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Commentary | April 8, 2021

Event: Small businesses pitch innovative tech ideas

Coast Guard members are invited to DHS’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Showcase for the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

The SBIR Program is a three-phase competitive award system which provides qualified small business concerns with opportunities to propose innovative ideas that meet specific homeland security research and development technology needs.

Phase 1 provides up to 150,000 for feasibility testing. Phase II firms receive up to $1,000,000 for 24 months to continue R&D on their initial project and build a prototype demonstration. Phase III is funded from a private or non-SBIR government source for commercialization or continued development and testing from an effort made under prior SBIR funding. 

During the Coast Guard Showcase, you'll learn more about the advances made by current Phase II SBIR award winners working on projects to advance DHS technology needs and how they may be able to support the USCG!

This is a government-only event, delivered via remote access, to facilitate participation. Presentations will be divided into two sessions, the morning session (10-11:30 a.m. EST) and the afternoon session (1-3 p.m. EST). You can choose to attend any, or all, of the presentations!


Welcome Remarks from DHS SBIR and USCG 10:00 – 10:05
Physical Optics Remote Phone Locator for Improved Emergency Rescue 10:05 – 10:25
Catalyst Communications LMR-P25 and LTE Mission Critical Push to Talk Interface Service     10:25 – 10:45
Setter Research Inc. Augmented Commercial Radio for Navigation (ACORN) 10:45 – 11:05
TDA Research Wearable Smart Chemical Sensors 11:05 – 11:25









Welcome Remarks from DHS SBIR and USCG 1:00 - 1:05
TDA Research  On-Body Power module for First Responders 1:05 - 1:25
Achilles Heel Technologies Dynamical Network models for Mission Risk Assessment of Emergency Response Systems 1:25 – 1:45
Calypso AI  Software for Trusted Artificial Intelligence 1:45 – 2:05
InferLink Cybersecurity Peer-to-Peer Knowledge/Lessons Learned Tool 2:05 – 2:25
Progeny Android Security Toolkit 2:25 – 2:45









This event is for federal government personnel only, and you must register in order to participate. After registering, the DHS SBIR team will follow-up with additional information about accessing the webinar and project information. To register, respond to with the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Organization
  • Office 
  • Questions on the Technology Topics for the Presenters (optional)

(**when signing into the webinar please provide your government email, otherwise you will not be granted access**). 

What types of technology are considered for funding?

The DHS SBIR Program issues an annual solicitation with topics that cover DHS mission areas for which proposals are sought. Topics for solicitations are solicited by S&T and CWMD and address the needs of DHS Operational Components including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Secret Service—as well as first responders. As such, the solicitations typically consist of topics relevant to the following organization focus areas: