DHS S&T to Engage Innovators on Detection Canine Research
Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Center for Innovative Technology, 2214 Rock Hill Rd, Herndon, VA 20170. Hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), this Technology and Innovation Exchanges (TIES) event is focused on advancing detection canine research and development. This TIES engagement is the second in a series of nation-wide collaborative events designed to engage and educate innovator communities about DHS’s vast mission, homeland security challenges and specific operational needs.
“Each TIES event is a unique opportunity for us to focus on important research areas related to a DHS operational mission and to connect with industry,” said Megan Mahle, DHS S&T Director of Industry Partnerships. “We encourage innovators to join us and hear from leading experts in the detection canine field, learn about available business opportunities through DHS S&T’s Long Range Broad Agency Announcement, and network with representatives in this field.”
DHS S&T wants to engage with detection canine innovators, researchers, and experts to:
- Develop and validate tools and techniques for the canine end-user community to optimize training methods and deployment strategies.
- Perform comprehensive canine research to maximize the abilities of odor detection dogs.
- Conduct studies on the chemistry of odor analysis and odor effects to reduce the burden of training and maintenance of certified detection canines.
“We want to reach a broad spectrum of innovators to help us solve our most important detection canine research challenges,” said Don Roberts, S&T’s Detection Canine Program Manager. “Through S&T business opportunities focused on funding innovation, industry can help us advance our knowledge in the fields of detection canine training methods, odor chemistry research, and maintaining a canine’s detection proficiency.”