Centers

Explore the DHS Centers of Excellence

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute

CIRI

Infrastructure Resilience

Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Zoonotic and Animal Disease Defense

ZADD

ANIMAL DISEASE DEFENSE

Co-led by Texas A&M University and Kansas State University

Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events

CREATE

RISK & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Led by the University of Southern California

Arctic Domain Awareness Center

ADAC

ARCTIC DOMAIN AWARENESS

Led by the University of Alaska Anchorage

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

START

TERRORISM STUDIES

Led by the University of Maryland

Awareness & Localization of Explosives-Related Threats

ALERT

EXPLOSIVES DETECTION

Led by Northeastern University

Center for Visualization and Data Analytics

CVADA

DATA & VISUAL ANALYSIS

Co-led by Purdue University (visualization sciences-VACCINE) and Rutgers University (data sciences-CCICADA)

Food Protection & Defense Institute

FPDI

FOOD DEFENSE

Led by the University of Minnesota

Maritime Security Center

MSC

MARITIME SECURITY

Led by Stevens Institute of Technology 

Borders, Trade, & Immigration

BTI

Border Security

Led by the University of Houston

Coastal Resilience Center

CRC

Coastal Resilience

Led by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in partnership with Jackson State University 

Emeritus Centers

Center of Excellence for Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response

PACER

PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS

Led by Johns Hopkins University

National Center for Border Security and Immigration

NCBSI

BORDER SECURITY

Co-led by the University of Arizona in Tucson and the University of Texas at El Paso

National Transportation Security Center of Excellence

NTSCOE

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY

Co-led by the University of Connecticut, Tougaloo College and Texas Southern University

Center for Maritime, Island and Remote and Extreme Environment Security

MIREES

MARITIME SECURITY

Co-led by the University of Hawaii and the Stevens Institute of Technology

Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

CAMRA

Microbial Risk Assessment

Co-led by Michigan State University and Drexel University

Coastal Hazards Center of Excellence

CHC

COASTAL HAZARDS

Co-led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jackson State University