George J. Kostas Building

The mission of the George J. Kostas Institute for Homeland Security is to advance the development of societal resilience in the face of 21st Century risks.  The institute fosters a collaborative environment where multidisciplinary teams of academic and industry researchers interact closely with private and public sector practitioners. These teams undertake use-inspired research to develop practical and scalable tools and applications that expand the capacity of communities, critical systems, and infrastructure to withstand, respond to, recover from, and adapt to disruptive events.

Our facility offers a secure environment for innovative translational research and regularly convenes meetings for private and public sector practitioners in the fields of security and resilience from across New England, the United States, and the world.