Deborah Determan

July 20: Deborah Determan, Director, Research & Development Partnerships, S&T

Join us for lunch with

Deborah Determan
Director, Research & Development Partnerships
Science & Technology Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deborah Determan, who has come to DHS following a career on active duty with the U.S. Air Force, has been named the new director of the Research and Development Partnership (RDP) Group, a unit within the DHS Science & Technology Directorate.

“Determan’s priorities include aligning S&T and RDP capabilities to meet the requirements of DHS end users,” says the RDP Group’s recently quarterly newsletter,”identifying and maximizing collaborative opportunities with S&T program managers, and maintaining vibrant relationships with potential research and development partners to deliver high-impact results for our stakeholders.”

Determan said, “RDP is a force multiplier for the entire homeland security enterprise.” (from Government Security News magazine)

The Director of Research and Development Partnerships conducts effective outreach and engagement through close partnerships with DHS operating components and science and technology groups across the national laboratories, interagency and intelligence communities, academic institutions and the private sector, both domestic and abroad, explains the department’s Website.
Ms. Determan manages Research & Development Partnership for the Science & Technology Directorate at DHS. The Director of Research and Development Partnerships (RDP) conducts effective outreach and engagement through close partnerships with Department operating components and science and technology groups across the national laboratories, interagency and intelligence communities, academic institutions and the private sector, both domestic and abroad. The RDP Group includes:
Interagency Office
International Cooperative Programs Office
Office of National Laboratories
Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC)
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC)
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)
Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC)
Office of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
Small Business Innovative Research Office (SBIR)
Long Range Broad Agency Announcement Office (LRBAA)
Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI)
Commercialization Office
Office of University Programs
Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)
Executive Director & National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Liaison
Special Projects Office (SPO)

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