DHS S&T's Web-based HURREVAC platform integrates forecast and planning data to provide emergency managers with decision support tools for use in advance of and during tropical weather.
Research and Development
S&T has partnered with USCG to augment the USCG's ability to protect infrastructure and improve maritime safety and navigation in the Arctic region. TITANIC -- a project that seizes on the advancement and cost-effectiveness of satellite technology, as well as the evolution of machine learning -- seeks to combine the versatility of commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery with the efficiency of computers. At the project's completion, TITANIC will enable the IIP to provide the maritime community and the general public with more reliable and timely maritime safety information on iceberg and sea ice conditions. TITANIC will also help reduce or eliminate the need for costly aerial ice surveillance missions, lowering monitoring costs, and freeing resources to be reallocated elsewhere.
S&T intensified vaccine research efforts in collaboration with the USDA in Nov. 2018. The African Swine Fever Task Force was born, based out of S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center.
DHS S&T's new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicitation (BAA 18-02 Call 0001) will remain open until May 1, 2019.
S&T has a number of tools for working with many different kinds of private sector entities. The “Innovation Programs & Tools” booklet outlines the process, eligibility, timeline, and how to apply for each of our tools. We also identify the stage(s) of technology development we seek for each tool.
DHS S&T OSAI in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences developed a set of best practices and a new online tool, Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS), for building owners to evaluate their operations end-to-end before applying for SAFETY Act protections.
The deadline for submitting first responder technologies for assessment in the Next Generation First Responder – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation has been extended to March 8th.
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.
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.