The Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Science and Technology (S&T) branch have created a high-level joint strategy to guide research and development (R&D) to help meet aviation security solutions.
In addition to better defining the R&D goals and initiatives for the two agencies to jointly cooperate on, the strategy also provides industry with a better understanding of where investments in aviation security technology are being, and will be, made.
The Aviation Security Technology Research and Development Strategy is based on TSA's requirements, Paul Benda, director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency within S&T, tells a House Homeland Security Committee panel. The two agencies are already looking to expand the strategy beyond aviation security for all of the R&D S&T is doing for TSA, he says.
The strategy document was completed in March and S&T released a …