In today’s rapidly changing and interconnected world, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recognizes that investments in science, research and innovation are needed to ensure the nation’s security and resilience.
S&T is committed to building and leading partnerships around shared research and security objectives. To keep the nation protected and secure, S&T leverages the expertise and capabilities of public-private coalitions to provide DHS security operators and the first responder community, with the experiences, resources, and knowledge products necessary to help prevent, respond to and recover from hazards and threats.
Our strategic collaborative efforts include:
S&T manages two Federally Funded Research and Development Centers—the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI) and Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC).
S&T relies on industry and private sector partners to help discover scientific and technological innovations that solve homeland security challenges. Discover the many opportunities for your business to Work with S&T, from open solicitations to specific programs that provide incentives for development and deployment.
S&T's Interagency Office leverages the research and development activities and investments of external organizations and builds partnerships to address high priority homeland security requirements.
The International Cooperative Programs Office oversees S&T's international activities and is responsible for the development of partnerships with foreign governments and international organizations in support of the Homeland Security Enterprise.
The S&T Office of National Laboratories oversees a coordinated network of five DHS laboratories.
The DHS S&T Office of University Programs streamlines access to the expertise of the nation's colleges and universities to address pressing homeland security needs.