DHS's Tech Solutions office

Monday - 7/6/2009, 2:29pm EDT

WFED's Jason Miller

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Twelve to 15 months.

That is the time limit the Homeland Security Department Science and Technology's Tech Solutions division puts on its projects.

Its goal is to take existing technology and tweak it to solve a specific problem for first responders.

As part of his ongoing series, DHS science and technology: A vision of what's possible, FederalNewsRadio's Jason Miller takes a look at how the Tech Solutions office is supporting the development of new tools for first responders.