June 11, 2018
For the past fifteen years the Office of University Programs (OUP) of the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has funded university- based research through its Centers of Excellence (COE). In the process, the COEs have developed several hundred tools, technologies, and knowledge products (TTKPs) for use by DHS components. In 2016, the OUP funded a two-year effort to assess the costs and benefits of selected TTKPs. This project has two phases: In Phase 1, ten TTKPs relevant to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) were analyzed. In Phase 2, another set of TTKPs relevant to the Transportation Security Agency and to Customs and Border Protection are being analyzed. This report summarizes the results of Phase 1.