A technology that detects the presence of life (people) through building walls and displays their location and movement would be a game-changing tool for SWAT teams, giving them valuable situational awareness before breaching a room. Similarly, this technology would be invaluable to law enforcement officers searching for kidnapping or human trafficking victims. DHS S&T awarded a contract to MaXentric Technologies, LLC (MaXentric) to develop three radar sensor Detection of the Presence of Life (DePLife) prototypes.
First Responders Group (FRG)
DHS S&T OpEx Program and the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) hosted a weeklong Urban OpEx where first responders evaluated new and emerging technology solutions in realistic, urban settings throughout the New York Metropolitan area.
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.
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.
September is National Preparedness Month and at S&T we work around the clock to ensure those on the front lines are equipped with the resources they need to safeguard our communities.
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.
News Release: DHS Awards $1.68M for Small Businesses to Enhance First Responder Access to Wireless Service
Funding to develop an in-building coverage analysis system that leverages existing first responder radio and smartphone technology to enhance accessibility to wireless service.