Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance

Detector for Smuggled Currency

D11PC20008 1021014
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Detector for Smuggled Currency

Lattice Government Services, Inc.
2411 Dulles Corner Park
Suite 220
Herndon, VA 20171-4645


As U.S. financial institutions continue to improve legislation that reduces money laundering, criminals with large quantities of cash have shifted their focus to bulk currency smuggling, making deposits in foreign banks. Current DHS and law enforcement technologies catch only a fraction of the currency passing through the ports and borders. To date, a dedicated currency detector has never been developed. Lattice Government Services (LGS) will work with the University of Washington to define requirements and a Concept of Operations, research gaseous chemical detection, and physical spectral/magnetic detection technologies, and down select ideal systems. An open architecture reporting system based on the LGS SensorView and OneVoice platforms will be designed, along with an integration plan, and simulation of the proposed system with a Basic Operator Interface. This simulation will be delivered along with a Technology Roadmap and the Final Report. The new portable and concealable detector will identify the chemical odor and unique physical attributes of U.S. and Canadian dollars as well as Euros in hidden locations on individuals, in luggage, in vehicles, and in shipping containers. In addition to DHS and law enforcement, this technology is of interest in cash heavy industries like casinos for directed marketing purposes.

Large-Scale Network Survivability, Rapid Recovery, and Reconstitution

D10PC20038 1021010
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Network Survivability, Recovery & Reconstitution (NS2R)

Centripetal Networks, Inc.
P.O. Box 2040
Reston, VA 20195-2040


This DHS SBIR Phase I project will contribute technology that enables packet filtering devices to rapidly switch between large security policies which are applied to high-speed packet interfaces. This technology is critical to a solution that secures the Internet: A network protection service that addresses the problem of network survivability, rapid recovery, and reconstitution during attacks. This protection service proactively eliminates attacks on the Internet, before they are launched and reach their targets. The service applies a sequence of packet security policies to the network. The initial security policy restricts packet traffic to communications between critical resources and identifies sources of adverse traffic. Each successive policy increases the scope of allowed communications until normal network operations are restored. The solution architecture enables carriers, service providers, and large enterprises to host the solution and similar network security services. This approach will be the basis of a new Network-Security-as-a-Service (NSaaS) business model. The NSaaS approach improves cyber security quality and effectiveness for critical U.S. networks. It also reduces cyber security costs for all users. This DHS-funded research project will be a catalyst enabling the NSaaS market, a secure Internet, and significantly improved national security.

Accelerating the Deployment of DHS Center of Excellence Research through Advanced Business Practices

D10PC20051 1021013
(FY10.2 Phase I)
Using Semantic Recommendation, End-User Programming, and an Ecosystem to Radically Shorten DHS Adoption Time

Harmonia Holdings Group
2020 Kraft Dr, Suite 1000
Blacksburg, VA 24060-6747


This work contributes to the transition from visualization tools to the integrated environment envisioned in DHS S&T`s Precision Information Environment (PIE). We seek to enable DHS operating components and first responders to rapidly access and deploy new products from DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs) or other sources of countless visual and data analytics capabilities. In partnership with the VACCINE COE and with small business support from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we propose a system called DECIDE Discover, Educate, Compose, Integrate, and Distribute Ecosystem. Users often know what they want to do, but not how. Discover provides helps users pinpoint visual and analytic modules to answer how. Ideally users can find pre-built apps they can simply download from a DHS Apps Store. Otherwise Educate, Compose and Integrate allow users mash up modules with each other and to data to fill their needs. Distribute allows users to help other users by publishing their compositions back and annotating any module with the questions it helps answer. DECIDE addresses gap areas in the PIE vision by making analysis, decision support, and situational awareness software much more accessible to federal, state, local and tribal first responders.