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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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DHS Unveils SBIR Topics for Fiscal 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has released 11 topics for this fiscal year's wave of small business innovation research projects. DHS said Thursday it released a pre-solicitation with nine topics from the department's Science and Technology Directorate and two others in support of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office.

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DHS to Visit Florida, Puerto Rico for SBIR Road Tour

The Department of Homeland Security will launch a road tour for its Small Business Innovation Research in Puerto Rico and Florida. The tour will allow Florida- and Puerto Rico-based small businesses to seek opportunities under DHS' SBIR program, the department said Thursday.

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Exercise in Alabama

The Department of Homeland Security recently collaborated with other federal agencies to hold a public safety operation exercise in Birmingham, Ala., in preparation for the World Games that the city will host next year.

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DHS Selects U.K.-Based Business to Deliver Airport Passenger-Measuring System

The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measures airport passengers. CrowdVision will perform work under a $160.9K award in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.

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DHS S&T to Release Results of SAVER Field Portable Instrument Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is set to publish a report later this year to outline the results of its recent assessment of three field portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers used to chemically analyze substances. 

DHS S&T's System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders Program developed the evaluation to assess the field instruments' capabilities and help emergency responder organizations decide on which instrument is best suited to their needs and requirements, the department said Tuesday.

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