This contract was awarded under the DSO Office Wide BAA, number DARPA-BAA-16-46.
DARPA has announced the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) Proposers Day through the Special Notice DARPA-SN-17-16. The objective of the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program is to develop the technology for multilevel secure information sharing across tactical wireless networks to enhance tactical coordination between U. S. and coalition partners.
SHARE will “develop and integrate software and networking technologies to create secure information systems that operate at multiple security and releasability levels. SHARE will build upon existing commercial handheld devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) and existing infrastructure (e.g., cellular and Wi-Fi networks). Because they are commonly available, these technologies make rapid and widespread deployment possible and thereby facilitate greater information exchange among U.S. and coalition forces. Specifically, SHARE will secure tactical mobile handheld devices to support distributed multilevel information sharing without the need for reaching back to large-scale fixed infrastructure, create new networks based on resilient and secure architectures that work in challenging environments, and develop software that rapidly configures security across the network. Based on these technology innovations, the program will demonstrate a quickly deployable secure multilevel network through which US and coalition tactical operators can share information while maintaining the security of sensitive information, safety of operations, and integrity of U.S. systems.”
Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge (SHARE) program on January 31, 2017 at The MITRE Corporation, 7515 Colshire Dr, McLean, VA. Participants must register no later than 4PM E on January 25, 2017 at https://darpa.solers.com/share/.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, comprised of the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s SBIR Program and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office’s (DNDO) have released an SBIR on homeland security‐related areas. The solicitation number is HSHQDC-17-R-00010.
DHS S&T Directorate topics include the following:
- H‐SB017.1‐001 – Enhanced Agent Situational Awareness in Dismounted, Low Light/Adverse Conditions
- H-SB017.1-003 – Do Not Spoof Services for Modern Telephony
- H-SB017.1-004 – Identity Verification & Validation for Mobile Networks Authentication Enhancement
- H-SB016.1-005 – Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Missions
- H-SB017.1-006 – Wearable Chemical Sensor Badge
- H-SB017.1-007 – Over-the-air Authentication Technology for Messaging via Emergency Alerts
DNDO topics include the following:
- H-SB017.1-008 – Accelerated Crystal-Size Scale-Up Development of Thallium-based, High Efficiency, Dual or Tri-Mode Elpasolite Scintillator
- H-SB017.1-009 – Unattended Radiation Detection System
Proposals can be for up to $100,000 and 6 months in duration. Proposals are due January 18, 2017.