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S&T Impact: Aviation Security

S&T launched our latest S&T Impact Series case study that highlights the numerous detection, mitigation, and prevention efforts we are taking to strengthen our nation’s aviation security.

Snapshot: S&T Tests Face, Iris Systems at Biometric Tech Rally

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.

News Release: DHS S&T, TSA Announce New Innovation Solicitation

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.”

Written testimony of USCG for a House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Coast Guard Sea, Land, and Air Capabilities, Part II”

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. 


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