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Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Mission

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) supports cutting-edge research to produce revolutionary changes in technologies, new capabilities and threat and risk assessments for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).

Director

Dr. Adam Cox, (Acting)

Organization

Established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, HSARPA uses innovation and modernization to further scientific advances and produce front-line products that support DHS components such as U.S. Customs and Borders Protection, the U.S. Secret Service, the U. S. Coast Guard, and the Transportation Security Administration, as well as state, local, and private sector entities including first responders and critical infrastructure operators.

HSARPA conducts analysis to understand these organizations’ current missions, systems and processes and helps identify operational gaps where new technologies can have the most impact. Program managers lead teams of subject matter experts to develop, test and evaluate these new homeland security technologies and capabilities.

Select areas of HSARPA focus and their initiatives include developing products that will help:

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