The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded Sunnyvale, California-based Kiana Analytics, Inc. $167,686 to develop technology to enhance the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) counting and measuring capabilities at ports of entry.
High volume and fast throughput screening at public venues and urban environments high in pollutants and background substances can impede detection capabilities of explosives trace detectors. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate aims to change all that.
DHS S&T, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC), launched the U.S. Coast Guard Ready for Rescue Challenge, a $255,000 prize competition that seeks boater safety solutions that will help make it easier to find people in the water.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding to three new R&D projects designed to improve the threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked baggage systems.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate announced that DataRobot, Inc. of Tysons Corner, Virginia has received $200,000 to begin testing a prototype of a machine learning platform for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Travel Assessment System.
DHS S&T completed in September 2017, a four-year Underground Transport Restoration project in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that studied and performed exercises to see how disease-causing microbes spread through subway systems; how they can be sampled and cleaned; and how long it takes to be cleaned.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been researching ways to minimize risk from a dam failure and improve the response capability of stakeholders in affected areas.
DHS S&T’s HV-X platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
S&T’s Office of Standards understood the need to gather in-depth data to determine how to construct the next-generation icebreaker. To do that, they needed to see, first hand, how changes to the current construct reacted to ice.
DHS S&T hosted a week-long 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise (JamX 17) at Idaho National Lab (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho where nearly 100 federal, state, and local public safety and private organizations gathered to test tactics and technologies.
S&T supports its wide range of research and development projects by providing researchers, businesses and organizations in the cybersecurity community multiple pathways to partnership.
Emergency management officials and first responder agencies on both sides of the border between the United States and Canada will work together for an experiment in disaster response.
New York City emergency responders conducted a critical incident training exercise early Sunday morning at Grand Central Terminal, and tested out some new technologies provided by DHS S&T.
On October 24 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT, join DHS S&T on our Facebook page for a Facebook Tech Talk focused on cybersecurity for automobiles.