Homeland Security Contracts with Small Businesses on Technology

The department expects proof-of-concept hardware and software to be developed within five months.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded research contracts to 20 small businesses to find ways to address seven needs for homeland security technology. Each company will receive up to $150,000 to develop proofs-of-concept for their research within a five-month period. Included in the seven areas of focus are the creation of improved screeners for air cargo analysis, the streamlining of computer communications for critical missions, and the development of hardware for real-time cyber attack detection.

“Investing in new concepts is crucial to the DHS mission that relies heavily on identifying and advancing innovative technologies,” said DHS Science and Technology Under Secretary Dimitri Kusnezov. He added that this funding “plays a vital role in fostering innovation by providing funding and support to small businesses developing cutting-edge solutions that address the evolving challenges in homeland security.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Kusnezov as he oversees the DHS Office of Science and Technology.
  • For Homeland Security officials as they partner with small businesses to develop technological advancements for national security.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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