Groups of the Homeland Protection R&D Area

Homeland Protection

Developing technology to keep the nation safe

A vital mission of the U.S. government is to secure the nation from the many threats it faces. We support this mission by assessing, prototyping, and deploying innovative technology that helps reduce the nation's vulnerability to terrorism, facilitate recovery from disasters, protect infrastructure, and improve the health of civilians.

The ERSA system uses cameras to track aircraft flying too close to the capital’s no-fly zone.

Homeland Protection Groups

We seek to improve human health and performance, prevent injury and disease, and enhance rehabilitation and recovery with advanced bioengineering technology. Our work covers four broad technical areas: biomedical research, engineered and synthetic biology, bioinformatics, and forensic biology.

Advancing Our Research


View the leadership of the Homeland Protection research area.

Featured Publications

Open-Source, Community-Driven Microfluidics with Metafluidics

Jun 7
Nature Biotechnology, vol. 35, no. 6

Our Staff

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Career Opportunities

Discover the exciting and challenging opportunities in Homeland Protection.