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Dr. Reginald Brothers at a speaking engagement.S&T hosts and participates in technology demonstrations and events throughout the year to engage stakeholders, seek research partners and communicate with the public about new technologies and research initiatives to help security officials protect the homeland.

 

Upcoming Events

2016 Cyber Security Division R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop – February 17-19, 2016, Washington, DC The R&D Showcase will feature 11 innovative technologies selected from the Cyber Security Division (CSD) portfolio that address today’s complex cybersecurity challenges and have the potential for transition into the marketplace. Technology presentations will showcase results from Modeling of Internet Attacks, Moving Target Defense, Software Quality Assurance, Mobile Device Security, Cybersecurity Forensics, Distributed Denial Of Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoS) Security and Economic Incentives. The event will also feature a technology demonstration and poster sessions allowing participants the opportunity to see the CSD's entire portfolio.

February Twitter Chat: New effort gives first responders a unified, global voice | Tuesday, February 23
Please join @dhsscitech on Tuesday, February 23  from 1 to 2 p.m. ET for a chat to discuss the importance of international partnerships for first responders, and the impact on industry and the global technology market. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

RSA Security Conference, February 29-March 4, 2016 | Moscone Center San Francisco, CA
Join the Cyber Security Division team as they discuss the latest cyber security challenges and opportunities. Visit our booth for the latest information in cyber security innovation.

International Disaster Conference and Expo, March 1-3, 2016 | New Orleans, LA
S&T leaders from the First Responders Group will be present to discuss challenges facing first responders around the globe. Visit our booth for the latest in first responder innovation.

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE), March 22-24, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV
Deputy Undersecretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin will participate in a town hall meeting with other government leaders and communication technology leaders. Attend the event and visit the S&T booth.

USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM Symposium, April 16-17, 2016 | Washington, DC
Undersecretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will be a part of the symposium reaching out to all levels of academia to stress the importance of STEM programs. Visit our booth for the latest innovations from S&T.

Internet of Things World Forum, May 10-12, 2016 | Santa Clara, CA
Join both Undersecretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers and Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin as they talk to industry innovators regarding the present and future of IoT. Visit our booth for the latest innovations from S&T.

Past Events

January Twitter Chat Announced: First Responders, Can You See Us Now: Wednesday, January 27.
Please join @dhsscitech on Wednesday, January 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET for a chat to discuss the importance of building relationships with the state and local response community and learn about some of S&T’s ongoing partnerships testing video data casting and LTE technologies. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

Consumer Electronics Show - CES,  Sands Expo Center, Tech West, January 6-9 | Las Vegas, NV
DHS S&T is coming to CES and wants to hear from you! Help us continue to build new industry partnerships and approach research and development differently by adapting best practices from incubators and accelerators to invest smarter and make it easier for you to work with S&T. Visit booth #72065  and join S&T leaders in conversations on how S&T is reshaping how government, entrepreneurs, and end users work together.

December Twitter Announced: The Nose Knows: The Science of Threat Detection Canines: Thursday, December 17,
Please join @dhsscitech on Thursday, December 17 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for an hour-long chat to discuss S&T’s Canine Detection Program and how we're using science to develop training and training products to assist canine teams.  Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.On December 10, DHS is holding an Homeland Security Innovation Industry Day to discuss a streamlined approach for startups to work with the government.  Our first topic is on securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Learn more at: https://regonline.com/DHS-SV-IoT2015

On December 8, S&T will host an industry day for the upcoming solicitations/calls to be issued against DHS S&T CSD BAA HSHQDC- 15-R-B0005.  The DHS S&T Cyber Security Division 5-Year Broad Agency Announcement has two new software assurance solicitations.  This event will be held at the U.S. Department of Justice located at 810 7th Street, NW, Washington DC 20531.

On December 2, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group Program Manager Kathleen Kenyon will participate in a panel discussion “EMERGE Accelerator Program—How S&T is working with Startup Communities and Investors”  at the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. The purpose of the summit is to engage with the private sector, especially non-traditional partners such as startup communities to tap into innovation and identify cutting edge technology for the Homeland Security Enterprise. Location and Time: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 110 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX, from 10:30 to noon

From December 2 to 3, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Prize and SBIR Program Director Elissa Sobolewski will participate in two panel discussions at the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. On December 2, from 1 to 2 p.m., Sobolewski will give an S&T SBIR Agency Overview, and on December 3, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., she will present “Navigating the USG Platforms for RFP Topic and Proposal Submission.”  The purpose of the event is to address small business concerns on how to participate and compete for funding, engage in federal research/research and development and commercialize technological innovations through participation in the SBIR/STTR Programs. Location and Time: JW Marriott, Austin, TX, from 1:45 to 2 p.m.

