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Making R&D Work for You!

Graphic city skyline with bridge and skyscraper buildings. DHS to Virtually Present at South by Southwest (SXSW), March 18, 2021.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is virtually speaking at SXSW, our panel: Getting Life Back – Making Research Work for You, is scheduled for March 18 at 6:00 pm CT/7:00 pm ET.

In the face of emerging threats, DHS is mobilizing innovation teams to enhance security and resilience equity for the country. Investments in science, research and technology development are needed to get the country back on track and save lives. In collaboration with EPA, NSF and our New York City MTA and Queens Borough partners, learn how DHS technology and data solutions are improving the economic, health and security well-being of the country and ensuring no community is left behind during recovery and reopening efforts.

Virtual Panel - Getting Life Back: Making Research Work for You

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Learn how S&T is building new partnerships with government and industry innovators to help DHS operations and state and local communities drive-down risks and respond to compounding pressures of natural disasters and the pandemic. See what’s possible when we follow the science and work together to build resilience capacity and improve our quality of life in areas of security, health and commerce.

Enhancing Public Health Security: COVID-19 R&D Impacts

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Check out our overview on how S&T’s R&D is helping the country reopen, recover and prepare for the “next normal.” Also, don’t miss S&T’s Master Question List, custom virus calculators and tools and technologies for emergency responders and frontline workers in public safety and public health.

Work with Us


Discover the ways you can partner with S&T to make the homeland more secure, agile and aligned to new opportunities for mobilizing innovation!

Meet Our Whole of Government Partners

Securing our future requires a whole-of-government approach. Learn what we are doing together to innovative R&D to keep you safe.

Icon of two leaves in a honeycomb shape over a blue screened photo of people working with solar panels. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research & Development
Building on an expansive body of world-class research, EPA is applying that knowledge to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This research will help states, tribes, local and territorial governments, including public health agencies, homeowners, business owners and workplace managers to reduce the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Icon of an lab flask in a honeycomb shape over a blue screened photo of people working in a lab. National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Manufacturing
NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense...." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

Icon of a city buildings in a honeycomb shape in front of an image of the globe. Queens Borough President’s Office
The Queens Borough President’s Office is a New York City agency that is committed to improving the quality of life for the 2.4 million residents of Queens, "The World's Borough," ensuring that the borough's diverse communities have equitable access to the critical resources and services needed to protect and strengthen its families. Its mission is to make Queens the ideal place in which to live, work, visit and learn.

Last Updated: 04/02/2024
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