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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


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


Snapshot: S&T’s Immersive Imaging System's High-Resolution Images & 360-degree Coverage, Provides Full Scene Situational Awareness

S&T’s Immersive Imaging System was recognized at the recent annual R&D 100 Conference among the 100 most exceptional innovations in science and technology from 2018.
30-Apr-2019 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $1.6M to Improve X-ray Scanning Capabilities

DHS S&T has awarded $1,656,206.00 to Halo X-ray Technologies Ltd (HXT) in Nottingham, UK, to develop and implement an automatic threat resolution system for use with X-ray imaging of carry-on and checked baggage.
26-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Snapshot: S&T’s Rapid DNA Technology Identified Victims of California Wildfire

Funded in part by DHS S&T, Rapid DNA technology, positively identified 85 percent of the victims in the aftermath of the Camp Fire wildfire.
24-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

News Release: DHS Seeks Proposals to Secure Mobile Network Infrastructure for Government Communications

CISA and S&T are seeking development of new standards to improve the security and resilience of critical mobile communications networks through a new BAA Solicitation 70RSAT19RB00000001 published today on FedBizOpps.gov.
22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Snapshot: S&T-funded Innovation Enables Emergency Managers to Excel During 2018 Hurricane Season

DHS S&T's Web-based HURREVAC platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
18-Apr-2019 9:05 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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