Balancing speed and security at checkpoints, like airports, is essential to ensuring safe, reliable travel. Many of these checkpoints are increasingly using biometric technology to improve speed and reliability. While recent improvements in biometrics have lowered failure to match rates, many systems fail to quickly acquire biometric information in the first place.DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems.
Today, DHS S&T is looking to equip drones with different sensors useful in search-and-rescue, reconnaissance, active shooter response, hostage rescue situations, and a myriad of border security scenarios.
DHS S&T and TSA are seeking innovative solutions from startups to enhance security screening, through a new solicitation under S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) “Object Recognition and Adaptive Algorithms in Passenger Property Screening.”
The men and women of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security worked tirelessly with our national security partners to develop baseline information sharing requirements to ensure that our vetting and screening procedures for foreign nationals ensure the safety of the American people from national security threats and public safety concerns.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Assistant Commandant for Acquisition RADM Michael Haycock addresses existing acquisition programs and the employment of risk-informed decisions to balance readiness, modernization, and force structure with the evolving demands of the 21st century.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to better understand how UAS advances can be applied to protect the lives of the public and used as a tool to increase operational efficiencies and improve command and control decision-making, along with counter-UAS (CUAS) technologies to protect the homeland from the nefarious use of drones.
Secretary Kelly had a call today with European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss aviation security.
Frequently Asked Questions about Aviation Security Enhancements for Select Last Point of Departure Airports with Commercial Flights to the United States - updated July 10, 2017
Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Updated July 10, 2017.
Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Updated July 5, 2017.