DHS Wants to Offer Alternative Contracts to Silicon Valley Startups

The Department of Homeland Security wants to make it easier for startups to build new technology for the federal government.

DHS has sketched out a multiphase contracting model — taking technology concepts from prototypes to field testing — that narrows down the number of contractors each round. Phases last between three and six months, and DHS would award between $50,000 and $200,000 for development in each phase .

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