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DHS, MatMaCorp Test Tools to Detect Swine Virus in Pork

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate partnered with MatMaCorp to test technologies designed to detect the African Swine Fever. S&T and MatMaCorp signed a cooperative research and development agreement to test ASF detection with the latter's portable nucleic acid analysis system, DHS said Tuesday.

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DHS Needs Maritime Detection Tech for Coast Guard

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has announced its search for startups with the capacity to develop tracking technology for underwater objects. DHS S&T said Thursday it posted a solicitation for maritime object tracking technology in support of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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DHS Names Four Industrial Partners for Wildfire Security Effort

Four companies will help the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate address cybersecurity challenges related to the fire safety of smart cities. The Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation Labs effort will leverage research of these new partners to develop new wildfire sensors over a six-month period, DHS said Wednesday.

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FEMA Uses Open Source Software to Determine Status of Calamity-Affected Businesses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency used business status data to determine priorities in helping Louisiana-based businesses affected by Hurricane Barry. FEMA said Wednesday it generated the data from the Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting or SABER tool.

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DHS S&T Offers Platform to Help Communities Measure Disaster Response Readiness

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is promoting a guidance platform designed to boost a community's resilience against disasters. The ResponderCQ website works to help communities determine their readiness to address disaster-related risks and disruptions, DHS S&T said Tuesday.

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DHS S&T Studies Use of K9 Teams in Active Shooting Events

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is exploring ways to deploy security dogs in unconventional scenarios. DHS S&T said Thursday it partnered with other entities to study the use of K9 teams for new applications such as path clearance and explosive detection during active shooter scenarios.

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DHS S&T, U.S. Border Patrol Test New Air, Ground Surveillance Tech

Two agencies within the Department of Homeland Security tested new surveillance technologies in an effort to address vulnerabilities concerning the U.S.-Canada border. DHS' Science and Technology Directorate and U.S. Border Patrol tested these technologies at Havre Sector in Sweetgrass, Mont., from Aug. 12 to 23 in support of the Homeland Security Enterprise, DHS said Tuesday

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