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Center of Innovation

The Center of Innovation (COI) is a unique multi-agency research collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

COI focuses primarily on early-stage research engagements with major, market shaping companies on disruptive technologies. The center pursues this course of action for two primary reasons:

  1. Large corporations possess the scale and ecosystem to support large government agencies such as the DoD and DHS
  2. The government can gain early insights into how disruptive technologies may enhance their mission environment, or conversely, how emerging technologies may adversely impact their mission environment

•Public-private partnership environment

  • Anti-malware research focused on code reuse versus variant detection – the defining features of this research have been speed and accuracy
  • Re-architect Software Guard Extensions, a new capability coded in the 6th generation Intel Corporation microprocessor, Skylake

Director: Dr. Terry Pierce
(719) 333-9429