DHS S&T will exhibit at IWCE at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 4 to 8, 2019. Participants can network, as well as learn about communications technologies, products, and policies.
Research and Development
If you are a Fire & Rescue professional attending the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, mark your calendars to join S&T John Merrill and discuss how to “Make Firefighting Safer with Artificial Intelligence.” This discussion will be held in rooms 138-139 on , from to at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil stadium.
The Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), in London, UK, September 10-13, 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) seeks to address the growing problem of human trafficking through social science-based research. Through operationally relevant, end-user focused applied social and behavioral science research, S&T strives to enable, inform, and assist operational partners, decision makers, and policy makers in lessening the human and monetary costs of human trafficking. S&T has embarked on two unique efforts to support this goal: (1) the Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Foundational Effort and (2) the Human Trafficking System Analysis and Technology Roadmap.
DHS S&T has dedicated a multi‑year program to address GPS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, with a multi‑pronged approach,
DHS S&T hosted the first North American International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation (IFAFRI) Industry Stakeholder Summit to advance the development of affordable, innovative technology for the more than 7.5 million first responders across IFAFRI member nations.
DHS S&T today begins a new approach to its research and development mission with a new organizational structure that will improve its ability to more rapidly transition technology capabilities into operations and enable it to quickly respond to emerging threats.
The purpose of HSOAC is to help the Department address analytic, operational, and policy challenges in its mission areas and across the homeland security environment. HSAOC provides high-quality objective research and analysis and actionable recommendations as well as candid advice. These services are delivered through full studies, rapid-response work, and embedded analysts.
DHS S&T developed a comprehensive and publicly available literature review and ontology dashboard to organize CVE literature. This new capability streamlines the ability for end users and practitioners to access peer-reviewed and methodologically sound research products to develop an evidence base in the field of terrorism prevention for what works, what doesn't, and why.
Approximately 1.2 million people fly within the United States every day. To keep these passengers safe, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employs a multilayer security system to ensure that the traveling public and the nation’s transportation systems are protected. The Behavior Detection (BD) program serves an essential function in this multilayered security approach. Unique from other security capabilities within the TSA security system, the BD program, which was previously reserved for Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) but is now comprised of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) as well, trains officers to identify anomalous behaviors by observing passengers and comparing what they see to an established behavioral baseline. The goal of the program is to identify high-risk travelers and subject them to additional screening. This report describes the results of an empirical study that addressed these research goals and furthered DHS S&T’s understanding of the visual search process required for successful BD performance.