Event explored how critical partnerships drive homeland security mission excellence.
Topic call seeks technologies and methods for resilience and wellness tools to identify and resolve issues before reaching crisis levels.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded myLanguage of San Jose, CA, $199,592 in Phase 1 funding to adapt and customize its language translation platform to support the U.S. Coast Guard.
During National Police Week, the Department of Homeland Security pays special tribute to the heroic law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting us all. We honor them this week, yet we remember them always. We are forever indebted to those who serve and protect – those we have lost and those who continue to serve.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the formation of the Law Enforcement Coordination Council (LECC) – the Department’s first unified law enforcement coordination body – to comprehensively assess a broad range of law enforcement matters, including its law enforcement policies and training. The LECC, which will be chaired by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, will immediately begin comprehensive reviews that ensure more fair, equitable, and impartial policing, as well as officer and community safety. The LECC builds on several steps undertaken by DHS during the Biden-Harris Administration to promote best practices in its law enforcement activities.
S&T ensures that first responders and DHS can exchange information such as voice, video or data through any medium and that interoperability across agencies is paramount upon transition to broadband communications networks, including FirstNet.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded a $19.9M task order to Thermo Eberline LLC under an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The task order funds the procurement of RadEye spectroscopic personal radiation detectors for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The funding also provides CBP and TSA with associated training for the devices.
DHS S&T released a request for information on multi-spectrum laser protective eyewear that meets the needs of law enforcement and emergency response agencies.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer, Melissa Smislova, addressed the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) at the annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona on June 21st, 2021. The annual conference includes sheriffs from both the Northern and Southern Borders, and sheriffs elected to represent major counties across America.