The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) delivers scientific and technical expertise to optimize decision-making, enable technical development, and enhance acquisition effectiveness for the homeland security enterprise. S&T’s subject matter experts serve as trusted advisors throughout the Department and beyond—ensuring technical and scientific advancements are harnessed for cutting-edge solutions to operational challenges.
S&T’s work in systems engineering and standards, test and evaluation, and operational analysis has made S&T a trusted resource. S&T works with government labs, like the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and academic partners to conduct thorough testing and evaluation and ensure performance standards are consistently applied. S&T also provides technology testing and evaluation to better understand and mitigate homeland security threats, especially for the first responder community. S&T’s laboratory staff and partners provide a critical scientific interface to accelerate delivery and deployment of technologies and systems.