On December 3, Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division (CSD) Program Manager Vincent Sritipan will participate in a Webinar/Digital Gov University – Online with the General Services Administration. The purpose of the Webinar to is to highlight CSD’s Mobile Device Security Program. Participants will include all federal employees. Location and Time: http://www.digitalgov.gov/event/intro-to- mobile-security-what-you-need-to-know-about-making-your-agency-apps-secure/, from 2 to 3p.m.

S&T Operational Experimentation Program Event, November 16-20,
S&T First Responders Group Responder Technologies Program Manager Christine Lee, in conjunction with the Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, will participate in the S&T Operational Experimentation (OpEx) Program event. Lee will demonstrate the Finding Individuals in Disaster (FINDER) tool in two scenarios – search and rescue prior to breeching in a building clearance situation and a search and rescue in a collapsed structure post earthquake. OpEx offers local law enforcement, emergency management, urban search and rescue and other first responder agencies a hands-on opportunity to experiment with new and emerging technologies, including S&T sponsored technologies. This event will be at the  Provo Federal Building, Olmsted Power Station and the Powder River industrial facility, Provo, Utah.

Red Hat Government Symposium, November 10, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
Science and Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division Program Manager Vincent Sritapan will participate in a panel discussion “Ease and Enable Mobile Development from 10 to 10:40 a.m. Sritapan will discuss S&T’s activities in Mobile Application Security research and development and the strategy for enabling mobile application development, including the overall lifecycle management. The symposium features keynotes, demonstrations and panels, with some of the most interesting and collaborative middleware, cloud, virtualization, mobile and storage projects in government.

TechWeek LA 2015, November 13 - Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA
 Deputy Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Dr. Robert Griffin will speak on “All the Smart Things” at the 2015 Los Angeles TechWeek Conference on November 13 from 10 a.m. – noon PST.  Techweek brings together a mix of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders for a seven-day series of events, with a two-day conference and expo specifically dedicated to all things technology. DHS S&T will join forces with startups, emerging growth companies, and other titans of technology to showcase all the exciting innovations happening in today’s world.

November Twitter Announced: Getting Ahead of the Storm: S&T's Solutions for Resilient Critical Infrastructure: Tuesday, November 17,
Please join @dhsscitech on Tuesday, November 17 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for an hour-long chat to discuss S&T’s research and plan securing the nation’s critical infrastructure.  Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

Big City Emergency Managers 2015 Fall Meeting, Wednesday, November 18,
Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin, will discuss “How DHS S&T is changing the face of emergency response” at the Big City Emergency Mangers 2015 Fall Meeting. The meeting will take place November at 8 a.m to noon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The three day event, gathers emergency mangers from across the nation to cohesively develop solutions to today’s pressing emergency response concerns.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Throughout October, the Cyber Security Division (CSD) will be releasing cyber tips on how to remain safe.  Tips will draw from topics such as social media, network security and more. They will also use social media to talk about cybersecurity projects.  To engage in the conversation, follow us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #CyberResearch, #CyberAware, CyberTip, and #NCSAM.

Twitter Chat Announced: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks: S&T's plan to mitigate and prevent: Wednesday, October 21,
Please join @dhsscitech on Wednesday, October 21 from noon to 1 p.m. EST for an hour-long chat to discuss S&T’s research and plan securing the nation’s networks by anticipating and defending against Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoS) attacks. DDOS attackers target a machine or network resource to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend Internet services, making it unavailable intended users.  Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion

International Association of Chiefs of Police, October 24-27 - McCormick Center | Chicago, IL
S&T wants to hear from you and discuss how technology is making first responders more connected, protected, and aware of their threat environments. Don’t miss an opportunity to meet experts from the following S&T programs: EMERGE Accelerator Program, S&T' s Centers of Excellence, and the First Responder's Group.

FRG Broad Agency Announcement Best Practices and Tips Webinar, Thursday, October 15
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Group will offer best practices and tips on how to use the First Responder Group’s Broad Agency Announcement portal for reviewing opportunities and submitting proposals for high priority first responder technology needs for business, industry, and academia

2015 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, October 12-14 - Washington, DC | Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Visit booth #2915 to get a look at new and exciting innovations S&T's Research and Development Partnership (RDP) Group are working on and how they plan to continue to innovate through public-private partnerships.

Digital Summit DC, October 13-14 - USA Today Headquarters | McLean, VA

FRG Broad Agency Announcement Best Practices and Tips Webinar, Thursday, October 15
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Group will offer best practices and tips on how to use the First Responder Group’s Broad Agency Announcement portal for reviewing opportunities and submitting proposals for high priority first responder technology needs for business, industry, and academia

Internet of Things Security, September 22-24 - Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel | Boston, MA
On September 22,  Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin will give the keynote address on "Identifying and Creating Solutions to Better Prepare for Future Threats and Risks."

