While Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) programs focus on different topics—screening, border control, floods, bioterrorism, the next generation first responder and others—they will all share common infrastructure requirements. S&T's Technology Centers tap S&T subject matter experts and technology developers to provide program-specific support. Their primary role is to provide a centralized suite of reusable products and support services individually tailored to the S&T program needs by identifying and sharing best practices, subject matter expertise, knowledge products and technical services. This allows program managers to focus on big-picture, new technology development while they address individual requirements and generally advance the state of technology for all of S&T in their field.
Biometrics and Identity (BI-TC) will inform applications of biometric technology to specific operational use cases across the Homeland Security Enterprise.
Data Analytics (DA-TC) uses emerging storage, security, computation and analytics technologies to create information leverage and rapidly convert data to decisions for Homeland Security systems, missions and operations.
Hazard Awareness and Characterization (HAC-TC) studies emerging chemical, biological, and explosives (CBE) threats, and conducts basic research to understand the characteristics of CBE agents to inform DHS preparedness against potential future threats and incidents.
Modeling and Simulation (MS-TC) provides a repository for mission based models as well as modeling and simulation tools.
Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC-TC) provides integrated networking solutions, ensuring interoperable communication across all network platforms.
Sensors and Platforms (SP-TC) provides Apex programs with assured, secure access to databases (or knowledge bases), modeling and simulation tools and shared situational awareness.
Social Sciences (SS-TC) will analyze the social and behavioral implications of new technologies, programs and policies to support their research, implementation and diffusion.