DHS Awards $9.7M for 13 Small Business Projects

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 11:05 AM gHale


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Each Phase II award contract received approximately $750,000 to develop a prototype based on the feasibility of the technologies demonstrated in the Phase I effort, which completed in November.

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“Small businesses play a key role in developing effective and innovative solutions to pressing homeland security challenges,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology (Acting) Dr. Robert Griffin. “The SBIR program enables us to capture some of the best scientific thinking to find solutions to apply in the current threat landscape.”

The Phase II contracts went to:
• BlockCypher (Redwood City, CA), Blockchain Platform for Multiple Blockchains, Applications, and Analytics
• BlueRISC Inc. (Amherst, MA), Cyber Attack Prediction for Situational Understanding and Preemptive Cyber Defense
• Card Smart Technologies (Basking Ridge, NJ), Composite Identity for High Assurance Remote Identity Proofing
• Digital Bazaar (Blacksburg, VA), Verifiable Claims and Fit-for-Purpose Decentralized Ledgers
• Evernym Inc. (Herriman, UT), Decentralized Key Management using Blockchain
• Evigia Systems, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), Wide-Area Flood Alert Sensor Network
• Inferlink Corp. (El Segundo, CA), OpenWatch: An Architecture for Scalable Resiliency Assessment
• McQ Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA), MEGASCOP: Multi Interface Secure Audio/Video Rebroadcasting (SAVR) System 
• Oceanit Laboratories (Honolulu, HI), FIND (First responder INdoor Determination)
• Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Flood Forecasting and Reporting
• Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Information Contextual Correlation and Analysis Software System
• Progeny Systems Corp. (Manassas, VA), Internet of Things (IoT) Low-Cost Flood Inundation Sensor
• Red Balloon Security (New York, NY), Hybrid Prediction for Embedded Malware

Initiated in 2004, the DHS S&T SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program designed to increase the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development initiatives and to increase private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.



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