Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)
DHS’s innovation program brings in 5 more blockchain startups
The small Phase 1 awards are specifically for projects on preventing forgery and counterfeiting of certificates and licenses at agencies like U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
DHS exploring 5 additional blockchain use cases
The DHS Privacy Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed new scenarios for the technology in a reissued solicitation.
DHS is looking into using blockchain to track raw material imports
The proof of concept will aim to help DHS get more visibility into the import process of timber, diamonds and more.
CBP to test first truck-portable drone for monitoring border
The small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) can be taken on patrols in the back of a pickup truck.
How In-Q-Tel can serve as ‘stamp of approval’ for startups wary of government
In-Q-Tel can give startups “confidence that OK, our capability could really have a true mission impact,” the head of federal for MapD says.
DHS’s Silicon Valley innovation arm brings in another drone company
Intelleuron will work to develop capabilities that will allow CBP officers to use drones to automatically identify potential threats, like armed smugglers.