• The U.S. Army Contracting Command and Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), recently announced multiple awards for the $8.27B Joint Enterprise-Research, Development, Acquisition, and Production/Procurement (JE-RDAP) IDIQ contract vehicle.

  • Federal Resources is hosting its 5th annual ExperienceFR event on December 6, 2017 in Washington, D.C.  ExperienceFR is an exhibition of products and solutions for military, first responders, and law enforcement professionals.  The event will feature training, demonstrations, book signings, and a prominent guest speaker to offer attendees a truly one-of-a-kind experience in a more intimate environment offered by standard tradeshows.

    The event will be highlighted by guest speaker Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor – the military’s highest honor.  Meyer is also a New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.  The first living Marine to have received the Medal of Honor since 1973, and one of the youngest, Meyer will speak to his experiences in Afghanistan and how inspiration, motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, and doing what is right has since shaped his life.

    Made possible through the sponsorships of RAE Systems by Honeywell and media partner, CBRNe World, ExperienceFR will include displays of products and solutions from more than 50 suppliers.  On-site exhibitors include 908 Devices, Airboss Defense, Cobham, First Line Technologies, Germane Systems, Holmatro, Husqvarna, Motorola Solutions, RAE Systems by Honeywell, SKB Cases, Thermo Scientific, and many more.

    Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been selected as the event’s charitable partner.  Contributions made during the exhibition will be matched by Federal Resources and benefit the hospital’s Cancer Research and Child Life Services.

  • Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announced orders totaling $7.1 million for HCVM e35 NA and ScanVan technologies under existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • Law enforcement agents, narcotics officers and customs personnel can now quickly and safely identify the synthetic opioid carfentanil and dozens of additional emerging drugs with the newest library update for the Thermo Scientific TruNarc handheld narcotics analyzer.

  • First Line Technology received new data from MRI Global, one of the nation’s leading research institutes, proving that Dahlgren Decontamination solution neutralizes over 99.9% of bulk fentanyl hydrochloride within five minutes.

  • American Security Today has announced the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award’ winners for outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies that address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

  • Leidos Australia has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of New South Wales to co-operate on research and development relating to force protection and biological security for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

    “This partnership will support improvements in detection in detection and response to mitigate the threat of biological, chemical, and radiological weapons for the Australian people and our allies,” Leidos said in a statement on 29 November.

    “The broader application of this research will help first responders handle hazmat [hazardous material situations] like industrial chemical releases more effectively.”

  • On November 28th Endeavour Robotics announced that they had won a highly competitive bidding process to supply the German government with 44 FirstLook robots.
    FirstLook robots are used worldwide across multiple sectors, including military, law enforcement and the energy industry. The five-pound ‘throwable’ robot can be dropped 16-feet onto concrete without sustaining damage. The recordable day/night cameras and two-way audio provide the user with immediate awareness of their surroundings. FirstLooks are often used to clear buildings and detect IEDs. The robots can climb up to seven inches and can automatically ‘self-right’ when flipped over. The remote controlled robot acts as ‘eyes and ears’ allowing the human operator to increase their stand-off distance from potential threats. The camera’s audio and video recordings also provide critical post-mission analysis.
    “I’m really proud of the work our team is doing,” says Endeavor Robotics President Tom Frost. “The FirstLook is a critical tool used globally to keep soldiers and first responders safe from lethal threats. We are pleased to deliver the same critical capability to our allies in the German Government .”

  • Deconstructing SBIR – Shining Light on the Proposal Submission Process.
    The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) will be live on Facebook on December 5th at 13:00–13:30 EST to answer any questions you may have about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal submission process.
    Got innovation? They’ve got answers and potential funding! Log on to Facebook and see what they have to offer.

  • France and Germany edged toward achieving a 70-year-old ambition to integrate European defenses on Monday, signing a pact with 21 other EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. European Union foreign and defence ministers attended a signature ceremony of a defence pact, aiming to mark a new era of European military integration to cement unity after Britain’s decision to quit the bloc, in Brussels, Belgium, November 13, 2017

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