Newswise — MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA —Technology start-ups will learn about a new opportunity to collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on combating counterfeit and forged documentation. The DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) will host a DHS Industry Day on December 11th in Menlo Park, California, to describe its operations and new solicitation: Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses.

This new solicitation seeks proposals from startups on the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology to prevent the falsification of records and provides startups with the opportunity to receive up to $800,000 in non-dilutive funding.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. PDT        DHS S&T will host an Industry Day to discuss operational needs and               
                                             partnership opportunities in the area of blockchain verification of
                                             certificates and licenses.

                                             SRI International
                                             333 Ravenswood Avenue
                                             Menlo Park, California 94025

To register for the Industry Day, visit For more information about current and future opportunities to collaborate with S&T SVIP, visit or contact [email protected]      

S&T SVIP targets nontraditional performers who can offer solutions to the most pressing threats facing DHS and the homeland security mission. SVIP builds relationships with startups and small businesses around the world to seek innovative solutions for the needs of DHS operators and end-users. With its broad mission and expansive global operations, DHS offers a prime partnership opportunity to fund, test, pilot and apply cutting-edge technological solutions. Participation in S&T SVIP does not mandate or promise procurement contracts with DHS or its components.


Credentialed media are welcome to attend the Homeland Security Industry Day, but must register at