Be it in times of peace and prosperity or discord and struggle, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will always support its vital missions—and that includes supporting partnerships and innovation. Here are just a few highlights from the past year:
Partnered with Israel Ministry of Public Security to fund advanced homeland security technologies through the Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation.
“This is the fifth year of the program, established by DHS S&T and MOPS, supporting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies to provide innovative solutions and fulfill critical homeland security needs in both countries.” – Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD Foundation executive director
Selected George Washington University to lead a new Center of Excellence that will deliver a pilot Master of Business Administration program focused on security technology transition from federal research and development to operational use.
S&T will provide upwards of $5.8 million through a Firm-Fixed-Price contract to fund three cadres of 25 students.
Facilitated new graduate-level Test and Evaluation Certificate Program (TECP) in collaboration with the Air Force Institute of Technology, which is focused on the application of operational analysis techniques and includes courses in probability and statistics, empirical modeling and operational experimentation.
Selected University of Nebraska Omaha to lead new National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center of Excellence to mitigate threats to the nation’s people, infrastructure and economy.
S&T will provide $3.65 million for the first operating year of a 10-year grant period.