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.
Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019, at the Center for Innovative Technology.
Written testimony of CBP, TSA, and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “From the Border to Disasters and Beyond: Critical Canine Contributions to the DHS Mission”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Training and Development CBP Canine Program Director Damian Montes, CBP U.S. Border Patrol Associate Chief of Specialty Programs Peter Jaquez, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Security Operations Threat Assessment Division Director Melanie Harvey, and DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Dr. Patrick Carrick address the canine training programs at DHS.