Readout of Secretaries Mayorkas and Cardona’s Meeting with HBCU Presidents on International Day of Education
On International Day of Education, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona hosted a discussion with presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the nation to share information on grant programs, training resources, research opportunities, and other tools available to HBCUs to strengthen campus safety and security.
Security personnel need a way to safely detect potential threats concealed on people and in their bags during events or taking mass transit, while maintaining personal privacy and not impacting their flow of travel.
S&T invests in research and development technologies, methods, and procedures to enhance the physical security of the nation’s critical infrastructure, which includes our air travel system, mass transportation systems, and soft targets such as mass public gatherings.
The Office of Mission and Capability Support works with DHS operational Components, first responders at all levels of government, emergency management personnel, public safety organizations, and other homeland security organizations to define priorities, gaps and requirements to find or develop technology solutions.