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Past Solicitations
BAA 14-003 Call 0020
Methods and Technologies to Enhance the Collection and Analysis of Biothreat Agents in the Environment

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using cutting-edge technologies and scientific talent in its mission to make America safer. The DHS Directorate of Science and Technology (S&T) is tasked with researching and organizing the scientific, engineering, and technological resources of the United States and leveraging these existing resources into technological tools to help protect the homeland. The Chemical and Biological Defense Division of S&T supports this mission by identifying and developing technologies for the DHS operational components that are needed to reduce the probability and potential consequences of a biological pathogen or a chemical attack on the nation's civilian population, its infrastructure, or its agricultural system.

Topics

CBD.01 - Diagnostics and Agent Characterization

Research to develop rapid, robust, and affordable diagnostic tools to support detection, response, recovery, and real-time bio-surveillance and situational awareness. CBD's interest in diagnostics includes efforts in the areas of biological assays, sample preparation, advanced diagnostics (e.g. multiplex, high throughput, low-cost, field-deployable, complex sample matrices, multiple target types), and agent characterization of chemical or biological materials.

CBD.02 - Surveillance and Detection

Advance the capability to provide early warning and detection of a chemical or biological incident in a cost-sustainable way. Effective surveillance provides essential information to decision authorities on a timescale that allows them to take actions towards mitigating or responding to the threat. Efforts in this area include bioinformatics, open area and facility surveillance through sensing and data integration, and development or improvement of chemical and biological sensors.

Key Dates
Solicitation Open Date:
04/03/2017
Registration Deadline:
05/03/2017 03:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline:
05/03/2017 03:00 PM ET




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