Tag Archives: William Bryan

DHS S&T Competition Seeks New Escape Respirators

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is inviting scientists to take part in a competition seeking respirators to protect individuals from aerosolized chemical, biological and radiological threats. Participants of the $250K Escape Respirator Challenge would submit concepts for the technology that addresses the limits of existing escape hoods, DHS said Thursday.

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DHS S&T Reforms Business Strategy to Speed up Capability Deployment Operations

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has adopted a new strategy: streamlining its deployment of technology capabilities to respond to advanced threats.

The new research and development plan involves creating offices for mission and capability support, engineering and science, innovation and collaboration and enterprise services within S&T that will collaborate on the delivery of critical systems for countering evolving threats, the department said Monday.

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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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DHS S&T Updates Solicitation Portal for R&D Proposals

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has updated an online portal used to submit and solicit industry proposals. DHS said Thursday the modernized Long Range Broad Agency Announcement website offers information on criteria for R&D project evaluation and a list of requirements that align with the S&T Industry Guide and the department’s component …

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DHS Releases Industry Guide on Department Tech Requirements

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an industry guide that outlines its science and technology directorate’s requirements, focus areas and potential collaboration opportunities with members of the industry. William Bryan, acting under secretary for science and technology at DHS, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the guide will help …

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DHS S&T Website Features Homeland Security Innovation Projects

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has unveiled a new web page to display multiple innovation projects that seek to address homeland security challenges. DHS said Wednesday the Mobilizing Innovation page features a detailed overview and description of S&T projects categorized into mission areas such as resilience tactics, cybersecurity, first response, …

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Arizona State University to Lead DHS CoE for Operational Efficiency

The Department of Homeland Security has selected Arizona State University to lead a consortium of academic, industry, government and laboratory partners that aims to optimize DHS’ operational efficiency. DHS said Monday the new Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency’s will receive $3.9 million to fund its first year of operations in a …

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George Mason University-Led Consortium to Manage DHS-Funded Criminal Network Analysis CoE

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected George Mason University to lead a consortium of academic, government, laboratory and industry partners that will operate a new Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence. DHS said Wednesday the center will work alongside federal, state and local law enforcement agencies …

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DHS Hosts Electronic Jamming Exercise for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has hosted a weeklong event for public safety and private organizations to test multiple strategies and technologies designed to identify, locate and address illegal communication systems jamming. DHS said Tuesday nearly 300 participants from across the U.S. took part during the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise that was …

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