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Office of Mission & Capability Support

Office of Mission & Capability Support

Officers test the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection exercise. ATAK, a free app, helps law enforcement and responders visually track team members and assets in real time during an incident, as well as share encrypted data across jurisdictions, disciplines and components.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of Mission and Capability Support works with DHS operational Components, first responders at all levels of government, emergency management personnel and public safety and other homeland security organizations to define priorities, gaps and requirements to find or develop technology solutions. Our multidisciplinary experts engage with customers early and throughout the research and development process to deliver solutions for the homeland security mission. This Office focuses on the following DHS mission topic areas.  

Border, Immigration and Maritime primarily supports U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

First Responders and Detection primarily supports DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, and first responders. 

Physical & Cyber Security primarily supports the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Secret Service, and the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

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