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Newswise: Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Released: 26-May-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Helping Law Enforcement Solve and Prevent Chemical-Related Violence
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T-developed Chemical Agents Reactions Database can help federal, state and local agencies check if chemicals found in illegal labs can make illicit drugs, poisons or warfare agents.

Newswise: S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Released: 19-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
S&T Brings Partners Together to InSPIRE Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Innovation
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

To help communities prepare for disasters and rebuild in the aftermath, DHS S&T partnered with NAPSG to convene experts from around the country to share best practices and identify practical solutions related to information sharing, geospatial technologies, and leadership.

Newswise: Enabling a Secure Mobile Ecosystem
Released: 13-May-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Enabling a Secure Mobile Ecosystem
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Protecting mobile devices from cyber-attacks and accelerating the adoption of secure mobility for the federal government is a critical research focus of the Department of Homeland Security DHS S&T.

Released: 13-May-2020 5:20 PM EDT
DHS S&T Launches Indoor Predictive Modeling Tool for Coronavirus Stability
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today released a predictive modeling tool to estimate natural decay of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) under a range of temperatures and relative humidity.

Released: 6-May-2020 1:10 PM EDT
DHS S&T Awards $142K to Cignal for Artificial Intelligence Model Training
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $142,465 in Phase 1 funding to Cignal LLC of Ashburn, Virginia, to create high-fidelity synthetic data used to train artificial intelligence (AI).

Newswise: The Growing Impact of the Team Awareness Kit
Released: 5-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
The Growing Impact of the Team Awareness Kit
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Team Awareness Kit (TAK) is the emerging DHS-wide solution for situational awareness. Its exceptional tactical value has been proven time and again.

Newswise: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Cutting-Edge S&T Tech to Ensure the Safety of Migrants at Our Nation’s Borders
Released: 30-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
U.S. Border Patrol Agents Leverage Cutting-Edge S&T Tech to Ensure the Safety of Migrants at Our Nation’s Borders
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the Missing Migrants Program, an effort to save lives at the southwest border via rescue beacons and 911 rescue placards.

Newswise: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance in the Arctic
Released: 21-Apr-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance in the Arctic
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T established the ADAC Center of Excellence specifically to support Coast Guard missions and the maritime community in the Arctic through research and development of specialized technology capabilities, knowledge products, and educational opportunities.

Newswise: Snapshot: Email Security and Privacy
Released: 15-Apr-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Snapshot: Email Security and Privacy
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, along with BlueRISC, Inc., is developing a new Cloud-based Root-of-Trust (CRoT) technology called EPRIVO Enterprise 2.0 to address mobile device email security and privacy.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
DHS S&T Awards $199K to Birmingham Start-Up for Passenger Property Screening
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,536 Phase 1 funding to Analytical AI of Birmingham, Alabama.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 8:25 AM EDT
DHS S&T Invites Critical Infrastructure Owners & Operators to GPS Spoofing Test Event
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today an opportunity for critical infrastructure owners & operators and GPS equipment manufacturers to test their equipment against GPS spoofing. The 2020 GPS Testing for Critical Infrastructure (GET-CI) event will be held later this year and is the third in this series of test opportunities.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 8:10 AM EDT
S&T Extends MITRE Corporation Operation of HSSEDI
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T renewed the sponsorship for the continued operation of HSSEDI, FFRDC with the MITRE Corporation (MITRE). MITRE has operated the HSSEDI in five-year increments since 2009.

Newswise: Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Released: 31-Mar-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Get a Grip - Enhancing Hoist Rescue Gloves for Aerial Rescue
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Rescue helicopter hoist operators wear gloves to protect the hand that guides the hoist cable during rescue descents and ascents.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 4:15 PM EDT
DHS Initiating Crucial Research to Mitigate COVID-19
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is conducting ongoing research that will help scientists better understand the coronavirus that causes the disease known as COVID-19, and methods to prevent its spread.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
DHS S&T Completes Successful Test of DNA Tool to Detect African Swine Fever in Pigs
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and MatMaCorp completed a successful evaluation of a field-deployable genetic test to detect African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in infected pigs and pork products.

