Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology

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United States
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
for Science and Technology
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Incumbent
Dr. Reginald Brothers[1]

since April 7, 2014
Formation 2003
Website https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology

The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology is a high level civilian official in the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Under Secretary, as head of the Science and Technology Directorate at DHS, is the principal staff assistant and adviser to both the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security for all DHS technological research.

The Under Secretary is appointed from civilian life by the president with the consent of the Senate to serve at the pleasure of the president. Dr. Reginald Brothers was appointed Under Secretary by President Barack Obama on April 7, 2014.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology is responsible for scientific and technological research designed to provide new security and resilience innovations.

Reporting Officials[edit]

Officials reporting to the USHS(S&T) include:

  • Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology
  • Director of Support to the Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders
  • Director
  • Director of CDS Capability Development Support
  • Director of Research and Development Partnership

Budget[edit]

DHS Science and Technology Budget, FY11-16 ($ in thousands) [2]
Line Item FY11 Actual FY12 Actual FY13 Actual FY14 Actual FY15 Actual FY16 Request
Management and Administration 140,918 135,000 126,519 129,000 129,993 132,115
Acquisition and Operations Support 47,080 54,154 45,991 41,703 41,703 47,102
Laboratory Facilities 140,000 176,500 158,083 547,785 434,989 133,921
Research, Development, and Innovation 459,690 265,783 425,294 462,000 457,499 434,850
University Programs 39,890 36,563 38,339 39,724 39,724 31,000
Total Budget 827,578 668,000 794,226 1,220,212 1,103,908 778,988

References[edit]

  1. ^ DHS Biography
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Budget Budget in Brief, DHS, pg 103" (PDF). Department of Homeland Security. 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-01.