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DHS Innovation, Research & Development Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2024-2030


The Secretary seeks to ensure technological improvement efforts, both across DHS and with external partners, are coordinated and integrated to achieve optimal outcomes for its operators and other stakeholders. Innovation, research and development (IRD) efforts help build the capabilities needed to address the homeland security threats and hazards of today and tomorrow.

The first-of-its-kind DHS Innovation, Research and Development Strategic Plan identifies ways to coordinate IRD investments to maximize impacts across our components and missions. The plan brings focus to our IRD portfolios by highlighting eight key, cross-cutting strategic priority research areas (SPRAs) that the Department will foster over the next seven fiscal years. These SPRAs will improve internal DHS collaboration, guide the resource allocation plan (RAP) development as part of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) cycle for FY 2026-2030 and beyond, and serve as a demand signal to industry, interagency, academic, and international communities on future partnerships and collaborations.

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DHS Innovation, Research & Development Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2024-2030 PDF 16.36 MB 05/13/2024
Last Updated: 05/13/2024
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