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st Information Sharing Safeguarding and Federated ICAM

Information sharing and safeguarding (IS&S) is a fundamental need of the U.S. public safety community. The community's IS&S requirements are substantial and increasing since it must respond to a wide-range of challenging, multi-agency emergencies such as opioid overdoses, school shooting incidents, and large-scale natural disasters.

ST-Automatic Activation of Body Cameras

First responders use body cameras to record interactions with other responders and the public while on duty. These cameras may be used by all responder disciplines to ensure transparency, deter aggressive behavior, preserve evidence, monitor personnel, document interactions, support the accuracy of written reports, provide a training tool, and aid in improving standard operating procedures.

S&T First Responder Capabilities Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) First Responder Capabilities Program provides technical assistance and develops innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges faced during day-to-day and large-scale emergencies in order to strengthen the abilities of our communities to protect the homeland and respond to disasters.

First Responder / Disaster Resilience

S&T’s First Responder/Disaster Resilience R&D includes working with DHS Components and regional partners to identify hazards, assess vulnerabilities, and develop strategies to manage risks.


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