High Paying US Jobs, Economic Empowerment
Revitalization of States through Federal Power
"Critical Field" Technology Innovation
Maximized Profits on R&D and Investments
Prevention of Biochemical and Nuclear Proliferation
Homeland Security Technologies
ACI Laboratory for Homeland Security Research Excellence
The terrorist attacks
of September 11 struck at the very heart of the American homeland. It
was a new form of total war in the age of terrorism, and it put all
Americans on notice that the United States is dangerously vulnerable and
that new means are urgently needed to strengthen the security of the
Deliver technology solutions for detection, protection, decontamination, mitigation, containment and disposal of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
Deliver technology solutions in the area of explosives detection and diagnostics with an emphasis placed on developing new and enhancing existing technologies for detection and identification of improvised explosive devices and large vehicle bombs.
Deliver technology solutions that safely diagnose and defeat improvised explosive devices (IEDs), improvised chemical and radiological devices, and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) and that more safely and effectively render terrorist devices safe.
Deliver technology solutions for the physical protection, cyber security and assurance of critical public, and private infrastructure systems required to maintain the national and economic security of the United States.
Research and develop technologies for criminal investigation, law enforcement, and forensic science technology applications in terrorism-related cases.
Develop equipment, hardware, tools and systems that alert and prevent attacks and provide security to VIP protectees and their protectors with an emphasis on life safety and emergency response equipment.
Develop technologies that provide physical security support to protect personnel, equipment and facilities against terrorist attack.
Develop technologies that support intelligence collection and special operations directed against terrorist activities.
Develop equipment and systems to support specialized force offensive operations and state and local law enforcement offensive directed against terrorist activities and groups.
Develop and deliver combating terrorism related education, training, and mission performance support products and technologies.
The terrorist attacks of September 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks demonstrated the urgent nature of fielding detection and treatment systems to combat chemical and biological threats.