From the Document: "In FY2016, the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) celebrated 70 years in service though science. With locations in downtown New York City and the Chicago metropolitan area, NUSTL serves as an urban test bed that brings together the interests and initiatives of the federal community with the first responder community. The laboratory's mission activities in test and evaluation (T&E) and research and development (R&D) aim to help first responders prepare, protect and respond to homeland security threats. Technological innovation is necessary to address challenges for the first responder community as well as homeland security threats. To answer to these challenges, NUSTL performs tests, evaluations and assessments of existing and emerging technologies through a full spectrum of laboratory and field testing services. NUSTL's scientists, engineers and program leads planned and executed T&E activities to inform acquisitions and operations, develop more effective technology deployments and integrate first responder operations. [...] As a federal laboratory organized within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG), NUSTL is dedicated to advancing the research, development, test and evaluation of homeland security technologies and tools that prepare and protect our nation. This Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Annual Report contains a summary of NUSTL's completed program and project milestones, collaboration and outreach, mission and services, laboratory operations, and organizational successes."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/