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DHS Science Department Holds Rally to Test Biometric Security Systems

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has hosted the first Biometric Technology Rally, which featured tests of scanning technologies with face and face/iris recognition. The 10-day event aimed to mitigate biometric flaws at security checkpoints. It took place at the directorate’s Maryland Test Facility in March and …

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DHS S&T Prioritizes 5 Research Areas Supporting New Cybersecurity Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is initiating research efforts to support a new cybersecurity strategy. These efforts aim to bolster the department’s cyber detection and defense capacities, and encompass the areas of risk identification, vulnerability reduction, threat reduction, consequence mitigation and enabling of cybersecurity outcomes, DHS said Thursday. In support of …

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DHS and DOT Collaborate to Develop Guidelines on Federal Fleet Telematics Security

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has collaborated with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the Transportation Department to provide an introductory text on cybersecurity for vehicle telematics for federal fleet managers. DHS said Tuesday the Telematics Cybersecurity Primer for Agencies will support the security of …

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DHS Supports Blockchain Projects, Standardization Efforts; Douglas Maughan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with other DHS components and startup companies to develop blockchain-based technology platforms, GCN reported Tuesday. S&T also supports the World Wide Web Consortium in efforts to standardize the Verifiable Claims Data Model and Decentralized Identifiers. “Government must be informed and ensure blockchain technology …

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DHS Helps Navy, Coast Guard Evaluate Nat’l Security Cutters

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard in the assessment of two National Security Cutters since December. DHS said Tuesday the directorate helped the Navy’s commander of operational test and evaluation forces to collect and document information needed to …

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DHS S&T Develops Air Surveillance Standards for Border Protection

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing air surveillance standards in an effort to help secure national airspace through the evaluation of current and future radar platforms. DHS S&T said Tuesday it will assess existing air surveillance capabilities and radars of the Customs and Border Protection‘s Air …

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DHS S&T Releases Cybersecurity Guides Based on R&D Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has published two new cybersecurity guides that build on multiple research and development efforts. Under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the Portfolio Guide provides 15 overviews regarding the department’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio, while the Technology Guide features 70 R&D efforts and suggestions on transition-ready technologies, DHS said …

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DHS, MIT Researchers Test Crowd Security Threat Detection System

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory to evaluate an imaging technology designed to unobtrusively detect potential threat items in a crowd. MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers helped facilitate a three-day developmental test and evaluation of a millimeter wave imager …

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DHS, FAA, Army Collaborate to Develop Aircraft Explosive Vulnerability Testing Tool

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army to create a simulator technology designed to test explosive vulnerabilities in aircraft. The Aircraft Explosive Testing Simulator is designed for repeated explosive tests and built through S&T’s Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation program, DHS said …

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DHS S&T Website Features Homeland Security Innovation Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has unveiled a new web page to display multiple innovation projects that seek to address homeland security challenges. DHS said Wednesday the Mobilizing Innovation page features a detailed overview and description of S&T projects categorized into mission areas such as resilience tactics, cybersecurity, first response, …

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