UNCLASSIFIED. 1401 Technology Transfer Program. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs) 1401TechTransfer@osd.mil. UNCLASSIFIED. 2003 National Defense Authorization Act Section 1401.
“Secretary of Defense shall designate a senior official of the Department of Defense to coordinate all Department of Defense efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy, and transfer to Federal, State, and local first responderstechnology items and equipment in support of homeland security.”
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and America’s Security Affairs [ASD(HD&ASA)] has been assigned this responsibility.
The term refers to “those individuals who in the early stages of an incident are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, and the environment, including emergency response providers as defined in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101), as well as emergency management, public health, clinical care, public works, and other skilled support personnel (such as equipment operators) that provide immediate support services during prevention, response, and recovery operations.” *
*As defined in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8, December 17, 2003.
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*Planned as of January 2, 2007.