DHS Science and Technology Directorate Unveils Goals

October 22, 2014

Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undersecretary for science and technology, today announced the new visionary goals for the department’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

The goals include noninvasive “screening at speed” to scan people, baggage or cargo while respecting privacy, with minimal impact to the pace of travel and speed of commerce; a trusted cyber future that protects privacy, commerce and community, which includes an underlying digital infrastructure that will be self-detecting, self-protecting and self-healing; actionable information at the speed of thought, including predictive analytics, risk analysis and modeling-and-simulation systems that will enable critical and proactive decisions to be made based on the most relevant information, transforming data into actionable information; responders who are threat-adaptive and cross-functional, armed with comprehensive physical protection, interoperable tools and networked threat detection and mitigation capabilities; and a critical infrastructure designed, built and maintained to withstand naturally occurring and man-made disasters.

 

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