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In 2006, the federal government created the Defence Research and Development Canada – Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS) as a joint endeavor between the Department of National Defence and Public Safety Canada.
The new Centre took over responsibility for the CRTI and the Public Security Technical Program, which was created to look at science and technology (S&T) for critical infrastructure protection, surveillance and intelligence, border security, cybersecurity and emergency management systems. The Canadian Police Research Centre also joined the DRDC CSS in 2007, bringing police, fire and emergency medical services into the mix. Its mission is to strengthen, through investments in science and technology, Canada’s ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from accidents, natural disasters, or terrorist and criminal acts that impact the safety and security of Canadians.
From its central location within the federal government, DRDC CSS has a clear view of the ever-changing domestic safety and security scene and is well positioned to coordinate the broader federal S&T community’s efforts while enhancing its own contributions as a scientific advisor to emergency and security officials.
ISSN 1927-0275 = Dimensions (Ottawa. Online)