The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) released today its Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI/ML) Strategic Plan. As the science and technology advisor to the Department, and the principal research and development entity supporting the vast Homeland Security mission, S&T will incorporate the technological advancements in AI/ML to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the DHS operational components and the broader Homeland Security enterprise.
The Strategic Plan identifies research S&T will conduct to understand the opportunities, as well as the risks, that accompany the rapidly changing AI/ML technology landscape and its impacts to DHS missions.
“It is an exciting milestone for S&T to release our AI/ML Strategic Plan,” said Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Secretary for Science and Technology. “This actionable plan lays out how S&T will build and apply cutting-edge expertise to help the Department harness the opportunities of AI/ML technologies while mitigating the associated risks.”