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Make Your Voice Heard With S&T's Visionary Goals

On August 27, the Department of Homeland Security's research and development team, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), opened up the idea/thinking "Collaboration Community" to all. This page, "S&T's Visionary Goals" posted on the DHS website will be open for comments until September 7, 2014.

S&T invites the community to ponder and think of solutions to questions such as, "Based on what we know today, what do you think the homeland security environment will look like in 20 to 30 years? What challenges will DHS components, responders, and our other end users face? How should the homeland security community change in order to best respond to these challenges? What should S&T plan for now to ensure the nation is more resilient and secure in the future?"

According to IdeaScale's crowdsourcing platform, there are four main areas of wanted feedback that S&T is looking to collaborate on:

  • Noninvasive screening of people, baggage and cargo using "unobtrusive" technologies and better processes to seamlessly detect threats without invading a person's privacy or disrupting travel or commerce.
  • Development of resilient and secure cyber infrastructure that is "self-detecting, self-protecting and self-healing."
  • Better situational awareness for decision makers through timely, accurate and context-based information using new modeling and simulation systems.
  • Equipping emergency responders with better physical protections, interoperable, networked tools, technology-enhanced threat detection and mitigation capabilities and timely information.

If you have an idea or thought about what the homeland security environment will look like in a few decades and how to face these new challenges, make your voice heard