Guest Dr. Don Bansleben, a program manager at S&T specializing in chemical and biological threat detection, talks about the current work S&T is doing with U.S. government partners to prepare for these scenarios.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) collaborated for four years with top scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to ensure first responders and USCG personnel are properly equipped and trained to respond to a variety of biohazard emergencies.
DHS S&T and EPA joined forces for a Stormwater Tracer Study to help the Coast Guard locate pathogenic spores after rains and decontaminate the sites.
S&T's Chemical Security Analysis Center provides Coast Guard with comprehensive assessment of chemical-detection capabilities.
Two inventors from S&T laboratory ’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) were awarded a patent for new emergency responder technology.
Using science-based chemical threat and hazard analysis, S&T stands ready to assist emergency planning, preparedness, and response efforts.
S&T CSAC developed a new cyanide detection test method, both affordable and efficient, to test fire survivors for toxic cyanide exposure at the scene.
The threat of chemical and biological attacks poses a major threat to the nation’s population, infrastructure, economy, and security. The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partners with authorities nationwide to address needs through technological innovation and research, and equips officials with the resources and information they need to identify, prevent and/or respond to the threat of chemical releases and catastrophic diseases.
DHS SBIR Program is seeking information in three topic areas to support DHS Component technology needs.