Washington, DC – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched a public engagement strategy, titled the National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology, to connect partners and the public on research and development supporting the missions of homeland security.
The National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology is a series of online and in-person discussions aimed at creating a dialogue between the public as well the nation’s first responders, industry representatives, academia, and government officials to shape the future of homeland security technology.
“This new innovate way to bring together partners as well as the public in ways we have not been able to reach before will generate innovative solutions to the research and development community, and help to keep communities, and those who protect them, safe and resilient” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers.
Over the next few months, S&T will host a series of five different dialogues to address different areas of need in the research and development community: responder of the future; enabling the decision maker; screening at speed; a trusted cyber future; and resilient communities. Members of the public are encouraged to join the discussion online via the S&T Collaboration Community or by attending virtual or in-person events.
To join the conversation, or for more information, please visit http://scitech.dhs.gov.