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DHS Taps Farmspace Systems to Develop Non-Thermal COVID-19 Screening Tool; Melissa Oh Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has selected Farmspace Systems to further develop a non-thermal technology for COVID-19 detection. The Tennessee-based, veteran-owned small business will mature its COVID Finder technology under a $199,653 phase one award from S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, DHS said Thursday.

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DHS Taps University of Washington APL to Create Testing Criteria for COVID-19 Contact Tracing App

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The University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL-UW) received nearly $960,000 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) to devise testing criteria for digital COVID-19 contact tracing tools. UW-APL will also study and create policy considerations for the usage of contact tracing applications to maintain civil liberty and privacy protection, DHS said Monday.

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Deep North Secures DHS Funds for Airport Video Analytics Project

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California-based startup company Deep North has secured a $196,880 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate to implement video analytics technology in the Transportation Security Administration's passenger screening procedure at airports. Phase I of the project also looks to incorporate automated body and baggage scanning software into the system.

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AppCensus to Develop Contact Tracing App Testing Suite for DHS

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California-based startup company AppCensus has received $198,600 in funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the first phase of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to build testing and validation tools for digital COVID-19 contract tracing applications. AppCensus will develop an automated mobile app testing suite to ensure the security of digital contact tracing tools on smartphones

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DHS Taps SecureKey to Create Alternative Social Security Number Identifier

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has selected SecureKey Technologies to develop a blockchain-based technology for the social security number system under a $193K award. Under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program, SecureKey will create and implement an alternative SSN identifier that does not expose personally identifiable information. 

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DHS S&T Funds Kynamics to Develop Language Translation Tool

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected Kynamics to develop a portable language translation system with funds worth $192.5K. The California-based awardee will deliver this tool under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to help the U.S. Coast Guard communicate with non-English speakers when required by missions. S&T issued the award through the Language Translator solicitation.

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DHS S&T Identifies New Blockchain Use Cases in Solicitation for Forgery Prevention

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched a second solicitation in search of blockchain or distributed ledger technologies that prevent forgery and boost operational transparency. Interested parties may submit responses through July 10.

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Tamr Government Solutions to Continue Dev’t of Traveller Screening Tech for DHS

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $813,000 to Tamr Government Solutions for the continued development of the company's automated traveler screening technology. DHS said Monday that it issued the award to have Tamr continue Open Source Global Travel Assessment System's development under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's fifth phase.

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DHS Needs Maritime Detection Tech for Coast Guard

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has announced its search for startups with the capacity to develop tracking technology for underwater objects. DHS S&T said Thursday it posted a solicitation for maritime object tracking technology in support of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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