Business & Finance

Basking Ridge Firm Among 12 Businesses Nationwide to Receive Federal Homeland Security Award

c972a438b04e241d70bd_FlagsUnfurling.jpg
Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
c972a438b04e241d70bd_FlagsUnfurling.jpg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for 13 Phase II contracts through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. A Basking Ridge firm, Card Smart Technologies, was among those selected for the awards.

Each Phase II award contract received approximately $750,000 to develop a prototype based on the feasibility of the technologies demonstrated in the Phase I effort, which were completed in November 2016. 

 “Small businesses play a key role in developing effective and innovative solutions to pressing homeland security challenges,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology (Acting) Dr. Robert Griffin. “The SBIR program enables us to capture some of the best scientific thinking to find solutions to apply in the current threat landscape.”

Sign Up for E-News

The SBIR website said topics generally address the needs of the seven DHS Operational Units, i.e., U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Secret Service, as well as first responders.

 The Phase II contracts were awarded to:

•     BlockCypher (Redwood City, CA), Blockchain Platform for Multiple Blockchains, Applications, and Analytics

•     BlueRISC Inc. (Amherst, MA), Cyber Attack Prediction for Situational Understanding and Preemptive Cyber Defense

•     Card Smart Technologies (Basking Ridge, NJ), Composite Identity for High Assurance Remote Identity Proofing

•     Digital Bazaar (Blacksburg, VA), Verifiable Claims and Fit-for-Purpose Decentralized Ledgers

•     Evernym Inc. (Herriman, UT), Decentralized Key Management using Blockchain

•     Evigia Systems, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI), Wide-Area Flood Alert Sensor Network

•     Inferlink Corp. (El Segundo, CA), OpenWatch: An Architecture for Scalable Resiliency Assessment

•     McQ Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA), MEGASCOP: Multi Interface Secure Audio/Video Rebroadcasting (SAVR) System 

•     Oceanit Laboratories (Honolulu, HI), FIND (First responder INdoor Determination)

•     Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Flood Forecasting and Reporting

•     Physical Optics Corp. (Torrance, CA), Real-time Information Contextual Correlation and Analysis Software System

•     Progeny Systems Corp. (Manassas, VA), Internet of Things (IoT) Low-Cost Flood Inundation Sensor

•     Red Balloon Security (New York, NY), Hybrid Prediction for Embedded Malware

Initiated in 2004, the DHS S&T SBIR Program is a competitive contract awards program designed to increase the participation of innovative and creative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development initiatives and to increase private sector commercialization of SBIR-funded solutions.

To learn more the DHS SBIR Program, visit the DHS SBIR Program Portal: https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village with Route 206 Gateway

May 13, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset Station, an expansive Transit Village featuring apartments, townhouses, retail stores and a community center alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line - with an interior roadway providing access to Route 206 - was given site plan and subdivision approvals by the Planning Board following a 3 ½-hour meeting Wednesday night.

The final application is based ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 21, 9:00 AM

Dunellen

Spring Market , Craft & Vendor Show

Other

Mon, May 21, 6:00 PM

The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset

Taste of Somerset 2018

Food & Drink Giving Back

Mon, May 21, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills, Somerville

Meta Performs ‘Dismantling the Racism Machine’: ...

Giving Back Other

Kids Can Change The World

May 19, 2018

Karen De La Maza is the founder of “Kids Can Change The World”, a program designed to instill humane values in children while developing essential life skills and positive leadership. Karen and her family relocated to NJ from her native Mexico City in 2008 for her husband’s job.

Karen has always had a strong passion for helping people in need. With ten years of experience in ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!