DHS: Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff at the 2008 S&T Stakeholders Conference East: Secretarty Chertoff: Jay, thank you for that introduction. Let me thank the National Defense Industry Association and our own Science and Technology Directorate for their roles in making this year’s conference possible. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you about the increasingly prominent role that science and technology play in homeland security in a post-9/11 world. When I spoke to you last year, I summarized our progress in applying science and technology to the protection of our country, and this year I’d like to update you further on what we’ve been doing to continue to make this kind of progress as we move forward.
What I want to do is provide you with this update in the context of the five major goals that we have laid out for the Department of Homeland Security: protecting our country from dangerous people; protecting our country from dangerous things; securing the nation’s critical infrastructure; strengthening our emergency preparedness and response; and ensuring that the department continues to become a fully integrated single entity driven by an overall critical mission." [...]