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Science and Technology Directorate Organization

The S&T Directorate is organized into four groups that work together to ensure each aspect of S&T's work (operational analyses, requirements generation, test and evaluation, technology development, and acquisition support) is given the appropriate amount of emphasis.
 
 
The Support to the Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders Group (FRG) strengthens the response community's abilities to protect the homeland and respond to disasters. Three FRG divisions work together to carry out this mission:

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) focuses on identifying, developing, and transitioning technologies and capabilities to counter chemical, biological, explosive, and cyber terrorist threats, as well as protecting our nation's borders and infrastructure. HSARPA manages six technical divisions to carry out this mission:

The Acquisition Support and Operations Analysis (ASOA) group strengthens the Homeland Security Enterprise mission to secure the nation by providing analyses, engineering, and test expertise and products connecting Research, Development, and Acquisition to the operational end-user. ASOA is of the following:

  • Chief Systems Engineer
  • Federally Funded Research and Development Centers Program Management Office
  • Operational Test and Evaluation
  • Research and Development Analysis and Assessment
  • Standards

The Research and Development Partnerships (RDP) group builds enduring partnerships that deliver technology solutions to the HSE resourcefully and swiftly. It’s an urgent mission that demands close cooperation across the HSE and among the group’s six offices:

RDP also coordinates interactions with the White House through the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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