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Science and Technology Directorate

Science and Technology Directorate

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders to protect the homeland.

Established by Congress to provide innovative solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges, S&T is the core source of scientific and engineering expertise for the Department and uniquely postured to enhance our nation's security and resiliency.


S&T's mission is to strengthen America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).

OPERATIONALLY FOCUSED: S&T provides the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) with strategic and focused technology options and operational process enhancements.

INNOVATION: S&T seeks innovative, system-based solutions to complex homeland security problems.

PARTNERSHIPS: S&T has the technical depth and reach to discover, adapt and leverage technology solutions developed by federal agencies and laboratories, state, local and tribal governments, universities, and the private sector - across the United States and internationally.

Last Published Date: October 15, 2014
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