The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) has issued the first call for proposals for innovative science and technology (S&T) project for homeland security applications. The call for proposals process is administered by Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). [ismember]Interested bidders should consult the CSSP information available online. Link to the CSSP Request Page [/ismember][nonmember]Subscribe for more information[/nonmember]
For this call, up to $15 million will be available as of April 1, 2013, for new projects under the CSSP. The call for proposals will be open from September 5, 2012, closing on December 5, 2012. The selected projects will be announced by March 2013.
“Science and technology investments are becoming increasingly important in the ever-changing risk environment,” said the Honorable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. “The solutions delivered through the Canadian Safety and Security Program will help broaden Canada’s preparedness and response to threats.”
Since 2006, Defence Research and Development Canada – Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) has been the focal point in coordinating a shared approach to the delivery of three public safety and security S&T programs, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological-Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI), the Public Security Technical Program (PSTP) and the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC), through partnerships with all levels of government, industry and academia. The harmonization of these three programs provides the foundation of the new Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP).