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DHS S&T Awards $750K to Maryland Company for Cybersecurity of Emergency Communicators

DHS S&T awarded $750,000 to SecuLore Solutions, an Odenton, Md.-based cybersecurity company, to improve and increase the resiliency of the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure, including Next Generation 911 (NG911) technologies.
17-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

DHS S&T Leads Smart City Tech Integration Pilot for St. Louis

DHS S&T conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in St. Louis, Missouri in collaboration with the city, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the T-REX Innovation Center (T-REX).
17-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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S&T-Funded SABER Helps Communities Get Back to Business During and After Disasters

Available both on the web and via a mobile app, SABER provides users with a means to upload and share real-time business status information with other organizations, particularly government aid entities such as FEMA, during an emergency or crisis.
15-Jan-2020 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

DHS Awards $197K for Digital Credentials That Work Offline

DHS S&T has awarded $197,020.95 Phase 1 funding to Stranger Labs, Inc. based in Cambridge, MA, to develop a digital credential solution that mitigates compromising the usability and convenience of paper-based credentials by making digital...
14-Jan-2020 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Awards for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation today announced three awards for collaborative projects totaling $2.3 million to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.
13-Jan-2020 7:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Measuring Disaster Resilience and Response Capabilities with ResponderCQ

DHS S&T funded the development of guidance and tools to help communities measure their “Capability Quotient (CQ),” which is the readiness to respond to risk and to respond to disruptions of any kind.
8-Jan-2020 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Prize Winners Announced in $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids in International Mail

DHS S&T, the White House ONDCP, U.S. CBP, and the USPIS announced the grand prize winner and runner-up in the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million global prize competition for rapid, nonintrusive detection tools that will help find illicit...
12-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Rapid DNA Identifies Conception Boat Fire Victims

DHS sought a technology that can quickly analyze DNA to verify family relationships (kinship) and identify victims of mass casualty events and human trafficking.
10-Dec-2019 1:30 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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