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Media Advisory: Winning Opioid Detection Technology

DHS S&T in partnership with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) will announce the winning technologies in the Opioid Detection Challenge at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the DHS Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Acting Secretary McAleenan Affirms Strong Support for Law Enforcement at FLEOA Address

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan delivered remarks at the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Biennial National Conference at the University of Maryland to express his strong support for law enforcement across the nation and emphasize the importance of the partnership between DHS and federal law enforcement officers.

Snapshot: First Responder Resource Group Annual Meeting

FRRG is an all-volunteer working group that includes 150 members of state, local, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, emergency management and other disciplines. Its mission is to help S&T maximize first responder safety, effectiveness, and preparedness in the field.

Snapshot: S&T Labs, Responders Assess Explosives Detectors

Handheld ETDs are small, lightweight, and usually do not require assembly, making them an ideal choice for responders who need to quickly investigate a suspicious package or screen individuals in areas lacking permanent fixtures or sufficient power.

CISA and Washington Redskins Team Up to Exercise Emergency Response Plans

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Washington Redskins held a joint tabletop exercise yesterday with local law enforcement and first responders to review and test plans to respond to a public safety emergency FedExField.  Exercise participants discussed security measures in place at the stadium, employee training, evacuation and traffic management plans, and public messaging during and after a potential incident.  Today’s exercise was not in a response to any specific threat, but was part of an ongoing collaborative relationship between CISA and the Redskins to keep fans in and around the stadium safe.

S&T ClearAlert Fact Sheet

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) partnered with Clear Scientific (CS) to develop a wearable sensor that can quickly provide first responders with critical information related to the toxicity of their environment in the presence of aerosolized fentanils.

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