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Science and Technology Directorate Commercialization Office Resources

Commercialization Office Resources

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 (ORDs) and how we are working to leverage our relationship with the private sector to benefit the nation:

  • Opportunities for the Private Sector (PDF, 49 pages - 2.36 MB) is a well-received PowerPoint presentation that outlines how to do business with the Department.
  • 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.
  • Operational Requirements Document (ORD) (PDF, 6 pages - 29 KB) template is the "cornerstone" for communicating detailed needs through detailed requirements.
  • High Priority Technology Needs (PDF, 20 pages - 10.3 MB) booklet identifies all current Department S&T capability gaps gathered from the Department.
  • Product Realization Chart (PDF, 2 pages - 195KB) is a useful guide to relate concepts and correlate terminology used by both the public and private sector to delineate how science, technology development and product development are related to basic research, innovation and transition using a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) "backbone".
  • 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 & Key Resources Requirements Development (PDF, 423 pages - 14 MB) is a resource for CIKR 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.
  • Program Prioritization Index (PPI) (PDF, 7 pages- 765 KB) is a value-based figure of merit that can be used to support the relative prioritization of programs or projects under consideration by DHS S&T.
  • Research & Development Partnerships Group Book (PDF, 70 pages - 2.9 MB) provides a detailed overview of the newly formed Research & Development Partnerships Group at the S&T Directorate.
  • Research & Development Partnerships Group Workshop Guide (PDF, 316 pages – 23.24 MB) is a collection of briefs, articles and other materials to inform the public on the new S&T realignment and various engagement opportunities across the Directorate and the Department.

Private Sector Outreach

Our outreach efforts to inform the public on "How to do Business with DHS" are receiving positive feedback from both the private sector and media. 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 get involved with DHS.

For additional information about upcoming technology-based events hosted by the Department and S&T, please visit


For more information about the Commercialization Office Resources or Commercialization Office, please send an e-mail to or call 202-254-6749. 

Last Published Date: October 16, 2014
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