Acquisition and Development Program

Through research and analysis, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) supports acquisition decisionmaking, research and development, and the adoption of new technologies through analysis, evaluation and planning tools.

Program Director

What We Do

  • Acquisition Studies

    To support acquisition decisionmaking, HSOAC helps DHS formulate requirements, analyze capability, plan acquisitions, manage acquisition programs, test and evaluate systems, and analyze lessons from completed or terminated acquisition programs.

  • Research & Development (R&D) Studies

    HSOAC provides DHS analyses of early-stage R&D activities, portfolio planning and analysis, performance analysis to support testing and evaluation, and support for optimal transfer of technology and products into government operations or licensing for use by others.

  • Innovation and Technology Acceleration

    HSOAC helps DHS develop and track key metrics of technical progress for technologies being developed within the government and industry, and, in cases where performance is sufficient, identify roadblocks to successful deployment (e.g., public concerns about privacy or safety about a new system).

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