The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to using cutting-edge technologies and scientific talent in its quest 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. DHS's mission space includes preventing, detecting, responding to, and recovering from intentional or accidental introduction of biological and chemical agents which present a threat against the Nation's human population. To support this mission, DHS and its state and local partners have a need to quickly collect reliable information to enable a swift and confident response to a biological and chemical threat. The Chemical and Biological Defense (CBD) Division within DHS is working toward developing and transitioning technologies that dramatically reduce the time interval from threat release to incident response. To meet this need, CBD is investigating a radically new architecture for real-time situational awareness of an aerosol release of material that would inform public safety actions to mitigate consequences. The goals of the architecture are to alert authorities as quickly as possible, to map contamination in real-time, to convey information to multiple layers of decision makers, and to operate in a cost effective manner. In order to accomplish these goals, the sensors must be deployed in a high density or be able to rapidly scan large volumes, the data must be transmissible in standard formats to enable signal integration and data fusion (e.g. through cloud computing), and the overall system must be low cost or value-creating in the intended use. NOTE: Please refer to the Solicitation for additional details. The FedConnect URL is: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/ which must be used to access the solicitation. Once you are at the FedConnect home page, please select "Search Public Opportunities Only". At the next screen, you will search for the BAA by entering 13-015 in the Title field or by entering D13PS00547 in the Reference Number field.
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For amendments #3 and #4, please visit FedConnect. The FedConnect URL is https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/ which must be used to access the solicitation. Once you are at the FedConnect home page, please select "Search Public Opportunities Only". At the next screen, you will search for the BAA by entering 13-015 in the Title field or by entering D13PS00547 in the Reference Number field.