As Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month kicks off, I want to talk about one component of infrastructure in particular—our schools—and a new technology S&T just released that will help protect not only the physical buildings, but also the individuals within them.
The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, a virtual training platform, allows teachers, school staff, law enforcement officers, and others tasked with school security to create and practice response plans for a wide range of critical incidents. The tool is free.
DHS S&T works closely with first responders, academia, research and development organizations, industry, innovators and venture capitalists to use science to help strengthen our first responders and the nation. Check out our infographic to learn more on how S&T is helping protect our homeland.
K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence (2nd ed., 2018) Now Available
The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) released the K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence (2nd ed., 2018) that provides preventive and protective measures to address the threat of gun violence in schools.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. This poster shows simple steps to apply a tourniquet correctly to stop severe bleeding from a wound on an arm or leg.
CR Program Releases New Exercise Starter Kits for Cybersecurity, Hurricanes, and Active Shooter Scenarios
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released today three Exercise Starter Kits for the academic community as part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program.
This web and video series delves into the core homeland security mission areas and highlights how the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is helping agents, officers, first responders and decision makers with some of their toughest challenges.