Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Tactical Mobile Technology Architecture, 22217-22218 [2021-08666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to http:// www.regulations.gov. Instead, submit them directly to the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Discussion CRADAs are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 3710(a).1 A CRADA promotes the transfer of technology to the private sector for commercial use, as well as specified research or development efforts that are consistent with the mission of the Federal parties to the CRADA. The Federal party or parties agree with one or more non-Federal parties to share research resources, but the Federal party does not contribute funding. CRADAs are not procurement contracts. Care is taken to ensure that CRADAs are not used to circumvent the contracting process. CRADAs have a specific purpose and should not be confused with procurement contracts, grants, and other type of agreements. Under the proposed CRADAs, the Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC) will collaborate with one or more nonFederal participants. Together, the RDC and the non-Federal participants will evaluate detect and avoid (DAA) systems to determine their potential for use in a maritime environment to safely fly sUAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). We anticipate that the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADAs will include the following: (1) In conjunction with the nonFederal participant(s), develop the demonstration test plan to be executed under the CRADA; (2) Provide the sUAS test range, test range support, facilities, and all approvals required for a sUAS demonstration and assessment under the CRADA; (3) Provide government available sUAS platforms and associated equipment necessary to conduct the demonstration described in the demonstration test plan; (4) Provide all required operators and technicians to conduct the demonstration; (5) Conduct the privacy threshold analysis required for the demonstration; (6) Conduct the privacy impact assessment required for the demonstration; 1 The statute confers this authority on the head of each Federal agency. The Secretary of DHS’s authority is delegated to the Coast Guard and other DHS organizational elements by DHS Delegation No. 0160.1, para. II.B.34. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 (7) Coordinate any required spectrum approval for the sUAS; (8) Coordinate and receive any required interim flight clearance for the demonstration; (9) Provide any required airspace coordination and de-confliction for the demonstration test plan; (10) Collaboratively collect and analyze demonstration test plan data; and (11) Collaboratively develop a demonstration final report documenting the methodologies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations of this CRADA work. We anticipate that the non-Federal participants’ contributions under the proposed CRADAs will include the following: (1) Provide DAA system and all other equipment to conduct the demonstration described in the demonstration test plan; (2) Provide all required operators and technicians to integrate DAA in government sUAS platform and conduct the demonstration; (3) Provide technical data for the DAA to be utilized; (4) Provide shipment and delivery of all DAA equipment required for the demonstration; and (5) Provide travel and associated personnel and other expenses as required. (6) Provide documentation, analysis, graphical user interfaces, and algorithms supporting future FAA DAA BVLOS authorizations. The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants all, some, or no proposals submitted for this CRADA. The Coast Guard will provide no funding for reimbursement of proposal development costs. Proposals and any other material submitted in response to this notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be unclassified and have no more than five single-sided pages (excluding cover page, DD 1494, JF–12, etc.). The Coast Guard will select proposals at its sole discretion on the basis of: (1) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to meet, the proposed CRADA’s goal; and (2) How well they address the following criteria: (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party contributions described; and (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party contributions described. Currently, the Coast Guard is considering the above named companies for participation in separate CRADAs, PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22217 because they have a solution in place for providing detect and avoid capabilities for UAS. However, we do not wish to exclude other viable participants from this or future similar CRADAs. This is a technology demonstration effort to evaluate and assess ship/ ground-based technologies which support BVLOS UAS operations. The goal of these CRADAs is to identify and investigate the potential of the sUAS and their airborne sensors to determine their potential use in a maritime environment by the first responder and the DHS operational components. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located in the U.S. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 15 U.S.C. 3710(a). Dated: April 20, 2021. Captain Daniel P. Keane, USCG, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2021–08678 Filed 4–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2021–0189] Cooperative Research and Development Agreement—Tactical Mobile Technology Architecture Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with several companies to help inform the Cutter IT Integrated Product Team on methods for improving the Cutter Tactical Commander to Boarding Team communications user experience when using CG tactical mobile IT systems. This CRADA will also investigate alternative equipment and or architectures which may provide more robust and reliable tactical mobile network connectivity to underway cutters under a variety of scenarios. The Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with IMPRESS Technologies Inc. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 22218 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 79 / Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs. DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http:// www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before May 27, 2021. Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before May 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov following website instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Mr. David Cote, Project Official, IT and Networks Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 860– 271–2693, email david.e.cote@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments We request public comments on this notice. Although we do not plan to respond to comments in the Federal Register, we will respond directly to commenter and may modify our proposal in light of comments. Comments should be marked with docket number USCG–2020–0270 and should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that any personal information you include can be searchable online (see the Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 3316, Jan. 17, 2008). We also accept anonymous comments. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal rulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Documents mentioned in this notice and all public comments, are in our online docket at http:// www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to the Docket VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Apr 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 Management Facility. Instead, submit them directly to the Coast Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Discussion CRADAs are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 3710(a).1 A CRADA promotes the transfer of technology to the private sector for commercial use, as well as specified research or development efforts that are consistent with the mission of the Federal parties to the CRADA. The Federal party or parties agree with one or more non-Federal parties to share research resources, but the Federal party does not contribute funding. CRADAs are not procurement contracts. Care is taken to ensure that CRADAs are not used to circumvent the contracting process. CRADAs have a specific purpose and should not be confused with procurement contracts, grants, and other type of agreements. Under the proposed CRADA, the Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC) will collaborate with one or more nonFederal participants. Together, the RDC and the non-Federal participants will evaluate mission essential tactical mobile communication technologies in a shipboard environment. We anticipate that the Coast Guard’s contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (1) Develop a test plan for execution under the CRADA; (2) Provide network access, data, facilities, and approvals required for work under the CRADA; (3) Collect and analyze test plan data; and (4) Develop a report documenting the methodologies, findings, conclusions, and recommendations related to this CRADA work. We anticipate that the non-Federal participants’ contributions under the proposed CRADA will include the following: (I) Provide tactical communications mobile technologies to conduct work to be described in test plan; (2) Provide required operators and technicians to perform work identified in the test plan; (3) Provide technical data for the equipment and services to be utilized; (4) Provide shipment and delivery of any equipment required; (5) Provide travel and associated personnel and other expenses as required for subject work. 1 The statute confers this authority on the head of each Federal agency. The Secretary of DHS’s authority is delegated to the Coast Guard and other DHS organizational elements by DHS Delegation No. 0160.1, para. II.B.34. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants all, some, or no proposals submitted for this CRADA. The Coast Guard will provide no funding for reimbursement of proposal development costs. Proposals and any other material submitted in response to this notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be unclassified and have no more than five single-sided pages (excluding cover page, DD 1494, JF–12, etc.). The Coast Guard will select proposals at its sole discretion on the basis of: (I) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to meet, the proposed CRADA’s goal; and (2) How well they address the following criteria: (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party contributions described; and (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party contributions described. This is a technology suitability effort. The goal of this CRADA is to evaluate and inform the Cutter IT Integrated Product Team on how to move forward to improve the Cutter Tactical Commander to Boarding Team communications user experience when using CG tactical mobile IT systems. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/consortia, and preference will be given to business units located in the U.S. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: April 14, 2021. Daniel P. Keane, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. [FR Doc. 2021–08666 Filed 4–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2021–0002] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 27, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2021-0189]


Cooperative Research and Development Agreement--Tactical Mobile 
Technology Architecture

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a 
cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with several 
companies to help inform the Cutter IT Integrated Product Team on 
methods for improving the Cutter Tactical Commander to Boarding Team 
communications user experience when using CG tactical mobile IT 
systems. This CRADA will also investigate alternative equipment and or 
architectures which may provide more robust and reliable tactical 
mobile network connectivity to underway cutters under a variety of 
scenarios. The Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with 
IMPRESS Technologies Inc. and solicits public comment on the possible 
participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of 
that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-
Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring 
similar contributions

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to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for 
consideration in similar CRADAs.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or 
before May 27, 2021.
