The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Tom Ridge's answer to the Pentagon's controversial research arm, DARPA -- is set to offer its first contract.Federal Computer Week says HSARPA will soon be taking bids on a project to build new "detection systems for biological and chemical countermeasures."Many other efforts are sure to follow. The new agency is supposed to have $800 million at its disposal in the upcoming fiscal year.
FIRST CONTRACT FOR HOMELAND R&D OFFICE
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