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S&T 2021 Year in Review

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continually strives to ask the right questions, find the best solutions, and then ask even better questions. This pursuit of knowledge has far-reaching implications for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission and even farther impacts for the nation. Here are some highlights of what we learned in 2021 and its significance for the future of science and technology.

S&T Preparing for Rad Incident Recovery Fact Sheet

Following a radiological incident – such as a radiological dispersal device (RDD) detonation – community leaders would face many challenges, from determining the boundaries of potential radioactive contamination spread to restoring public access to those areas. 

ST-Emergency Vehicle Warning System

First responder vehicles are frequently involved in motor vehicle collisions, and these collisions are increasing at an alarming rate. To address this issue, DHS S&T created a program to develop an Emergency Vehicle Warning System that could be used in car systems or phone applications to notify civilian drivers as they approach both en-route and on-scene emergency vehicles.

News Release: Enhanced Rescue Hoist Glove Available for Responders

DHS S&T collaborated with Higher Dimension Materials, Inc. (HDM) and North Carolina State University Textile Protect and Comfort Center to identify and develop the best materials with which to create a more durable and flexible glove for rescue hoist operations.


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