The IMG-S organisation comprises seven vertical Technical Areas (TA), each addressing a specific security challenge; the Aerospace Security and Defence - Strategic Research and Technology (ASD- SRT), providing strategic orientation and advice on security and R&T priorities; and a Synthesis and Coordination Group (SCG), to orient, steer and produce integrated reports and holistic research priorities.
IMG-S Technical Areas are described below.
TA1 (Surveillance and Identification) is focused on surveillance for citizens, infrastructure protection, urban security, crisis management and identification management of people and assets. TA1 topics span across many domains of Security missions and technologies, thus representing a high priority for Europe.
TA2 (Communications Systems) focuses on identifying innovative technologies and applicable cross-platform solutions for secure and critical communications. Its scope includes analysis of communications media, hardware, protocols, services and data efficiency meeting stringent requirements on security, privacy, reliability, availability and maintainability.
TA3 (Ethics, Human Factors, Societal Impact) is a cross- cutting area devoted to new concepts recently emerged - such as societal security and the notion of human security - that are integral to the European security philosophy. TA3 aims to inject into the technological and industrial matrix the main ethical, human rights, privacy and societal implications of security.
TA4 (Resilience) focuses on delivering innovative and adaptive technology and societal solutions to strengthen recovery to man-made and natural disasters, addressing all ‘systems’ employed in Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.
TA5 (Information Processing and Management) is at the core of human sense-making, dialogue, analysis, decision- making, design, government and any organised human activity today. TA5 aims at identifying, exploring and developing concepts, architectures, technologies and support for information infrastructures that will enhance information processing and management for security applications.
TA6 (CBRNE) is a group of European experts working in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) fields. The group addresses the complete range of technologies, methods and procedures taken to provide effective Prevention, Resilience, Resistance, Reaction and Recovery concerning the CBRNE environment.
TA7 (Cyber Security) focuses on studying and promoting innovative technologies and applicable solutions for the cyber security domain, cyber crime fighting and cyber crime prevention.