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DHS Enlists DefenseWerx for Homeland Security Innovation Campaign

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) directorate will collaborate with the Niceville, Florida-based nonprofit DefenseWerx organization to establish an innovation hub that can support DHS' mission requirements. DHS S&T and DWX signed a partnership intermediary agreement to engage the small business community and the educational sector in efforts to develop, transition and commercialize technology across five task areas. 

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DHS Unveils Topics for Long-Range Broad Agency Announcement; Dusty Lang Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate has released 23 topics for a broad agency announcement (LRBAA) that seeks to gather proposals on novel approaches that may address DHS' operational needs. DHS said Tuesday that it aims to build prototypes, test and mature various technologies for homeland security usage through the LRBAA.

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DHS-Funded Navigation App Helps First Responders Determine Optimal Routes for Emergency Vehicles

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) funded Azimuth1 to develop an app that helps first responders navigate travel routes with consideration to the emergency vehicle's physical specifications. The app is designed to recognize and provide information on external hazards, including narrow lanes, damaged power lines and cold weather.

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Deep North Secures DHS Funds for Airport Video Analytics Project

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California-based startup company Deep North has secured a $196,880 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate to implement video analytics technology in the Transportation Security Administration's passenger screening procedure at airports. Phase I of the project also looks to incorporate automated body and baggage scanning software into the system.

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DHS Introduces Online Resources for GPS Spoofing Prevention; Jim Platt Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) directorate has released two online resources as part of efforts to help the public mitigate GPS spoofing incidents. DHS said Friday it seeks to assist users in checking the GPS data's integrity through the Epsilon Algorithm Suite and the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Integrity Library.

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DHS, Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Assess COVID-19 Spread in Public Vehicles

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have teamed up to explore how COVID-19 aerosol agents travel through public transit systems. DHS said Tuesday its science and technology directorate freed an airborne coronavirus simulant into train cars and buses operated by MTA to examine how COVID-19 spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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DHS S&T Highlights Work of In-House Laboratories

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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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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, NASA Demo First Responder Location Tracker

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have conducted initial field tests of a technology designed to locate first responders during emergency response missions even when they are inside a burning building. The POINTER technology is intended to use magnetoquasistatic fields and generate 3D-based location data to help first responders find an injured or lost team member.

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DHS, MIT Lincoln Lab Join Forces to Conduct Public Transit Virus Mitigation Tests

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A Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory will help the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate test simple methods for preventing viral infection among travelers that use public transportation. The DHS-Lincoln Lab-MTA partnership will spread an aerosolized water-based agent inside vehicles in a way that imitates how people breathe, talk, cough or sneeze.

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