You may have noticed that we’ve had some work done since your last visit to our website. Like many folks, we at the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) decided to start the year off with a fresh new look—we’ve had a few nips and tucks, if you will—to ensure that you have the best experience possible while you’re with us. Not only is our website the public face of S&T, telling you everything you need to know about our ongoing research and development endeavors, our partnerships and service to the Department of Homeland Security, but it also conveys the heart and soul of who we are and why we do what we do. That is why we are really excited to announce some improvements and new functionalities added to the site, which will offer us even more opportunities to connect with you:
- New overall design presents information in clear and engaging ways, including a brand-new homepage that provides quick access to trending and in-demand content and showcases our newest work and resources.
- Drop-down primary navigation menus help people quickly find information about S&T’s research priorities, collaborative efforts, news, and opportunities for innovators to work with S&T, as well as quick links to frequently-accessed features like job opportunities, upcoming events, and videos.
- Mobile-first, fluid, responsive design means that the site will look and perform great on all of your many devices. The site was also built intentionally and purposefully, with accessibility requirements of the utmost importance.
- Embedded social media feed displays up-to-the-minute news right on the homepage. The feed currently displays our latest tweets from @DHSScitech and provides links to connect with all of S&T’s other social media accounts.
- Enhanced search filters make S&T content even more accessible, and we’ve also made it easier for you to subscribe to S&T news or one of our special topics lists.
We are pretty proud of the new site and look forward to growing and evolving it throughout 2022. We’ll announce new collaborations, tell more impactful stories of science, launch exciting outreach campaigns and program pages, and announce more funding opportunities. So, take it for a spin and let us know how we look!