Tag Archives: S&T

President Biden Directs Establishment of S&T Advisory Council

White House

President Biden has issued an executive order directing the creation of an interdisciplinary group of experts that will provide advisory support on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will be co-chaired by the “science adviser” or the assistant to the president for S&T and have up to 26 members including engineers, scientists and other professionals.

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MITRE Names Gerald Gilbert as MITRE Fellow; Charles Clancy Quoted

MITRE

MITRE has appointed Gerald Gilbert as a MITRE Fellow to lead and grow quantum science initiatives. “Gerry’s contributions to MITRE and his field run deep – few people in the world have dedicated their lives to this level of expertise and innovation,” said Charles Clancy, chief futurist, senior vice president, and general manager, MITRE Labs. 

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DHS Agencies Launch Toolkit for IPAWS Alert System Planning

DHS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate have published a new toolkit intended to help local and state communities implement a certain warning system. The “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Planning Toolkit" is designed to guide authorities in using IPAWS, a FEMA-supported local alerting system, DHS said Tuesday.

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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 Announces Details of U.S.-Israel Collab Solicitation; William Bryan Quoted

William Bryan

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has identified the main focus areas of a technology solicitation in partnership with Israel, DHS said Tuesday. The Binational Industrial Research and Development or BIRD Foundation, a U.S.-Israel partnership, seeks proposals for technology projects that tackle:

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Tamr Government Solutions to Continue Dev’t of Traveller Screening Tech for DHS

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $813,000 to Tamr Government Solutions for the continued development of the company's automated traveler screening technology. DHS said Monday that it issued the award to have Tamr continue Open Source Global Travel Assessment System's development under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's fifth phase.

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DHS Hosts Annual Info Sharing Summit on Public Safety

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate and the National Alliance for Public Safety Geospatial Information Services Foundation held an event that sought to disseminate various practices and validate approaches in geospatial technologies and information sharing.

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