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International Engagement Strategy

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Technical Report

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Department of Homeland Security Washington United States

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On May 13, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security DHS outlined the five lines of effort with the greatest anticipated impact on homeland security Combat Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime Secure the Global Supply Chain and the International Travel System Expedite Lawful Flows of U.S.-Bound People and Goods Promote Lawful Immigration and Enhance Cybersecurity. In order to accelerate introduction of innovative solutions to address these security mission needs, close collaboration is needed with DHSs foreign counterparts throughout scientific and technical development. The International Cooperative Programs Office ICPO oversees S and Ts international activities, which contribute to the implementation of the Secretarys strategy and pursuit of S and Ts Visionary Goals. Since its inception, ICPO has facilitated more than 100 initiatives conducted across the department with international partners, including cost-sharing arrangements worth nearly 100 million in combined U.S. and foreign funding. Currently, ICPO manages relationships with 12 bilateral partner nations and with the European Commission. ICPO works with staff from across S and T to facilitate engagement, address export control issues, host foreign visitors, draft cooperative and technical agreements and issue legal guidance on international law and intellectual property issues. ICPO will play an important role in realizing this vision and achieving its mission.

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  • Civil Defense
  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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