This time of year brings out the best in people as we find meaningful ways to support loved ones and serve our communities. It’s this commitment to service and helping others that makes the holiday season so special, and it reminds me of how the men and women at the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) approach their work throughout the year.
Everything we do at S&T supports the people who serve on the front lines of the nation’s homeland security. Our staff apply their impressive talents to ensure DHS components and the nation’s first responders have the right technologies to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Our partners in government, private sector and academia develop innovative solutions that help our stakeholders stay ahead of new challenges.
In 2018, these efforts resulted in some truly impressive technical advances, which I encourage you to read about in our Newsroom. Each story represents a victory for someone working in the field, and it was made possible by the combined technical expertise and commitment of S&T staff and our partners.
At the end of the day, we know the work we do as a research and development organization will ultimately impact the people who often put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. It’s this mindset that inspired the S&T Impact series, which highlights how S&T makes a difference for those working in key DHS mission areas. If you have some downtime this season, take a look through the series to discover some of the ways we’re changing the game for nation’s the homeland security.
This is a great time of year to remember how important service to others is, and to commit ourselves to finding new ways we can give back to our communities. As we end one year and prepare to start a new one, I find my resolve to continue to support our nation and the Homeland Security Enterprise is also renewed.
Thank you to everyone who has worked with us this year, and I know I speak for everyone at S&T when I express my sincere gratitude for those who’ve given their time, energy and lives in service to the nation’s security.
I wish you all a very happy holiday season and a joyous new year!