The SVIP Tech Impact Video Series highlights innovations coming out of SVIP, their practical applications and the benefits of collaborating with DHS S&T. Watch all six videos to learn more about how homeland security officials are utilizing the SVIP startup program to customize solutions for their national security needs.
Progressive Increases of Blank Searches Improve Detection Canine Performance with Infrequent Target Odors - September 2022
This study demonstrated how introducing progressively more blank runs improved detection canines’ resiliency to the challenge of few to no target odors during a repetitive search task.
DHS S&T announced a new interactive training tool for handlers and trainers of explosive detection canines to upgrade their capabilities to Person-Borne Explosives Detection.
Though today we commemorate National Dog Day, in many American households every day goes to the dogs. We treasure our four-legged friends. They offer unconditional love and affection. They’re great listeners, they don’t hold grudges, and they’re endlessly loyal. But there’s actually even more to celebrate about our canine companions because they’re also vital tools for national security.
With the help of Program Manager Guy Hartsough, our host John Verrico sniffs out the many ways S&T’s Detection Canine Program improves counter-IED (improvised explosive device) efforts.
DHS S&T announced a $24 million contract, awarded over five years, to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) to support R&D in the detection canine field.
DHS acknowledges and appreciates the importance of the work of our canines and equines. These loyal companions have spent their lives to further the DHS mission, and we honor the sacrifice of all our DHS fallen canines and equines.
The DHS Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB) facilitates the identification, development, and implementation of best practices across the Department while working to harmonize Component requirements for canines and equines. The Board's main objective is to ensure the Department can achieve greater policy coordination and implement innovative efficiencies that will ensure consistency and excellence for canine and equine programs throughout DHS.