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DHS Announces Long-Term Science and Technology Directorate Goals; Reginald Brothers Comments

Reginald Brothers
Reginald Brothers

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled new goals for the science and technology directorate in a move that Undersecretary Reginald Brothers says aims to schedule DHS’ research and development resources.

DHS said Wednesday the department gathered suggestions from stakeholders in government, academia and the private sector to finalize the long-term goals.

“As the primary research and development arm of DHS, S&T needs to look ahead – 20 to 30 years out – to determine where we should be dedicating our research and development resources now,” Brothers said.

DHS seeks to monitor threats using a noninvasive screening approach and implement a “self-detecting, self-protecting and self-healing” digital infrastructure as the department sees growing cyber connections in the future.

The department also wants to help decision makers turn data into actionable information through predictive analytics, risk analysis, and modeling and simulation systems.

DHS also said “the responder of the future is threat-adaptive and cross-functional” and that the “decision makers will know when disaster is coming, anticipate the effects and use already-in-place or rapidly deployed countermeasures to shield communities from negative consequences.”

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