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DHS-Funded Security Technology Licensed for Commercialization

S&T is pushing the boundaries of technology, architecture, and industry partnerships to meet TSA’s current and future challenges and improve the screening experience for both travelers and screeners.
27-Apr-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS Center of Excellence Releases Report on Cross-Border E-Commerce

The Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI), a DHS S&T Center of Excellence (COE) led by the University of Houston, recently released a report on the challenges posed by emerging technologies to cross-border e-commerce.
26-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tennessee-Based Veteran-Owned Start-Up to Develop New COVID-19 Screening Method

DHS S&T awarded $199,653 in Phase 1 funding to Farmspace Systems, LLC, a veteran-owned start-up based in Alamo, Tenn., to enhance its COVID Finder technology, a non-thermal detection COVID-19 screening method.
22-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Tech Makes Detecting Airborne Ebola Virus Possible

&T's National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center designed and conducted a study to optimize methods for collecting and measuring very small amounts of Ebola virus in the air.
20-Apr-2021 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS Partners with DWX to Advance Homeland Security Solutions

To keep pace with rapidly emerging technologies, DHS S&T is partnering with DEFENSEWERX (DWX), a nonprofit organization focused on cultivating ecosystems that enable the acceleration of innovative solutions to benefit the nation.
13-Apr-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Indicates Environment is Unlikely to Affect Transmissibility of SARS-COV-2 Variants

The deactivating effects of heat and sunlight on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are consistent across different variants of the virus, according to new research from DHS S&T.
7-Apr-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS S&T SVIP Awards Funding to Monitor Current and Future Biological Threats

To develop capabilities to monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic and other future biological events, DHS S&T has awarded $199,648 to Mesur.io Inc., for analysis and reporting of outbreak-related data.
5-Apr-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

News Release: DHS S&T and Israeli Partnership Seeks Ideas for Innovative Homeland Security Solutions

To help stimulate, promote, and support industrial research and development mutually beneficial to the United States and Israel, the Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Homeland Security (HLS) program is seeking...
30-Mar-2021 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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