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Science and Technology Directorate Technology Clearinghouse / R-Tech


Technology Clearinghouse / R-Tech (TCR), also know as the TechSolutions Program, was established by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate to provide information, resources and technology solutions that address mission capability gaps identified by the emergency response community. The goal of TechSolutions is to field technologies that meet 80% of the operational requirement, in a 12 to 15 month time frame, at a cost commensurate with the proposal but less than $1 million per project. Goals will be accomplished through rapid prototyping or the identification of existing technologies that satisfy identified requirements.

To be eligible to submit a capability gap, you must be an active/retired first responder. If you are a first responder who has identified a capability gap that impacts multiple departments or sectors of the first response community or have an idea that would aid fellow first responders in doing their job faster, safer, and more efficiently, please relay your idea or capability gap to the TechSolutions Program.

TechSolutions is not the appropriate forum for agencies or departments seeking grant assistance for technologies that already exist. Agencies or departments seeking grant assistance should visit

Last Published Date: October 17, 2014
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