The DHS Science and Technology Directorate Resilient Systems Division’s (RSD) mission is to rapidly develop and deliver innovative solutions that enhance the resilience of individuals, communities, and systems by enabling the Whole Community to prevent and protect against threats, mitigate hazards, effectively respond to disasters, and expedite recovery.
RSD’s vision is to strengthen our homeland resilience to all-hazards disasters through science and technology-based solutions.
Leadership and Organization
Mr. Jalal Mapar is the Director of RSD. The division's thrust areas are: Adaptive Risk Mitigation, Agile Disaster Management, Resilient Infrastructure, and Effective Training, Education and Performance.
RSD Thrust Areas
Adaptive Risk Mitigation delivers innovative tools and processes that reduce the risk to people and infrastructure and can adapt to evolving threats, changing environments, and cascading consequences
Agile Disaster Management provides advanced situational awareness and real-time decision support tools for individuals, communities, and infrastructure to rapidly and effectively respond to disasters and reduce recovery time
Resilience Infrastructure develops resilient designs and design standards for services, structures, and systems that increase the resilience of critical infrastructure against all hazards.
Effective Training, Education, and Performance provides training and tools that enhance the contributions of individuals and teams to all aspects of resilience.
RSD’s primary federal customers are the Department's Intelligence & Analysis (I&A), National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection (NPPD/OIP), Office of Health Affairs (OHA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), U.S. Secret Service (USSS), and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). RSD directly supports emergency responders; federal, state, and local emergency managers; and critical infrastructure owners and operators.