The following documents provide background information on the Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Commercialization Office and our many programs. These files provide insight into the development of detailed operational requirements documents and how we are working to leverage our relationship with the private sector to benefit the nation:
- Developing Operational Requirements (PDF, 353 pages – 14.7 MB) is a book written to assist in the communication of needs. The development of detailed operational requirements ensures that efficacious products, systems or services are developed to address specific, well-articulated needs.
- Harnessing the Valuable Experience and Resources of the Private Sector for the Public Good Version 2 (PDF, 681 pages – 15.5 MB) is a compilation of resources produced by the Private Sector Office and Commercialization Office into a simple single-source document. This resource contains numerous briefs, articles, requirements development books and other useful documents.
- Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Requirements Development (PDF, 423 pages – 14 MB) is a resource for critical infrastructure and key resource owners and operators to learn about the requirements process and the roles of the department's various components partnering to deliver solutions to their needs.
- Innovative Public-Private Partnerships (PDF, 44 pages – 999 KB) outlines the role that public-private partnerships have played in the history of the United States and their importance to the future of technological advancements in areas such as homeland security.
Private Sector Outreach
Our goal is to notify the private sector about opportunities that exist for partnership and business development opportunities to address the needs of DHS and our stakeholders. Below are several articles that we have written explaining the many ways that you can do business with DHS.
- The Center of Innovation: Creating an "Innovation Ecosystem" Driven by Public-Private Partnerships for the Benefit of the Homeland Security Enterprise (PDF, 5 pages – 485 KB) describes a unique partnership between S&T, the U.S. Air Force Academy and several private sector partners to perform research and technology demonstration exercises.
- SAFETY Act: Adding Value through Strategic Deployment (PDF, 7 pages – 862 KB) presents information on a new valuation model designed to calculate the benefits in providing SAFETY Act protections to Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies that would otherwise not been deployed in defense of our people and assets.
- DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program: Engaging Small Businesses to Meet DHS Needs and Achieving Results (PDF, 7 pages – 411 KB) describes the Small Business Innovation Research program, including historical statistics and information on how DHS has leveraged the program to work with small businesses to develop innovative technologies.
- Focus on Small Business: Opportunities Abound for "Engines of Innovation" (PDF, 6 pages – 443.34 KB) describes the many opportunities that exist for small and disadvantaged businesses to work with the department to develop technologies, products and services to provide security for America.
- Making it Easier to Work with DHS: The Critical Role of Detailed Operational Requirements (PDF, 11 pages – 813.44 KB) describes the critical role of detailed operational requirements in the effective communication and understanding of department needs.
- DHS Global Outreach Efforts: Looking for the Best Security Technologies and Products (PDF, 4 pages – 174 KB) describes the department's interest in leveraging international partnerships to find the best technologies and products from around the globe for homeland security applications.