Science and Technology Directorate

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the science advisor to the Secretary and serves as the research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, testing, and evaluation activities in alignment with the DHS mission. We do the science that strengthens the nation’s overall security, and develop and transition the technologies that allow those on the front lines to effectively and safely complete their missions.

LEADERSHIP:

James Grove
Portfolio Manager, Office of Science & Engineering

Dr. Syed Mohammed
Director, M&S Technology Center

Stephanie Okimoto
Director, International Programs

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

LEADERSHIP

Michael Robbs
Law Enforcement Technology Liaison

Reports to:

FLETC at Team Orlando Reports to FLETC TMO

FLETC-TMO
Ariana Roddini, Assistant Director

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Over the past 49 years, FLETC has grown into the Nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training. Under a collaborative training model, FLETC’s federal partner organizations deliver training unique to their missions, while FLETC provides training in areas common to all law enforcement officers, such as firearms, driving, tactics, investigations, and legal training.

FLETC’s mission is to train all those who protect the homeland, and therefore, its training audience also includes state, local, and tribal departments throughout the U.S. Additionally, FLETC’s impact extends outside our Nation’s borders through international training and capacity-building activities. To ensure the training it offers is up-to-date and relevant to emerging needs, FLETC’s curriculum development and review process engages experts from across all levels of law enforcement, and FLETC partners extensively with other agencies and stakeholders in training research and the exchange of best practices to ensure it offers the most effective training subject matter, technologies, and methodologies.

THE MISSION

DHS S&T’s mission is to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions by applying scientific, engineering, analytic, and innovative approaches to deliver timely solutions and support departmental acquisitions.

PRIORITIES:
  • Collaboration – Government, Academia and Industry
  • Improve current training delivery

  • Explore future learning technologies

  • Implement – research based – data driven learning methodologies and technologies into training curriculum

  • Joint collaboration with DHS S&T – $5M Business Base for Research and Development of law enforcement training requirements
CONCERNS:
  • Subject Matter Expert Availability

  • Ensure longitudinal training effectiveness studies are conducted

  • Cyber and Information Assurance impacts

PERSONNEL

0
Federal Civilians

BUSINESS BASE

$0
500,000 Dollars US

Science and Technology Directorate

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the science advisor to the Secretary and serves as the research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, testing, and evaluation activities in alignment with the DHS mission. We do the science that strengthens the nation’s overall security, and develop and transition the technologies that allow those on the front lines to effectively and safely complete their missions.

LEADERSHIP:

James Grove
Portfolio Manager, Office of Science & Engineering

Dr. Syed Mohammed
Director, M&S Technology Center

Stephanie Okimoto
Director, International Programs

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

LEADERSHIP

Michael Robbs
Law Enforcement Technology Liaison

Reports to:

FLETC at Team Orlando Reports to FLETC TMO

FLETC-TMO
Ariana Roddini, Assistant Director

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) provides career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Over the past 49 years, FLETC has grown into the Nation’s largest provider of law enforcement training. Under a collaborative training model, FLETC’s federal partner organizations deliver training unique to their missions, while FLETC provides training in areas common to all law enforcement officers, such as firearms, driving, tactics, investigations, and legal training.

FLETC’s mission is to train all those who protect the homeland, and therefore, its training audience also includes state, local, and tribal departments throughout the U.S. Additionally, FLETC’s impact extends outside our Nation’s borders through international training and capacity-building activities. To ensure the training it offers is up-to-date and relevant to emerging needs, FLETC’s curriculum development and review process engages experts from across all levels of law enforcement, and FLETC partners extensively with other agencies and stakeholders in training research and the exchange of best practices to ensure it offers the most effective training subject matter, technologies, and methodologies.

THE MISSION

DHS S&T’s mission is to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across all homeland security missions by applying scientific, engineering, analytic, and innovative approaches to deliver timely solutions and support departmental acquisitions.

PRIORITIES:
  • Collaboration – Government, Academia and Industry
  • Improve current training delivery

  • Explore future learning technologies

  • Implement – research based – data driven learning methodologies and technologies into training curriculum

  • Joint collaboration with DHS S&T – $5M Business Base for Research and Development of law enforcement training requirements
CONCERNS:
  • Subject Matter Expert Availability

  • Ensure longitudinal training effectiveness studies are conducted

  • Cyber and Information Assurance impacts

PERSONNEL

0
Federal Civilians

BUSINESS BASE

$0
500,000 Dollars US