Emerge Demo Day, September 23 | San Francisco, CA
Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will give the keynote address and lead a panel discussion on new approaches to innovation with senior First Responders from the San Francisco area and industry innovators.

MakerCon - World Maker Fair, September 24-26 - New York Hall of Science | Corona, NY
DHS S&T joins the White House at a conference by makers and for makers.

SAVER Twitter Chat Announced: Technology Assessments Enable Smart Purchasing to Keep Responders Safe: Wednesday, September 30,
Please join @dhsscitech on Wednesday, September 30 from noon to 1 p.m. EST to discuss how SAVER can help you save money and better understand performance and capabilities when buying new first responder equipment. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion

Resilient Communities Virtual Event, September 17 
Register now and explore how Centers of Excellence are advancing homeland security research and education to help achieve DHS S&T’s Visionary Goals during the Resilient Communities Virtual Event on September 17,  at  1– 2:35 p.m. EDT

2015 Cyber Security Division Transition to Practice Financial Sector Technology Demonstration Day, Spring 2015 – New York City, NY
This event will feature nine innovative cybersecurity technologies that have been developed at the Department of Energy and Department of Defense laboratories. During this event, cybersecurity professionals from the financial sector will learn about these new technologies through presentations, demonstrations, and discussions with the research teams that produced these technologies. In addition, attendees may discuss opportunities for piloting the technologies and areas of interest to drive further cybersecurity research.

Twitter Chat: Coastal Resilience: Protecting Communities from Natural Hazards: Thursday, August 27, @dhsscitech
Please join S&T and the Coastal Resilience Center on Twitter @dhsscitech on August 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. EST for a lively discussion about how the DHS COEs are working with the homeland security enterprise to make our nation safer and more resilient. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

APCO International, August 16-19 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC
Join the First Responders Group for a roundtable discussion on the new Next Generation First Responder program. We're working with responders, industry, innovators, developers, and technologists to make first responders better protected, connected and fully aware.

Twitter Chat: Envisioning the Next Generation First Responder: Wednesday, July 29, @dhsscitech
Please join @dhsscitech on Wednesday, July 29 from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT to tell us what protected, connected and fully aware means to you! Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

Techweek Chicago, June 25-26 - Merchandise Mart Plaza | Chicago, IL
Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will present a keynote speech at this conference on the how S&T can mobilize and repurpose cutting-edge smart technology to strengthen the safety and security of our nation.

Checkpoint Industry Day, June 15 - Wilbur J. Cohen Building | Washington, DC
DHS S&T EXD is hosting a Checkpoint Industry day to discuss with stakeholders in an open forum the specific intentions of DHS S&T and TSA regarding the newly authorized Apex Checkpoint Program. This one-day event consists of short presentations followed by extensive discussions with audience participation. It will begin with introductory remarks by the Under Secretary for Science and Technology and end with a panel session to expand upon the main themes of the forum.Presentations will focus on Local Checkpoint Architecture, DHS S&T EXD Apex Program Screening At Speed, Carry-on Bag Screening Technology, Passenger Screening Technology, and the implications of Risk Based Screening (DARMS) on Technology, Requirements, Development, and Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Twitter Chat: The Power of Data: Protecting our Nation's Firefighters, June 17, @dhsscitech
Please join @dhsscitech! and our local firefighting partners on Wednesday June 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST for a lively Twitter discussion on how S&T is working with the U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Program Division to collect the data that will help our first responders. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

2015 Cyber Security Division | Transition to Practice Technology Demonstration Day for Investors, Integrators, and IT Companies (I3) West, Spring 2015 – Silicon Valley, CA
The Transition to Practice (TTP) program focuses on moving promising cybersecurity technologies that were developed in federal laboratories into the private sector for further development into commercially viable products with potential for widespread distribution in the marketplace. This TTP event showcases nine innovative cybersecurity technologies developed by the Department of Energy and Department of Defense laboratories that have the potential to significantly strengthen an organization’s cybersecurity posture. Hear directly about these new technologies from the research teams that produced them. Join discussions with technology investors from private industry on piloting the technologies and other areas of interest for driving further cybersecurity research.

Twitter Chat on Space Weather and the Electric Grid, Tuesday, May 19 using #STTechTalk!
Want to chat with S&T and our partners at NASA about space weather and the electric grid? Please join us on Twitter from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET for a lively discussion about how S&T and NASA are working together to collect the data that will allow us to mitigate space weather effects here on Earth. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

Internet of Things World 2015, May 12-13, 2015 - Moscone Center | San Francisco, CA Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will present a keynote speech at this conference on the how S&T can mobilize and repurpose cutting-edge smart technology to strengthen the safety and security of our nation.

