The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component offices have worked diligently to serve the American people across all fronts while making health and safety precautions a top priority. As the American homeland continues to open up, DHS’s components continue to see a return to pre-COVID operations. Most recently, the Transportation Security Administration saw an uptick in travel over Labor Day Weekend.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
On the Coast Guard’s 230th birthday—and everyday—Coast Guard women and men facilitate commerce in our ports and waterways; interdict illegal drugs at sea; patrol our coasts and protect our harbors and waterways; enforce laws and international treaties, and project sovereignty in the High Latitudes; and save lives.
DHS S&T helps the Coast Guard better fulfill all of its missions by also striding with progress, leveraging research and development (R&D) breakthroughs to keep citizens safe and overcome ever-evolving threats to our climate and national security.
S&T and EPA collaborate in a joint project to help the Coast Guard decontaminate assets after a bioterrorist attack.
S&T Helps Bring U.S. Coast Guard Academy Innovations to Front Lines of COVID-19 Response, including a 3D printed face mask and unique ventilator design.
On, June 8th, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf will travel to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Hurricane Center, where he will tour the facility and participate in a briefing to discuss operational readiness for the upcoming hurricane season.
The Team Awareness Kit (TAK) is the emerging DHS-wide solution for situational awareness. Its exceptional tactical value has been proven time and again.
S&T established the ADAC Center of Excellence specifically to support Coast Guard missions and the maritime community in the Arctic through research and development of specialized technology capabilities, knowledge products, and educational opportunities.
Rescue helicopter hoist operators wear gloves to protect the hand that guides the hoist cable during rescue descents and ascents.
DHS S&T SVIP is looking for start-ups to develop or adapt a system to more clearly mark and track objects in the water.