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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when individuals, survivors, local citizen organizations, mental health advocates, and government agencies across the country increase their collective efforts to reduce suicide. DHS is joining the call to promote awareness and increase proactive measures around suicide by supporting our colleagues who may be at risk.

Civic Innovation Challenge

DHS  S&T is partnering with the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy, to co-sponsor the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIC), to address mobility and resilience priorities across the country.

DHS Statement on the President’s Executive Order to Strengthen National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation & Timing

President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Services. Importantly, the order seeks to strengthen national resilience by identifying and promoting the responsible use of positioning, navigation, and timing services by the Federal Government and critical infrastructure owners and operators.

S&T Magello Fact Sheet and Video

Marcello is a customizable, Web-based tool that integrates oceanic and atmospheric forecasting, plume modeling, and real-time information updates that can help decision-makers and emergency responders prepare for, respond to, and recover from events. The tool overlays multiple datasets, model outputs, and information sources in a single, user-friendly interface.

S&T Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool Fact Sheet and Video

The Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool includes 79 metrics that measure how a community is recovering from a disaster. These metrics (e.g., total disaster related business closures, number of organizations involved in recovery, median home value) are organized in four themes and 10 focus areas that are based on FEMA’s recovery support functions and core capabilities in order to link the metrics to the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) guidance. Researchers are also working to test ways in which the metrics can be used to characterize recovery progress, detect problems with recovery, and improve future recovery and resilience. A practitioner checklist will help end users decide which metrics to use and how to begin collecting data.

S&T START Fact Sheet

START advances science-based knowledge about the causes and consequences of terrorism, and the effectiveness and consequences of responses to terrorism.


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