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[liberationtech] U.S. DHS S&T Calls for Anti-Jamming Technology Submissions

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Tue Dec 20 17:33:37 PST 2016

*S&T Press Release: DHS S&T Calls for Anti-Jamming Technology Submissions

*Washington D.C.* – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and
Technology Directorate (S&T) today released a Request for Information (RFI) for
participation in the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at
Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 17-22, 2017. The RFI,
posted on FedBizOpps
is open to industry, academia, Federally Funded Research and Development
Centers, and other government organizations with innovative anti-jamming
technology solutions ready for testing and evaluation. The deadline for
submitting applications is January 20, 2017.

The 2017 exercise directly builds upon the findings of the 2016 First
Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise
which validated the hypothesis that commercially available illegal jammers
could potentially impede public safety communications. DHS S&T is seeking
to evaluate technology solutions that identify, locate and mitigate the
impact of jamming of communications and position, navigation and timing
systems used by law enforcement and public safety organizations, such as
GPS, land mobile radio systems (VHF, UHF, 700/800 MHz) and commercial
wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi or cellular systems.

“We want these technology solutions to make existing public safety
communications systems more resilient in the presence of jammers and
spectral interference,” said DHS S&T program manager Sridhar Kowdley. “The
goal of this exercise is to be able to provide clear recommendations to
federal, state and local law enforcement on technologies and tactics,
techniques and procedures to identify, locate and mitigate the impact of

Responses should be focused on jamming identification, localization and/or
mitigation, and solutions must be Technology Readiness Level 6
or above. The government does not intend to make a contract award based on
this RFI, but will seek to enter a Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and
Development Agreement with each manufacturer, vendor or non-public entity
selected to participate in the 2017 exercise.

For more information on this RFI, the DHS S&T First Responder Electronic
Jamming Exercise, or future DHS S&T solicitations, visit
or contact first.responder at

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