DHS Science and Technology Directorate

  • DHS Science and Technology chief Dr. Reginald Brothers discusses the need to leverage all sources of innovation to stave-off future threats of terrorism.

    October 21, 2016
  • Megan Mahle, business operations manger for the cybersecurity division of the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, joins host Derrick Dortch to discuss the mission of the organization. October 21, 2016

    October 20, 2016
  • The Homeland Security Department’s newest pilot program puts employees on detail within industry offices. The goal is for the employees to gain experience within the private sector on topics like cybersecurity, and bring that knowledge back to the government, while also strengthening collaboration with industry

    June 27, 2016
  • The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate hosted its first industry day in Silicon Valley and about 200 companies showed up as part of the federal government’s outreach to start-ups.

    May 13, 2016
  • Leaders of R&D components of DHS detailed technological projects and innovation processes at a Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee budgetary hearing.

    April 08, 2016
  • The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate is requiring that all researchers use its Software Assurance Marketplace to test an application before submitting it to the department. DHS S&T is also piloting a new contracting model for its work with Silicon Valley startups.

    February 17, 2016
  • A new piece of cybersecurity technology is out from the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate. The Network Mapping System tells users what's connected to their networks so they know how to protect them best. It's the third technology out of the S&T Directorate's Transition to Practice program. DHS is licensing the system to Cambridge Global Advisors in Arlington. Michael Pozmantier is in the Transition to Practice office at the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the system works.

    July 21, 2015
  • When things go boom, often the Homeland Security Department wants to know what it was. To do that it requires sophisticated explosives detection equipment. In fact, the idea is to detect the presence of explosives before they can be detonated. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate has just broken ground on a new lab for evaluating explosives detection equipment. Brian Krenzien, acting executive director of the Transportation Security Lab, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more.

    November 25, 2014
  • On this week's episode of Agency of the Month, Dr. Dan Gerstein, deputy under secretary at DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, joins Federal News Radio to discuss how he's working with a drastically smaller budget.

    February 14, 2013
  • DHS is releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Boston\'s subway tunnels today to study how toxic chemicals and lethal biological agents could spread through the nation\'s oldest subway system in a terrorist attack. Details from program manager, Teresa Lustig

    August 20, 2010
  • Legislation authorizes critical management functions and programs within S&T, including the Securing the Cities program and authorizing the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL). Rep. Yvette Clarke explains.

    April 26, 2010
  • Communication among police, fire, emergency medical services and other first responders is on the cusp of getting a lot easier. The Homeland Security Department’s science and technology directorate is making interaction possible across different frequencies.…

    May 28, 2009
  • Advance research agency sees opportunity from Katrina, power blackout, other events to solve large-scale problems. Technologies are high risk, but high payoff.

    May 21, 2009

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