Identify, prioritize, and execute research and development projects that will provide advanced tools, techniques, and guidelines to satisfy interagency requirements for enhanced personnel security.
The Personnel Protection Subgroup is known to deliver cutting edge technology to military, law enforcement, and first responders of the federal, state and local government agencies. This technology plays a crucial role in saving American lives as well as bridging the gap from basic research capabilities to novel solutions for personnel protection. The Personnel Protection Subgroup takes pride in becoming a true leader in the innovation and transition of novel solutions that address current technological shortfalls while staying ahead of anticipated future threats with state-of-the-art technology solutions.
Communications, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
Develop technology that provides military and law enforcement personnel with a greater capability of covertly communicating and collecting surveillance data to identify and mitigate terrorist threats against personnel. Provide personnel with tools to tag, track, and locate mission critical personnel. Develop technology that enhances situational awareness of mission operations.
Individual Protection and Survivability
Enhance the protection of personnel during blast and ballistic events. Develop technology that increases the performance of body armor by reducing weight and optimizing material performance. Develop test devices and procedures that provide more biofidelic responses during blast and ballistic testing events in order to mitigate the probability of personnel injury. Quantify the effects of conventional and enhanced blast mechanisms to the human body.
Develop reference materials, information management systems, and analytical tools to improve mission preparation, facilitate decision making, and advance incident response capabilities. Enhance software tools to more efficiently exploit intelligence and surveillance data. Generate tools that will augment the detection of networks, relationship resolution, and tracking of terrorists through large amounts of data.
Enhance personnel protection during ground, marine, and air transportation. Develop techniques to increase protection against blast and ballistic threats during transit. Conduct performance evaluations and studies to assess the protection capabilities of transport mechanisms, and generate solutions to optimize protection.