To identify, investigate, and institute new science and technology
to inform and advance counter terrorism and supporting activities for
the entire homeland security / counterterrorism community.
Although it is not an official body, ICAHST provides its membership with a
government-wide forum to discuss critical homeland security and
counterterrorism issues related to information technology, convey the
technology research and development needs of their respective communities,
and describe current research and development initiatives, pilot
experiments and proposed courses of action for future research investments.
ICAHST helps anticipate the future by developing concepts, processes, collaborative approaches, and new technologies for counterterrorism-related Information Technology (IT).
ICAHST provides government stakeholders within the homeland security, law enforcement, and counterterrorism communities - through rapid prototyping, experimentation and demonstration of new processes and applications - with a mechanism for information systems research and testing that addresses the most challenging issues facing homeland security information systems today.
-- Fredrick Thomas Martin (Executive Director, ICAHST)