The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Ministry of National Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) signed an agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The focus will be on enhancing domestic security capabilities through exchanging information and emerging technology.

“The MOU is the latest example of S&T’s commitment to working side-by-side with its valued global partners on matters of shared interest and growth. This partnership with the ROK, which specifically emphasizes standards and interoperability of critical emerging technologies, will directly benefit the safety and security of our citizens,” says DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr.Dimitri Kusnezov.

The agreement between DHS and the Republic of Korea is a major achievement that allows DHS S&T and its counterparts in the ROK to establish technical exchanges on future-oriented and advanced science and technology. These will aim to counter weapons of mass destruction and cyber threats.

The ceremony with DAPA is the first of numerous meetings and signing events Dr.Kusnezov will attend this week. Counterparts from the Ministry of Science and ICT will attend, along with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation. This visit highlights U.S. and ROK technology cooperation’s crucial role in strengthening the strategic alliance between the two nations.

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