Every August, from the 19th through the 25th, the United States observes National Aviation Week, which serves as a celebration of our nation’s long aviation history dating back to 1793 with the launch of a hot air balloon in Philadelphia, and notably, with George Washington in attendance.
S&T is developing, implementing, and ensuring the effectiveness of cutting-edge screening equipment and protocols that help protect the public and keep security lines moving.
DHS S&T posted the annual release of the LRBAA, an open invitation to the scientific and technical communities to propose novel ideas that address DHS Components' highest priority operational needs.
S&T Screening at Speed Program announced funding to develop a passenger self-screening concept design and prototype to streamline TSA PreCheck® operations.
DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.
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.
The DHS SBIR Program awarded nearly $2 million in funding to two small businesses to develop an advanced, affordable, and compact handheld passenger screening device to help secure aviation against evolving threats.