    Synopses of proposals regarding future CRADAs must reach the Coast 
Guard (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) on or before May 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments online at http://www.regulations.gov 
following website instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
or wish to submit proposals for future CRADAs, contact Mr. David Cote, 
Project Official, IT and Networks Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Research and 
Development Center, 1 Chelsea Street, New London, CT 06320, telephone 
860-271-2693, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We request public comments on this notice. Although we do not plan 
to respond to comments in the Federal Register, we will respond 
directly to commenter and may modify our proposal in light of comments.
    Comments should be marked with docket number USCG-2020-0270 and 
should provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You 
should provide personal contact information so that we can contact you 
if we have questions regarding your comments; but please note that all 
comments will be posted to the online docket without change and that 
any personal information you include can be searchable online (see the 
Federal Register Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets, 73 FR 
3316, Jan. 17, 2008). We also accept anonymous comments.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal rulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the Coast Guard 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Documents mentioned in this 
notice and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.
    Do not submit detailed proposals for future CRADAs to the Docket 
Management Facility. Instead, submit them directly to the Coast Guard 
(see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Discussion

    CRADAs are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 3710(a).\1\ A CRADA promotes 
the transfer of technology to the private sector for commercial use, as 
well as specified research or development efforts that are consistent 
with the mission of the Federal parties to the CRADA. The Federal party 
or parties agree with one or more non-Federal parties to share research 
resources, but the Federal party does not contribute funding.
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    \1\ The statute confers this authority on the head of each 
Federal agency. The Secretary of DHS's authority is delegated to the 
Coast Guard and other DHS organizational elements by DHS Delegation 
No. 0160.1, para. II.B.34.
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    CRADAs are not procurement contracts. Care is taken to ensure that 
CRADAs are not used to circumvent the contracting process. CRADAs have 
a specific purpose and should not be confused with procurement 
contracts, grants, and other type of agreements.
    Under the proposed CRADA, the Coast Guard's Research and 
Development Center (RDC) will collaborate with one or more non-Federal 
participants. Together, the RDC and the non-Federal participants will 
evaluate mission essential tactical mobile communication technologies 
in a shipboard environment.
    We anticipate that the Coast Guard's contributions under the 
proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (1) Develop a test plan for execution under the CRADA;
    (2) Provide network access, data, facilities, and approvals 
required for work under the CRADA;
    (3) Collect and analyze test plan data; and
    (4) Develop a report documenting the methodologies, findings, 
conclusions, and recommendations related to this CRADA work.
    We anticipate that the non-Federal participants' contributions 
under the proposed CRADA will include the following:
    (I) Provide tactical communications mobile technologies to conduct 
work to be described in test plan;
    (2) Provide required operators and technicians to perform work 
identified in the test plan;
    (3) Provide technical data for the equipment and services to be 
utilized;
    (4) Provide shipment and delivery of any equipment required;
    (5) Provide travel and associated personnel and other expenses as 
required for subject work.
    The Coast Guard reserves the right to select for CRADA participants 
all, some, or no proposals submitted for this CRADA. The Coast Guard 
will provide no funding for reimbursement of proposal development 
costs. Proposals and any other material submitted in response to this 
notice will not be returned. Proposals submitted are expected to be 
unclassified and have no more than five single-sided pages (excluding 
cover page, DD 1494, JF-12, etc.).
    The Coast Guard will select proposals at its sole discretion on the 
basis of:
    (I) How well they communicate an understanding of, and ability to 
meet, the proposed CRADA's goal; and
    (2) How well they address the following criteria:
    (a) Technical capability to support the non-Federal party 
contributions described; and
    (b) Resources available for supporting the non-Federal party 
contributions described.
    This is a technology suitability effort. The goal of this CRADA is 
to evaluate and inform the Cutter IT Integrated Product Team on how to 
move forward to improve the Cutter Tactical Commander to Boarding Team 
communications user experience when using CG tactical mobile IT 
systems. Special consideration will be given to small business firms/
consortia, and preference will be given to business units located in 
the U.S.
    This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: April 14, 2021.
Daniel P. Keane,
Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-08666 Filed 4-26-21; 8:45 am]
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