Episode 46: DHS Shaken Fury

Kevin sits down with Cuong Luu to talk about the Department of Homeland Security’s Shaken Fury event. The event will take place in Birmingham, Alabama in August. The goal of the event is to prepare the city by integrating first responder capabilities in the event of an earthquake. DHS will also use the event to prepare for the 2021 wargame.

To prepare for this event, the DHS has put out a Request for Information. The request for information is a call to all industry, academia, and development centers to submit applications addressing innovative solutions for integration and testing. Innovators will have a chance to see their technology being used and integrated into disaster procedures moving forward.

The DHS S&T will evaluate the innovations to determine if the solutions fit their plan. They are looking for technologies that make first responders better protected, more connected, and more effective during major disasters. DHS is open to assess a variety of different solutions, so applicants shouldn’t feel discouraged if their innovation is unconventional.

The Shaken Fury event will be a great chance for companies with innovative first responder solutions to improve the effectiveness of first responders in major disaster situations.

The gaps the DHS S&T will be focused on:

  1. Fixed, on-body or handheld sensors (e.g., physiological monitoring, HAZMAT detection, environmental threat detection);
  2. Search and rescue sensor deployment tools and systems (e.g., sensors, robotics, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS));
  3. Indoor and outdoor responder location tracking systems;
  4. Wireless patient physiological monitoring and location tracking systems;
  5. Resource tracking and management systems;
  6. Mobile and enterprise common operating picture, collaboration or situational awareness platforms (e.g., mapping applications that display responder locations and sensor alerts);
  7. Video and image access, management and analytics tools;
  8. Deployable communications systems, including those for Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Long-term Evolution (LTE), satellite, mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) and Wi-Fi; and
  9. Emergency vehicle traffic signal preemption systems.

To get more information on the Request for Information visit: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=5731fc55c64f07246077b3adece2f4b0&tab=core&_cview=0 

The deadline for applications for the Request for Information is March 8th.

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