The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense (FAV-D) project coordinates research and development (R&D) initiatives based on DHS components requirements. Chiefly, to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the intentional or natural introduction of high-consequence threat agents affecting food and agriculture.
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DHS SBIR Program awarded a total of $9,782,624 million to small businesses to further develop technologies intended to support homeland security mission needs.
DHS S&T, in partnership with INCD, has initiated the Israel-U.S. BIRD Cyber program, a new joint initiative managed by the BIRD Foundation, to enhance the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure in the United States and Israel.
DHS S&T successfully conducted a demonstration of Remote Screening infrastructure for airport security checkpoints with the developer, Integrated Defense & Security Solutions (IDSS) at the Cape Cod Gateway Airport.
DHS S&T Screening at Speed Program received the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) Interagency Partnership Award for their collaborative work to develop and commercialize the High Definition-Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) and Shoe Scanner systems for air travelers.
To establish organizational processes and identify which C-UAS systems DHS components should purchase, DHS has established multiple testbeds that represent a wide range of operational environments. Richmond, Virginia, was chosen as a testbed due to its dense urban terrain and environment, which can present technological challenges to C-UAS systems. Additionally, existing state and city programs, such as Virginia’s Department of Aviation’s (DOAV’s) work in drone traffic management, make Richmond an ideal DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) testbed location.
On July 14, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. PT, the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) in partnership with Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will host a virtual Industry Day to discuss the newly released Software Supply Chain Visibility Tools topic call.