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News Release: DHS Awards London-based Start-Up $160K

DHS S&T awarded $160,902 to London-based startup CrowdVision Ltd. to develop an integrated proof-of-concept for an airport passenger counting and measuring system for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

S&T ARMOR Fact Sheet

The Assistant for Randomized Monitoring Over Routes (ARMOR) tool prevents criminals and terrorists from predicting where and when security patrols will conduct their rounds or set up checkpoints. The Los Angeles Airport (LAX) police, Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are all using versions of ARMOR.

S&T VAST Fact Sheet

The Video Analytic Surveillance Transition (VAST) project uses advanced video analytics to solve key technical challenges in detecting and tracking potential risks in vulnerable venues. This project is focusing on identifying counter-flow within a defined area (in-the-exit) and tagging and tracking a person-of-interest moving through a defined space across multiple cameras (tag-and-track). The system must identify an individual within a single camera’s view as well as reidentify that same individual in each sequential camera’s view.

Snapshot: Prototype Shoe Scanner May Improve Security

S&T is working on a millimeter wave technology for screening shoes as part of the larger Screening at Speed Program to improve detection of current and emerging threats to aviation and to improve the passenger experience in the airport.

Report on Airports Used by Mahan Air

Pursuant to the TSA Modernization Act (P.L. 115-254), signed into law on October 5, 2018, the report provides information on Mahan Air operations and U.S. security interests at international Last Point of Departure airports.

Snapshot: What’s next for aviation screening?

S&T is pursuing transformative research and development activities that support a future vision for increasing security effectiveness while dramatically reducing wait times and improving the overall passenger experience.

S&T First Responder Infographic

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.

Snapshot: SAFETY Act Program in its 15th Year, Passes 1,000 Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies

Beyond startup programs, university partnerships and prize competitions, there are still countless ways to promote public safety innovation. One of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) most consequential efforts to do so has focused on giving the private sector legal incentive to continue developing and deploying large scale security technologies.  


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