DHS selects two universities for Maritime Research Center of Excellence

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Friday, August 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has announced the selection of Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) and University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as co-leads for a new Center of Excellence for Maritime Research (CMR).

S&T will provide each CMR partner with an initial $1 million cooperative agreement for operations through June, 2015.

“SIT is already contributing to the security of the United States through its research on maritime security challenges, and we anticipate UAA will make similarly significant contributions, in the Arctic maritime environment,” said Dr. Matthew Clark, director of S&T’s Office of University Programs, which manages DHS’s Center of Excellence (COE) system.

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