The Department of Homeland Security released a request for proposalsÂ to establish an Executive Master of Business Administration learning track through theÂ Center of Excellence program. DHS said TuesdayÂ thatÂ its Science and Technology Directorate intends to award $10.5M to an accredited U.S. institution to develop the MBA program spanning business management, legal and technical subject areas.
The program must also cover technology-focused courses and enable DHS personnel to refine their skills in technology commercialization, industry relationship establishment and overall federal acquisitionÂ management.Â
âS&Tâs investment in this space will build a cross-DHS collaborative workforce with the capability and skillset needed to develop, acquire, implementÂ and manage the transition process of operationally relevant technologies,â said William Bryan, DHS acting undersecretary for science and technology.
S&T will accept responses to the RFP through Aug. 9 ahead of plans to select a contractor by September. S&Tâs COEs are U.S. university-led consortia comprised of government, industry, academic and other research entities that work to educate and train new homeland security personnel and experts.