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  1. Science and Technology
  2. Research & Development

Research & Development

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) fosters the tools, technologies, and knowledge products needed to secure our nation.  

View the Securing our Homeland with Science and Technology Infographic to see how S&T is helping to protect communities when disasters strike, secure cyberspace, screen for threats at ports and borders, equip first responders with next generation tools, and mobilize innovation to secure the nation.

Technology Solutions for Front-Line Operators

S&T's research and development are driven by the Department of Homeland Security's core mission areas. Our program managers, scientists, engineers, technology specialists, and subject matter experts work directly with DHS component agencies and first responders nationwide to understand their unique needs and challenges, identify capability gaps, and deliver timely and innovative technology solutions in the following DHS mission areas:

Foundational Science to Get Ahead of Emerging Threats

S&T conducts basic and applied research to ensure advancements in science and technology can be harnessed for cutting-edge solutions to DHS operational challenges. Our research looks to build knowledge and understanding of evolving threats, hazards and risks. Our research priorities are driven by strategic and long-term needs of the Department and Homeland Security Enterprise in topics including:


Last Updated: 07/01/2024
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