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DHS Enlists DefenseWerx for Homeland Security Innovation Campaign

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The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate will collaborate with the Niceville, Florida-based nonprofit DefenseWerx organization to establish an innovation hub that can support DHS’ mission requirements.

S&T and DWX seek to engage the small business community and the educational sector in efforts to develop, transition and commercialize technology across five task areas under a partnership intermediary agreement, the directorate said Friday.

The nonprofit will help review S&T’s current innovation environment and recommend approaches on how to move homeland security inventions to the marketplace.

DWX also serves as a partnership intermediary for U.S. military organizations such as the Air Force Research Laboratory, Naval Post Graduate School and Army Cyber Command.

Established in 2012, DWX maintains five innovation centers throughout the country.