DHS Awards $200,000 to sUAS Resilience Firm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $200,000 award to CryptoMove to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) security. CBP’s use of sUAS enhances mission capabilities and supports U.S. Border Patrol agents’ activities, including greater overall situational awareness and detection, tracking, apprehension, and search and rescue operations.

The project is awarded under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) aimed at nontraditional performers to offer solutions to some of the toughest threats facing DHS and the homeland security mission.

“As CBP explores the use of sUAS to support operations, we know there is a need to develop capabilities to protect sUAS platforms from malicious actors,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. “The Silicon Valley Innovation Program offers CBP a new avenue to seek and test this technology, which is essential to securing our operations.”

CryptoMove proposes a dynamic defense system and data fragmentation approach for sUAS platforms embedded in all levels of the technology architecture to enable automated system resilience for connected devices.

Companies participating in the SVIP are eligible for up to $800,000 in nondilutive funding to adapt commercial technologies for homeland-security use cases. This is the fourth award under the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Capabilities Solicitation – HSHQDC-16-R-00114, one of five active calls under the SVIP. The call is open until July 14.

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