DHS S&T prepared this Draft Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential impacts to the human and natural environment resulting from a proposed construction and operation the Detection Sciences, Testing and Applied Research Center and the associated Facility for Energetic Materials Research. This project, together with ancillary projects at the Transportation Security Lab, would be located at the Federal Aviation Administration’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport, in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. This Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact are available for a 30-day public review and comment period which concludes on January 15, 2024.
This fact sheet outlines the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) work to deliver guidance on the types of measures and spending that align with reducing the number of casualties of soft target or crowded places incidents, by addressing the primary research question of “how prevention, protection, and response/recovery investments can reduce the risk of casualties from attacks on soft targets and crowded places?"
CVE Diversion Program – Assessment Tools to Support Secondary and Tertiary Intervention for Violent Extremism Report
Countering Violent Extremism: Diversion Program—Assessment Tools to Support Secondary and Tertiary Intervention for Violent Extremism Report
Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the James J. Rowley Training Center 2023 Master Plan, U.S. Secret Service
The U.S. Secret Service plans to implement a Master Plan Update for the Rowley Training Center (RTC). The purpose of this study is to evaluate existing infrastructure against requirements and sequence a capital improvement program that closes capability gaps based on a stakeholder-defined vision for the RTC for the next 30 years.
Responders need a portable, intuitive technology that can be set up quickly and alert them of shooting incidents instantaneously and provide them critical information ahead of their on-scene arrival. DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded the research and development of a portable outdoor Gunshot Detection System (GDS) with the intention of improving emergency response time and identifying shooter locations. The GDS consists of Guardian outdoor gunshot detection sensors and Guardian Gateway (GW) and situational awareness (SA) applications.
A technology that detects the presence of life (people) through building walls and displays their location and movement would be a game-changing tool for SWAT teams, giving them valuable situational awareness before breaching a room. Similarly, this technology would be invaluable to law enforcement officers searching for kidnapping or human trafficking victims. DHS S&T awarded a contract to MaXentric Technologies, LLC (MaXentric) to develop three radar sensor Detection of the Presence of Life (DePLife) prototypes.
Response (formerly the “Data Upload Mechanism for Sharing Floor Plans and Site Safety Data”) is a software tool that converts building floor plans into simplified digital plans that highlight safety features relevant to emergency response.
The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provides a resource that gives an overview of threat assessment and management teams. Through identifying and managing potential threats, these teams provide alternatives to investigation and/or prosecution for bystanders who are actively seeking intervention assistance with a known individual at risk of mobilizing to violence.
The DHS Intelligence Enterprise Homeland Threat Assessment reflects insights from across the Department, the Intelligence Community, and other critical homeland security stakeholders. It focuses on the most direct, pressing threats to our Homeland during the next year and is organized into four sections.