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Written testimony of OHA acting Assistant Secretary and S&T Under Secretary for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications hearing titled “BioWatch: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathy Brinsfield and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers address biological defense and specifically DHS’ BioWatch program.

Written testimony of S&T for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs hearing titled “The Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Harnessing Science & Technology to Protect National Security & Enhance Government Efficiency”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Tara O’Toole addresses why the development and adoption of new technologies are critical to meeting current and future demands of homeland security missions; how S&T knowledge products, technical analysis, laboratories, and university-based Centers of Excellence contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of DHS operations; and how S&T is improving the capabilities and safety of first responders.

Bacillus subtilis in a dish

S&T Snapshot - Detect to Protect

Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate’s “Detect to Protect” program will assess trigger and confirmer sensors designed to detect biological agents within minutes


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