Tag Archives: DHS science and technology

DHS Informs COVID-19 Response via Lessons Learned From Past Outbreaks; Lloyd Hough Quoted

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Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate is using research experiences from previous disease outbreaks to inform COVID-19 response. S&T tackles COVID-19 with lessons learned from the Ebola virus, anthrax bacteria and other issues that have caused disease outbreaks. HAC-TC also supports DHS laboratories including the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. 

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DHS Taps Morcom International to Develop Tracker for Hazardous Objects at Sea;

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Morcom International has received a $153,000 award to develop a sea pollution tracking technology for the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate. The existing TUNA technology offers reusable batteries, GPS-based tracking and automatic identification, and is designed to function in saltwater environments. DHS said Wednesday it issued the award under phase one of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's Maritime Object Tracking Technology solicitation.

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

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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

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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 Teaches Firefighters to Use Tactical Awareness Kit;

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate virtually trained California-based firefighters to use a geospatial tool that was made to provide situational awareness. DHS said Wednesday that its Team Awareness Kit (TAK) allows firefighters to share videos, track fire equipment, forecast fires and determine fire perimeters. 

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

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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 Invests in Counterterrorism Research Under New Center of Excellence

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has earmarked $36.5 million to fund a 10-year research effort on counterterrorism technology and the security of crowded places. DHS plans to hold a webinar for the funding opportunity on Feb. 4th. Proposals for the initiative are due on March 10th.

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DHS Demos Situational Awareness Tech for Border Security

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and U.S. Border Patrol have invested in a commercial satellite communications technology that provides portable situational awareness. DHS said it demonstrated the Somewear-made Global Hotspot in June to evaluate the device's operational performance. S&T selected Somewear to develop the device under the Long-Range Broad Area Announcement solicitation.

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New Collaborative Pilot Program Aims to Bolster DHS Tech Dev’t

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has co-launched a collaborative pilot program that aims to accelerate the development of technologies in support of the DHS mission. DHS said Tuesday its Science and Technology Directorate has partnered with technology company BMNT, nonprofit Common Mission Project and other DHS components to pursue the Hacking for Homeland Security or H4HS pilot program.

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Experienced CIO Chris Chilbert Moves From HHS to Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

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Chris Chilbert, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) inspector general office, will step down from his role to join the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau as CIO, succeeding Donna Roy. Chilbert's departure from HHS ends a five-year tenure with the department's IG office where he prioritized cloud migration and network modernization.

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