DHS Science & Technology Directorate has added the below Borders and Maritime Security Division topics to for the 2014 S&T LRBAA. Five page White papers are due by December 31, 2018.
BMD 1.9 – Counter Unmanned Ariel Systems (CUAS) Detection, Track, and Classification: Unmanned Ariel Systems can represent a threat to people, critical infrastructure, and border alike. Technologies and methods to detect, track, and classify UAS’s in complex environments, including the determination of intent. Proposals can be submitted to test existing systems or to develop an advanced capability.
BMD 1.10 – Unmanned Ariel Systems Mitigation: Conventional weapons have been designed to locate and destroy targets; however, none have been developed and used to engage small, slow, maneuverable UASs in a complex and populated environment. Technologies and methods to detect, track, and classify UAS’s in city environments, including the determination of intent. Proposals can be submitted to test existing systems or to develop an advanced capability. Proposals can be submitted to test existing systems or to develop an advanced capability.
BMD 1.11 – This program develops technologies to enhance security while expediting the flow of legitimate trade and travel. The program will work to reduce the risk of terrorists and transnational criminal organizations from exploiting lawful international travel, cargo and conveyances for illegal smuggling of people and contraband. The program will also take a cost effective approach to implementing technologies and capabilities to ensure the security and expediency of travelers entering and exiting the U.S.
BMD 1.12 – Analyze current operations, and implement technologies and process enhancements to existing airport operations, to increase CBP’s capability to expedite screening of travelers. Develop recommended approaches and implement improvements in processes and/or technologies for cost effective and integrated biometric, biographic, behavioral, or other capabilities to support transformation of the inspection process and facilitate increased travel and tourism. This will include, but is not limited to, traveler queuing optimization, enhanced/improved screening tactics/techniques/procedures, next-generation Federal Inspection Service inspections, development of inspection metrics and analytics, integrated customs and agriculture baggage inspection, and evaluations of officer-systems performance.