HLS/ First Responders

First Responders Press Releases

BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to Invest $2.75 million in Three New Projects to Foster Advanced Technologies for First Responders

The program was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) to promote and fund jointly developed technologies for First Responders.

July 24, 2017 – During its meeting on June 14, 2017, held in Washington, D.C., the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation awarded funding to three homeland security projects, selected by DHS and MOPS, between U.S. and Israeli companies to advance technologies for first responders. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of the three projects to approximately $7 million.
July 24, 2017


BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to invest $1.9 million in 2 new projects to foster advanced technologies for First Responders

The program was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) to promote and fund jointly developed technologies for First Responders

July 6, 2016 – During its meeting on June 7-8, 2016, held in Palo Alto , CA, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation awarded funding to two projects, selected by DHS and MOPS, between U.S. and Israeli companies to advance technologies for First Responders. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of both projects to approximately $4.5 million.
July 06, 2016


New Collaborative Initiative between Israel and the U.S. Promotes the Development of Advanced Technologies for First Responders

Israel-U.S. agreement, under the BIRD Foundation, will support the collaboration between companies and research organizations in Israel and the U.S.

December 8, 2015 – The Israel -U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, announced that the Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have signed a collaborative agreement to promote and fund joint Israeli-U.S. projects for the development of advanced technologies for First Responders. The collaboration agreement was designed to improve and enhance the preparedness of national rescue forces including fire, police and first-aid units, and their capabilities in the field. According to the agreement, the BIRD Foundation will manage the binational program, titled “NextGen First Responder Technologies” which will also allow for collaboration between companies and research institutions.
December 8, 2015