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Science and Technology Media Advisory: DHS S&T, TSA to Host Joint Homeland Security Industry Day for Start-Ups May 4

Media Advisory: DHS S&T, TSA to Host Joint Homeland Security Industry Day for Start-Ups May 4

Release Date: 
April 20, 2018

For Immediate Release
DHS S&T Press Office, (202) 254-2385

WASHINGTON—Technology start-ups will learn about opportunities to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate’s (S&T) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at a joint Homeland Security Industry Day on May 4th in Menlo Park, California.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Undersecretary for Science and Technology William N. Bryan will discuss current operational needs and how the technology startup industry can collaborate on homeland security and transportation security solutions.

In addition, S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will explain its operations and a new solicitation developed with TSA. This solicitation, Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening, seeks proposals from startups on the use of adaptive image interpretation and object recognition to enhance TSA’s ability to scan objects, materials and other aspects of passenger property. The solicitation provides startups with the opportunity to receive up to $800,000 in non-dilutive funding.

Friday, May 4, 2018

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT          DHS S&T and TSA will host a joint Homeland Security Industry Day to discuss operational needs and partnership opportunities in the area of transportation security.

SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025

To register for the Homeland Security Industry Day, visit https://www.regonline.com/DHS-SVIP-TSAMay2018. For more information about current and future opportunities to collaborate with S&T SVIP and TSA, visit https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/svip or contact dhs-silicon-valley@hq.dhs.gov.   

S&T SVIP targets nontraditional performers who can offer solutions to the most pressing threats facing DHS and the homeland security mission. SVIP builds relationships with startups and small businesses around the world to seek innovative solutions for the needs of DHS operators and end-users. With its broad mission and expansive global operations, DHS offers a prime partnership opportunity to fund, test, pilot and apply cutting-edge technological solutions. Participation in S&T SVIP does not mandate or promise procurement contracts with DHS or its components.

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Credentialed media are welcome to attend the Homeland Security Industry Day, but must register at https://www.regonline.com/DHS-SVIP-TSAMay2018.

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