The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is planning to collaborate with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in light of looming cuts to the directorate's $840M budget proposal for 2020, FCW reported Tuesday.
Officials noted that the potential 30 percent budget decrease may result in greater collaboration CISA and S&T initiatives. The two departments have already begun combining their efforts in select areas.
William Bryan, a senior official now serving as undersecretary for science and technology, said his office is planning to merge an S&T technology exposition with another CISA event.
"In the last 18 months under Bill Bryan's leadership, we have been increasing coordination and integration of S&T and CISA,” said Chris Krebs, director of CISA.
The DHS budget request noted that S&T implemented a new organizational structure in 2018 aimed at accelerating the transition of technologies to operational capabilities.