The Department of Homeland Security tasked the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) with creating a program to focus on the commercialization of federally funded cybersecurity research. S&T initiated the Transition to Practice (TTP) program in the spring of 2012. TTP facilitated the launch of seven new startups and successful transition of 21 technologies, five of which were made available as open source software. Building off this success, S&T expanded this lab-to-market initiative to additional areas such as critical infrastructure security, data analytics, screening and detection, and first responder capabilities. This expanded effort is called the Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP) and it replaced TTP in fiscal year 2019.
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