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Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST)

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United Kingdom
+1727865051
shaun.mallinson@homeofice.gsi.gov.uk
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/f
Ministry
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Shaun Mallinson (Senior Forensic Adviser)

Field of Activity


1. NATURAL SCIENCES
» Physics
» Radiology
» Chemistry

3. FORENSIC SCIENCES
» Forensic technologies
» Biometry
» Digital forensics

4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Policy development
» Testing and validation
» Law enforcement

5. TECHNOLOGIES & MATERIALS
» Material Science
» Protective textiles
» Detection technologies
» Sensor equipment and technologies
» Electronics, Microelectronics

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Communication equipment and technologies
» Electronic authentication
» Radio Frequency (RFID)

Core competencies

CAST are a blended team of 200+ scientists and engineers at the heart of the Home Office providing
expert advice, innovation and frontline support from a science and technology perspective.
CAST are the primary science and technology interface between Home Office ministers and policy
makers, frontline delivery partners, and the suppliers of science and technology. Understanding the
policy and operational context of Home Office business allows us to operate where others cannot for
reasons of impartiality, national security or market failure.
CAST support the full range of Home Office interests in policing and tackling crime, counter-
terrorism, border security and controlling immigration. Our extensive in-house skills and expertise,
coupled with access to industrial, academic and international networks, ensures that we are able to
provide the right advice and support, irrespective of the problem.
Our expertise and activities are focused into capability areas that serve the range of Home Office
interests in:
• Contraband detection
• Crime prevention and community safety
• Cyber
• Forensics
• Identity assurance
• Protective security
• Public order
• Surveillance

H2020 Research Focus


RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-Security
National Security Research Projects
Other Security Research Projects


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2015-01-22 / 2015-04-27