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Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC)

The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) is operated by the RAND Corporation (RAND) and administered by the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). All DHS Components can place task orders with HSOAC through a direct ordering process.

The purpose of the HSOAC is to provide specialized independent and objective studies and analysis services to the Department components through seven focus areas:

  • Acquisition Studies;
  • Homeland Security Threat and Opportunity Studies;
  • Organizational Studies;
  • Regulatory, Doctrine, and Policy Studies;
  • Operational Studies;
  • Research and Development Studies; and
  • Innovation and Technology Acceleration.

Mandatory (with exceptions)



This DHS-wide contract provides Components with the following benefits:

  • Process efficiencies due to decentralized ordering; and
  • Elimination of contracting effort duplication.

Period of Performance (POP)

Five years (9/19/2016 - 9/18/2021)

Post Award Teaming

For teaming opportunities, please contact the applicable awardee(s)

Number of Awardees

1 large business

Contractor Information

Name: The RAND Corporation
Contract #: HSHQDC-16-D-00007

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Last Published Date: February 14, 2017

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