Newswise: S&T Lab ‘Focuses’ on Body Armor for Women in Law Enforcement
Released: 25-Mar-2020 8:55 AM EDT
S&T Lab ‘Focuses’ on Body Armor for Women in Law Enforcement
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

In September 2019, it was five women from DHS S&T NUSTL who embarked on a project to assess the capability, usability, deployability, maintainability, and affordability of various makes and models of female body armor.

Released: 13-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EDT
S&T Announces Winner in the $250K Escape Respirator Challenge
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced the grand prize winner of the Escape Respirator Prize Challenge.

Newswise: S&T Assesses the New FLETC Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills Course
Released: 11-Mar-2020 11:25 AM EDT
S&T Assesses the New FLETC Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills Course
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glynco, Georgia.

Released: 6-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EST
S&T Announces 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is calling on companies developing privacy-enhancing technologies to submit applications for the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration.

Newswise: New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads
Released: 4-Mar-2020 8:25 AM EST
New Water Cannon Technology a Breakthrough for Bomb Squads
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, in partnership with the FBI, has fully transitioned ReVJeT tool to each and every one of the hundreds of state and local bomb squads across the country through the FBI’s Hazardous Device School

Released: 4-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EST
DHS S&T Announces Third Biometric Technology Rally
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is calling for submissions to the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally (Rally).

Released: 28-Feb-2020 8:20 AM EST
DHS S&T Seeks Language Translator for USCG Missions
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T SVIP, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), is looking for start-ups to develop or adapt a language translator that functions in a maritime operational environment.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 8:10 AM EST
DHS S&T Seeks Object Tracking Technology for Seas and Waterways
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T SVIP is looking for start-ups to develop or adapt a system to more clearly mark and track objects in the water.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 5:45 PM EST
DHS Announces Funding Opportunity to Establish MBA in Security Technology Transition
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced a funding opportunity for a new DHS COE to develop an MBA program focused on transitioning security technology from research and development to operational use.

Newswise: Customs and Border Protection Officers Leverage S&T-Developed Imposter Detection Training Tech to Maximize Officer Performance
Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST
Customs and Border Protection Officers Leverage S&T-Developed Imposter Detection Training Tech to Maximize Officer Performance
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

CBP’s OFO Academy at DHS S&T and FLETC Training Innovations Division (TID) developed a new technology that uses eye tracking feedback to maximize officer performance in impostor identification and ID validation training.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 8:25 AM EST
DHS Selects the University of Nebraska Omaha to Lead Center of Excellence for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today the selection of the University of Nebraska Omaha to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new COE for TPCR.

Newswise: Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything
Released: 19-Feb-2020 2:05 PM EST
Helping State and Local Canine Teams be REDDI for Anything
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

S&T’s team of experts has traveled all over the nation to bring REDDI to state and local law enforcement agencies. REDDI is a two-day event that includes odor recognition trials and operationally relevant scenarios.

Newswise: Assessing Respirators for The Coast Guard Special Ops
Released: 11-Feb-2020 6:35 PM EST
Assessing Respirators for The Coast Guard Special Ops
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T is committed to ensuring that all of our responders have the tools they need to do their jobs safely and securely—including reliable personal protective equipment that won’t let them down when it matters the most.

Newswise: S&T and FEMA Social Media Planning Tool Supports Enhanced Emergency Management Operations and Communications Nationwide
Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:50 AM EST
S&T and FEMA Social Media Planning Tool Supports Enhanced Emergency Management Operations and Communications Nationwide
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T recently collaborated with FEMA ORR, External Affairs, and the EMI, as well as various public safety and emergency management practitioners, to develop, pilot, and launch a single page web application called the Social Media for Emergency Managers (SMEM) Guidance Tool.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
DHS S&T to Evaluate Select Wildfire Sensor Technologies
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T selected four new industry partners to participate in a new wildfire sensors workstream of the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs.

Newswise: Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Released: 31-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
Protecting our Northern Border with the Slash CameraPole
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T partnered with MIT Lincoln Laboratory and several private companies to create the Slash CameraPole.

