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TDDP PROJECT SUMMARIES

The Technology Development & Deployment Program (TDDP) is a program within the U. S. Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate/Office of Infrastructure Protection. The program’s overarching mission is to rapidly research, develop and deploy state-of-the-art, cost-effective, and ready-for-use technologies, tools, and methods that provide solutions for well-defined and validated critical infrastructure needs and requirements. TDDP projects are selected by DHS officials.

 

TDDP provides the flexibility required to quickly address new or emerging needs that develop in the face of manmade or natural threats to critical infrastructure. TDDP’s operational platform is built on these components:

  • A disciplined approach to research and development project selection by working with infrastructure owners and operators to determine needs and requirements.

  • Focused research and development work that is driven by those well-defined and validated needs and requirements.

  • Highly qualified technical teams from the university community and from the private sector that are quickly organized across a spectrum of disciplines to carry out a broad range of R&D projects that address multiple prioritized needs.

  • Continuous engagement of project stakeholders and product endusers to ensure the work of research teams is constantly aligned with enduser requirements.

  • A strategic approach to facilitate the ultimate commercialization, or transition-to-use, of the research product.

 

NIHS developed the processes that underpin TDDP. NIHS organized and managed the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (KCI). The processes used by NIHS in implementing the TDDP for DHS were refined, matured and proven through KCI. More than 40 research and development projects were carried out under KCI; the products of several of these projects were commercialized or transitioned-to-use. TDDP builds on the successes of the KCI processes.

 

NIHS implements TDDP for Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate/Office of Infrastructure Protection.

 

The TDDP program manager is Jay Robinson, senior policy analyst, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection.

 

 

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