Science and Technology Directorate
Definition/Scope: The Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The S&T Directorate, in partnership with the private sector, national laboratories, universities, and other government agencies (domestic and foreign), helps push the innovation envelope and drive development and the use of high technology in support of homeland security. The Directorate is focusing on enabling its customers - the Department components - and their customers, including Border Patrol agents, Coast Guardsmen, airport baggage screeners, federal air marshals, and state, local, and federal emergency responders, as well as the many others teamed and committed to the vital mission of securing the nation. The Directorate has six primary divisions that address critical homeland security needs - spanning basic research through advanced technology development and transition. The Divisions are: Borders and Maritime Security; Chemical and Biological; Command, Control, and Interoperability; Explosives; Human Factors Behavioral Sciences; Infrastructure and Geophysical.
Broader Terms:Department of Homeland Security
Narrower Terms:Borders and Maritime Security Division