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Thursday, January 05, 2017

2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise



The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has 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 at https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=formid=5fc205b8d974de2f27a371d69f1dea15&tab=core&_cview=0, 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 Jan. 20, 2017.
The 2017 exercise directly builds on 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.

Responses to the RFI should focus 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 nonpublic entity selected to participate in the 2017 exercise. For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/first-responders or contact first.responder@hq.dhs.gov.

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