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LRBAA Today Webinar Series

LRBAA Today Webinar Series - DHS S&T's newest webinar series! Learn more about the Department’s research challenge areas, specific to S&T’s LRBAA topics. 

TIES: Technology and Innovation Exchanges Advancing Detection Canine Research and Development December 10, 2019 8:00am - 1:00pm Herndon, Virginia

Technology and Innovation Exchanges Advancing Detection Canine R&D

Northern VA, December 10, 2019 -- DHS S&T hosted the TIES: Advancing Detection Canine R&D engagement focusing on the DHS S&T Detection Canine Program’s operational mission to provide the tools, techniques and knowledge to better understand, train and utilize detection canine teams.


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.

S&T Detection Canine Program Person-Borne IED Initiative Fact Sheet and Video

The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recognizes that a dog's sense of smell is a million times more sensitive than a human’s. Canines can be trained to detect a wide variety of specific odors, such as explosives, humans, drugs, and even fruits and vegetables. Dogs are trained to alert to the presence of these odors with a learned response such as sitting or lying quietly.

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