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DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program | Customs and Border Protection Seamless Travel Industry Day

Date: November 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT

Location: SRI Innovation Center | 333 Ravenswood Ave. | Menlo Park, California 94025

Silicon Valley Innovation Program Industry Day, November 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT at SRI Innovation Center 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA.  Join us to learn about the lastest calls under the Innovation Other Transcation Soliciation: 1)  High Fidelity Counting and Measuring of CBP Queues and Service Times at Ports of Entry, 2) Real Time, Intelligent Traveler Wayfinding for the Federal Inspection Station and Aviation Environment and 3) Land Border Biometric Exit Facial Recognition Verification Technologies. For more information go to http://scitech.dhs.gov/hsip.  DHS S&T logo U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a world-class law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding our nation’s borders while also facilitating legitimate trade and travel. One of its biggest mission areas is to manage the increasing volumes of travel and trade to the United States. The U.S. had more than 119 million air travelers in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a six percent gain over FY 2015, and an increase of over 35 percent since 2009. International travel is expected to continue to grow at approximately four percent each year for the foreseeable future, and CBP is seeking transformational technology to improve traveler experience, reduce queue times, and enhance security. CBP is interested in leveraging technologies that can help manage the flow of passengers to facilitate the entry and exit of travelers in both air and land border environments to ensure a secure, effective, and seamless travel experience.

DHS ​S&T’s ​Silicon ​Valley ​Innovation ​Program ​(SVIP) ​launched ​ the ​Innovation ​Other ​Transaction ​Solicitation ​(OTS) ​HSHQDC-16-R-B0005 ​in ​December ​2015. ​The ​OTS ​Innovation framework ​​engages early stage ​start-ups ​through ​targeted ​non-dilutive ​funding ​and ​provides ​opportunities ​ ​for ​operational ​testing ​and ​market ​access. ​​The ​SVIP ​hopes ​​to ​rapidly ​expand ​the ​​commercial ​development ​roadmaps ​​to ​include ​homeland ​security ​solutions ​by ​​incentivizing ​product ​developers.

SVIP released three topic calls under the Innovation OTS:

The purpose of this Industry Day is to:
1. Describe the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to startups
2. Describe the homeland security challenges, use case and technical need for these topics
3. Show you how to apply for funding

Registration: Visit https://www.regonline.com/DHS-SVIP-CBP-Seamless-Nov2017-ID for details and to register.

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