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COVID-19 Info for First Responders

DHS recognizes that first responders at the Federal, State and local level are on the front lines of providing support to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

ST-Master Question List for COVID-19

DHS S&T developed the following “master question list” that quickly summarizes what is known, what additional information is needed, and who may be working to address such fundamental questions as, “What is the infectious dose?” and “How long does the virus persist in the environment?”

ST-Questions to Ask When Researching Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems

This list of questions was created by DHS S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) to help Department of Homeland Security Components, and other entities with C-UAS authority build a comprehensive understanding of the nuances, capabilities and limitations of C-UAS technology to aid in purchasing decisions.

Exercise Starter Kits (ESKs)

Exercise Starter Kits are a set of tools and resources for K-12 communities and institutions of higher education (IHE) to self-conduct a tabletop exercise (TTX).

The Exercise Starter Kits reinforce specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures, while also testing and strengthening preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

Industry CFATS Resources

These are the industry-specific CFATS resources for facilities that possess or plan to possess chemicals that may need to be reported to DHS.

Office of Enterprise Services

The Office of Enterprise Services supports S&T internal operations including the management of personnel, finance and budget, facilities, information technology, and security.

S&T Social Media Business Case Guide

The purpose of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Social Media Business Case Guide (Guide) is to provide step-by-step guidance on how to develop a Business Case for integrating the use of social media into emergency management operations. This Guide is intended for organizations that are considering implementing a social media emergency management (SMEM) program.

S&T Digital Volunteer Program Guide

The purpose of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Digital Volunteer Program Guide (Guide) is to provide step-by-step guidance on developing a digital volunteer program to support emergency responders.

S&T P25 CAP Certification Mark Usage Guidelines

S&T developed certification marks to underscore the process leading to the identification of P25 CAP compliant radios. Only properly certified recognized laboratories and accrediting bodies are entitled to use the P25 CAP certification mark upon execution of a licensing agreement with DHS.


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