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If you have any questions, would like information on S&T business opportunities, or would like to tell us more about your capabilities, please email

S&T works with diverse partners from across the government, industry, academia, laboratories and even around the world to develop technologies that help secure the nation.

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Industry is an important partner and many of our tools are designed to work directly with the private sector on technology, such as prize competitions and small business programs.

Civic Innovation Challenge (CIC) Civic Innovation Challenge Powering Smart & Connected Communities

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is partnering with the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy, to co-sponsor the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIC), to address mobility and resilience priorities across the country. Please visit: for further information.

S&T continues to build new networks with creative problem solvers — inventors, start-ups, incubators and accelerators — to find solutions to homeland security challenges. Many of our tools help us experiment with emerging technologies, such as our Silicon Valley Innovation Program, designed to work with start-up companies.

Our Industry Guide lays out DHS technology needs, describes S&T’s technical focus areas, and identifies opportunities and tools for industry to work with us. The guide helps shape how we work with industry to find creative technology solutions. As a companion to the Industry Guide, our Innovation Programs & Tools booklet provides more detail on our tools for working with industry, including the process, eligibility, timelines, and how to apply.

S&T has a team devoted to working with industry that developed the #InnovateS&T video series.  These videos cover the basics on how to work with us and go more in-depth on how to apply for certain programs.

You may contact us by emailing:

The buttons below have more information on ways to work with us, homeland security need areas, and specific programs like SAFETY Act that provide incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies.


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