Newswise: Expanded Version of the Information Sharing Assessment Tool Now Available
Released: 27-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Expanded Version of the Information Sharing Assessment Tool Now Available
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Newly updated with optional scenarios and expanded question sets, the ISAT is a web-based self-assessment tool that helps public safety agencies understand their current information sharing capabilities and gaps.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 6:50 PM EST
DHS S&T Selects Georgia Tech Group to Improve Info Sharing & Safeguarding for Public Safety Comms
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded a $704,000 research-and-development (R&D) contract to Atlanta-based Georgia Tech Applied Research Center (GTARC) to address a crucial gap in the trustmark framework for the public safety community’s information sharing and safeguarding (IS&S) capabilities.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 6:50 PM EST
DHS S&T Awards Minority Serving Institutions $373K to Advance Summer Research Team Projects
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced that eight faculty members from MSI across the United States were recently selected to receive funding awards totaling $373,000 to continue their 2019 SRT Program for Minority Serving Institutions research projects at several DHS S&T COE.

Released: 17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.

Released: 17-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
DHS S&T Leads Smart City Tech Integration Pilot for St. Louis
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in St. Louis, Missouri in collaboration with the city, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the T-REX Innovation Center (T-REX).

Newswise: S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters
Released: 15-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST
S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Available both on the web and via a mobile app, SABER provides users with a means to upload and share real-time business status information with other organizations, particularly government aid entities such as FEMA, during an emergency or crisis.

Released: 14-Jan-2020 9:05 PM EST
DHS Awards $197K for Digital Credentials That Work Offline
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T has awarded $197,020.95 Phase 1 funding to Stranger Labs, Inc. based in Cambridge, MA, to develop a digital credential solution that mitigates compromising the usability and convenience of paper-based credentials by making digital credentials verifiable offline.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST
DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.

Newswise: Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ
Released: 8-Jan-2020 9:30 AM EST
Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T funded the development of guidance and tools to help communities measure their “Capability Quotient (CQ),” which is the readiness to respond to risk and to respond to disruptions of any kind.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
Prize Winners Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T, the White House ONDCP, U.S. CBP, and the USPIS announced the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit opioids in international mail.

Newswise: Rapid DNA Identifies Conception Boat Fire Victims
Released: 10-Dec-2019 1:30 PM EST
Rapid DNA Identifies Conception Boat Fire Victims
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS sought a technology that can quickly analyze DNA to verify family relationships (kinship) and identify victims of mass casualty events and human trafficking.

Newswise: S&T Studies How K9 First Responders Can Join the Team in Active Shooter Scenarios
Released: 5-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
S&T Studies How K9 First Responders Can Join the Team in Active Shooter Scenarios
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Canines are widely used by law enforcement agencies and first responders to protect the homeland in various ways. DHS S&T is studying how they might be used in new, non-traditional ways, like in active shooter scenarios, to detect potential explosive threats – clearing the way for responders to quickly engage hostile adversaries or administer aid to those who need it.

Newswise: S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment
Released: 4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
S&T and CBP Host the Havre Sector Field Experiment
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

As part of the HSE’s ongoing efforts to address vulnerabilities, DHS S&T and USBP conducted a field test at USBP Havre Sector.

Released: 2-Dec-2019 5:05 PM EST
Winning Opioid Detection Technologies to be Announced, Demonstrated
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the White House ONDCP, and USPIS will announce the winning technologies in the Opioid Detection Challenge at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the DHS TSL in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Newswise: Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
Released: 26-Nov-2019 10:25 AM EST
Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list of the 25 most dangerous software errors is a compilation of the most frequent and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software.

Released: 25-Nov-2019 1:35 PM EST
DHS S&T to Engage Innovators on Detection Canine Research
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019.

Released: 22-Nov-2019 10:05 PM EST
DHS P25 CAP Expands Program to Include ISSI/CSSI Equipment
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP) has been expanded to include ISSI/CSSI equipment testing and is working to get laboratories accredited to conduct this testing.

Released: 20-Nov-2019 5:05 AM EST
Smart Cities Initiative Tests In-Building Sensors during Soft Target / Active Shooter Exercise at George Mason University
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

This week, DHS S&T evaluated a suite of in-building sensors developed through the Smart City Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI – pronounced “city”) Labs effort during a live active shooter exercise at George Mason University’s (GMU) Eagle Bank Arena.

Newswise: High School Students Can Save Lives Too
Released: 20-Nov-2019 4:55 AM EST
High School Students Can Save Lives Too
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T and FEMA awarded $2.3 million over a three year period to USU NCDMPH to develop lifesaving trauma training for high-school-age students last year.


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