The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) continually strives to ask the right questions, find the best solutions, and then ask even better questions. This pursuit of knowledge has far-reaching implications for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission and even farther impacts for the nation. Here are some highlights of what we learned in 2021 and its significance for the future of science and technology.
S&T's Chemical Security Analysis Center provides Coast Guard with comprehensive assessment of chemical-detection capabilities.
“As part the United States’ COVID-19 mitigation efforts, DHS will continue to process individuals in accordance with the CDC’s updated Title 42 Order. Title 42 is not an immigration authority, but a public health authority, and its continued use is dictated by CDC and governed by the CDC's analysis of public health factors."
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response in confronting COVID-19, keeping Americans safe, helping detect and slow the spread of the virus, and making the vaccine available to as many people as possible.
The Science and Technology Directorate’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center designed and conducted a study to optimize methods for collecting and measuring very small amounts of Ebola virus in the air.
Acting Secretary Pekoske Directs TSA to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 Through the Transportation System
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security announced the issuance of a National Emergency Determination to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This determination enables TSA to implement President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.
S&T is working with NIST and the University of Louisville to develop guidelines to standardize Wastewater-Based Epidemiology testing methods nationwide.