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DT&E Designations

To encourage the development of anti-terrorism technologies, the SAFETY Act is implementing regulations to provide for the issuance of Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designations for promising anti-terrorism technologies. DT&E Designation facilitates the deployment of these anti-terrorism technologies in the field either for testing and evaluation purposes or in response to exigent circumstances by providing, on a limited basis, the liability protections offered by the SAFETY Act. Depending on the nature and/or the maturity of the technology, operational or other conditions may be included among SAFETY Act liability protections. DT&E Designations are intended to provide the DHS with added flexibility in making the SAFETY Act liability protections available to firms that are developing promising anti-terrorism technologies.