Community and Infrastructure Resilience

Community and Infrastructure Resilience

S&T's tunnel plug is tested in a test tunnel.The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Community and Infrastructure Resilience program conducts research in new and emerging technologies for streamlining and optimizing disaster resilience investments in insurance, mitigation, and recovery operations and assistance programs. It also supports the development of standards and best practices and enables improved information-sharing capabilities. 

Visit S&T Impact: Disaster Resilience to learn more about how our R&D improves community resilience to natural disasters through technology and tools that support planning, decision making and mitigation efforts.


Learn more about our R&D mission and discover how you can Work with S&T to help strengthen the nation's homeland security!

Current R&D Activities

Available Technology

The following technologies and projects are available either commercially or from S&T. Review each product for contact information.


Additional Resources



Centers of Excellence 

  • Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) – Led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CRC conducts research and education to enhance the Nation’s ability to safeguard people, infrastructure, and economies from catastrophic coastal natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes.
  • Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) – Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, CIRI conducts research and education to enhance the resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and its owners and operators.

Technology Centers


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