Commerce, HSD sign a systems research pact

The Homeland Security and Commerce departments have signed a memorandum of understanding on how they will work together on some technology projects.

The agreement that was signed late last month establishes a relationship between the Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and Commerce's Technology Administration, which operates the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

NIST is working on methods of detecting chemical and biological weapons; interoperability standards for first-response communications; and cybersecurity, radiation measurement and biometric technologies.

The five-year agreement calls for the departments to review cooperative projects annually. It also requires separate agreements for specific projects and to define funding plans.


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