DHS S&T awarded $3.15 million to CIRI, a DHS COE, to create the test methods, procedures, software, tools, and systems necessary for Next Generation 911 (NG911) interoperability testing.
DHS, through S&T, was awarded a U.S. patent for the HExCAT, protecting the Department’s invention and guaranteeing that the technology can help fulfill the DHS mission for years to come.
Resources from S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory can help state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions plan for and recover from radiological or nuclear incidents.
The Science Advice and Guidance for Emergencies (SAGE) Program gives both nations the tools to better prepare for cross-border emergencies.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) enhances preparedness across communities at the local, state, territorial, and tribal levels by supporting federal homeland security Component agencies, public safety officials, and first responders on a national scale.
As the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season opens, learn about an S&T collaborative tool that will help agencies conduct more effective and efficient response operations.
It is critical to provide first responders with tools, knowledge, and training to understand the effects of a nuclear detonation and the response strategies that will allow them to save lives, stabilize infrastructure, minimize exposure to radiation, and provide for basic human needs. DHS S&T(NUSTL, in partnership with DOE LLNL, is developing science-based visualizations that will depict nuclear detonation effects in a computer-generated but realistic city to help first responders understand the size, scale, and expected impacts of a nuclear explosion.
S&T continues to fulfill its mission to arm responders with cutting-edge technologies, tools, and information to allow them do their jobs safely and effectively.
S&T-funded technology could soon assist first responders with assessing disaster scenes and delivering lifesaving supplies and communications to survivors.
The costs of both manmade and natural disasters continue to rise on an annual basis in the United States and around the globe. This research and development will pursue new technologies and standards to streamline Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster resilience investments in insurance, mitigation, and recovery operations.