Partnerships are at the core of PSCR’s mission to accelerate advancements to public safety communications and our Research and Development (R&D) charter. Meaningful partnerships and collaboration add value to PSCR’s R&D outputs and services and aid in the development of innovative solutions to critical public safety communications gaps. Our partnerships help to connect people and ideas, collaborating around common goals, and pooling knowledge and resources to advance public safety technologies. Collaboration with our partners is vital to understanding public safety requirements and is essential to making our vision of the future a reality.
PSCR is continuously seeking to enhance its engagement and collaboration to support our strategic R&D objectives. We are developing new, agile engagement mechanisms to offer opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships and to enhance existing relationships that will yield tangible benefits for public safety communications.
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Since the creation of PSCR, the program has primarily been a sponsor-funded program, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and FirstNet. PSCR works closely with sponsors to ensure effective coordination mechanisms are in place to support the public safety community.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is a partnering tool allowing federal laboratories to work with U.S. industries, academia, and other organizations on cooperative Research and Development (R&D) projects. CRADAs provide flexibility in structuring project contributions, intellectual property rights, and in protecting proprietary information and CRADA research results.
Localization and Tracking System Testing Consortium
We are pleased to announce establishment of the Localization and Tracking System (LTS) Testing Consortium. Participants in this Consortium will have the opportunity to test their LTS leveraging a unique capability on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The goals of the LTS Testing Consortium are to demonstrate and further develop standardized localization and tracking system testing procedures, and to measure current state of the art. Learn more.