WASHINGTON- On July 24, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted the eighth Meeting of Ministers and Security Secretaries of the Central American Northern Triangle and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary.
In an emergency, it is vital that first responders are able to communicate and share information, regardless of the agency they represent. Yet, interoperability and information integration remain a challenge when it comes to real-time, multi-agency coordination.
To address this challenge, the Center for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, developed the Mobile Computing Application Platform (MCAP) in partnership with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.
This provides descriptions for the Shaken Fury USAR technology showcase vendors.
CISA has developed The Internet of Things: Impact on Public Safety Communications white paper to enhance the community’s understanding of how to successfully harness IoT in the public safety context.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation. This effort includes partnering with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise, which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario near Memphis, Tennessee.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation. DHS S&T will partner with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. The Shaken Fury exercise will take place May 29 to June 7, 2019 near Memphis, Tennessee.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs addresses DHS’ progress in reducing and mitigating risks to the Nation’s election infrastructure.
DHS S&T's Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) is a framework of policies built into an organization’s information technology infrastructure that allows system owners to have assurance that the right person is accessing the right information at the right time for the right reason. ICAM is adaptable to first responder needs at all levels of government. It enables first responders to focus on their essential mission functions by bringing security, scalability and interoperability through embedded policies within their systems.
The Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT) is an easy-to-use tool for public safety officials and first responders from across the nation to identify their own information sharing capabilities and gaps. In as little as 15 minutes, users can complete the ISAT to pinpoint their most pressing information sharing barriers.
DHS S&T works closely with first responders, academia, research and development organizations, industry, innovators and venture capitalists to use science to help strengthen our first responders and the nation. Check out our infographic to learn more on how S&T is helping protect our homeland.