Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the grand prize winner of its $300,000 Hidden Signal Challenge.
Issued by DHS S&T, and in collaboration with the Office of Health Affairs National Biosurveillance Integration Center, the challenge called for the design of an early warning system that uses existing data to uncover emerging biothreats.
S&T recently launched the Hidden Signals Challenge, a prize competition calling upon data innovators to develop concepts for novel uses of existing data that will identify signals and achieve timelier alerts for biothreats in our cities and communities.
In October, S&T launched the Hidden Signals Challenge, a prize competition calling upon data innovators— from data science, to civic tech, to epidemiology— to develop concepts for novel uses of existing data that would identify signals and achieve timelier alerts for biothreats in our cities and communities.
This Directive and the accompanying Instruction establish the authorities,responsibilities, requirements, and procedures for Biosafety in all activities conducted or sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (OHS). This Directive adopts the principles of the current edition of the U.S. Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories and its recommendations for standards, practices, equipment, and facilities for biological laboratory activities, as well as the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) and other related guidance listed in Part Ill.
DHS S&T recently filed five patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and provided the funding for research performed by collaborating federal scientists to file five additional patent applications to provide powerful new tools to combat Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs), specifically Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) and African Swine Fever.
In the summer of 2014, lapses in biosafety practices in Federal laboratories served as a reminder of the importance of constant vigilance over the implementation of biosafety standards.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will conduct a week-long airflow study in portions of the New York City (NYC) subway system to gather data on the behavior of airborne particles in the event contaminants were released. This study poses no risk to the general public and will run from May 9 to May 13.
Thank you for your interest in opportunities with the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). This page summarizes resources for NBAF construction phase employment and business opportunities.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) National Bio-surveillance Integration Center (NBIC) Acting Director Dr. Aaron Firoved addresses Department of Homeland Security’s role in biodefense.