JSaRC Update – 31 May 2019

Published on 31 May 2019

JSaRC Update – 31 May 2019

Welcome to the latest JSaRC Update.

IFSEC 2019: Book a meeting with JSaRC or The Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE)

The JSaRC team will be exhibiting at this year’s IFSEC event, taking place at London’s Excel from 18-20 June. During the event, members of the JSaRC team and The Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) will be available to host one-to-one meetings lasting 30 minutes, to provide information on our roles within Government. The Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) solves fast-moving front-line challenges facing law enforcement and security agencies in areas of digital technology and data. ACE makes it simpler for industry expertise and capability to serve the needs of government customers. By working collaboratively with its industry community, ACE delivers innovation at pace to create mission impact within 12 weeks.

Sessions are limited and available on a first come-first served basis. To book a session with JSaRC or ACE, please follow the link here.

You will also need to register to attend IFSEC International, so please do this from the link here.

DASA Competition: Novel chemistry to reduce the risk from household products

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is running a competition to identify proposals that can reduce the risk of common chemicals used in household and personal care products being used as explosives precursors or precursors for the production of chemical or biological agents. £1 million is available to fund multiple bids to this competition over 7 months with the competition closing on 3 July 2019. Full details can be found here.

Dstl shares new open-source framework initiative

A new open-source software framework designed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is now available to help improve tracking technology. Full details on the framework can be found here.

Department for International Trade – Online Platform

DIT has launched an online platform which contains a live directory of exporting opportunities. HMG is putting potential business directly in touch with potential customers overseas. Since its launch, nearly 150,000 exporting opportunities have been advertised on this platform. Full details can be found here.

Explosive Detection Dogs Market Engagement Invite

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is hosting a Market Engagement Event on 18 June 2019 for the Provision of a Third-Party Certifier and Quality Assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs. The event’s aims are to provide potential suppliers with an overview of requirements and for the CAA to understand solutions and capability currently in the market. To register your interest in attending please email procurement@caa.co.uk and you will receive a Non-Disclosure Agreement for completion and further details. The published notice is available here.

Competition: Future Screening for Aviation and Borders

This DASA competition, for the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) Programme, is seeking innovation which can provide step changes to the current capabilities of screening and detection of dangerous, illicit and/or contraband items. As the aviation sector continues to expand, the range of threats to aviation also continues to evolve. This competition seeks to help the UK government, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and aviation industry to continue improving aviation security processes by staying ahead of evolving threats and maintaining a high level of confidence in threat detection while minimising the burden on passengers and aviation staff. The published notice is available here.

The Offensive Weapons Act 2019

Knife crime and acid attacks are issues of considerable public concern. These crimes have a devastating impact on communities, not just in our major cities but across the country. On 16 May 2019, the Offensive Weapons Bill received Royal Assent and will now be known as the Offensive Weapons Act.

The measures within the Offensive Weapons Bill will provide greater protection for the public and communities and deliver on the government’s commitment to tackle serious violence and provide law enforcement with the powers they need to keep the public safe. Read the Offensive Weapons Act here.

DASA: Vehicle Checkpoint Screening Conference to take place at Aerospace Bristol

Seven projects that are looking at new ways to prevent explosives, weapons and other threats hidden in vehicles from accessing the airside of an airport will be revealed for the first time on Thursday 13 June 2019. The developers behind the low and mid-level Technology Readiness Level (TRL) proposals will present their novel concepts to experts from industry, academia and government. You’ll hear presentations from our funded suppliers who will talk you through the technologies they’re developing. You will be given the opportunity to speak to each of the suppliers and engage them in a question and answer session to gain an in-depth understanding of their VCP solution.

To find out more information and register for the event, please click here.


The JSaRC Team

Email: JSaRC@homeoffice.gov.uk

Web: www.jsarc.org