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Sensor, Surveillance, and Biometric Technologies Center of Excellence

ManTech International Corporation operates the Sensor, Surveillance, and Biometrics Technologies Center of Excellence (SSBT CoE) in support of NIJ research and development (R&D) efforts. The primary role of the center is to assist in the transition of law enforcement technology from the laboratory into practice by first adopters.

The CoE supports law enforcement agencies nationwide to:

  • Identify technology needs.
  • Assess and monitor NIJ R&D programs.
  • Test and evaluate technologies.
  • Implement and oversee pilot and demo programs in support of new technology adoption.
  • Develop technology guidelines.
  • Provide specialized technology assistance and support.

Example Biometric technology focus areas include:

  • Handheld biometric devices.
  • Biometric information technologies.
  • Standards and interoperability.

Example Sensors & Surveillance technology focus areas include:

  • Through-the-wall surveillance radar.
  • Body-worn cameras.
  • Intelligent surveillance.
  • Novel sensors.