Technology scouting is a process of identifying, locating and evaluating existing or developing technologies, products, services and emerging trends. This approach allows faster development and increases partnership opportunities and resources to assist with the development of current or future homeland security systems and needs.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) established a robust technology scouting capability to discover existing solutions, emerging trends and technological developments of strategic importance to the Homeland Security Enterprise. Packaged in summary reports, S&T provides its top technology scouting findings to end users in the DHS and first responder communities.
These reports leverage information from the public and private sectors—international and domestic—to evaluate how existing solutions meet customer requirements. Visit our technology scouting reports page to view customized evaluations of emerging technologies for specific homeland security challenges.