Before we wrap up and say goodbye to the 2014 holiday season – it’s appropriate that we take a moment to reflect on our accomplishments over the past year, and what we hope to achieve in the coming year.
My adventure with S&T began in April, and I am very happy with the progress we’ve made in the last nine months.
Our new Visionary Goals best illustrate how we’re strategically looking 20 to 30 years out to not only address today’s issues, but to try and get out in front of tomorrow’s security challenges.
I’m very proud of our new website. It showcases our hard work and dedication across S&T’s footprint. Now, anyone who is interested in better understanding what we do and how they can play a role will have a one-stop site to find technical information, understand our business operations and get a clear sense of our areas of focus.
In 2015, more big news will come from S&T. In mid-January, we’re kicking off a National Conversation – nationwide discussions designed to spur conversations on innovative solutions for homeland security challenges. Everyone is invited to participate; stay tuned for more on that. We are also launching projects designed to help us accomplish our Visionary Goals. A few weeks ago, we opened solicitations for the next round of innovative solutions from small businesses. I look forward to seeing the proposals and the possibilities they hold.
As you look back at this past year and look forward to the coming year, I hope you are as excited as I am about our future and what we can accomplish here at S&T. Our New Year’s resolution for S&T will be to continue to provide the best support we can to the homeland security community to increase the security and resiliency of our nation.
Happy New Year!
Dr. Reginald Brothers
Under Secretary of Science and Technology