS Taps Oceanit to Develop Sensor Spoofing Detection Tech; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

Kathryn Coulter Mitchell

Oceanit Laboratories has received a Department of Homeland Security grant to develop spoof-resistant sensor technology under the Small Business Innovation Research Program. DHS said Monday the Honolulu-based company will aim to create a prototype for the second phase of its sensor spoofing detection and correction project.

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Army Stands up Center of Excellence to Support Small Business Program; Matthew Willis Quoted

Army SBIR Contracting CoE

The U.S. Army has launched a center of excellence dedicated to helping small businesses pursue opportunities with the service branch. The Army said Wednesday that its SBIR Contracting CoE will issue and manage awards for the service's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and streamline the associated contracting processes.

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House Subcommittee Schedules FY 2022 NDAA Markup

Capitol Hill

The House Armed Services’ cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee is set to meet Wednesday for the markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2022. The subpanel's proposed NDAA would direct the secretary of the Department of Defense to launch a five-year pilot program to help advance the transition of DOD's science and technology initiatives into full-scale implementation.

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CISA Rolls Out Three Mobile Security Tools; Vincent Sritapan Quoted

Vincent Sritapan

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) shared services program is launching three tools designed to bolster the security of government-issued smartphones and other mobile devices. Vincent Sritapan, who leads CISA's Cybersecurity Quality Services Management Office (QSMO), said their latest tools include shared services for mobile application vetting (MAV).

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DHS, SecureLogix Enter NG9-1-1 Cybersecurity Program’s 2nd Phase; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

Kathryn Coulter Mitchell

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected San Antonio-based SecureLogix to proceed with the second phase of a cybersecurity architecture designed to protect multimedia content in Next Generation 9-1-1 emergency communication systems. SecureLogix received the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award after the software company completed feasibility demonstration work. 

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DHS Asks Former SBIR Participants for Technology Ideas; Dusty Lang Quoted

Cyber Hygiene

The Department of Homeland Security invites small businesses to submit ideas with the potential to address the technology needs of various DHS components. Interested businesses may take part in the Other Agency Technology Solutions requests for information, which seek concepts on a variety of topics including electro-optical/infrared sensors, autonomous vessel tracking and 5G internet of things, DHS's Science and Technology Directorate said Friday.

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NIST Provides Funds for Phase 3 Comms Interoperability Project Under DHS SBIR Program

Comms Interoperability

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Catalyst Communications Technologies a $2.9 million contract to commercialize an interoperable communications system under a program run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The company will commercialize its product developed through the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program of DHS' Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate. 

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