CIP Technologies

1. – FirstGov for Science: Government Science Portal. " is a gateway to authoritative selected government science information provided by US Government agencies, including research and development results."

2. DOE Information Bridge - provides access to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.

3. GrayLit Network - a "science portal of technical reports," this site provides access to technical report information generated through federally-funded research and development projects.

4. NTIS Homeland Security Information Center, with special sections devoted to Health & Medicine; Biological & Chemical Warfare; Food & Agriculture; Preparedness & Response; and Safety Training Packages.

5. Virtual Technical Report Center - contains links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports, available in either full-text or searchable extended abstracts. Compiled and maintained by the University of Maryland Libraries.

6. Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) – public access research reports generated for and by the Department of Defense (DoD). It includes report citations and many full-text reports.

7. Biometrics Catalogue – is a free to use, U.S. Government sponsored database of public information about biometric technologies.

8. Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) – the national interagency research and development program for combating terrorism requirements at home and abroad.

9. – information portal about all thing related to the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, two competitively awarded, three-phase Federal Government programs, are designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide opportunities for small business.

10. Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) – The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace.

11. United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) – a partnership between Homeland Security and the public and private sectors.

12. Biometrics Task Force Portal (BTF) - Department of Defense (DoD) senior leadership has recognized the important role that biometrics play in prosecuting the global war on terrorism, protecting our troops, and securing national security interests. The Biometrics Task Force (BTF) serves to:

  • Act as the DoD proponent for biometrics
  • Lead in the development and implementation of biometric technologies for Combatant Commands (COCOMS), Services, and Agencies
  • Deliver capabilities in order to contribute to the enhancement of the biometric community
  • Increase Joint Service interoperability
  • Empower the warfighter by improving operational effectiveness on the battlefield

The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.