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Science and Technology Collection

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the Department’s primary research and development arm and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders.

  • Wildfire Sensor Technology Fact Sheet

    Wildfires across the U.S. and around the world are becoming more frequent, costly, and dangerous. DHS S&T is working with the U.S. Fire Administrator, N5 Sensors Inc., TechNexus, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to develop and test early wildfire detection technology to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state and local emergency management partners.

  • Biological Threat Characterization Fact Sheet

    Biological Threat Characterization develops and maintains scientifically robust capabilities across the biodefense spectrum.  These capabilities inform national homeland defense activities to prevent, respond to, and recover from a biological attack on the homeland.

  • Chemical Threat Characterization Fact Sheet

    Chemical Threat Characterization develops and maintains scientifically robust capabilities across the chemical spectrum.  These capabilities inform national homeland defense activities to prevent, respond to, and mitigate the impact of a chemical attack on the homeland.

  • PANTHR Agricultural Threat Characterization Fact Sheet

    PANTHR's Agricultural Threat Characterization improves national food and agriculture defense and preparedness by supporting scientific efforts to characterize traditional and emerging agricultural threats and hazards.

  • PANTHR Hazard Knowledge Center Fact Sheet

    PANTHR's Hazard Knowledge Center builds and maintains the knowledge management system, which hosts and ensures broad access to PANTHR products, tools, models, and capabilities.

  • PANTHR Technical Request Fact Sheet

    Standard process for intake and completion of tailored analyses and technical requests.

  • PANTHR Tools for Integrated Evaluation of Risk Fact Sheet

    TIGER provides comprehensive evaluation of hazards and risk, comprising pertinent data and analyses, to decision makers across the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).

  • Master Question List for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

    DHS S&T developed the following “master question list” that quickly summarizes what is known, what additional information is needed, and who may be working to address such fundamental questions as, “What is the infectious dose?” and “How long does the virus persist in the environment?”

    The Master Question List (MQL) is intended to quickly present the current state of available information to government decision makers in a possible operational response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and allow structured and scientifically guided discussions across the federal government without burdening them with the need to review scientific reports, and to prevent duplication of efforts by highlighting and coordinating research. 

  • Partnership Intermediary Fact Sheet

    A partnership intermediary (PI) is a state or local government, or a non-profit entity owned/funded/ chartered/operated in whole or in part by a state or local government that assists, counsels, advises, evaluates or otherwise cooperates with small business firms and educational institutions.

  • CSAC FY2023 Annual Report

    As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC) is the nation’s only federal study, analysis and knowledge management center for assessing the threat and hazard(s) associated with an accidental or intentional large-scale chemical event or chemical terrorism event in the United States.