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DHS Small Business Innovation Research Program Awards 1,000th Contract

DHS SBIR program has awarded the 1,000th SBIR contract since the program’s initiation in 2004.
21-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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News Release: Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer From Homeland Security to USDA

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 16 pg., 165 KB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational...
20-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS Releases Two Compliance Assessment Bulletins for Public Comment

DHS S&T announced the release of two Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP) draft Compliance Assessment Bulletins (CAB) for review and comment. The draft CABs are available for public comment through July 19, 2019, and they address P25...
6-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New App Provides Emergency Response Vehicles with the Fastest, Safest Path to Incident Scenes

QuickRoute uses GPS and routing data to provide turn-by-turn directions, and it features an alerting mechanism to warn responders of hazards along the route, such as a flooded road, an accident, or downed power lines.
4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sounding the Alarm - Small Device Alerts Responders to Big Changes to Thermal Conditions

Initially funded under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research program, Burn Saver was developed by TDA Research Inc. in collaboration with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
21-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Snapshot: Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard helps cities save lives and resources

The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) is a novel planning approach that helps prevent people and investments from being in harm’s way, and ultimately save lives and resources.
14-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Snapshot: New Video Highlights One of S&T’s Most Successful Technologies for Law Enforcement

The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) Prepaid Card Reader is currently being used by state and local law enforcement in 48 states, by federal law enforcement agencies, and by international law enforcement agencies.
8-May-2019 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nine Small Businesses Awarded $10M to Advance Homeland Security Research Projects

DHS S&T has awarded $10 million across nine small businesses for ten Phase II contracts through the DHS Small Business Innovation Research program.
2-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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“Virtual Internet” Tests Software Solutions for Real World Problems

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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The mission of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is to strengthen America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).


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