The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation.
It has been quite some time since I have written to you about COVID. Like you, I was truly hoping that I would not be writing to you about COVID, wearing masks, or getting vaccinated, hoping instead to be enjoying the rest of the summer with the virus in my rear-view mirror. And while life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan, hope, or expect, there’s one thing I have learned about DHS this past year; that is—each of us, when we pull our collective spirit together—we not only survive, we thrive.
This unique four-part series highlights how S&T and its partners across government are mobilizing research and development (R&D) teams to reduce risks from natural and human-induced disasters; accelerating breakthrough discoveries; and helping the nation prepare against future threats and unknowns.
S&T's Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase Series 3 serves as a reminder of how important it is to invest in research and science to address those persistent and over-the-horizon threats to our nation.
Join S&T’s SVIP for the inaugural SVIP Demo Week: a virtual showcase of 26 SVIP-funded startups and their projects supporting DHS components.
DHS S&T's SVIP has awarded $105,877 in Phase 1 funding for Bloodstone Division, LLC’s development of an anti-viral disinfectant under the SVIP Emerging Needs: COVID-19 Response & Future Mitigation solicitation.
S&T is preparing for future outbreaks/pandemics by investing in a new technology that can quickly discriminate between bacterial and viral infections so that the U.S. can triage patients and plan a response without delay.
High-level description of SVIP active projects for the Emerging Need: COVID-19 Reseponse and Future Mitigation topic.
Because of science we asked and answered questions about COVID-19 and conducted research to know more about the coronavirus and its characteristics. It led S&T to curate critical resources for those on the front lines and to study past threats to prepare for and prevent future pandemics.