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News Release: S&T Awards $5.9M to Expand Critical Infrastructure Protection Platform S&T Awards $5.9M to Expand Critical Infrastructure Protection Platform

DHS S&T has awarded a total of $5,900,000 to the Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) to expand the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises (DECIDE) cyber-training platform.
25-Mar-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Snapshot: New Best Practices Guide to Commercial Building Security Under SAFETY Act Now Available

DHS S&T OSAI in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences developed a set of best practices and a new online tool, Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS), for building owners to evaluate their operations end-to-end...
19-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Secretary Nielsen Announced as Keynote for DHS S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will speak March 19th at the 2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase hosted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).
18-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Snapshot: S&T Testing Smart Sensor to Enhance Emergency Communications

DHS S&T, in conjunction with NASA JPL, is researching approaches to bring the possibilities of IoT to emergency communications for first responders today.
12-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


S&T Funds Solution to Increase Efficiency of Air Cargo Screening

S&T funded development of the Opacity and Complexity Analysis Software Tool (OCAST), a support algorithm to assist X-ray operators in determining possible threats in cargo and which areas pose no threat, despite complex X-ray images.
6-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission.
6-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

S&T Launches Polar Scout Satellites Using SpaceX Falcon 9 Vehicle

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched two miniature cube-shaped satellites (CubeSats) into space on December 3, 2018, via the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
27-Feb-2019 11:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Multi-agency Partnership Launches $1.55M Challenge for New Solutions to Detect Opioids

Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by DHS S&T, in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal...
27-Feb-2019 10:05 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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