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S&T's Visionary Goals: Make Your Voice Heard

When I became Under Secretary for Science and Technology this past spring, I was humbled and honored to be a part of such a distinguished organization as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). I was immediately impressed with the passion the S&T staff displayed in regards to the importance of our mission and how it affects the security of our nation today and in the future.

As the primary research and development arm of DHS, S&T is dreaming big – looking 20 to 30 years out, or even further, to define core “North Star” visionary goals for the future. And we need your insights – your best thinking.

Over the past several months, the S&T team has developed and refined proposed visionary goals that are based solidly on the policies and priorities of the White House, the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, and the DHS Secretary. We’ve posted these goals on the S&T Collaboration Community and invite your input.

Based on what we know of today’s homeland security environment, what do you think the future will look like in 20 to 30 years? What should S&T plan to tackle now to ensure the nation is more resilient and secure in the future?

This is what we are working with our partners across the entire homeland security mission space to define – our ultimate end state, our “North Star.” When finalized, S&T’s Visionary Goals will help lay the foundation for the creation of a new strategic plan.

We encourage you to join the discussion and:

  • Provide insights into each of the proposed visionary goals.
  • Add new visionary goals for consideration (Click on “Submit New Idea” on this page).
  • Share your ideas and perspectives and comment on others’ ideas through the comment features.

All comments provided during this comment period will be reviewed by the working group and incorporated, where possible, into the final S&T Visionary Goals – to be released in early Fall. The S&T Collaboration Community site will be open for comment through Sept. 7, 2014.

Make your voice heard – share your best thinking so together we can set a path to a stronger, safer, more resilient future.


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