Research and Development arm of DHS is the latest component to consolidate to D.C. Campus
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Headquarters was officially relocated from its previous location on 7th and D Street SW to St. Elizabeths Campus in Southeast Washington, D.C. This move builds on the effort to consolidate DHS leadership and agencies at one main headquarters and to contribute to increased cohesion and collaboration, improving the Department’s research innovation work to address the threats of today and tomorrow.
“In a time when technological advances are so rapid and profound, the work of this office is more important than ever,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas at the new locations ribbon cutting. “Bringing this directorate under the same facilities as the rest of headquarters will enhance collaboration.”
The new headquarters at St. Elizabeths Campus provides DHS S&T with a modern and technologically advanced workspace designed to foster innovation among the various components working across the department.
“Our new location strengthens our commitment to delivering technological support and expertise to the DHS components and preparing the Department for emerging technologies and the threat landscape of the future,” said Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov, DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of DHS, originally comprised of 22 separate agencies that were unified under a single department with a common mission: to safeguard the American people. In 2007, DHS announced that it planned to relocate its headquarters to the St. Elizabeths campus, and the United States Coast Guard became the first agency to move there in 2010. The St. Elizabeths Campus allows the Department to consolidate its executive program leadership in a secure setting for policy, management, and operational coordination to enhance the protection of the Homeland.
DHS S&T operates as the science advisor to the Secretary and serves as the research and development arm of DHS.