DHS to Hold Virtual Industry Day for COVID-19 Solutions
The department seeks commercially-available technologies.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking groundbreaking solutions to address current and future operational needs.
S&T issued the Emerging Needs: Covid-19 Response & Future Mitigation topic call through its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). A Virtual Industry Day will be held August 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the solicitation.
The topic call is seeking commercially available technology solutions to address the following pandemic-related needs: Testing and validation to ensure data privacy standards across contact tracing apps; video analytics for self-service Transportation Security Administration checkpoints; rapid sanitization of large surfaces; data aggregation across authoritative and non-authoritative sources; and enhanced point-of-entry screening methods at DHS facilities.
Department of Homeland Security staff will discuss mission challenges, technology needs and doing business with SVIP. Speakers include: Melissa Oh, SVIP managing director; Anil John, SVIP technical director; John Fortune, Screening at Speed program manager; Teresa Quitugua, deputy director, National Biosurveillance Integration Center; and William Pharis and Kevin Grottle, both program managers, DHS S&T.
Attendees can register for the event at: https://sri-csl.regfox.com/svip-covid19-industryday. To view the solicitation, application and FAQs, click here.
For additional information about SVIP and eligibility requirements, visit: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/svip.