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.
DHS S&T NUSTL released an RFI seeking commercially available vehicle extrication tools for emergency responders to rescue people trapped in cars.
To help assure data quality in the aftermath of a radiological or nuclear incident, S&T’s NUSTL in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is developing a set of manuals, quick reference guides, spreadsheets, checklists, and other tools and technical guidance.
S&T’s NUSTL, in conjunction with DOE National Nuclear Security Administration and several DOE national laboratories, is developing a set of processes and procedures that will make it easier to plan and perform wide-area background radiation surveys.
S&T released an RFI seeking commercially available mobile radiation detection systems to aid emergency responders on a broad spectrum of radiation detection missions.
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.
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.
Two inventors from S&T laboratory ’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) were awarded a patent for new emergency responder technology.