The following is an excerpt from an article by Tom Temin of Federal News Network.
The Department of Homeland Security Department’s (DHS) 22 operating divisions deal with a world that’s changing both rapidly and non-linearly. They depend on the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate to make things incrementally better for current concepts of operations.
Beyond that, the directorate “also has to provide some clarity into whether tomorrow is going to be different and whether the models we have today, in how we approach everything we do, scale to where the world is going,” said Dimitri Kusnezov, DHS’s undersecretary for science and technology.
Balancing the needs of the immediate while understanding where things are headed long term – that’s “the balancing act we have to manage,” Kusnezov said in an interview.
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