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Written testimony of S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security hearing titled “Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: Examining Remaining Challenges”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Explosives Division Director Steven Wallen addresses S&T’s approach to research and development and how S&T’s partnerships with the Transportation Security Administration, the private sector, and universities are leading to new explosives detection and mitigation solutions.

Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

The innovation and agility needed to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure requires collaboration between both the public and private sectors. Today, the Department of Homeland Security is releasing a national plan to guide research activities across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors, which provide the essential products and services that support the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being.

Written testimony of S&T Under Secretary for a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing titled “A Review of Progress by the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers addresses how S&T has evolved to more effectively and efficiently achieve its mission to deliver effective and innovative insight, methods, and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise.

Statement By Secretary Jeh C. Johnson On New Measure To Unify Department’s Research And Development Activities

As part of our DHS Unity of Effort initiative, I have directed an important new measure to unify the Department’s research and development (R&D) activities. Specifically, I have directed the establishment of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). These IPTs will be charged with coordinating and prioritizing research and development across the Department in a number of areas, such as aviation security, biological threats, counterterrorism, border security, cybersecurity and disaster resilience.

Work with DHS Science and Technology

Work with DHS Science and Technology

If your business has a concept, technology or product that aligns with a high-priority technology need for DHS, your company can potentially partner with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate.


In January 2011, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) announced a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 11-02 seeking proposals in fourteen (14) technical topic areas (TTA) aimed at improving security in bot


The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is charged with providing response support and defense against cyberattacks for the Federal Civil Executive Branch (.gov) and information sharing and collaboration with state and local


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