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Since the Department's creation, the goal is simple: one DHS, with integrated, results-based operations.
DHS S&T works closely with the nation’s emergency response community to identify and prioritize mission capability gaps and to facilitate the rapid development of critical solutions to address responders’ everyday technology needs. These technology prototypes are operationally field tested by S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL).
Read the latest results and feedback on the usability of SMART for first responders.
Around the world, conflict and disasters adversely and disproportionately affect women and girls, yet women remain under-represented in efforts to prevent and resolve conflict, and in post-conflict peace-building or recovery efforts. Research has shown that peace negotiations are more likely to succeed, and result in lasting stability, when women participate.
December 2016 memo signed by the Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis and Undersecretary of Management expanding the scope of the DHS Insider Threat Program beyond the protection of classified information to include threats posed by all DHS employees.
The DHS 2020 - 2023 FOIA Backlog Reduction Plan includes five goals that lay out a sustainable course for containing and reducing the age of the backlog in the short-term, and sustainably lowering the size of the backlog over the next three to five years. To achieve success, the plan addresses the underlying causes of the backlog – including decentralization, technology and interoperability limitations, and staffing and resource constraints.
The Best Practices for Detection Canine Training & Testing booklet is provided to share science-backed concepts and ideas that are proven to improve the quality and rigor of detection canine training and testing.
The REAL ID Act of 2005 Implementation: An Interagency Security Committee Guide outlines guidance for Federal departments and agencies specifically with regards to alternate access control options for individuals who are unable to present a driver’s license or identification card issued by a REAL ID compliant state.
Acting Secretary Wolf’s letter to the New York DMV regarding New York’s Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.
In accordance with the Federal Digital Government Strategy, DHS.gov is now making available PDF copies of our Google Analytics monthly Web Metrics and Search reports.
The capability gaps or Statements of Objectives (SOO) developed as a result of these meetings help determine how S&T engages with business, industry, innovation and academia partners, and ultimately how S&T provides first responders the tools they need to protect communities and stay safe while performing their duties.