Dr How Khee Yin, Deputy Director, Directorate of Research and Development, DSTA said, "Technology is a key enabler of the RAHS system. It was developed to augment human analytical capabilities, and to foster multi-agency collaboration in the early identification of possible threats that may have a devastating impact on Singapore."
The media release was released by the National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS).
About the National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS)
In line with a whole-of-government approach to tackling transnational terrorism, the National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS) was established at the Prime Minister's Office in July 2004 to coordinate national security policy and planning, and strategic counter-terrorism intelligence issues. Led by a Permanent Secretary for National Security and Intelligence Coordination, the Secretariat supports a ministerial-level Security Policy Review Committee chaired by the Coordinating Minister for National Security.
NSCS comprises two key agencies, namely the National Security Coordination Centre (NSCC) and the Joint Counter Terrorism Centre (JCTC). NSCC focuses on national security policy coordination and planning. This includes scanning the horizon to identify potential new threats and challenges, and providing the necessary alerts and updates for the development of effective prevention, protection and consequence management measures.
About the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS)
The Centre of Excellence for National Security is a research unit within the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Established on 1 April 2006, CENS is devoted to a rigorous policy -relevant analysis of a range of national security issues. The CENS team is multinational in composition, comprising both Singaporean and foreign analysts who are specialists in various aspects of national and homeland security affairs. CENS conducts research in three key areas of national security; Risk Assessment / Horizon Scanning, Social Resilience and, Transportation Security.
About the Defence Science & Technology Agency
The Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) was established on 15 March 2000 as the first statutory board of the Ministry of Defence. DSTA explores and exploits cutting-edge technologies, whether military or commercial, and fosters an environment of creativity and innovation in developing defence applications. DSTA also manages complex defence science and technology programmes and conduct research and development, in multi-disciplinary areas ranging from engineering to information technology.
In addition, DSTA collaborates actively with local and global partners to augment Singapore defence and security capabilities. Apart from our strong links with the local universities, research institutes and defence industries, we have also established an extensive international network of partners in various countries.
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