Federal Manager's Daily Report

As a way to harness the greater science and technology

community in support of its mission, the Department of


Homeland Security has opted to fund 66 businesses from 23

states through its Small Business Innovation Research program.

Businesses get around $100,000 to define the scientific,

technical and commercial merit of particular concepts

during a six month period, and if successful, will move on

to phase-II awards for $750,000 over two years to take the

concept to a prototype stage, said DHS.