On March 18, 2019, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the details of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget request to Congress for DHS and its component agencies and offices. The DHS request includes $51.7 billion in discretionary funding and an additional $19.4 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). The Budget request provides critical resources to help our frontline personnel do their jobs to secure the homeland against all threats and hazards, and it ensures DHS is able to defend Americans against emerging dangers.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible for implementing the programs necessary to align DHS’s Information Technology (IT) personnel, resources, and assets.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), through its Resilient Tunnel Plug project, is developing technologies that prevent or limit flooding in subway tunnels.
DHS S&T recently completed the integration of more than 9,700 real-world software test cases from the Static Tools Analysis Modernization Project (STAMP) into the Software Assurance Market Place (SWAMP).
The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage.
The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and recover from a catastrophic power outage, regardless of the cause?
DHS Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) SCITI Labs initiative leverages cutting-edge Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enhance public safety in communities across the country.
The FY19 CFATS Outreach Implementation Plan details the progress made on the CFATS program outreach goals and activities in FY18 and outlines the FY19 outreach goals.
DHS S&T has dedicated a multi‑year program to address GPS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, with a multi‑pronged approach,
DHS S&T enables effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions by applying scientific, engineering, analytic, and innovative approaches to deliver timely solutions and support departmental acquisitions.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement on President Trump’s Proclamation of November as National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month.