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Public Safety Agencies Pilot Artificial Intelligence to Aid in First Response

AUDREY is a state-of-the-art human-like reasoning system designed to assist first responders in synthesizing high-level data while at the scene of an emergency.
16-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

S&T Founds DHS-Wide Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Community of Interest

Considering different forms of innovation are rapidly shaping today’s world, few are more consequential than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These have a growing impact on many aspects of daily life, powering technologies...
9-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Israeli Morphisec Receives $200K for Cybersecurity Tech to Protect Financial Institutions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced that Israel-based Morphisec has been awarded $200,000 to develop technology solutions to prevent cyberattacks on financial institutions.
2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Testing Locations for Homemade Explosives Keep the Traveling Public Safe

To keep the nation ahead of emerging threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) takes on rigorous explosives threat detection research through its various dedicated labs and projects.
2-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS S&T Reveals New Business Model and Organizational Structure

DHS S&T today begins a new approach to its R&D mission with a new organizational structure that will improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and enable it to quickly respond to emerging threats.
1-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS Selects Texas A&M University to Lead Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

DHS S&T announced today the selection of Texas A&M University to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense (CBTS). S&T will...
1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

S&T Develops Terrorism Prevention Research Findings Dashboard

To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, DHS S&T has developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism...
28-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


S&T Supports FEMA with Comprehensive Flood Insurance Report

Insurance is a valuable recovery tool for individuals and communities impacted by disaster. While it doesn’t prevent the unexpected from happening, it does provide financial peace of mind, a safety net when disaster occurs. Insurance offers...
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM 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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