Past Solicitations
BAA 14-003 Call 0011
Development of an Architecture for Defense against Malignant Synthetic Biothreat Agents

DHS S&T is committed to staying abreast of technological and scientific developments that may adversely impact the population, homeland and interests of the United States. Recent developments in the field of synthetic biology (the purposeful design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems), have changed the biodefense landscape drastically. Aside from its potential to change industries and lives usefully, synthetic biology has vastly accelerated the capability to design, develop and produce biological organisms and/or threat agents that may harm United States interests, individuals, and industries. To be prepared for such a possibility, decision-makers must incorporate into their thinking the threats and risks that may stem from these developments.


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.

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).

Key Dates
Solicitation Open Date:
Registration Deadline:
03/18/2016 03:00 PM ET
Submission Deadline:
03/18/2016 03:00 PM ET

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