CSD Exhibits at 2015 RSA Conference, April 20 - 23, 2015 – Moscone Center | San Francisco, CA CSD develops innovative solutions to meet a broad array of cybersecurity challenges by leading and coordinating cybersecurity R&D across the U.S. Government, international partners, academia and the private sector. Stop by booth 202 to learn about our work and to see a demonstration!

Advanced X-ray Systems Development Industry Day, April 28-29 William J. Cohen Building, 330 C St. SW, Washington, DC
This two-day event will provide research results from the recently sponsored Advanced X-Ray Material Discrimination Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 13-05 and the applicability to future development of screening equipment with enhanced explosives detection ability for checked baggage and checkpoint screening.  The event will consist of presentations and poster sessions from sponsored research performers.  The industry day will provide updated project and technology overviews from the March 2013 BAA 13-05, including mathematical foundations, algorithms, architectures, and hardware, as well as experimental results and future project plans related to DHS S&T sponsored research.  Register online today!

April Twitter Chat on Non-Traditional Partners on Wednesday, April 29 using #STTechTalk!
During our monthly Chat, S&T and our partners at the Center for Innovative Technology will explain how how we're reinvigorating our approach to research and development and ways we’re reaching out to non-traditional partners. Please join us on Twitter from 1 to 2 pm ET for a lively discussion about how we’re building our ecosystem of innovative non-traditional partners and performers. Submit your questions and comments before, during or after the chat and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

DHS S&T Announces Prize Competition-Seeks Innovative Ideas for Tracking First Responders Indoors, Contestant Submission Dates: March 3-April 2, 2015.
The DHS S&T First Responders Group is sponsoring the Department’s first crowdsourced prize competition under the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010 (The America COMPETES Act) in support of the nation’s first responder community. S&T’s “Indoor Tracking of the Next Generation First Responder” prize competition seeks innovative ideas for solving the challenges of real-time, robust indoor tracking of first responders. S&T is looking for solutions that will help answer the basic questions, “Where am I?” and “Where is my Team?” Proposed solutions should be personalized, modular and scalable, as well as employ current and emerging technologies, sensors and techniques. Winning solutions could receive a first place award of $20,000 or a second place award of $5,000. Register online at: Challenge.Gov

Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-engineering Webinar, April 9, 2015
The Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-engineering (AEER) Program will host a webinar for biometric solution providers and industry representatives on Thursday, April 9 at 1 PM EST. The session will cover a range of technical topics including biometric exit and improving the international arrivals process at air ports of entry, provide S&T a chance to brief the vendor community on progress thus far, solicit input from private industry, and include a Q&A. Pre-registration at http://go.usa.gov/34NdF is required to access the event. Email aeer@hq.dhs.gov for more information.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security, April 14 - 16, 2015 – Waltham, MA
Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers will serve as a plenary speaker at the event.This international symposium is focused on addressing the challenges of homeland security and gaps in technology innovation. Innovators from academic, industry and government programs use this forum to discuss ideas, concepts and experimental results.

GovSec Conference and Expo – April 1 - 2, 2015 – Washington, DC
Every year, government, homeland security, and law enforcement professionals come together to share proven strategies and show off new, cost-effective technologies. S&T will be exhibiting at the event and sharing how our work helps communities protect critical infrastructure and citizens across the nation.

International Wireless Communications Expo – March 16 - 19, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin will present a keynote speech at this conference. Communications technology professionals across industries—from the government and military to public safety to utilities and transportation—attend this expo to learn about the latest products and trends in wireless communications. S&T will be exhibiting at this event.

South by Southwest Interactive, Friday March 13, 2015
Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers and Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin will lead an interactive conversation entitled: "Changing Public Safety: Saving Lives Using Wearable Technology" at South by Southwest (SXSW). teractive.

Capacity Building Webinar on Communicating with International Partners During Emergencies – March 12, 2015 (Learn More & Register | Add to Calendar)
S&T’s First Responders Group and the National Information Sharing Consortium will host the latest installment of the Capacity Building Webinar Series featuring presenters from the Defence Research and Development Canada Centre for Security Science, Texas A&M University, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Fire and Emergency Services Authority. This webinar will highlight best practices and lessons learned on how to effectively communicate with international partners during emergencies. Topics covered will include mutual aid, social media for emergency management, LTE voice and data communications, and alerts, notifications and warnings.

The Under Secretary's Twitter Chat is back on! Join @DHSSciTech on March 11 using #STTechTalk!
On Wednesday, March 11, Dr. Brothers will discuss this new approach to innovation during S&T’s monthly Twitter Chat. Please join us online from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET for a lively discussion about the future of S&T. Submit your questions and comments on Twitter to @DHSSciTech before, during, or after the chat, and use the #STTechTalk hashtag to engage in the two-way discussion.

NCET2 -March 10-12, 2015 – Washington D.C. Convention Center
S&T will participate in panels and discussions focusing on our innovations in small business research and our incubators and accelerator programs., DC

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