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Serving as the Research and Development Arm of the Department of Homeland Security

LEADERSHIP:

James Grove
Portfolio Manager, Office of Science & Engineering

Dr. Syed Mohammed
Director, M&S Technology Center

Stephanie Okimoto
Director, International Programs

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.

We provide evidence-based scientific and technical perspectives to address a range of current and emerging threats—from aviation security to chemical and biological detection to critical infrastructure, resilience, climate and natural disasters, cybersecurity, and beyond. We work hand in hand with fellow DHS component agencies, first responders at all levels, emergency management and public safety personnel, and partners from across the public and private spectrums to develop timely and innovative solutions to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

S&T is uniquely positioned to understand the ever-changing homeland security landscape and shape the Department’s, and the nation’s, strategic R&D agenda. By leveraging relationships with our network of partners, we remain an effective catalyst for improving the strength and resilience of our nation.

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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.

OUR PRODUCTS:
  • Innovative capabilities, solutions, knowledge products, studies and the adoption of standards to meet the mission-area programs of the Department

OUR SERVICES:
  • S&T Laboratories -5 S&T Labs at 7 sites, with direct focus on HSE-related RDT&E

  • DHS Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs) managed by the FFRDC Program Management Office

  • University Programs Centers of Excellence offering multidisciplinary research and education in homeland security-related fields

  • Technology Centers-Conduct enduring foundational research and enhance collaboration in cross-cutting scientific, engineering, and technology areas

  • Conduct Test and Evaluation

  • Develop Public-Private Partnerships-Engage with industry to close homeland security mission capability gaps

  • Enabling DHS international engagements to discover innovation, leverage international capabilities, drive solutions, and influence science and technology security advancement world-wide

PERSONNEL

0
Federal Civilians

BUSINESS BASE

$0
3.5 Million Dollars US

MOVING FORWARD

OUR PRIORITIES:

  • Enduring foundational research and enhance collaboration in cross-cutting scientific, engineering, and technology

  • Advance cutting-edge solutions to training tools, infrastructure, and mission execution capabilities that maximize proficiency, safety, build confidence and resilience

  • Rapid prototyping of tools to model and simulate training, operational, threat forecasting, and incident response environments

  • Study and validate – research-based – data-driven learning methodologies and technologies into the training curriculum and operations
  • Research and validate immersive and E-Learning environments to deliver state-of-the-art training, personnel sustainment and operational support to those on the frontline of homeland security

  • Establish global community of interest focused on M&S applications for homeland security purposes

OUR CONCERNS:

  • Key technical and analytical capacity in major threat areas

  • Innovative approaches to problem solving and affordable, viable solutions

  • Prepare future generations to meet homeland security challenges

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.

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THE MISSION

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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

Serving as the Research and Development Arm of the Department of Homeland Security

LEADERSHIP:

James Grove
Portfolio Manager, Office of Science & Engineering

Dr. Syed Mohammed
Director, M&S Technology Center

Stephanie Okimoto
Director, International Programs

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.

We provide evidence-based scientific and technical perspectives to address a range of current and emerging threats—from aviation security to chemical and biological detection to critical infrastructure, resilience, climate and natural disasters, cybersecurity, and beyond. We work hand in hand with fellow DHS component agencies, first responders at all levels, emergency management and public safety personnel, and partners from across the public and private spectrums to develop timely and innovative solutions to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

S&T is uniquely positioned to understand the ever-changing homeland security landscape and shape the Department’s, and the nation’s, strategic R&D agenda. By leveraging relationships with our network of partners, we remain an effective catalyst for improving the strength and resilience of our nation.

Contact Member

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.

OUR PRODUCTS:
  • Innovative capabilities, solutions, knowledge products, studies and the adoption of standards to meet the mission-area programs of the Department

OUR SERVICES:
  • S&T Laboratories -5 S&T Labs at 7 sites, with direct focus on HSE-related RDT&E

  • DHS Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDCs) managed by the FFRDC Program Management Office

  • University Programs Centers of Excellence offering multidisciplinary research and education in homeland security-related fields

  • Technology Centers-Conduct enduring foundational research and enhance collaboration in cross-cutting scientific, engineering, and technology areas

  • Conduct Test and Evaluation

  • Develop Public-Private Partnerships-Engage with industry to close homeland security mission capability gaps

  • Enabling DHS international engagements to discover innovation, leverage international capabilities, drive solutions, and influence science and technology security advancement world-wide

PERSONNEL

0
Federal Civilians

BUSINESS BASE

$0
3.5 Million Dollars US

MOVING FORWARD

OUR PRIORITIES:

  • Enduring foundational research and enhance collaboration in cross-cutting scientific, engineering, and technology

  • Advance cutting-edge solutions to training tools, infrastructure, and mission execution capabilities that maximize proficiency, safety, build confidence and resilience

  • Rapid prototyping of tools to model and simulate training, operational, threat forecasting, and incident response environments

  • Study and validate – research-based – data-driven learning methodologies and technologies into the training curriculum and operations
  • Research and validate immersive and E-Learning environments to deliver state-of-the-art training, personnel sustainment and operational support to those on the frontline of homeland security

  • Establish global community of interest focused on M&S applications for homeland security purposes

OUR CONCERNS:

  • Key technical and analytical capacity in major threat areas

  • Innovative approaches to problem solving and affordable, viable solutions

  • Prepare future generations to meet homeland security challenges

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.

Contact Member

THE MISSION

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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

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