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The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • Technology Centers Research Agenda

    The DHS Science & Technology Directorate Technology Centers’ Research Agenda is intended to provide the strategic framework against which we align and focus our research portfolio, and it communicates our priorities and objectives over the next three years. This Research Agenda identifies the most critical and impactful advances and developments in science and technology from the perspective of where the emerging technology and science trends are headed and their potential impact or implications to the Department.

  • Building Trust and Partnerships Subcommittee Final Report

    The Building Trust and Partnerships Subcommittee presented the Final Report to the full committee on June 6, 2023. 

  • Grants & Resources Subcommittee Final Report

    The Grants & Resources Subcommittee presented the Final Report to the full committee on June 6, 2023. 

  • Information Sharing Subcommittee Final Report

    The Information Sharing Subcommittee presented the Final Report to the full committee on June 6, 2023. 

  • Amphibious eXtreme Terrain Vehicle for Ice Rescue Fact Sheet

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) are partnering to develop a new ice rescue vehicle prototype. Once completed, the final vehicle will be durable; capable of operating in extreme cold, on land, on ice, and in water; and be able to easily transition between each type of terrain. The vehicle will accommodate up to three rescue team members and three passengers and support rescue and lifesaving equipment. 

  • Maritime Domain Awareness Sensors and Research Activity Factsheet

    Improvements in sensor technologies are constant, introducing opportunities to improve maritime surveillance for the United States Coast Guard and Customs and Border Patrol. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established the Maritime Domain Awareness Sensors and Research activity to leverage advances in sensor technology to increase department and DHS Component capabilities.

  • Next Generation Explosives Trace Detection Project Fact Sheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Next Generation Explosives Trace Detection project is developing research and development solutions to provide Transportation Security Officers and explosive specialists across the homeland security enterprise with state-of-the-art explosives trace detection and identification capabilities.  

  • Port & Coastal Surveillance Project Fact Sheet

    The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established the Port & Coastal Surveillance Project within its Maritime Safety and Security Program to identify, develop, and transition technologies to improve Maritime Domain Awareness, such as integrating sensors and platforms (including autonomous ones), information sharing technologies, mission support tools, and decision support capabilities. Its efforts will benefit DHS and our federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, international, public, and private port partners. 

  • U.S. Coast Guard Science & Technology Innovation Center Factsheet

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partnered with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Research and Development Center to form the USCG Science & Technology Innovation Center. This collaboration assists in defining gaps and requirements, as well as enabling rapid operational assessment and testing. 

  • Attitudinal Protective Factors and Risk Factor

    Research shows that one avenue of preventing terrorism lies in understanding and addressing radicalization to violence.  As part of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) research and development effort, the Campbell Collaboration, an international social sciences research network, conducted research to identify risk factors for—and protective factors against—radicalization to violence that are important for terrorism prevention. These finding informed this series of five booklets intended for communities seeking to strengthen protective factors and address risk factors against this growing threat.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022