Homeland security enterprise (HSE) criminal investigators require customized and innovative products that can provide them a competitive advantage in operational settings. Research-based solutions generated by this Center must be intuitive, insightful, timely, and innovative. CINA's research will be based on HSE needs, as expressed by its practitioners in this NOFO. Research outcomes will include analytical tools, technologies, and knowledge products, e.g., best practices, resource guides, and case studies, which can be transitioned effectively to the workforce. It is DHS's intent to produce new capabilities and work with criminal investigators at all levels to test these capabilities in operational settings, and then take steps to make these solutions available and useful to law enforcement agencies at all levels.
CINA researchers, faculty and students must work closely with DHS components and other federal, state and local law enforcement partners to develop and deploy tools and methods to diagnose and determine how to exploit the vulnerabilities of TCOs. The Center will provide tools to administrators, criminal investigators, patrol personnel, and planners to create competitive strategies and tactics that effectively disrupt and dismantle TCO networks.
The Center portfolio must address each of the major categories of critical knowledge gaps described in the research theme areas of this funding announcement using new and innovative projects that build on and complement existing work. In order to avoid duplication of existing work, applicants must demonstrate a working knowledge of existing studies, criminal enforcement approaches, policies, and findings relevant to this NOFO.
One per institution
|UIC Letter of Intent||
June 22, 2016
|UIC Internal Competition||
|Sponsor Letter of Intent||
September 1, 2016
Letter of Intent
Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program. White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.
Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.
If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.