Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS)
Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Program is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for research related to CMAS, as referenced in the 2012 DHS S&T Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (LRBAA).
To support the evolution of CMAS, the CMAS RDT&E Program will fund research and development activities at academic institutions, private sector entities, government laboratories, and other appropriate organizations to: 1) develop innovative technologies and approaches to transmit geographically targeted mobile alerts to the public, and 2) improve understanding of public response to CMAS alerts. These RDT&E activities will improve the functionality of CMAS both by reaching crucial recipients with CMAS alerts and by enabling CMAS alert recipients to act in a way that increases individual and collective safety and security.
The DHS S&T is looking for research in the following priority areas. Additional detail about these research priorities is available on pages 13-14 of the LRBAA: (http://bit.ly/ytu7w3).
More information about this funding opportunity, including links to the LRBAA, application, research areas of strategic interest, submission requirements and processes, and evaluation criteria can be found on Grants.gov: http://1.usa.gov/HFpUPR.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit white papers via the LRBAA by May 24, 2012.