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).Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a request for information to seek inputs on human-portable repeaters that can work on indoor and subterranean environments. The radio repeater must weigh under 50 pounds to qualify as human-portable and allow various configurations to adapt to indoor and underground emergency response operations.Read More »
The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory has evaluated a training program administered by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers to mitigate vehicular incidents for law enforcement officers.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate met with New York City's 5 Research and Development Council to review research, development, test and evaluation initiatives in public safety and security. 5RD Council members also visited DHS S&T's National Urban Security Technology Laboratory and were lectured on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, the agency said Thursday.Read More »
Two laboratories under the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate are teaming up to test portable explosives trace detectors. Researchers from the Transportation Security Laboratory validated gaps with the detectors and have spoken with vendors and customers to reinforce the devices' functionality, DHS said Thursday.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing a software that will work to aid first responders in search and rescue operations. DHS said Thursday S&T’s first responders group has collaborated with search and rescue research company dbS Productions to build the FIND software that will help locate lost individuals through behavioral pattern …Read More »