We received the following email for the National Security Innovation Competition.
Time is drawing short for interested collegiate teams to submit their “Intent to Compete” forms for the 2009 National Security Innovation Competition. The form and competition guidelines can be accessed at http://www.coloradohda.org/index.php?p=nsic2009 . The Round 1 entry is due by February 25, so there is still time to encourage a team from your school. The quality of competition has been high in past years, and we expect it to be even higher this year as we have expanded the scope of invitees.
Our chief judge will again be a senior technology manager from the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Undersecretary for Science and Technology. Other judges will represent senior technologists from leading companies with a keen interest in innovative technology to support national security. This is an excellent opportunity for the technologies developed at your school to gain broad exposure to senior government and industry “technology scouts”.
Our staff will be calling in the next few weeks to answer any remaining questions you may have and confirm that we have appropriate contact points for your school. Please pass this information on to your faculty which may be working qualified research projects with students. Feel free to have faculty call me directly with questions.