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S&T-sponsored Technology Assesses Bridge Safety after Powerful Storms

Loose or loosening soil is often the culprit in weakening bridge stability. Thus, an instrument that can quickly assess the soil conditions around bridge pillars became a top priority for DHS S&T, as well as state and local governments.
14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $1.27M to Two Universities to Improve Cybersecurity Investment Decision Making

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a total of $1,272,320 across two universities to develop new solutions to improve the capability of organizations to understand and improve their cybersecurity control investment decisions.
8-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


S&T, N.C. Partner to Test Flood Sensors, Build Resilience

To mitigate the impact of flood disasters, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has initiated multiple projects across the nation through its Flood Apex Program.
6-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

S&T Creates Better Drone Detection Through Machine Learning, Cameras

Combined with machine learning, however, a camera can tell a different story. Today, this budding technology is helping DHS S&T and Sandia National Laboratories create more precise drone detection capability through visuals alone.
2-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Virtual Training Gives First Responders and Educators an ‘EDGE’ on School Safety

Developed by DHS S&T, the U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC), and Cole Engineering Services Inc. (CESI), the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE), a virtual training platform, allows teachers, school staff, law...
1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DHS S&T Announces Second Biometric Technology Rally

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is calling for submissions to a Biometric Technology Rally scheduled for Spring 2019
31-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Creating a Market for Innovative & Affordable Responder Technology

Recently, DHS S&T hosted the first North American International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Industry Stakeholder Summit to advance the development of affordable, innovative technology for the more than 7.5 million first...
30-Oct-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Looking ahead: What’s the next big thing in aviation screening?

Although airports are much more secure today, the check-in, security, and boarding process is more time-consuming and intensive which affects the passenger experience. Since the aviation experience has changed so drastically, it begs the question...
25-Oct-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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