Current Solicitation
BAA 14-003 Call 0022
CAPABILITIES IN ADVANCED PATHOGEN CHARACTERIZATION AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using and developing state-of-the-art technologies to make America safer. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is focused on developing innovative technology solutions and providing assessments, analyses and reports for the Homeland Security Enterprise. DHS's mission space includes preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from intentional or accidental introduction of biological and chemical agents that present a threat against the Nation's human population and critical infrastructure. The Chemical Biological Defense Division (CBD) within the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of DHS S&T supports this preparation for a biological threat event by identifying and developing technologies for DHS operational components to increase situational awareness, reduce potential consequences, and quicken appropriate responses. To ensure current and continuous customer, stakeholder, and developer feedback, DHS S&T is actively engaged with DHS operational components; federal, state, and local authorities; and industry to develop and transition new technologies that significantly improve upon current capabilities to respond to threats.

Topics

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CBD.04 - System Studies

Research to conduct studies and analysis to identify gaps in technology and operational concepts and to support formulation of requirements for chemical and biological countermeasure development. Current specific areas of interests are transit system defensive architectures and surveillance architectures to detect and/or characterize a biological attack.

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CBD.06 - CBRN Risk Analysis and the Biological Threat Characterization Program (BTCP)

Research and development of next generation and novel methodological approaches to terrorism risk analysis, intentional attack analysis, scenario modeling and simulation to understand the impact of a biological attack on the country. Biological threat information requirements are identified and prioritized from internal DHS sources and other Federal Government partners. The BTCP includes experiments to characterize agents and their properties at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC).

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Key Dates
Solicitation Open Date:
05/19/2017
White Paper Registration Deadline:
08/18/2017 03:00 PM ET
White Paper Submission Deadline:
06/19/2017 03:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline:
08/18/2017 03:00 PM ET


Amendments and Q&As
amendment icon Amendment #4
Posted Date 6/14/17
Responses to additional questions received.

amendment icon Amendment #3
Posted Date 6/8/17
Attachment A White Paper Template.

amendment icon Amendment #2
Posted Date 6/8/17
Company to Company Agreement Template.

amendment icon Amendment #1
Posted Date 6/8/17
Responses to questions received.