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The Science and Technology Directorate (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:

  • Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

    Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

    Provides independent and objective advice, high-quality research, and quick response on critical issues throughout the Homeland Security Enterprise.

  • Industry Partnerships

    Industry Partnerships

    Engages industry and facilitates partnerships with private sector innovators to advance commercial technology solutions that address homeland security challenges.

  • Interagency Office

    Interagency Office

    Leverages the research and development activities and investments of external organizations and builds partnerships to address high-priority homeland security requirements.

  • International Partnerships

    International Partnerships

    Oversees S&T's international activities and partnerships with foreign governments and international organizations.

  • National Laboratories

    National Laboratories

    Offers a broad laboratory network including in-house laboratories with capabilities aligned strategically to enduring and strategic needs of DHS.

  • University Programs

    University Partnerships

    Streamlines access to the expertise of the nation's colleges and universities to address pressing homeland security needs.

Last Updated: 01/14/2022
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