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Centers of Excellence and Academia

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partners with a host of academic, national laboratory and research organizations across the nation to address specific homeland security topics and threats.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is tackling unmanned aerial systems challenges by researching ways to protect against threats and ways to make them more usable for the Homeland Security Enterprise

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Explosives Detection and Aviation Screening

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is at the forefront of explosive detection and mitigation research and development, creating new approaches to help protect American citizens and infrastructure.

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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) supports the full spectrum of cybersecurity research and development.

DHS Lexicon

The DHS Lexicon is a unified controlled vocabulary that DHS and its Components use when communicating and sharing data.  It was created by combining and standardizing the different vocabularies used by the Department.  By providing a common definition for the terms used every day, the Lexicon reduces the possibility of misunderstandings when communicating across the Department and helps DHS to develop and manage knowledge, information, and data.  The DHS Lexicon is the official source for terms and definitions supporting the Department and the homeland security community.


The Cybersecurity for the Oil and Gas Sector project undertakes collaborative research and development (R&D) efforts to improve the level of cybersecurity in critical systems of interest to the oil and natural gas sector.


The Static Analysis Tools Modernization Project (STAMP) seeks to modernize static code software analysis tools.


DHS S&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology jointly sponsor the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge, which will focus on designing- cybersecurity into smart-city systems, making them more secure, reliable, resilient and protective of privacy.


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