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DHS S&T Conducts Market Study for Laser-Protective Eyewear

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DNS S&T) Directorate seeks market information on eyewear that can protect law enforcement personnel and emergency responders from laser pointer attacks. DHS S&T said Friday that it is conducting a market survey for laser protective goggles, glasses, films and face shields that may protect the wearer from lasers across violet, blue, red, green and near-infrared spectrums.

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DHS S&T to Host Tech Showcase for Silicon Valley Innovation Program Startups; Melissa Oh Quoted

Cybersecurity Talent

Twenty-six Silicon Valley Innovation Program-backed startups will demonstrate how their technology projects could support the Department of Homeland Security's missions during a three-day event hosted by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The virtual demonstration series starting on Sept. 14th will provide SVIP-funded startups with opportunities to showcase technologies in support of DHS components.

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DHS S&T Unveils Research Strategy for Artificial Intelligence; Kathryn Coulter Mitchell Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has unveiled a strategy that would guide S&T's research pursuits in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning. DHS said Friday its new AI/ML strategic plan defines research efforts that aim to increase S&T's understanding of opportunities and risks across the dynamic AI landscape.

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DHS S&T Releases Third Wave of Public Safety Tech Showcase; Kathryn Coulter-Mitchell Quoted

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has commenced the third wave of a showcase featuring various public safety technologies. DHS said Monday its Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase exhibits efforts to address disasters and discover new applications through research and development. The showcase will consist of four installments in total.

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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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DHS S&T Creates Tool to Help Firefighters Safely Exit Buildings; Darmindra Arumugam Quoted

POINTER Receiver

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a new technology designed to track firefighters in scenarios where it is difficult to find exits of the burning building. DHS S&T said Tuesday it worked with firefighters in Worcester, Massachusetts, to design the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER).

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DHS S&T Partners With Law Enforcement Community to Study Police-Citizen Interactions

Cyber Hygiene

The Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T) has partnered with Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) and Dallas Police Department to study how interactions between officers and citizens affect conflict management. Jim Grove, FLETC portfolio manager at S&T, said they hope to convert manual coding into an algorithm for automation.

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DHS S&T Selects Participants of Summer Research Team Program

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) will award a combined amount of $446,200 to academic teams for research across multiple security areas. Participants of the Summer Research Team program will conduct studies at S&T-supported centers of excellence, which focus on agriculture security, terrorism, economic analysis and other homeland security topics.

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DHS S&T Launches Collaborative Effort to Support Aerial Border Security; Teddy Damour Quoted

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has commenced an effort to demonstrate its aerial surveillance technologies in support of security at the U.S.-Canada border. The Congress-supported effort will make use of small unmanned aircraft systems and other types of drones to simulate air domain threats.

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DHS S&T Highlights Work of In-House Laboratories

Cybersecurity Talent

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has cited how its network of laboratories support DHS in carrying out operations. “Our in-house labs offer technical support, infrastructure and core capabilities that produce hard science to support the mission,” said Julie Brewer, director of S&T’s Office of National Laboratories (ONL). 

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