ABSTRACT

Battling the Invisible Enemy: The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's COVID-19 Response   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic is a global threat with life and death consequences. The enormity of the situation is something many of us have never seen before. It is also a scientific challenge in need of innovative solutions--something quite familiar to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). S&T was built to take on complex issues of vital importance. It is our mission to enable effective, efficient, and secure operations across the homeland security enterprise and we're certainly not backing down now. We're using every tool at our disposal and calling on every member of our dedicated workforce to join the fight. For many, that means full-time teleworking from home, supporting continuity of operations in this time of crisis. For others, it means using research and development expertise to battle this invisible enemy directly. Our rigorous research and development efforts are bolstered through close collaboration across S&T, our fellow DHS components, other U.S. federal agencies, and our international partners around the world. S&T's research laboratories, centers of excellence, and federally funded research and development centers are sharply focused on COVID-19, with diverse projects underway analyzing various aspects of the pandemic. We're looking at the actual virus and studying its characteristics to better understand infection and transmission. We're investigating effective public health policies to help slow the spread."

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2020-07-09?
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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