HS

HS

Since the inception of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003, IDA researchers have devoted operational and analytical expertise to solve complex challenges across the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE). Today, IDA performs research to support every DHS mission and help answer the Department's strategic, tactical, and operational questions. IDA also supports DHS headquarters offices and several operating components, plus other Federal sponsors in law enforcement, intelligence, emergency preparedness and response, and defense responsible for the nation’s larger homeland security mission and objectives. Analyses for these sponsors serve the needs of the Federal Government, DHS, and the HSE and inform those needs based on feedback from and coordination with state and local governments, first responders, and the private sector.