Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we have to be thankful for and to express those thanks to one another -- within our families, our communities, and across our nation. I especially want to thank those members of our community who work hard to protect our nation and who can’t be with their families this Thanksgiving – those serving in our armed forces and our first responders.
There is no more important mission than protecting the homeland, and this Thanksgiving I am honored and thankful to have the opportunity to serve by leading the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) on behalf of the American people. This past year, our nation has faced a range of threats and risks, and S&T has stepped up to contribute technical expertise and find innovative solutions to better secure our nation and to better protect the first responders who keep all of us safer. I am thankful to be part of such a dedicated, mission-focused organization.
On behalf of all the men and women across S&T, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Dr. Reginald Brothers
Under Secretary of Science and Technology