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Smart Cities Initiative Tests In-Building Sensors during Soft Target / Active Shooter Exercise at George Mason University

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...
20-Nov-2019 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High School Students Can Save Lives Too

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.
20-Nov-2019 4:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

DHS awards $197k for blockchain-agnostic approach to tracking raw material imports

DHS S&T has awarded $197,292.00 to Factom, Inc. based in Austin, Texas, to develop a blockchain security system that agencies can use to create and verify identities and help detect fraud involving imports, such as raw materials.
19-Nov-2019 3:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

DHS awards $200k for scalable, interoperable distributed ledger for credential exchange

DHS S&T has awarded $200,000 to SecureKey Technologies based in Toronto, Canada to adapt its identity network solution to support the issuance and validation of digital credentials.
18-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

DHS Announces FY20 Small Business Innovation Research Topics

Topics for the new DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 20.1 Pre-Solicitation have been released. The Pre-Solicitation contains 11 topic descriptions, nine from the DHS S&T and two from CWMD Office.
15-Nov-2019 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

DHS Awards $199K for Blockchain Credential Lifecycle Management

DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $199,984.00 to Digital Bazaar based in Blacksburg, Virginia, to develop blockchain security technology.
15-Nov-2019 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

DHS Awards $181K for Flexible Decentralized Digital Credentials

DHS S&T has awarded $181,392 to SICPA Product Security, LLC based in Springfield, VA to develop a solution for credential issuers to manage and verify digital credentials that are the secure digital equivalent to secure physical credentials without...
15-Nov-2019 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

DHS S&T, National Pork Board Collaborate Against African Swine Fever

DHS S&T and the National Pork Board entered into a collaborative agreement to assess potential methods to disinfect and decontaminate surfaces from African Swine Fever (ASF) virus.
13-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST 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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