DHS S&T evaluated a suite of in-building sensors developed through the Smart City Internet of Things Innovation Labs effort.
Law Enforcement Training
The DHS S&T recently partnered with public safety agencies from the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama, for the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses DHS’ crucial missions and presents the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget request for the Department.
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Protective Intelligence & Assessment Division Chief Lina Alathari addresses school safety and the important work the Secret Service-NTAC program has done in the prevention of targeted violence.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge El Paso Waldemar Rodriguez addresses the efforts of ICE to protect cultural and religious items, property, art and antiquities, and mitigate their illicit trafficking both into and out of the United States.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Protection and National Preparedness Grants Program Directorate Assistant Administrator Brian Kamoie addresses DHS and FEMA’s overall efforts to assist states, tribes, territories, and localities in preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks and incidents of mass violence.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness training as part of basic training courses at FLETC. The courses, which train federal law enforcement officers and agents from every Cabinet level Department, will equip graduates with the ability to better recognize signs of human trafficking that they might encounter in their routine law enforcement duties.
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security released updated guidance for law enforcement on resources available to victims of serious crimes, including human trafficking. The U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide provides federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials with helpful information to support the investigations and prosecution of crimes involving qualified immigrant victims.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to develop a virtual environment that every jurisdiction within the country can access, train within, and modify to meet their individual needs. S&T is leveraging investments and technological advances made by the military, specifically the U.S. Army’s prototype virtual environment called Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign marks five years of collective effort to end the heinous crime of human trafficking in the United States. During this short period, the DHS Blue Campaign has served as the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, bringing together the resources and capabilities across DHS to protect victims and bring traffickers to justice. Of course, we do not do this alone. We work closely with our governmental and law enforcement partners, as well as those service providers and non-governmental organizations that work each day to assist victims of human trafficking. Ending human trafficking in the United States requires the collective resolve of all corners of our nation, and we are grateful to work alongside our committed partners in this effort.