New Explosives Planning and Research Tool (ExPRT) aggregates decades of research and data into a central, accessible, and actionable repository.
Technologically Speaking host Dee Saini is joined by Byung Hee Kim who shares how her time in the military prepared her for her current role as S&T’s Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) program manager.
S&T is developing, implementing, and ensuring the effectiveness of cutting-edge screening equipment and protocols that help protect the public and keep security lines moving.
Block MEMS, LLC, to develop technology that can detect Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices before they enter stadiums, parking structures, and other soft targets.
Targeted surface interrogation technology quickly detects trace residues of explosives and illicit drugs on carry-on baggage, laptops and other items.
After the destruction of Pan American World Airways Flight 103 in 1988, the government established the Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation (CAVM) program to address terrorist-based internal aircraft explosive threats. In 2006, the program transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), with program execution supported by subject matter experts from S&T’s Transportation Security Laboratory.
This success story highlights the DHS SBIR company Polestar Technologies, Inc., of Needham Heights, Massachusetts, which developed a portable system for stand-off detection of concealed explosives to detect and identify different types of explosives.