DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Established by Congress in 2003, DHS Science &Technology’s (S&T) mission is to deliver effective and innovative insight, methods and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise. As DHS’s primary research and development (R&D) arm, S&T manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the department’s operational components and the nation’s first responders. S&T’s engineers, scientists and researchers work closely with industry and academic partners to ensure R&D investments address the high-priority needs of today and the growing demands of the future.

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Compliance Assurance Program Office (CAPO) provides compliance support and oversight functions to ensure DHS-funded activities are compliant with relevant international agreements, federal regulations, DHS policies and related standards and guidance.
  • The Export Compliance Group (ECG) is a group within the DHS Science & Technology Directorate Office of the Under Secretary (OUS) that provides export controls compliance, regulatory review, and support services across the Department. The ECG performs the compliance and support functions set forth in DHS Directive 078-01, as well ensuring Department-wide compliance with United States Export Control Laws, including the Armed Export Controls Act (AECA), and accompanying International Traffic-in-Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) mission is “We train those who protect our homeland.” To carry out this mission, the FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 91 federal agencies or Partner Organizations, and also provides training to state, local, rural, tribal, territorial, and international law enforcement agencies.  The FLETC is headquartered at Glynco, Georgia and operates other training centers in Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina; and Cheltenham, Maryland.

  • The Information Technology Infrastructure Branch (ITI) supports the FLETC’s mission by providing a reliable, scalable, flexible, maintainable, accessible and secure Information Technology (IT) wired and wireless network environment to support both the FLETC’s business and training requirements.
  • The End-user Computing Support Branch (ECS) and the FLETC Enterprise IT Service Desk supports the IT technologies managed by the FLETC Chief Information Officer Directorate to include, but not limited to: desktops, laptops, tablets, thin clients, audio/video equipment, multifunctional devices (printer, fax, scanner), video teleconferencing equipment (VTC), community access televisions, voice over internet protocol (VOIP) telephones, and other miscellaneous networked end-point devices.