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DHS S&T Finances Pilot Testing of Emergency Comms Infrastructure Cybersecurity Tech

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is funding SecuLore to test a technology designed to protect emergency communications infrastructure from cyber threats. SecuLore Solutions is testing a system that uses predictive analytics to detect threats targeting emergency communications centers. SecuLore will use the pilot testing's results to inform how ECCs would handle and deploy the technology.

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DHS S&T Creates Tool to Help Firefighters Safely Exit Buildings; Darmindra Arumugam Quoted

POINTER Receiver

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has developed a new technology designed to track firefighters in scenarios where it is difficult to find exits of the burning building. DHS S&T said Tuesday it worked with firefighters in Worcester, Massachusetts, to design the Precision Outdoor and Indoor Navigation and Tracking for Emergency Responders (POINTER).

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DHS Selects Mesur.io for Biothreat Data Analysis Tool Development Project

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Mesur.io has secured a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a data analysis platform that would help agency users predict an emerging biological threat or a public health crisis. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based company will perform work for the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's (SVIP) Emerging Needs: COVID-19 Response & Future Mitigation effort. 

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DHS Taps Harvard University to Evaluate Human Trafficking Response Campaign; Michael Wilbur Quoted

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Harvard University has received $775,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assess an effort that aims to spread awareness of human trafficking. The university will look into the impact of DHS' Blue Campaign, which educates the masses on how to spot human trafficking instances, the department said Friday.

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DHS Issues Grants to Support Minority-Serving Academic Engagement

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has awarded grants to five minority-serving universities for academic engagement efforts. The awardees will work with centers of excellence to develop course content and academic engagement programs under the Scientific Leadership Award program, in line with DHS' objectives, the department said Wednesday.

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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 Earmarks Funding for Mobile Network Security R&D Projects

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked $2.1 million to support two mobile security research and development projects led by private sector entities. Matthew Hartman, deputy executive assistant director of cybersecurity at CISA, said the projects will help establish a TIC3.0-based overlay that will fortify federal mobile security networks.

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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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DHS Releases Positioning, Navigation & Timing System Resilience Guide

Resilient PNT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued guidance for equipment vendors and critical infrastructure operators to ensure the resiliency of positioning, navigation and timing systems to GPS spoofing or jamming activity. “Combined with our collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on PNT risk profiles, the Conformance Framework will be a valuable risk management tool," said Willian Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at DHS.

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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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