DHS releases solicitation for rapid tech program

The Homeland Security Department has released its first contract for a new program to speed development and delivery of new technologies to first responders and within the agency.

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) issued a request for proposals for its Rapid Technology Application Program (RTAP) Nov. 28.

The RTAP will fund, develop and deliver new technologies within six to 18 months after awarding development contracts.

Through RTAP, HSARPA is looking for the rapid prototyping of 22 new technologies in the following fields: explosives, biological and chemical countermeasures; geospatial and information sharing technologies; electronics and hardware; and cybersecurity.

Mandatory white papers are due Jan. 3, 2006, and proposals are due March 6, 2006.

A full description of RTAP can be found at www.hsarpabaa.com. The Broad Agency Announcement for RTAP can be found at here.

E-mail questions about the solicitation to baa05-10@dhs.gov.

Featured

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.