NIHS Links

Homeland Security Related Trade Bodies, Associations, & Centers

 

  1. U. S. Department of Homeland Security: www.dhs.gov
  2. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) www.aashto.org
  3. American Correctional Association (ACA) www.aca.org
  4. Association of American Railroads (AAR) www.aar.org
  5. Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International www.apco911.org
  6. Association of Telecommunications Professionals in State Government (NASTD) www.nastd.org
  7. Electronic Evidence Information Center www.e-evidence.info/
  8. Federal Wireless Users Forum (FWUF) www.fwuf.gov
  9. Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security www.fsscc.org
  10. Georgia Tech Information Security Center http://www.gtisc.gatech.edu/
  11. Government Innovators Network (Harvard University) www.innovations.harvard.edu/
  12. Homeland Security Innovation Association www.hlsa.org
  13. Institute for Information Infrastructure Program (I3P) (Dartmouth College)
  14. Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS) www.itsa.org
  15. Inter-Agency Board www.iab.gov
  16. International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) www.theiacp.org
  17. International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) www.iaem.com
  18. International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) www.iafc.org
  19. International Disaster Recovery Association (IDRA) www.idra.com
  20. Katrina Environmental Research & Restoration Network (KERRN) http://kerrn.org/
  21. Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCC) www.neiassociates.org
  22. Major County Sheriffs Association (MCSA) www.neiassociates.org
  23. Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG) www.mprg.org
  24. National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED) www.emergencydispatch.org
  25. National Association for Search & Rescue (NASR) http://www.nasar.org/nasar/
  26. National Association of County and City Health Officials www.naccho.org/
  27. National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) www.nasemso.org
  28. National Communications Systems www.ncs.gov
  29. National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) www.ncjrs.org
  30. National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) http://www.ndia.org/
  31. National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) http://www.nemaweb.org/
  32. National Emergency Number Association (NENA) www.nena.org
  33. National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) www.nlectc.org
  34. National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) www.npstc.org
  35. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) www.nreca.coop
  36. National Sheriffs Association (NSA) www.sheriffs.org
  37. National Tactical Officers Association http://www.ntoa.org/
  38. National Telecommunications & Information Administration Public Safety Program Office (NTIA) www.ntia.doc.gov
  39. NI2 Center for Infrastructure Expertise Critical Infrastructure Library www.ni2ciel.org
  40. Southwest Public Safety Technology Group www.swtc.org
  41. The Association of Biometrics www.afb.org.uk
  42. The Association of Security Consultants www.securityconsultants.org.uk
  43. The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials – International http://apcointl.org/
  44. Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) www.tiaonline.org
  45. Wireless Communications Association International www.wcai.com
  46. Wireless Industry Association www.wirelessindustry.com
  47. First Responder Technologies (R-Tech) www.FirstResponder.gov

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.