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Academics Support DHS Through Centers of Excellence

The agency's innovations in technology are bolstering national security nationwide.

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University-led Centers of Excellence at the Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate conduct research and development on topics of interest to the overall agency's mission. The COEs' work sharpens not only DHS activity, but also its IT functions. These latest insights show how these efforts are supporting technological solutions at the agency across all its subagencies, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Coast Guard, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and more. 

Arizona State University
The Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency at Arizona State University
Focus:
qualitative analysis | artificial intelligence | economic modeling
Data forecasting and analytics artificial intelligence qualitative analysis
Goal:
Goal: improve resource allocation, cut costs, and increase overall operational efficiency across DHS.
image: Arizona State University
Texas A&M University clock tower
Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense led by Texas A&M University
Focus:
data analytics | advanced analytics | blockchain
Data analytics Advanced analytics Blockchain
Goal:
Goal: detect biological threats in global supply chains, promote lawful trade.
image: Texas A&M Univeristy, Albritton Bell Tower, College Station, Texas
University of Houston
Border, Trade and Immigration Institute (BTI) led by the University of Houston
Focus:
Data forecasting & analytics | Biometrics | Risk assessment
data forecasting biometrics risk assessment
Goal:
border security, maritime trade security, improve allocation of resources at the border.
image: University of Houston: University Drive, Downtown Houston, Texas
Omaha
National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center of Excellence led by the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Focus:
artificial intelligence | augmented reality | machine learning | data visualization
artificial intelligence augmented reality machine learning data visualization
Goal:
to study and prevent terrorism and violent extremism in the U.S.
image: University of Nebraska at Omaha: Downtown, Omaha, Nebraska
water fountain at night
Criminal Investigations Network Analysis Center led by George Mason University
Focus:
digital forensics | social media analysis | machine learning
digital forensics social media analytics machine learning
Goal:
identify fake distress calls and find criminal networks, like cartels.
image: George Mason University: City Hall at Market Square, Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
skyscrapers next to water
Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute Center led by University of Illinois
Focus:
predictive analytics | software tools | software applications
predictive analytics software tools software applications
Goal:
identify potential disruptions/cyber risk at U.S. ports, ensure NIST compliance, assess cyber risk for cyberinsurance, protect devices on 4G networks.
image: University of Illinois: Downtown, Chicago, Illinois

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