Tag Archives: DHS S&T

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

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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

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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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