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Moving DOD tech to responders

Moving DOD tech to responders

The Pentagon’s Defense to Response Technology Program (D2R) is working with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service  (TEEX) to identify and commercialize Department of Defense-funded technologies that can be used to enhance public safety and homeland security.

The D2R technology transfer program will identify three technologies a year and provide up to $110,000 in services from TEEX’s Product Development Center to bring promising technologies to market.

The 2016-2017 D2R program is focusing on four technology areas:

Responder health and safety:  Risk-informed countermeasures and policies protecting people, borders, structures, materials, products and systems associated with key operational activities and critical infrastructure.

Enhanced communications operability: Capacity for timely communications for security, situational awareness and operations for communities and response forces in impact areas.

Situational awareness and detection:  Decision-relevant information regarding the nature and extent of hazards, cascading effects and the status of the response as well as the identification and discovery of hazards through active and passive surveillance and search procedures.

Virtual training tools: Systems to train first responders, incident commanders and emergency managers in an interactive or virtual environment.

D2R is also looking for any cutting-edge, dual-use technology that can provide a solution to a first responder that does not fit one of the focus areas listed above

Applications are due Aug. 31, 2016. Visit https://teex.org/Pages/events/defense-to-response-technology-showcase.aspx to apply.

Posted by GCN Staff on Aug 04, 2016 at 10:02 AM


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