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Technology Outreach Centers
Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense
for Homeland Defense
& Americas' Security Affairs
SPAWAR Systems Center,
Pacific (SSC-P)
25 September 2008
Technology Outreach Centers
Congressional Legislation
• National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003 – Sec.1401
– “The Secretary of Defense shall designate a senior official of the Department
of Defense to coordinate all Department of Defense efforts to identify,
evaluate, deploy, and transfer to Federal, State, and local first responders
technology items and equipment in support of homeland security.”
• National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2004 – Sec. 803
– “The Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy shall establish a program
under which States and units of local government may procure through
contracts entered into by the Department of Defense of the Department of
Homeland Security anti-terrorism technologies and anti-terrorism services
for the purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying, deterring, or recovering
from acts of terrorism.”
• National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2007 – Sec. 941
– The Secretary of Defense shall develop a policy, to be applicable throughout
the Department of Defense, on research, development, test and evaluation,
procurement, and operation of unmanned systems.
Technology Outreach Center
Operations & Management
• The TOC concept was
established and is led
by the DoD
• Interagency support has
been a cornerstone
from the beginning
• Federal, State and
Local all contribute to
and benefit from this
• Coordination point for
all efforts resides with
Mr. Cliff Hudson, OSD
• Things that remain the
same from site to site
– Mission statement
– Processes and
– Leadership and
coordination point
• Things that may be
– Local capabilities and
– Funding sources
– Available facilities
– Agency partnerships
Technology Outreach Centers
Mission Statement
The Technology Outreach Centers are dedicated to the
support of the DoD, First Responders, Academia and
Industry in research, development, test, evaluation,
procurement, integration and operation of unmanned
systems, equipment, technologies and services for the
purpose of preventing, detecting, identifying, deterring,
or recovering from acts of terrorism in support of
homeland security.
The Technology Outreach Centers will provide these
services along with training and support to Federal, State,
and Local First Responders.
• Builds on operational concept established at SSC-SD
and Camp Guernsey, WY
• Provides manageable growth in next phase offering
access to a significant State and local First Responder
• Continues to leverage existing facilities and capabilities
to lower operation costs
• Can evolve to support other critical technologies
• Provides important pre-positioned capability for response
to major natural and man-made incidents
• Offers an opportunity to exploit Section 803 strengths
upon implementation for purchase and support

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