Accession Number:

ADA532515

Title:

Risk-Informed Decisionmaking for Science and Technology

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Report Date:

2010-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

To properly understand science and technology ST leadership and decisionmaking in government laboratories, the Center for Technology and National Security Policy Homeland Security team conducted a study on practical approaches to ST risk-informed decisionmaking and metrics for program selection. The study was conducted for the Director of Research of the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security DHS. The results are applicable to other ST organizations. The ST Directorate is the primary research and development arm of DHS. The directorates mission is to improve homeland security by providing customers state-of-the-art technology that helps them achieve their missions. ST customers include the operating components of DHS, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders and officials. The Directorate has three portfolios research, innovation and transition that address basic research through advanced technology development and transition - spanning six primary divisions Borders and Maritime Security Chemical and Biological Command, Control and Interoperability Explosives Human Factors Behavioral Sciences Infrastructure and Geophysical that address critical homeland security needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE