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Data Analytics Technology Center

The Data Analytics Technology Center (DA-TC) applies leading-edge data analytics research and development techniques to enable user-focused, data-driven solutions for the missions of the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). DA-TC operates a state of the art data analytics work center infrastructure to support mission relevant evaluations of strategic data research and development, emerging technology assessments and rapid experimentation.

View Data Analytics Technology Center Fact Sheet

Working with industry, academia, government technologists and end-users, DA-TC strategically develops and adapts existing and emerging data-driven solutions for:

  • Data Wrangling and Preparation
  • Distributed Storage Architectures
  • Advanced Computational Concepts
  • Analytics and Visualization
  • Human Centered Systems
  • Decision Support and Business Processes
  • Privacy and Security
  • Analytics for the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems

Partnering with DHS Components, technologists and end-users, DA-TC addresses mission needs including:

  • Fraud Detection
  • Law Enforcement
  • Risk-based Screening
  • Integrated Security and Privacy Operations
  • Informed Resource Allocation for Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Situational Awareness for Field Operations and First Responders
  • Real-time Analytics for Threat Assessment

Collaborating across the HSE, DA-TC is building an active and empowered community of practice for big data and innovation.  Throughout the year, DA-TC leads information exchanges and hands-on workshops to strengthen partnerships and develop a community that can effectively leverage Big Data and innovation methodologies. Educational materials, open-source tools and summaries of recent engagements include:

Data Analytics:

  • Predictive Analytics Center Bootcamp
  • Predictive Analytics Center Workshop Highlight: Tessera Open Source Environment for Deep Analysis of Large Complex Data, including Trelliscope Large-Scale Visualization Tool
  • Big Data Industry Technology Day Videos
  • Big Data 101 slides

Innovation Methodology, Maker Movement, and Civic Hackathons:

DA-TC engages with DHS components and other government agencies to identify and transition capabilities for exploring, evaluating and implementing emerging technologies in data storage, computation, analytics and visualization, security and privacy and embedded systems / Internet of Things.

Our activities include:

  • Conducting user-driven systems studies to effectively bridge operational gaps
  • Evaluating technologies and analyzing alternatives
  • Leading hands-on experiments
  • Hosting workshops to build a homeland security-focused community of practice in data science and innovation

Our team also works with industry, Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers, academia and other stakeholders to leverage emerging data analytic technologies and support our nation’s innovation ecosystem for next-generation homeland security applications.  

Opportunities to engage include:



Last Updated: 12/19/2023
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