Strategic Planning for Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder program

The Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) First Responders Group (FRG) engaged FirstLink to compile a strategic plan for its Next Generation Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program.

FirstLink spoke with multiple internal and external stakeholders in order to build out a short-term (1-3 year) strategy and longer-term (3-10 year) strategy for the program.


DHS S&T began initiation of its Rapid Technology Development Center in conjunction with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. This strategy has been a key to the implementation of that effort.

"FirstLink has been a wonderful partner. They are always supportive, helpful, and responsive."

– John Dement, ORTA/Technology Transfer Manager, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division