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TSA Resource Optimization Collaboration Event (CE)

Arlington, VA


As one of the projects selected for the Pilot Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Innovation Hub, DEFENSEWERX (DWX) is hosting a Collaboration Event centered around Mobile Staffing, Scheduling, Time & Attendance (SSTA) Optimization for the Transportation Security Administration’s Innovation Task Force (TSA ITF). The purpose of this Collaboration Event is to identify current limitations and ideate ways to overcome limiting factors. During this open forum, participants from Industry, Academia, and National Laboratories will ideate on specific challenge areas and develop potential paths forward with actionable plans for implementation.


TSA is seeking a solution that will (1) allow its workforce to access TSA approved applications from their personal devices, non-Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), and (2) collect, organize, and display the complexities of the TSA daily operations from a TSA management perspective. Work demand would be overlaid with staff and equipment resources. More mature phases will include predictive capabilities and will generate optimal recommendations from the platform. Systemic and local work rules can be easily customized, and “Plan of Day (PoD)” will notify the user when service failures exist in the plan. This solution would enable higher ranked officials to flag Transportation Security Equipment (TSE) which is operational, non-operational, or down for maintenance. The system will use business rules to serve as an "Alerts & Warnings" mechanism to flag forecasted operational inefficiencies to applicable higher ranked officials. 

Why You Should Participate

The Collaboration Event is designed to provide insights to ensure that potential offerors understand the problem set(s) fully and to increase the likelihood of matching their technologies with end user needs. This CE is also an opportunity for attendees to meet and form partnerships that may provide a more comprehensive solution. 

Following the CE, a subsequent Assessment Event (AE) may be initiated to analyze innovative solutions.

Event Timeline

June 7, 2023 Collaboration Event

DWX will host the CE with Industry, Academic, and Laboratory partners focused on TSA ITF’s PoD needs. During this event, end users will interact with potential solution offerors and further communicate operational needs and desirements. This event will take place in person at Industrious in Arlington, VA. 

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Event Summary

HSWERX, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Technology Transfer & Commercialization Branch (T2C), hosted a Collaboration Event (CE) on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Innovation Task Force (ITF) centered around Resource Optimization.

Event Outcomes

  • Participants were divided into 6 groups to discuss TSA ITF’s challenges
  • 148 challenges and ways to overcome were identified
  • The groups developed 17 problem statements which were prioritized to help stakeholders build assessment criteria for the follow-on Assessment Event (AE)

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