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Technology and Innovation Exchanges: Advancing Detection Canine Research and Development

Technology and Innovation Exchanges: Advancing Detection Canine Research and Development

Innovation is the driving force behind the work00pm Herndon, VA of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)—the research and development arm of the Department—but in order to deliver the best solutions to DHS’s end-users and operators, building, and sustaining relationships with industry and innovation communities is essential.

The Technology and Innovation Exchanges (TIES): Advancing Detection Canine R&D engagement will focus on the DHS S&T Detection Canine Program’s operational mission to provide the tools, techniques and knowledge to better understand, train and use detection canine teams.

This engagement provides industry and innovators the opportunity to hear from operational end users and DHS S&T about the research challenge areas in the detection canine community and opportunities to work with us to support this vital mission. DHS S&T wants to engage with interested innovators to help identify impactful solutions for operational end users, specifically to:

  • Develop and validate tools and techniques for the canine end-user community to optimize training methods and deployment strategies
  • Perform comprehensive canine research to maximize the abilities of odor detection dogs
  • Conduct chemistry of odor analysis and odor effects studies to reduce burden of training and maintenance of certified detection canines

Event Details

Date and Time: Tue, December 10, 2019 | 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Location: Center for Innovative Technology | 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA 20170

Who Should Attend

This complimentary event is open to industry and innovators interested in learning about the DHS S&T mission and detection canine research focus areas. This event is open to the press.


For more event information or to register, visit the TIES: Advancing Detection Canine R&D registration site.

Follow the Conversation on Social Media

We encourage you to follow S&T (@dhsscitech) on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to receive information about the TIES event and use hashtag #TIESInnovation.

Technology and Innovation Exchanges

The Technology and Innovation Exchanges (TIES) program is a series of nation-wide collaborative events designed to engage, develop, and foster relationships while educating innovator communities about DHS’ vast mission, homeland security challenges, and specific component operational needs. 


DHS S&T’s mission is to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions by applying scientific, engineering, analytic, and innovative approaches to deliver timely solutions and support departmental acquisitions. Created by Congress in 2003, S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation activities relevant to DHS.


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