Support to the Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders Group (FRG) projects engage first responders to better understand their needs, develop innovative solutions to address their most pressing challenges, from small- to large-scale emergencies, and help practitioners identify requirements for transition to use.
- National Urban Security Technology Laboratory projects test, evaluate and analyze homeland security capabilities while serving as a technical authority to first responders, and state and local entities, in protecting our cities.
- Office for Interoperability and Compatibility projects provide local, tribal, state, and federal stakeholders the tools, technologies, methodologies, and guidance to improve communications interoperability at all levels of government.
- Technology Clearinghouse/R-Tech projects provide information, resources, and technology solutions that address needs identified by first responders.
Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) projects facilitate research initiatives within six S&T technical divisions, with each Division focused on addressing a major threat, and enable multidisciplinary, team-based work that is essential for complex problem solving and strategic solutions.
- Borders and Maritime Security Division projects prevent contraband, criminals and terrorists from entering the United States while permitting the lawful flow of commerce and visitors.
- Chemical and Biological Defense Division projects detect, protect against, respond to, and recover from potential biological or chemical events.
- Cyber Security Division projects create a safe, secure and resilient cyber environment.
- Explosives Division projects detect, prevent and mitigate explosives attacks against people and infrastructure.
- Human Factors and Behavioral Sciences Division projects identify and analyze threats, enhance societal resilience, and integrate human capabilities in technology development.
- Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management Division projects strengthen situational awareness, emergency response capabilities, and critical infrastructure protection.
Acquisition Support and Operations Analysis (ASOA) projects provide technical, analytical and managerial expertise and resources to help DHS components identify, evaluate and acquire equipment, technology, and services efficiently and affordably to better secure the nation.
- Chief Systems Engineer
- Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Program Management Office
- Operational Test and Evaluation
- Research and Development Analysis and Assessment
Research & Development Partnerships (RDP) projects collaborate throughout the federal government, private sector and internationally, create partnerships and leverage non-S&T technological resources to deliver needed capabilities to the Homeland Security Enterprise.
- Interagency Office projects coordinate homeland security efforts of federal, state, local and territorial partners to share information and leverage opportunities.
- International Cooperative Programs Office projects pair U.S. entities with foreign counterparts to engage in cooperative research on homeland security issues.
- Office of National Laboratories projects partner with state-of-the-art facilities and the Department of Energy’s National Labs to counter threats to the nation’s security.
- Office of Public-Private Partnerships projects share technical needs of DHS components with the private sector to encourage investment in solutions.
- Office of University Programs projects support Centers of Excellence networks focused on multidisciplinary research and education in homeland security-related fields.
- Special Projects Office projects focus on partnering with the intelligence community to identify emerging technologies of interest and leverage relationships with the overall Homeland Security Enterprise and its components.