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Celebrating DHS Women Inventors for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, we wanted to highlight the women of DHS who are inventors. To date, DHS has a total of eight women inventors who hold six patents. In addition, more than 20 inventions by DHS women are currently awaiting approval by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).  

Embracing a New Normal for COVID-era R&D

Our theme at this year’s SXSW event, “The Road to Reopening: Recovery through Research,” answers the call about what is needed from a governmental R&D organization to improve security, restore public confidence and keep our front-line workforce safe and protected.

critical questions for DHS to answer in next five years

DHS is looking for ideas and suggestions from its stakeholders across public and private sectors familiar with or interested in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department’s mission. Your input can be submitted in the form of  questions, hypotheses, or problems focused on any area of the Department’s work. 

Looking Back on 18 Years

On the 18th birthday of DHS S&T, the homeland security landscape may look a bit different in 2021 than it did in 2003, but our commitment to meeting the pressing challenges of today and tomorrow hasn’t wavered.


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