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.
DHS S&T is seeking white papers from industry, academia, laboratories, and the innovation community for research and development into 10 new first responder technology funding opportunities.
On May 12, 2021 at two o’ clock in the afternoon, the Department honored our DHS working animals and their handlers at the DHS Working Animal Tribute Wall Dedication Ceremony at DHS Headquarters, St. Elizabeths Campus, Washington, DC.
S&T is taking the lead in studying high-stress law enforcement interactions with the aim of developing best practices.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with support from George Mason University and the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI), recently concluded a two-week Use of Force Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) to examine law enforcement use of force and inform best practices for 21st century policing.
Fixed-position direct radiation environmental monitoring systems are capable of continuous, unattended outdoor operation and of providing real-time measurements of the external gamma radiation exposure rate ranging from natural background to emergency levels.
DHS S&T awarded $775,000 to the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health to conduct research and evaluate the impact of the Department’s Blue Campaign.