With over 235,000 employees, the role of security-related programs across DHS have never been more critical to ensuring Homeland Defense and Security. As such, DHS leads a highly collaborative and uniquely decentralized security program designed to safeguard the Department’s people, property, information and systems.
Tasked with the Coastal and Maritime Defense of our Nation’s border, the United States Coast Guard has a unique capability needs across the maritime operating domain. The delivery of the 2018 US Coast Guard plan outlines the near-term initiatives the USCG is taking today in order to maximize readiness today and tomorrow in order to address the Nation’s complex maritime challenges anytime, anywhere.
With over 60,000 employees, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping teerrorists and theirs weapons out of the U.S., wgile facilitating lawful international travel and trade. The session will highlight a field operations prsepctive as to U.S. CBP’s emerging efforts on the day-to-day ops, and emerging needs and priorities to advance their critical mission success.
The turbulence and rapid proliferation of the unmanned aerial system threat has hit hard and fast across multiple domains and areas of responsibility for the Armed Services. The response to UAS and sUAS threats has been massive across the Military ecosystem, and one will that continue to grow in importance as the threat evolves in complexity.
DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, the program reaches out to innovation communities across the nation and around the world to harness the commercial R&D ecosystem for technologies with government applications and to co-invest in and accelerate technology transition-to-market.
The DHS Special Events Program is the sole federal entity coordinating the identification, risk assessment, information sharing, and support for domestic and international special events.