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DHS Building New App for Faster First Responder Navigation

The Department of Homeland Security partnered with industry to develop a new app to improve how first responders navigate areas during deployment. DHS said Tuesday its Science and Technology Directorate is working with technology firm Azimuth1 to create the QuickRoute app, which uses more data sources than commercial navigation apps to provide responders with more flexibility. 

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DHS S&T to Participate in FEMA Earthquake Response Event

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate in a Federal Emergency Management Agency exercise intending to simulate earthquake response and recovery efforts in Memphis, Tenn, DHS said Wednesday. The agency will team up with local, state, federal and international organizations to assess approaches and technologies in urban search and rescue and information sharing functions as part of the three-day Shaken Fury 2019 event.

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DHS Releases Thermal Monitor for Firefighters

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a body-worn device to monitor thermal conditions and alarm warfighters on potential hazards. Funded through the Small Business Innovation Research initiative, Burn Saver is a lightweight device designed to track the heat flux and temperature of fireground environments through the use of built-in sensors, DHS said Tuesday

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DHS Partners With Virginia City to Create Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard

The Department of Homeland Security and the city of Norfolk in Virginia launched a new tool to guide local governments in creating plans to secure people and resources before natural disasters or any damaging incident. City officials helped develop the new Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard in partnership with the DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, the agency said Tuesday

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FBI, DHS Officials on Threats, Benefits of Emerging Techs

Officials from FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said that agencies should look at the advantages and potential risks of integrating emerging technologies, like the cloud, 5G network and augmented reality, into their operations, GovernmentCIO Media & Research reported Thursday. Federal agencies are exploring the cloud that could increase flexibility and accessibility of data.

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DHS S&T, Israeli Police Deploying 3D Visualization Tool for Crime Investigations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate teamed with Israeli police to develop an interactive 3D tool for visualizing crime scenes or car crashes, DHS said Tuesday. The 3D-Hawk platform, designed by Israeli firm B-Design3D, is comprised of high-definition video equipment, a smart phone and a laptop containing software that converts footage into 3D models.

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DHS Struggles with Information Sharing on Research Project, GAO Report Finds

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is failing to properly collect, integrate and share information on research and development performance across the agency, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office released a report on Thursday highlighting the challenges associated with coordination of research and development information that make it difficult for DHS to monitor progress of projects and understand the customer  experience.

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Nielsen: Government Needs Industry to Help Address Growing Cyber Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government needs the private sector to detect and deter emerging cyber threats, The Hill reported Tuesday. During the agency’s recent Science and Technology Directorate’s Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, Nielsen highlighted that the rates of threats and risks are outpacing the government’s ability to identify, assess and address them. 

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