Request for Expressions of Interest From Manufacturers and Developers in Forthcoming Gun Safety Technology Challenge and Request for Information
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is requesting manufacturers and developers of firearms that incorporate advanced safety technologies or firearms accessories utilizing advanced safety technologies that are intended to modify firearms to submit an expression of interest in the forthcoming Gun Safety Technology Challenge (``Challenge'') and provide information about their products or technology. Through the Challenge, NIJ will seek an objective demonstration through testing and evaluation of the reliability of firearms and firearms accessories available today that are typically known by various terms such as smart guns, user-authorized handguns, childproof guns, and personalized firearms. These firearms or firearms accessories can be understood to utilize integrated components that exclusively permit an authorized user or set of users to operate or fire the gun and automatically deactivate it under a set of specific circumstances, reducing the chances of accidental or purposeful use by an unauthorized user. NIJ is interested in receiving information regarding which firearms and firearms accessories that incorporate advanced safety technologies that would be made available by industry for testing and evaluation in the Challenge. This information will help inform NIJ regarding the scope of the notional test methods and test procedures for firearms and firearms accessories required for the Challenge, as described below.
Criminal Justice Restraints Standard, NIJ Standard-1001.00
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) announces publication of Criminal Justice Restraints Standard, NIJ Standard 1001.00. The document can be found here: https://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/247988.pdf. Conformity assessment organizations are invited to review the document and provide any feedback to the point of contact listed below. This standard is planned to supersede NIJ Standard for Metallic Handcuffs, NIJ Standard 0307.01, found here: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/ 082981.pdf. The effective date that this will occur will be given six months prior through a notice in the Federal Register. For more information about NIJ standards, please visit http://nij.gov/standards.