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Experiments and Pilots

Technology transfer from the lab to the marketplace is a vital aspect of the Cyber Security Division’s (CSD) R&D efforts. The DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, National Cyber Security Division and other operational components need experimental deployment opportunities to investigate operational capabilities of new technologies. The Cyber Security Experiments and Pilots project provides a platform for experimentation, testing, evaluation and operational deployment to facilitate technology transfer. Experiments and pilots allow for technologies developed through S&T to be tested and evaluated in operational environments and provide feedback for performers and vendors. Not only does this facilitate technology transfer, but the feedback also allows DHS components to refine their requirements and ultimately make their infrastructure more secure. Examples of previous successful experiments and pilots include the Cyber Scenario Modeling and Reporting Tool and the Public Regional Information Security Event Management system which used an S&T-funded botnet detection and mitigation tool.


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