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Coast Guard to Use Canada’s Ice Tank for Icebreaker Tests

The U.S. Coast Guard will use an ice tank facility of Canada’s National Research Council to test models of the agency’s future polar icebreakers. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday its science and technology directorate is helping the Coast Guard develop a plan for the test and evaluation of the new …

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Arizona State University to Lead DHS CoE for Operational Efficiency

The Department of Homeland Security has selected Arizona State University to lead a consortium of academic, industry, government and laboratory partners that aims to optimize DHS’ operational efficiency. DHS said Monday the new Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency’s will receive $3.9 million to fund its first year of operations in a …

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NASA Develops Tracking System for Firefighters Inside Buildings

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a tracking system that works to provide firefighters’ locations inside buildings. The agency said Tuesday the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders system works to address tracking problems which occur when firefighters enter buildings that block radio signals. “To this day, the …

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DHS, APCO Form Public-Safety Mobile App Security Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International have partnered to help the first responder community secure mobile applications. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate will offer funds and technical support to help APCO refine an evaluation program that will aid interoperability, reliability and security of public …

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DHS Awards DDoS-Focused Cyber Research Contracts to Universities of Delaware, Houston

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected the University of Delaware and University of Houston to conduct cybersecurity research focused on distributed-denial-of-service attacks under contracts worth $4.5 million combined. DHS said Thursday the $1.9 million “Ensuring Energy and Power Safety in Data Centers” contract with the University of Delaware …

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UNC Charlotte to Research Mobile Security Mgmt Tools for DHS S&T; Vincent Sritapan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has selected the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to conduct research on mobile security under a $759,727 award. DHS said Monday the mobile technology security research and development award is part of its R&D project on mobile device security. UNC Charlotte will study ways to …

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DHS Starts Emergency Response Tool Transition to Commercial Market

The Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security is in the process of transitioning the Next-Generation Incident Command System technology to California-based nonprofit Worldwide Incident Command Services. DHS said Thursday WICS will offer the NICS emergency response tool to first responders and emergency planners as a low-cost service following the completion of the …

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