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Virtual Training for Active Shooter Incidents Now Available to First Responders

First responders of all disciplines will now be able to train together for active shooter and other critical incidents thanks to a new virtual training platform made available by the DHS S&T and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Media Advisory: DHS S&T to Demonstrate New Virtual Training for First Responders

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate will host a media-only, online demonstration of the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform on June 28 via YouTube live stream.
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Simple Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure

DHS S&T has a solution for stopping flooding in subway tunnels in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal them off and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.
21-Jun-2017 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Rapid Diagnostic Kit Gets License for Use in U.S. Livestock

This is the first licensed FMD diagnostic kit that can be manufactured on the U.S. mainland, critical for a rapid response in the event of a FMD outbreak.
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS S&T Announces Funding Opportunity for Border, Trade and Immigration Homeland Security Research

Proposals are due July 1. Selected proposals will be awarded in amounts up to $350,000 for a performance period of 24 months.
19-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid DNA Technology Makes Verifying Relationships Easier, Faster

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With results available in 90 minutes or less, S&T’s Rapid DNA technology can be used on the scene of mass fatality events, in refugee camps around the world, or at immigration offices.
16-Jun-2017 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

S&T Tech Uses DNA to Uphold Laws, Reunite Families

A DHS Science and Technology Directorate technology aptly named Rapid DNA reduces the 8 to 10 hour processing time for DNA results to 90 minutes.
13-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Transitioned Hurricane Decision Support Platform Gives Emergency Managers More Capabilities

By improving visualization of weather data and information, an Emergency Manager can review the various data sources more efficiently, and HV-X gives emergency managers more tools and capabilities to support their recommendations and decision making.
13-Jun-2017 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Virtual Internet” Tests Software Solutions for Real World Problems

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Developed by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD), the DETER testbed, described as the “Internet in a box” or a “virtual Internet,” provides a safe and secure option...
21-Oct-2014 2:40 PM EDT

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