The Department of Homeland Security recently cited NowSecure as one of the success stories to come out of the Science and Technology (S&T) DirectorateUs Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR program encourages U.S. businesses with fewer than 500 employees to provide quality research and to develop new processes, products and technologies in support of the missions of the U.S. government. S&T initiated its SBIR program in 2004 to increase the participation of innovative U.S. small businesses in federal research and development programs and challenge the tech industry to make innovative homeland security solutions a reality. In a post giving an overview about S&TUs role in combating cyber attacks and inviting small tech companies to join the national conversation about cybersecurity, Dr. Reginald Brothers, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, pointed to our growth as proof of the SBIR programUs positive impact. Wrote Dr. Brothers: ROne of our recent small business successes is NowSecure, formerly viaForensics P a small mobile forensics business that just completed $12.5 million in Series A funding in December 2014 to allow the company to expand into the security market. NowSecure co-founder and owner Andrew Hoog attributes S&TUs early funding and support as the building blocks of their mobile security products and calls S&T his first investor.S WeUre proud to have participated in S&TUs SBIR program, and we support and applaud their goal of funding innovation in the private sector to help the nation achieve a stronger cybersecurity posture. We appreciate Dr. Brothers referencing our story and would encourage all small U.S. tech companies with innovative cybersecurity solutions to explore how they can partner with the DHS Science & Technology Directorate to help both bring their ideas to the next level and contribute to advancing our national security.