A new, compact version of an advanced carry-on baggage screening system developed in part by the DHS S&T, allows TSA to install advanced screening technology in smaller airports that can’t fit conventional systems.
DHS S&T successfully conducted a demonstration of Remote Screening infrastructure for airport security checkpoints with the developer, Integrated Defense & Security Solutions (IDSS) at the Cape Cod Gateway Airport.
DHS S&T Screening at Speed Program received the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award for their collaborative work to develop and commercialize the High Definition-Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) and Shoe Scanner systems for air travelers.
Since January 22, 2022, DHS has required non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination upon request. On April 21, 2022, DHS announced that it would extend these requirements. In determining whether and when to rescind this order, DHS anticipates that it will take account of whether the vaccination requirement for non-U.S. air travelers remains in place.
S&T’s Screening at Speed Program partners with government, academia, and industry to increase security effectiveness at the airport to reduce screening wait times and improve the passenger experience.