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Proposal Number: DHSST-LRBAA14-02-CDS.01-0018-I
Proposal Title: Applying Biometric Standards: Pilot Software Implementation for Rapid DNA
Topic Number: CDS.01
Topic Title: Capability Development Support
Organization: SNA International
Address: 525 Wythe St
Alexandria, VA 22314-1917  
Abstract: Rapid DNA, a new technology being adopted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), enhances the DHS mission of providing national security by closing identified security gaps. Rapid DNA technology can quickly and accurately identify fraud, mitigate terrorist entry into the U.S., minimize human trafficking and support verification of biological relationships (kinship analysis). The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) protects the nation by providing most biometric identification services to verify identities. However, OBIM does not possess human DNA analysis software to incorporate Rapid DNA into daily operations. To successfully adopt the new Rapid DNA technology, DHS will need a mechanism to integrate consensus standards, share, analyze, match and store DNA profiles. The pilot will offer a secure location for DHS DNA results and supports direct and familial matching algorithms, ensures standards-based real-time data sharing with law enforcement and intelligence community stakeholders, and remains compliant with civil liberties and Federal records retention requirements. The project tasks include: creating and updating DHS component DNA use cases, evaluating COTS/GOTS software, identifying the most appropriate COTS/GOTS software for a pilot software prototype in OBIM's Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), identifying global data sharing protocols and ensuring HART compatibility. The software development pilot will use an Agile development approach and DHS will own the product. This platform will offer DHS a prototype to develop the first DHS-owned standardized human DNA analysis tool that can be used across a global landscape and potentially encompass the entire DHS organization.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-17-C-B0033
Period of Performance: 09/28/2017 - 09/27/2019
Award/Contract Value: $947,588.02
Award/Obligated Amount: $0.00