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OEC Releases New Studies on Border Communications

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Border Interoperability Demonstration Project (BIDP) was a one-time $25.5 million grant program that focused on identifying innovative solutions to interoperability along the northern and southern U.S. borders.  While the grant program has closed, OEC remains focused on transferring BIDP information and knowledge to all border communities and other interested parties.  In addition to a closeout report and the BIDP Study on Implementing Interoperability Channels along and across the United States–Canadian Border, as well as the BIDP Study on Rural and Urban Area Interoperability Solutions along and across International Borders, OEC published two additional studies

Written testimony of MGMT Under Secretary, and CBP for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Bang for the Border Security Buck: What do we get for $33 billion?”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directorate (MGMT) Under Secretary Claire Grady, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello address how the right mix of technology, infrastructure and personnel enable DHS to achieve strategic and operational border security objectives.

ST-Port and Waterway Resiliency

The Port and Waterway Resiliency program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate  that will develop risk-based strategies to enhance the U.S. Coast Guard’s management of ports and waterways, including better ways to conduct health assessments, analyze the condition of ports and waterways, and support risk-based decision making.

ST-Port and Coastal Surveillance

The Port and Coastal Surveillance program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will improve maritime situational awareness enabling rapid tactical response to maritime threats.

st-Arctic Communications and Technologies

The Arctic Communications and Technologies program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate  that will identify and evaluate appropriate terrestrial and space-based solutions to extend and enable U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Arctic.

ST-Tunnel Detection and Surveillance

The Tunnel Detection and Surveillance program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will improve the department’s capability to detect and locate clandestine tunnels and the ability to perform forensic analysis of a detected tunnel to support investigations and prosecution.

ST-Ground Based Technologies

The Ground Based Technologies program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  Science and Technology Directorate that will improve situational awareness of U.S. terrestrial borders between the ports of entry by pursuing technologies such as radars, imagers, and unattended ground sensors for use by DHS components.

ST-Air Based Technologies

The Air Based Technologies program is a multi-year effort within the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate that will improve the homeland security community’s awareness, understanding and utilization of airborne sensor systems and platforms for border security and public safety missions.

ST-Apex Border Situational Awareness

The Apex Border Situational Awareness program is a multi-year effort within the DHS S&T to (1) access more data sources, (2) make available decision support tools to translate the available data into actionable information and intelligence, and (3) share that actionable information and intelligence with partner law enforcement agencies.

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