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Virtual First Responder Capitol Hill Showcase

On-Demand Showcase Videos Available Now

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is pleased to invite you to view the on-demand version of the Virtual First Responder Capitol Hill Showcase that took place live on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. During this showcase, you’ll hear directly from S&T experts and first responders on how S&T is mobilizing technology and pushing the boundaries of science to build a safer and more resilient future.

a photo of congresswoman Yvette Clarke with American flag behind her

Keynote remarks were given by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee. Hear Congresswoman Clarke speak on how investments in science and smart technologies are enabling nationwide first responders to meet ever-changing demands and save lives. 

Watch the full Showcase video or specific agenda topic segments:

  • Virtual First Responder Capitol Hill Showcase

  • First Responder Perspectives

    Know how S&T serves as a trusted resource for understanding problem sets and delivering solutions to address current and emerging threats.

  • Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)

    Find out how S&T serves as a governmental leader in assessing C-UAS technologies both in laboratory and real-world operational environments, resulting in the delivery of critical capabilities to DHS Components. 

  • Opioids Detection

    Get an inside look at how S&T’s Opioid/Fentanyl Detection program is developing and evaluating advanced technologies to better target, interdict, and investigate illicit smuggling into the United States. 

  • Early Warning and Detection Sensors to Mitigate Wildfire and In-building Risks

    Learn how S&T is safeguarding communities through enhanced prediction and awareness capabilities to adapt to risks, maintain operational effectiveness, and increase community resilience.  

  • Public Safety and Bomb Squad Support

    Realize how S&T supports public safety bomb technicians and provides a collaborative structure for addressing Improvised Explosive Device response and defeat capability gaps identified by federal, state, and local bomb technicians, including the National Bomb Squad Commander’s Advisory Board. 

  • Ask S&T

    View the live chat conversations that took place during S&T’s Virtual First Responder Capitol Hill Showcase, then visit Live Chat Comments, Question & Answers for a compilation of all the comments, questions, and answers for each topic segment.

Last Updated: 02/08/2024
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