The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate plans to award $35 million in grants to accommodate the development of approaches to assist the agency's counterterrorism operations. DHS said Monday that it seeks concepts using multiple disciplines including data analytics and engineering to address counterterrorism gaps and mitigate people's inclination to violence.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Norwich University Applied Research Institutes secured a $5.9M contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate to optimize a simulated training platform.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has selected a consortium led by Texas A&M University to help run a center of excellence for cross-border threat screening and supply chain defense.
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »