Discuss the impacts of criminal and terrorist threats on the development of homeland security technologies as they relate to the key areas of prevention/protection, mitigation/interdiction, inspection/detection, and intervention/response.

After reading through the DHS Science and Technology Directorate: Strategic Plan found at http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/st/st-strategic-plan.pdf compose a paper discussing what you have learned about how DHS S&T’s mission “to strengthen America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise” guides the homeland security technologies used by first responders and other agencies/organizations with homeland security responsibilities.

Be sure to discuss the impacts of criminal and terrorist threats on the development of homeland security technologies as they relate to the key areas of prevention/protection, mitigation/interdiction, inspection/detection, and intervention/response.

Your paper should consist of no less than 500 words, and references and citations must be provided using APA format.