Tag Archives: DHS S&T

University of Illinois-Led CIRI to Develop Cybersecurity Network Plan for DHS; Bryan Ware Quoted

Bryan Ware

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-led Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, has received $2 million in funds from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to devise a plan to help the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) build a national network of cybersecurity technical institutes.

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DHS Launching R&D Projects on 5G Mobile Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a research and development effort focused on mobile security as the country works to roll out 5G infrastructure. William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology, said S&T is currently working with the private sector in efforts to secure U.S. telecom infrastructure.

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DHS Taps SecureKey to Create Alternative Social Security Number Identifier

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has selected SecureKey Technologies to develop a blockchain-based technology for the social security number system under a $193K award. Under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program, SecureKey will create and implement an alternative SSN identifier that does not expose personally identifiable information. 

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DHS S&T Funds Kynamics to Develop Language Translation Tool

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has selected Kynamics to develop a portable language translation system with funds worth $192.5K. The California-based awardee will deliver this tool under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program to help the U.S. Coast Guard communicate with non-English speakers when required by missions. S&T issued the award through the Language Translator solicitation.

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DHS S&T Unveils Explosive Trace Detector Tech

Next-Gen Mass Spec ETD

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate has handed over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) a technology built to trace and detect explosives. The Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry Explosive Trace Detector can adapt to austere environments and houses a configurable threat library meant to speed up threat identification capabilities. 

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DHS Issues COVID-19 Screening Tech RFI

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) science and technology (S&T) directorate has posted a request for information to seek potential sources of non-invasive febrile temperature screening technologies to assist in COVID-19 response efforts.

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DHS S&T Identifies New Blockchain Use Cases in Solicitation for Forgery Prevention

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has launched a second solicitation in search of blockchain or distributed ledger technologies that prevent forgery and boost operational transparency. Interested parties may submit responses through July 10.

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DHS Unveils COVID-19 Airborne Predictive Model

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The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) science and technology (S&T) directorate has launched an online tool designed to calculate the airborne decay of the SARS-CoV-2 virus under varying scenarios. The airborne predictive model will employ the results of an ongoing DHS S&T research to analyze environmental factors that affect the virus' capacity to spread, the department said Friday.

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