Innovation is the driving force behind the work of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)—the research and development arm of the Department. To deliver the best technology 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) are 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. During these engagements innovators will have the opportunity to hear from S&T’s component partners and operational experts on a specific homeland security challenge, informing stakeholders of current activities, research and development needs, and areas that intersect with the private sector.
Northern VA, December 10, 2019 -- For this engagement, S&T focused 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 event provided 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.
Boston, MA, July 16, 2019 -- In partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), S&T engaged interested innovators about the DHS operational mission, and homeland security challenges of mobile network infrastructure, specifically protecting and securing legacy, current and 5G mobile network communications, services and equipment.